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What To Avoid When Designing A Mobile App


Now that more and more people around the world are purchasing smartphones and tablet computers, many people are now starting to design applications for these devices. If you strike it lucky with an app that becomes very popular, you may find that you could make yourself quite a bit of money. If you are new to the application design business there are some things you will need to know.

Make Sure You Have Enough Budget

Many app designers find that they have a great design but don’€™t have enough cash to get the product to market. Try to make sure that you have enough money set aside to see the project through from the design stage to the launch stage.

Design For High-Spec Models First

Many designers make the mistake of designing for low specification smart phones and then have to scale up to get the application to work on phones with higher resolution displays. This can be quite a costly way of doing things, it is usually better to start off with the higher end phones and then scale down.

Design The App With Real People In Mind

You will need to ensure that the application can be used by as many people as possible so it is important to carry out some real-world tests on a wide range of different people, from children to pensioners, once you are sure that the application is suitable for everyone, then you will be able to launch your product knowing you have done the best you can in research and development.

Getting Outside Help

Don’t be afraid to seek some assistance from outside sources. You will be able to find many experts on the Internet or in local business directories that specialize in application design. By getting in touch with an android development business, you may be able to avoid some of the mistakes that new developers make. By spending a bit of money on external assistance in the early stages of your app design, you will probably be able to reap a lot more money back in the long term.

Avoid Copying the Design of Other Applications

When possible, try to be as original as possible when designing new smartphone and tablet apps. Whist you can learn a lot from other designers, making the application your own work could help you avoid costly legal battles in the future. An application that has been developed from the ground up should end up with the look and feel that you originally envisaged.

Make Sure Your Application Can Be Categorized

Applications that fit in certain categories can often be found easier by potential buyers. When members of the public are searching for new apps they often search under different categories to find what they are looking for. Some of the different categories that you should keep in mind include:

  • Finance
  • Lifestyle
  • Music & Audio
  • Weather
  • Social Media
  • Education

There are of course many other potential categories that you will be able to list your application under when you come around to marketing in on the World Wide Web.

Remember That Some People Will Use The App Differently To How You Imagined

You may want to carry our some tests on your application with different groups of people before you take it into production. You will probably find that some people will use the app differently to how you envisaged. By thoroughly researching potential user groups, you should be able to make your new app as user friendly as possible, this could lead to many new sales.

Written By

Charli Luttrell is a writer for Creation Application, a leading provider of Android development services. They deliver mobile solutions to tech start-ups and blue-chip companies. A company with offices in Sri Lanka, Canada and the UK.



  1. Ravi

    December 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks Man…nice Post.
    I guess analysing User requirements and Market analysis is also Important Aspect.

  2. alan

    December 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Nice tips Charli. I also like your suggestion of designing smartphone app for high end smartphone rather than going for a low specs smartphone as it will increase the expenditure on that particular app.

  3. Joe

    December 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks for the information! I like that you put in to consider how the app will be categorized. That is extremely important if people are going to find and potentially buy it.

  4. Stephan

    December 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Very nice tips
    Make Sure You Have Enough Budget is the important point. You have to consider your budget before you spend on your plan. You don’t want to run out of money before your products release.
    Thanks for your sharing.


  5. Nelsan Ellis

    December 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    wow, what a list, now this is one of the better articles here, it’s something that I’m interested in and mobile world is for sure now the best place to be if you want to reach more people. everyone’s is using apps now. thanks for sharing

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