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Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


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.

Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


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?

Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


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

Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


Challenge 3 :

Software Fragmentation

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

use them.


The most probable solution to this would be to test all possible

combinations, right from the older versions of Android to the latest ones.

Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


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

as well.


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.

Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


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.

Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


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

the app.

Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


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.

Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers



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.

Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


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Common Barriers Faced by

App Developers


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