Developing iPhone Apps – Things You Should Consider
It’s already tar dive to speak of the “mobile explosion”: the growth is already steady and the boom is old news. Consequently, lack of mobile exposure for businesses that depend on breadth of customer mass or ease of reaching customers is unthinkable. Tailoring mobile experience for specific regions is also widely practiced now that the availability of location services is nearly universal.
But location-tailored mobile applications come with new problems: while you can aim for a common denominator for a “universal” application, location-specific software, tailored either through location services or inherently, because your business is only active in Australia, needs to take into account a more specific user persona. Failure to do so results in an application most users will find bland or outright difficult to use, thus losing competitive edge. All these things have to be considered in the process of mobile application development.
The good news is that mobile applications development tends to be highly experiment-driven and iterative, meaning that many location-specific features can be tested as they are being developed, and location-specific issues can be found easily. But what are these location-specific issues?
1. Widely-available, But not Universally-stable Mobile Connections
3G and 4G connections are widely available in cities; the quality of service varies widely, especially in the suburbs. Consequently, a lot of users will be accessing the Internet through public hotspots and may be naturally weary of having personal data sent over the Internet.
2. Long Commute Times
Commuters are one of the most active mobile users, since they have one or two hours during which they may not have much to do.Mobile applications development takes this into account both in the form of easy, often single-thumb operation, and in the form of battery optimization. In Australia,iPhone apps are often accessed as part of a two-hour mobile galore. If it drains the battery, users are unlikely to want it.
3. Android has a Higher Market Share
It’s easy to forget this, but iPhone apps see fewer users! Mobile applications development targeting both iPhone and Android is not uncommon, but if you want to have the same interface on both versions, you need to consider the peculiarities of each platform. On the other hand, there is a wide gap in the revenue produced by iPhone and Android users, which you may also want to consider if funding is particularly tight.
4. Surveillance Weariness
Australia is one of the countries that has been most deeply shook by the Snowden scandal. Many users mistrust collection of personal data to an even higher degree than before, so an application that seems particularly intrusive is likely to be under much scrutiny. iPhone apps deployed, especially among the younger generation, should be as discrete as possible in this regard.
5. Mobile-educated Users Prevail
Like most high-income, industrial countries, a large proportion of Australians have seen enough mobile devices and applications to have well-educated quality standards. Mobile applications development should take this into account, as users are less likely to be tolerant of bad usability or outright bugs, since the wow factor of an application running on something they hold in their pockets has long worn off.
This means that they expect not only as few problems as possible, but also quick fixes. Consequently, you may want to consider actually developing iPhone apps rather than outsourcing them someplace cheap, so as not to incur the additional communication delay. A six-hour fix is often considered to be slow for a high-profile security bug; consequently, a six-hour timezone difference may be intolerable.
Author Bio: The author has been working with the leading iPhone Application Development Company in Australia.With this article, he explain about things one should consider whileiPhone Apps Development.