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Top 4 Challenges Faced By A Mobile App Developer

Top 4 Challenges Faced By A Mobile App

UAE has come a long way, proving its global presence in all industries. It’s no stranger to the latest trends evolving in the technology world. With Forbes predicting the 2016 online market to be dominated by mobile apps, mCommerce seem to take a different dimension in MENA, especially in the UAE. Mobile penetration has been favorable for the UAE, helping bolster the economy and keeping pace with other countries.

With mobile apps, there’s a lot of improvement in the lifestyle management of the people. Whether it is for paying bills, shopping, ordering food, parking your car, booking your tickets, staying updated with the current affairs or organizing your daily activities, there’s a mobile app to do it for you.

Due to rapid mobile app growth, developing a mobile app is becoming a complex task. That’s why we are penning down some of top challenges faced by a mobile app developer in building a mobile app.

1. Deciding A Platform To Build Your Mobile App

Having been in mobile app development for quite a long time, the most common issue we face with our clients is helping them decide on a platform. When Android and Apple are ruling the app market at large, the decision is between the two. However, it’s important to understand each platform’s nuances and incorporating their features. Knowing the differences of each platform takes time and skill.

While you may think one platform is the best, you may end up working on the other for your customer. So, many a times, working on such a decision-making situation can be really tough.

2. Creating An App With Minimum Bugs

It’s the biggest dream of every mobile app developer to build apps with nil or minimum errors. More of a dream, it’s another challenge they face while building an app. In fact, 75% of mobile apps are launched with bugs ranging from 1 to 10. The survey also confirms about 2.2% of mobile app developers to find more than 50 bugs post-release of the app.

“Bugs have been a fact of life for as long as we’ve had software.” – CEO of Evans Data Janel Garvin

Hence, to develop apps with no bugs will be an all-time challenge to the developers.

3. Working On App Interaction

You could simply develop a mobile app with the intended features. But if your app isn’t going to let your users interact and keep them engaged, then you’re job was simply a waste of time. Providing a highly visual and impactful app is the need of the hour. Using different animations, experimenting sensors to suit to various app responses while shaking, tilting, and other creative motions is a great way to increase interactions. Hence, creating such features take a lot of skill and brainstorming.

4. Finding A Way To Successfully Market Your App

Ensuring your app gets the needed visibility can be a constant nightmare. This is where you’ll receive your ROI and, hence, you can’t afford to ignore your app marketing. Choosing your app marketing strategies is again a painful decision. You never know how and which way works. Understanding your customer’s needs and wants is very challenging task.

The worst case is that you can’t go ahead with a single marketing strategy. It’s important you keep experimenting and stay updated on the latest marketing trends and channels.

Challenges will remain as long as there are continual impacts and improvements in the field of technology. Since many industries are focusing on going mobile, the demand has risen to be industries-specific, as well.

Security, performance metrics, working under strict deadlines and pressure, consecutive change requests from the clients, lack of knowledge and the required skill set are all other challenges faced by a mobile app developer. Willingness to turn all odds favorably is the thumb rub rule. After all, the best survive in the worst of situations!

Our mobile app developers have been through much more and come out with great success records. They can’t wait to hear from you!

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