What to know before you start building a mobile app
Every year, people download more than 200 billion apps onto their smartphones, and that number will only get bigger. Smartphones are a crucial part of how everybody gets through their day. We use them to choose a restaurant, get directions, stay connected with friends and family, or even to get important work done from home.
Help your employees stay more connected, engaged, and efficient with custom-built mobile apps. They’ll use these apps to replace and streamline complex manual processes with workflow automation and other digital alternatives, modernize and transform how work gets done, and generate and share business insights in real time, so that next great innovation won’t have to languish on somebody’s laptop.
And now that almost anyone in your business can easily create their own low-code mobile apps, there’s never been a better time to begin.
Create a comprehensive plan
Before you start building mobile apps for your business, have clear objectives in mind. Identify the opportunities you want to capture and the problems you need to solve. Know which inefficiencies you’ll use the app to help eliminate. Consider the people who will use the app and their specific needs. Remote workers or field staff likely have different requirements than office-based employees. Engineers might want more technical tools than marketing writers would use.
By the time you’ve established what and who the app is for, you’re almost ready to get started. But first, you’ll need to develop training, support processes, and documentation that will help users make their experiences more successful. Finally, don’t forget about engagement. Develop a plan to spread the word about how your mobile app will help make employees’ lives easier.
Drive mobile app adoption with the right user support
Employees are always more likely to use apps that are easy and intuitive, and the right level of user support will help build credibility for your mobile app and encourage wider adoption.
Establish regular update cycles and use them to address feedback, enhance the user experience, and refine the app with analytics-driven insights.
With a clear, comprehensive plan in place, it’s time to choose the development tools that will help you bring your vision to life.