Effective mobile app development is no easy ride and requires a well-rounded and experienced team of professionals. However, rapid changes in the complexity and technology of building mobile apps can make it considerably difficult for businesses to consistently create high-quality applications across multiple platforms.
For this reason, some businesses end up creating ineffective mobile apps whereas others avoid them altogether. The problem becomes even more severe, though, when bad development or implementation decisions are because of misunderstandings or misconceptions surrounding mobile app development:
Myth #1: "Mobile Apps are Inexpensive"
The cost of building a mobile app depends upon the functionalities, design and features you want to add. These apps, however, are rarely cheap to create, maintain and deploy, even if they are simple. So, if you are planning to create a mobile app for your business, you should be prepared to invest some capital, especially if you are looking to add features that are more advanced.
Myth #2: "Mobile Apps Can't Be Developed Unless You Know Everything about Them"
Although learning the ins and outs of mobile app development can prove useful before you begin your project, you do not necessarily need to know everything about mobile apps to be able to launch or build one. If you have a great idea for a mobile app for your business, outsourcing to a professional mobile app development service can help you fill the gaps.
Myth #3: "When the Mobile App is Done, You Can Relax"
Building a mobile app is one of the most difficult steps in the mobile app development process. However, your job is not done just because your mobile app is up and running. Before the app is released to the public, it needs to be tested carefully for effectiveness, user-friendliness and bugs. Furthermore, to ensure your mobile app is successful, you should develop a proper marketing strategy.
Myth #4: "You Can Build a Mobile App Quickly"
When it comes to mobile app development, you cannot just think up a mobile app and launch it the following day. Even though simple mobile apps can be created more quickly, the development process can easily take anywhere from weeks to a month. Therefore, it is important to take your time during the development stage as trying to move too fast could lead to poor marketing and glitches.
Myth #5: "Number One or None!"
Many mobile app developers, especially those who have just started out, get carried away by the pursuit of being number one. As a result, they lose focus on other things that matter at moment and only end up getting disappointed by the result. For instance, to make the most downloaded app in Google Play Store, you first have to raise a bump, overcome problems you encounter down the road, learn and implement the best practices, and then watch your mobile app climb the popularity ladder.
Myth #6: "Eye Candy over Content Value"
Some mobile app developers make their apps visually appealing, but don't fill it with proper content. It's important to remember that first impressions are lasting, so regardless of how nice the sweetie paper appears to be, the candy inside must be just as good too!Keep in mind - eye candy draws the user's attention and compels them to download your app, while its engaging content makes people open your app time and time again.
Myth #7: "Mobile Apps Only Work on Smartphones"
While it's true that smartphone users are the greatest consumer base for mobile apps, all mobile apps can also be accessed through other devices. For instance, users with wearable technologies or tablets are able to use your mobile apps as well.