App development is a diverse and creative field but it has its own challenges. Check out 7 such barriers that developers confront while creating apps.
Though app development is a field with immense scope, it is also an area
with several challenges. Just as a coin has another side and night follows
every day, there is a flip side to everything. For app developers, this flip
side is be presented through challenges.
Here are some of the common, yet serious challenges faced by app
developers and how they can be resolved.
Challenge 1 :
Creating Apps that People Want
With so many options and opportunities, app developers are always on
the lookout to create apps that people need. After all, you don’t want to
create an app that nobody wants, right?
Research, research and more research. Conduct a market survey and
you will know when there is a gap in the market that you can fulfill. Apart
from creating an app that people need badly, you have to make it look
physically great with outstanding features and graphics. After all, it is the
physical beauty that attracts a person first. In order to overcome this
challenge, answer the following questions:
• Is your app absolutely necessary?
• Will your app fill the void in the market?
• What functions do you hope to fulfill?
• Is your app absolutely new or are you
planning to modify an existing one?
• Has anyone previously released an app just like yours?
Challenge 2 :
The Market is Fragmented
It is not easy to get across to all the people marked as your target
segment because there is no single unit of audience. Your market is filled
with people with varying interests and requirements, so how do you get
to the maximum number of people? How do you make an entry first?
Here again, the best possible answer would be research. Unless you
research well, it is not possible to know who your audience is, or whether
your entry into the market would be fruitful. Making an app involves a lot
of things – you are putting in time, effort and money, so the end result
should definitely bring in profit. No two ways about it. So when you do
business planning, here are certain things that you must be prepared
• A solid business plan
• Cost breakdown
• Profit and loss statements
• Market analysis
• Competitive analysis
Challenge 3 :
As there are many Android versions, it is not easy to make apps run the
same way in different devices, even if it is the same OS. The problem is
actually not because the developers are not able to develop software that
runs on various devices, but because of the various other software that
can be found on them. These software read the applications differently
causing hitches which further leads to major problems when customers
The most probable solution to this would be to test all possible
combinations, right from the older versions of Android to the latest ones.
Challenge 4 :
Different Screen Size is a Serious Problem
While designing an app, it is not possible to design for the latest platform
because mobile devices have limitations based on screen sizes,
embedded technologies, pixel intensities, OS requirements, and so on.
And then again, it is not just about the devices alone, the developers
have to realize that Andorid, Windows and iOS have their own UI objects
The most feasible solution would be to create a responsive design. This
would make the screens more liquid and suited to various formats and
screen sizes. In order to prevent any kind of display issues, you can
conduct a beta testing of the app.
Challenge 5 :
How Interactive Should the App be?
Making an app interactive is as important as making it responsive.
Thanks to the high tech sensors in the mobile phones, mobile developers
can make interactive apps. But the challenge comes when these become
time-consuming, which it most definitely will become.
Plan the interactions well in advance so you can make more tangible
interactions and do more than just swipe and tap. You can bring in tilting,
flipping and shaking as well.
Challenge 6 :
Can you Make it as Simple as Possible?
It is the dream of every developer to make their apps as explanatory as
possible. But what is simple to the developer may not be so for the user.
The trick would be to have a simple and clear structure. To make it easily
understood, you can incorporate thumbnails, tutorials and icons so
information is correctly displayed and the user can make the best use of
Challenge 7 :
Apps that Take up Battery
When performance driven apps are developed, it is important to ensure
that there is no drainage of battery. There have been several apps in the
market that take up battery in the background when you are not using
Obviously, the solution would be to take steps to create apps that would
take up less battery by modifying its behavior depending on the state of
the device. For example, disabling service updates when net connection
is erratic or poor.
While overcoming the challenges, app developers have to remember
that app stores have limiting factors on how they present their
applications to end users. You can present some screenshots or video
demos and write good content that would attract people to the app. If you
can overcome all the development hurdles, getting the app to the end
user will definitely be a breeze.
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