Although there are thousands and thousands of apps currently available for almost anything you could think of, there’s still room in the market for newer and better functioning apps, or apps that are based off of a completely new idea. However, having a way to improve upon an app or bringing your new concept to market requires more than just the desire to get it done.
So to help you create a successful app that users will love to download and use, here are three things to keep in mind when designing an app.
Cut Down On The Clutter
For many people, having an idea that they’re excited about can often make it harder for them to create a design that others will instantly fall in love with. This happens because, in your excitement to win people over to your way of thinking, the ideas and designs often get too cluttered. But in designing an app, this is the worst possible thing you can do.
Rather, Nick Babich, a contributor to Smashing Magazine, recommends that you do everything in your power to cut down on the clutter on the user interface of your app layout. Every little thing that you add makes your app more confusing and harder for people to use. So unless something absolutely has to be there for functionality or visual aesthetic, it’s best to leave it out.
Take Measures To Conserve Battery Life
One thing that can make people regret downloading your app is if it drains too much of the battery on their phone or other device. When this happens, people will almost find any excuse not to use your app.
To combat this, Google recommends that you do things like reducing animations, using GPS-based location services, and cut down on any background tasks that may be running while your app is active, since all of these things can use a lot of energy from a battery. Knowing this, try to find a way around including things in your app development that consume too much battery power.
Run Lots Of Tests
To give yourself the best chance of recognizing problems in your app and fixing them before you add too much new coding on top of them, Amit Ashwini, a contributor to Medium.com, advises that you test early and test often with your app. By running tests for all types of categories and variables all while your app is being developed, you’ll be able to make any necessary adjustments sooner and cheaper than you otherwise may have been able to.
If you’re going to be designing a new app soon, consider how keeping the above-mentioned ideas in mind throughout the process will make things much easier on you and everyone else working on your project.