6 Mistakes Mobile App Developers Should Avoid

Over on the Thunkable Blog, Patricija writes about the top 6 things you should avoid doing when working on your next app idea. Here’s a quick excerpt to give you a better idea:

1. Poor Market Research

[Y]ou should thoroughly research the market to create the best app possible. The good news? This is not so hard to do!

You should know what competitors offer, what users are looking for, and what your target market users are looking to get out of your app experience. Besides helping you zone in on what your future customers want, market research lets you know what to do to stand out among the competition.

Since one of the goals of your app is to bring value to customers, you might find that you need to update your initial idea to save time and money. If apps similar to the one you’re creating already exist, figure out what you can do better. Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of creativity and hard work to stand out.

2. Neglecting the user interface (UI)

Always ask yourself this question — “As a user, what is my expectation?”

This question will help put you in the shoes of the user and understand exactly what type of experience they are looking for. The easiest way to get users to become interested in your app is to keep in mind how they’ll actually use it. In fact, a poor user experience is one of the top reasons why a user stops interacting with an app. The app should look and feel the way users expect it to — and this is one of the more common mistakes business owners make.

Because of the quality and amount of apps on the market today, your users have high expectations. Platforms like Thunkable allow you to get super creative with your interface — but don’t take it too far…

3. Insufficient testing

To launch a successful mobile app, you first need to make sure it’s functional. And while creating an MVP (minimum viable product) is a good start, the testing process shouldn’t stop there. As a matter of fact, app development isn’t over once you’ve got users downloading it from an app store. That is only where the fun begins!

If you’re looking for inspiration and if you feel stuck, asking others for help is a good idea. For example, the Thunkable community is a great resource for learning how to create a beautiful and functional no-code app…

4. Going all out

You can read all 6 tips in their entirety over on the Thunkable Blog:

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