Web And App Development

The common mistakes that start-ups make when developing their app

Building a mobile application can be a goldmine for a company. The app act as a marketing device that helps to generate revenue directly. There are many ways in which app development can go wrong which means wastage of time and money. It is particularly a big problem for most of the start-ups, where costly mistakes can prove deadly.

This article covers four common mistakes that start-ups make when developing their app.

1. Improper backend structure not suited for mobile apps

There may be already developed backend for your website, but the application can generate traffic of different nature. It can be due to increased traffic and data requests. Many companies see much increase in their traffic after introducing the mobile version of the app. If you think about it, it is easy to understand the concept. The user can visit your website once or twice a week to handle their business and move on. From the mobile application, you will daily receive the data requests as with the help of the app you can easily access the business. The meaning is that a good backend will have to be redesigned with a mobile application in the mind. Good to have an adjustable maximum payload size from the client. The application works smoothly on sending a minimum amount of data

2. No involvement of the client with the mobile development company when outsourcing a project

To get the best results, it is important to work together with a development company while outsourcing projects. The experienced development company requires lots of documentation, which covers much of the information for the development of an application. The important documents like a business plan and the request for a proposal is covered. The best result only comes after collaborating with the development team through the project. The top development companies will request you to connect with the QA team, marketing, and designing team to endorse from key investors within your company, before doing feature implementation.

3. Construct a cross-platform app when a native app does better

A cross-platform app comes with the benefit of being able to reach a wider audience. All you must do is do coding once and then publish for all the platforms. Most of the billion apps use this route and it also lags native applications in terms of performance, functionality, and some cases, even, UI. The cross-platform apps are of three types and each one has its own unique set of problems, which means you optimize it for each platform but in a different way. It does not mean that cross-platform apps are just a waste of time as the tools used nowadays are more powerful and competent than ever.

4. Not using the outsourcing experience to develop in-house skills

Finally, an external app development company will already have invested a considerable amount of test devices using cloud-based testing environments. so, before developing a mobile application it is good to avoid above mentioned mistakes that most of the start-ups do.

By Sandeep Chauhan

Sandeep Chauhan is a Software Developer at plancoders. He loves to build beautiful Mobile Apps, and Websites.

In the past, he has worked in companies like OpenText, Intel, CenturyLink, and Walmart Labs.

He is the founding CTO of Dealsite (prev WorkingGroupLink), GoPetie, and HRaspirin. Sandeep created the first version of (prev Docademic), and helped develop ScaleLab product.

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