It is not a big deal if we say today’s era is a mobile world. People across the world prefer their mobile devices to find things, buy products and for other purposes. The demand for mobile apps for different jobs is high.
This huge demand increased the focus of app development companies to create more user-friendly and device compatible apps. Here comes the role of hybrid mobile apps.
The hybrid mobile application designs are perfectly suitable for both desktop and mobile devices. For both Native and HTML5 environments, it can be viewed as the best and worst both.
According to Statista, “the expected number of mobile users is 4.68 billion worldwide – this huge user base enforces businesses to develop mobile applications to make it profitable and visible.
However, the point you should also notice here is the mobile app development approach for your app development project.
Know the tips to develop a profitable hybrid mobile app:
- Start with an Idea
- Make a Strategy
- Create Quick Prototypes (wireframes)
- Design & Development of Mobile Application
- Development of Mobile Application
- Testing app on simulators and devices
- Deployment & Support
1. Start with an Idea
All the time, it is always a great choice to start any project with an idea. Especially for startup businesses, it is ideal to have an app idea. Ask yourself, “Why you need the app?” “What the app will serve to its users?”
“Is it futuristic and long-term?” “Does it solve the issues?” “Who are the target users?” Find the answers to all these questions. It will help you get half of the idea and purpose of your app development.
By 2022 enterprise mobility is predicted to be valued at $510.39 billion.
Know the problem level, solution and its worth to the mobile users. You can also talk with the experts to know the scope of your idea. Once you are done with the idea, then the time starts to make a strategy.
2. Make a Strategy
Making a strategy is always essential. It is like planning as you do while going on vacations. Research the market, choose the best hybrid mobile app framework, calculate your budget and timeframe.
It is not a good deal to move towards app development without making a strategy and preparation steps. Use the search engine to research the best solutions and potential competitors. Know your customers’ interest also; examine your competitors’ applications. Learn from it and set what unique you can deliver to your users.
3. Create Quick Prototypes (wireframes)
Making prototypes is good practice. It is not a mobile app; it is just a sketch of your mobile app. The in-app development arena is known as Wireframe. It shows the basic layout of your future project.
A wireframe describes visually represent the app, its functionality, basic features and navigation as well. Wireframes don’t provide complete details but give an initial idea of your future app.
Wireframes work as a test field for your development experiences. Test your idea here; compare the possible interactions and thoughts on this test field.
4. Design of Mobile Application
The success of a mobile app relies on its design, user-friendliness, navigation and features. The motto of an app design is to deliver a hassle-free and seamless user experience. UI/UX design is used to creating user experiences making the app user-friendly, intuitive and interactive.
While starting to design the app, you should analyze:
- Information Architecture & Workflows
- Style Guide
5. Development of Mobile Application
Before moving to app development, start with the proper planning. Find out the best frameworks for your hybrid application development project. You must define the following factors while start app development:
- Choose a technology stack,
- Define the application architecture,
- Analyze the development of milestones.
The three integral parts of mobile app development are listed below:
- Mobile App Front-End
- Back-End/Server Technology
Know some of the best hybrid mobile app frameworks:
- React Native
- Mobile Angular UI
- jQuery Mobile
- Onsen UI
- Corona SDK
- Intel XDK
Use the agile development approach for app development and make the app adaptable to the rapidly changing mobile devices and platforms.
6. Testing app on simulators and devices
Testing is a significant part of any app development process. You should never avoid testing before launching the app to the market. It helps you resolve all errors and issues available in the app and enables you to deliver the quality application to the users.
User experience testing – To check the interactivity, workflow and visuals of the app.
Functional testing – To ensure the accuracy and functionality of the hybrid app.
Performance testing – To measuring the performance of your app.
Security testing – To ensure there is no data leakage.
Device and platform testing– To resolve compatibility.
7. Deployment & Support
Now it is time to launch the app on Apple App Store for iOS users and PlayStore for Android users. Take developers helps to launch the app for the users.
When you release the app in the app store, you need to prepare the essential metadata, including:
- App’s title
- Launch icon
- App Store screenshots
Prompt support for the end-users will impact the app performance and visibility in the market. Resolve the issues customers’ put up and routinely update the app to make it suitable for new platforms and devices.
Hybrid app development is a buzz word these days. Businesses and app developers are eagerly moving towards hybrid app development. With this technological advancement, entrepreneurs are taking the business to new heights. Lots of enterprises are choosing hybrid app development in a single shot.
If you have a futuristic idea and it is ideal to start it with a hybrid. Follow the above tips to develop a highly functional and user-friendly hybrid mobile app.
Guest article written by: Nikunj Shingala is a CEO and co-founder at Webs Optimization Software Solution which is successfully delivering services in the realm of UI/UX design, web development, mobile app development, and enterprise solution. He’s enthusiastic blogger and his writing interest includes mobile and web development technologies, startup ideas and strategies.