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- User Interface issues 59%
- Performance 52%
- Functionality 50%
- Device compatibility 45%
6 elements for a successful app
A top-selling app is one that works perfectly, irrespective of whether the phone connection is on or off, and also one that ideally consumes the minimum possible CPU and battery power.
An app that constantly crashes will never ever get anywhere near becoming popular with users. Hence, reliability in performance is the first and most important characteristic that goes to make a successful app
Of course, if the app is complex and requires large amounts of data to startup, it is bound to guzzle up more time too. In such a case, you could take the user to a “loading” screen, which tells them that the loading process is on.
Large apps such as Facebook for iPhone and Android are fine examples of this aspect. Users prefer to stay and wait before using the apps, because they can see some ongoing activity when they start using the app.
A top-selling mobile app is one that sets itself apart from the rest of its kind, in some way or another. It offers that something extra, which is what engages the user and encourages him or her to use it repeatedly.
Compatibility with Mobile Platform
For instance, creating an iPhone app around the standard application bar, using standard navigation controls, will best suit this type of mobile platform.
Unfamiliar features that fall outside the framework of a particular mobile platform may make end-users uncomfortable while using the app, hence ultimately decreasing its popularity quotient.
In case your app is rather advanced and requires some more time to run, try to run a secondary thread so that it takes much lesser time than otherwise. Many mobile OS’ offer thread separation. Figure out if your desired platform gives you this benefit before actually developing your app.
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Information is written by: Priya Viswanathan, Mobile Devices Expert.