Top 3 Mobile App Developer Qualities

(Updated: 15 May 2017)

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Selecting mobile app developers is hard. It is almost same as selecting a painter for your house or a mechanic to fix your car. In addition to delayed project and lost monies, you will have to live with your decision for foreseeable future. A wrong decision could cause you to lose your business or even costly law suites.

So what should you look for in a mobile app developer. (BTW – Quora has a number answers but most of those are self-serving ads – plugs. Check here.)

Domain Expertise

The single biggest factor in any successful project is two types of domain expertise – business domain and technology domain. Business domain is your (customer’s) domain – like healthcare with HIPAA, retail commerce, financial expertise, etc. Whereas technology expertise is backend tech stack, frontend UI, hosting and deployments.

Must Have Domain Expertise For Mobile App Development

  • iOS Development
  • Android Development
  • Combination of Node.js, MongoDb, Microsoft .NET, MS SQL Server, MySQL
  • Linux, Windows Deployment
  • Github or Bitbucket

Among others the following expertise may be required

  • Device Specific Abilities
  • Video processing
  • Audio processing
  • Geo abilities
  • Bluetooth

Development Process and Team Approach

You want your developer to have a team to support. A team is not just set of mobile app developers. You also need non-technical people in the team like project manager, designer, test engineer, documentation person. A good team will ensure your project is discussed and many-many thing that you never thought of are identified and handled properly.

Adherence to Cost and Budget

You want your mobile app developer to not only not cost you a lot of monies, but also be cost conscious and ensure they are following best practices. At the same time, you don’t want your team to hire newbies and therefore produce a mediocre product. They have to ensure your product is done right, well thought and is able to scale up to load as needed.

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How to pick an iBeacon technology mobile app company?

Picking a iBeacon Mobile App Developer can be tricky and stressful. Not to mention, there are not many developers with the expertise and deep rooted understanding of app development let alone ibeacon technology.

Let’s start with “What is an iBeacon?

iBeacon is an indoor positioning technology from Apple Inc. that expands the location services of iOS 7 and beyond devices. The technology enables small low-powered, low-cost transmitter devices to send out messages to the nearby devices. With this technology, an iOS and Android device can send a push notification and take actions based on iBeacon trigger.iBeacon and mobile devices

For more information on iBeacons refer to sunverasoftware.com/ibeacon-development.html

What is special about iBeacons?

iBeacons are simple one-way bluetooth transmitting devices. They fall into the same group as IoT technology. In reality they are simpler to program from a computer science point of view. However, like in all cases simpler a device or process, harder it is to get it right.

What we do with iBeacons is far more important than the ability to program them.

How to identify a good iBeacon mobile app developer?

Our first advise is to start at the basics. Find a developer who knows who is strong in implementing a solution and not just provide you with code. Implementing a solution involves the following steps:

  1. Design and architect a solid solution with customers as primary focus. This means we need to make sure all of customer workflows are properly documented. Use cases written and great customer UI/UX are validated.
  2. Choose the right set of technologies. Of the many technologies – in particular case of using iBeacons it is important to develop mobile apps using native programming languages. Objective C and Swift for Apple iOS and Android Java for Google Android platforms. Backend portal and API will depend on individual project.
  3. Ensure your mobile app development company know ins and outs of publishing the apps on Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Stores.

And lastly, when in doubt always seek expert advise. There is also tons of information on Apple Developer Portal, Google Developer Portal and StackOverflow.com.

 


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To Keep Your Job, Know These 3 Things About Mobile App Development

Many times we walk into client meetings and immediately get asked, “What are the three most important things in rolling out a mobile app development project?” Of course, each client is different so we respond accordingly. However, we started to notice a common theme in our responses when we were dealing with decision makers.

So we decided to create a 3-point guide for developing mobile applications.  Mobile apps are typically task-based, life-style, entertainment or game oriented applications that use very specific smart-phone abilities like GPS, Gyro, Bluetooth, Picture, Video, Audio, Camera and human-interactions.

What is really possible with mobile devices?

Mobile Features - GPS, GYRO, Video, Audio

Mobile Features

To create an effective mobile app, we need to be using not only core mobile abilities but also peripherals that interact innocuously with mobile devices. Core abilities include the GPS, Gyroscope, Camera, Audio recorder, Picture, Video and Audio player, Gesture, Touch and Tap interfaces. Peripheral interfaces include iBeacons, iOT, Wireless, Bluetooth, etc. And finally understanding usage of in-app notifications, Text-messaging, VOIP calling is critical to mobile app success.

A clear understanding of which ones to use and when to use them; is very critical to any mobile app.

See categories list at Apple.com

Apple App Store Categories

What are App Types?

There are several categories and sub-categories for App Types. And the list between Apple iTunes and Google Play stores is exhaustive and confusing. To identify correctly, you need to have a thorough understanding of your user personas.

Checkout the Apple list here https://developer.apple.com/app-store/product-page/. This has a profound impact on your app discoverability. Choosing the right category will have a profound effect on your app store performance.

How do we make people download our app?

Drive Downloads

Get more downloads

Making people download your app comes down to grass-roots marketing and promotion. We have seen crappy apps get tons of downloads while great apps languish with very little activity. Here are some of the things to consider – building an email list to run traditional email marketing, Google Adwords, SEO for App web pages, Social-media marketing among others. Which ones to execute will depend on your own marketplace, user interests and domain.

Focusing on these multidimensional aspects of mobile apps will make your app truly great and will lead to success.

 

iBeacon Mobile Marketing Based Coupon Redemption – Konsier Mobile App

 

iBeacon mobile marketing is easy with Konsier mobile app platform. Konsier uses Artificial Intelligence to ensure mobile marketing is automated with mass personalization.

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