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Three Tips for Developing a Custom Mobile App

November 10th, 2016 | by Benny Sanderson
Three Tips for Developing a Custom Mobile App
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If you own a business today, you know that no matter the size, it is important to have an online presence. More importantly, if you can have a mobile online presence, you could be leaps and bounds ahead of any competitor. While it is quite likely that nothing will ever truly replace face-to-face contact, a web presence helps to give your business an identity and a character that will draw your customers to you.  If you happen to create your own app in the process, though, that can make this process even better.

Obviously, not every business owner is ready to start developing an app. Even though this field is growing quickly—and does not necessarily require extremely technical knowledge or skill—not everyone can do it.  And most people who have a great business idea probably either don’t inherently possess these skills or don’t have the time to learn something like this.  Image result for Three Tips for Developing a Custom Mobile App3

But if you are encouraged to build your own app, here are a few things you need to know to get you started.  

APPLICATION PORTFOLIO PRIORITIZATION

While the service your company provides might be singular (ie, you develop a scheduling application for a health care provider), your company will still have many aspects that require different skills and knowledge.  Prioritizing your application portfolio, then, involves working out an objective process for discovering specific goals you want to meet while you build your company.  This ensures that all the parts in the machine are working towards the same objectives.

UTILIZE UNIVERSAL MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

Sure, there are a lot of templates you can use to build your app. Many of these can even be free; but these are more for people who want to learn about programming mobile apps or, perhaps, make something simple that they will use personally (and not necessarily attempt to distribute globally).  

When you develop an application for large scale distribution you can use some of these basic templates to get an idea of how it will work but you are going to want to quickly expand to something more complex.

ESTABLISH APPROPRIATE QUALITY STANDARDS

Finally, when you are creating your application portfolio—and, more importantly your standard development and operation toolbox—you will also want to establish your quality standards; and do this as early as possible.  This will ensure, again, that everyone is progressing with the same goals and guidelines.  

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