ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

7 Best Practices for Mobile App Development, Revealed!

Updated on May 18, 2013

Mobile apps have been making big changes in the hyper-connected world – and why wouldn’t it have? People now click on icons more than they click on links. They are cheap, exciting, and useful. And as their popularity continues to grow, so does the demand for developers.

Are you among those who are looking to dabbling into mobile app development? If so, read on and learn a few practices that you may want to instantly start with.

Questions To Ask Yourself

(click column header to sort results)
First, Ask:  
And Then  
Is it something new?
What features should I include?
Who are my specific users?
Do I give it away for free?
What kind of app am I building?
What's my marketing plan?

Have a clear plan.

Before you go on to the actual development of a mobile app, it is imperative that your reasons for wanting to create one are well-defined. Design a plan and a specified set of actions, all while having in mind the need to attract potential users. Do your research and make sure that you are not simply duplicating an existing app. Make it stand out by guaranteeing utility and productivity.


Prioritise user satisfaction.

The key to having users in for the long haul is maximum user experience. On top of having the ability to do wonders, your app’s design must provide easy access and navigation. Make your users feel comfortable by providing fast-loading content and intuitive buttons.

Consider built-in features.

Have your app complement mobile devices’ built-in features such as Contacts, Camera, and GPS. Not only will this save a huge amount of your time and effort, it will also facilitate smooth usage, as well as deliver a flawless user experience.

Put analytics to work.

What better way to monitor your app’s performance in the market than setting your analytics in motion? While this helps in weighing what the users want, this also boosts the infinite possibilities of serving them better. This could mean coming up with more features for later updates.

Pursue an all-out exposure.

Apply your networking skills by linking your app to your websites and media outlets. Direct visitors to where they can read up more on your work of genius and potentially be turned into a customer. Write a detailed press release and couple it with hi-res photos, and make a website that is replete with walkthrough videos.

Seek reviews.

Nothing convinces potential users more than reviews. These are typically approached as end users, which result in genuine feedbacks, which then result in improvements, or sometimes, in more downloads and wider publicity. Create buzz, run a private beta, build up a fan base, and establish credibility.

Have the app registered.

Though this applies mostly to those that hire app developers, having the app registered to a company’s name is crucial in avoiding future legal problems.

The issues wrapped around such an endeavor daunt a handful of amateur app developers. When dealt with, however, mobile apps could turn into your very own pot of gold. The escalating sophistication of handheld devices, the expanding market for apps, and the increasing competence of wireless networks all work together in making mobile app development an industry with massive potential.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)