App Design & Development – Top Features of a Great App

A mobile has a much smaller screen, which limits the space for design. This is a challenge for app designers, which they overcome by using certain tools such as gestures, animation, color contrast, and space management. VOVA, based in Coventry, specialises in creating app designs that are attractive, easy-to-use, and offer every functionality required by the app owner. We develop apps with a strong base of UX/UI designs and seamless operation.

When designing and developing an app, you need to think differently than when you are designing for the web. A smaller screen and shorter attention span of users mean you need a brilliant design with easy navigation. The primary consideration of a user when opening a new app is to quickly understand how to use it. VOVA, Coventry believes in creating designs that look great while they are simple enough to understand and navigate quickly.

App Development – Must-have features

With a wide variety of devices running on different platforms, a primary consideration for an app developer is to make the app compatible for iOS, Android, and Windows. VOVA, Coventry has been developing and designing apps that work across platforms. Our developers have put their knowledge of app development into creating powerful yet light apps. Here, we share the essential features of a top mobile app:

Single Source: Apps developed uniquely for each different platform become burdensome to manage, and expensive to develop and maintain. A single source app that works perfectly with iOS, Android and Windows makes development and management easy and inexpensive.

Lightening Fast: An app needs to have both powerful front end and backend server software. It must be able to download fast and operate at lightening fast speeds.

Customisation: To make an app truly user-friendly, app develpers allow customisation of certain features such as changing of skin, prioritising, etc.

Analytics: For timely and successful updating of an app, it is a must to have relevant information about what users want. Therefore, a top app incorporates analytics so that user behaviour can be known and analysed.


What Really Makes an App Great

VOVA, Coventry shares the top features that separates a good app from agreat app:

 
Researching into your target users is important to know exactly what kind of people will be using the app. A BBC app, for example, is very different from the AC Milan app. Depending upon who your users are, the design of the app needs to be created to suit user needs and expectations.
The purpose of an app is to provide the user with information, entertainment, and/or facilitate certain actions (paying bills, booking tickets, etc.) After finding out what specific purposes the app must meet, it needs to be designed to fulfil those purposes.
A user does not want to waste time in finding out how to get to the information s/he is looking for. That brings in the necessity to research into what information an average user would want. The most wanted items can take the prime positions on the home screen. Simple designs that provide usefulness and easy navigation make up for a great app.
To keep an app alive, the performance of an app is monitored, measured and improved. An app that will keep its place despite a growing crowd of apps will need to be improved upon. Today, app designing and development is a continuous process, where apps are updated regularly for a better user experience.