New York, NY— Avatar New York is an award-winning web development company that helps businesses strengthen their online brand with creative websites, cutting-edge apps and reliable cloud hosting.
According to Todd Johnson, managing director of the Avatar New York web design team, “Apps are quickly becoming more sophisticated. Creating a modern application requires knowledge in several technical areas, including mobile responsiveness, integration, security, user interface design, programming languages, backend databases and more.”
Almost any company could benefit from a well-designed app that provides value to target consumers, but many business owners believe that app creation is out of their budget. These three tips will help you develop an affordable app that will modernize your business:
1. Have Clear Specifications
Most business owners have a general idea of how their apps would function, but you need clear specifications before development begins. This will reduce the production time, which can save you money, and it will prevent users from becoming frustrated due to poor performance.
If your goal is unclear or constantly changing, then developers will not know exactly what you want. This could lead to adjustments that add to the design expense. You can minimize costs by having a detailed outline of how your app should look and function.
2. Identify the Problems the App will Solve
Whether it’s a racing game or a digital calendar, every application has a purpose. The problem that your app solves should be the basis of its design.
Most developers follow this rule of thumb: 20 percent of your app’s features will resolve 80 percent of the problem. Instead of brainstorming all of the potential functions your app could have, ask yourself this question: “What functions are necessary to solve the problem?”
This MVP, or minimal viable product, approach offers a number of benefits. First, it will save the company money by minimizing the development costs. Also, users will easily understand the purpose of the app, which will allow them to provide more constructive and specific feedback.
3. Invest in a Reputable Developer
Many business owners make the mistake of choosing an app developer based solely on the price. However, these low-cost apps usually feature outdated designs, and they may not even be compatible with certain mobile devices. These developers also have subpar customer service. Projects can take months to complete, and simple adjustments may take weeks.
A poorly designed app is a wasted investment, which is why business owners should always consult a reputable developer who can provide honest guidance and helpful advice.
Avatar New York is an innovating, award-winning New York web design firm dedicated to providing clients with responsive websites that help grow brands and convert visitors to customers. With an expertise in web development, branding, cloud hosting, mobile app development, and CMS and e-commerce solutions, Avatar New York’s top tier designers have the ability to create intelligent websites for any type of business.