For almost every successful business out there, there's a successful app to back it up. These days, an app can play an absolutely integral role in the growth of a business. Whether you're a retailer, an online health service or a local grocery store, there's guaranteed to be at least one way that a well-deployed app can make your day-to-day operations more efficient, user-friendly and productive. But though the success of enterprise apps is beyond dispute, the actual deployment of them presents some understandable questions. After all, if launching a first-rate app were as easy as 1-2-3, every company would have one. But that's not the case. Indeed, getting your company app off the ground requires a significant degree of skill, technological wherewithal and sustained focus. Fortunately, there are tips you can follow to make the launching of a successful business app a straightforward and fruitful process. Here are some tips to follow for making your app development as efficient as possible:
- Use HTML5 form: HTML5 is a coding language that's built for ease of use, and it presents the ultimate company companion for the launch of your business's app. As TechTarget pointed out, enterprise experts are increasingly turning to HTML5, in large part because of the range of functions it offers. Indeed, when it comes to launching browser-based and consumer-facing apps, no tool is better suited for the task than HTML5. Its versatility means that it's just as capable of designing mobile apps as programs available on PC-based Web browsers. TechTarget reported that for this reason, HTML5 is popping up on a lot of peoples' radars.
"HTML5 is growing in importance and will continue to be a dominant platform for many use cases in the foreseeable future," TechTarget contributor George Lawton wrote. "Enterprise architects need to consider weaving HTML5 capabilities into their application development tool chain."
Another appealing element of HTML5 is its adaptability. Let's say, for instance, that a company launches one app and then realizes that they'd like another one that is fundamentally similar but has a different target audience. With HTML5, the basic code from the first app would easily lend itself to modification for the second. This is something that wouldn't be as straightforward if the original app had been created in a native way.
- Create a preview before launching the app: As mobile strategist Nilesh Talaviya pointed out in a recent piece for SiteProNews, the creation of an app preview can help you generate buzz about the app and ensure that what you're putting out is the best product possible. To create this preview, simply generate a YouTube video showing how you navigate through the app and reveal all its different features. Or, if you want to keep some of it a mystery, then perhaps only highlight one or two salient functionalities. We would modify Talaviya's suggestion a bit by advising that before making a public preview video, create one that only circulates internally so that you can assess the office response to the app. With this initial preview, you'll be able to work through any kinks or aesthetic blunders before revealing the fruit of your labors in the public sphere.
- Design for easy use: Too many people and companies designing apps make the process needlessly complex, creating apps with a multiplicity of unique screens and endless functions. This isn't necessary. If you look at the most successful apps out there, you'll realize one prevailing trend: simplicity. To ensure your apps' success, design it with the idea of doing one really amazing thing as opposed to ten minute things. This will guarantee longevity.