With more and more companies are launching their mobile apps, several myths associated with mobile app development also keep on popping up time after time. However, some of them have been true few years back, but now they have nothing in common because of the modern mobile app development practices.
So, let us bust all mobile app development myths, which still dither many companies/businesses to have their own apps.
Myth#1: It’s expensive and difficult to create a mobile app
Mobile app development isn’t really expensive. In fact, the cost depends on the number of features an app would have for being part of a specific industry or process. So, the cost of an app depends on
- the number of features,
- platform compatibility (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc),
- interface design complexities and requirement of animations,
- back-end, and
- whether an in-house team would develop it, or an out-staffing developer, or the project being outsourced.
Myth # 2: Web is better than an app
Some people still believe that the web is better than an app. But, this myth has also turned out to be irrelevant in the present scenario where most of the people around the world are using their mobile devices for their general computing needs. Statista.com’s data says that every third person in the world had a mobile in 2016! This number would growth up to 2/3 of the total world population. So, the web is no better than an app.
Myth # 3: It’s very easy to find an app development company
No, it won’t be easy to find a development company anytime you want. Of course, there is no shortage of developers in the market, but there is the shortage of right developers. How would you find 2-3 skillful guys out of 12,000,000 developers, who are either working with development companies or individually?
So, you would need spending some time in finding the right developers and the flow to do that goes this way:
- First define all your requirements clearly so that you should have the complete idea of what you are looking for.
- Think the place where you would look, like freelance boards, social network, IT companies’ tech blogs, and references, etc.
- Make up the list of candidates that fit your requirements and then shortlist them by weighting them on their portfolio, experience, expertise, and location.
- Interact with each of them and then make your final decision.
Myth # 4: The release of an application ends its development
If you think it’s over when you have released an app, then you are making a big mistake. In fact, the real work in an app begins after you have released it. When you launch an app, it’s probably the first version on stores. Now it would require a lot of enhancements, fixing of bugs and errors, and workouts on reviews.
You would require making make changes according to the feedback given by users. You would require taking every negative review seriously and try to resolve genuine ones as quickly as possible. You would also require pushing the updates and release them at regular intervals. So, there is a lot of work associated even after launching an app.
Myth # 5: My business doesn’t need a mobile app
Many businesses have yet not understood the real value of owning a mobile app. They have not learned what they are losing without having an app, but they themselves can notice that with apps some of their competitors are doing well in the market.
Myth # 6: Outsourcing and outstaffing aren’t good choices to get an app built
No doubt, many clients / companies, when they outsourced their app-projects to outsider developers across the sea, have had negative experiences. Consequently, the clients / companies owning a bad product out of the outsourcing process have also shared negative experience to the whole world.
But this doesn’t apply on all the cases. Leaving the unprofessional ones, most of the mobile app development companies, working on outsourced projects, follow market-standard practices and delivery high-quality results.
Myth # 7: Mobile app development is all about coding
Development of an app is more than writing a coding. The actual app development is how intelligently the app solves issues for users. This is why the experienced mobile app developers pay more than enough attention to UX and UI. They well define a practical problem and brainstorm on how the problem can be better solved on mobile devices. They create several mockups and make changes and then the coding work starts.
Myth # 8: There is the need of building a perfect app for all platforms in the single try
No, it’s not like this. You can launch your first app for any given platform and then gradually add the other platform versions of the same app. Strive for the best and so do not try to achieve everything at once. Many companies have been successful even with MVP and, then they added more rich apps later.
MYTH # 9: Once an app is released, it will get thousands of users
No one is going to have a dream that you have released a fantastic app unless you inform them. It is strongly recommended that you begin the promotion and marketing campaigns for your app long before it released. You can create a blog, release PRs, and take advantages of the paid mediums. Ask from experts to review the application. The reviewer will provide valuable feedback on it.
Myth # 10: a good app can be even being created without writing a single line of a code
Of course, there are several platforms that help people create apps quite easily without writing a single line of code, but are they all as professional as the app created out of customized native mobile app development approach? No, they aren’t. That’s why you would always need professional mobile app development services provider when it comes to building an app.