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6 Tips For Speedy Mobile App Development

In the highly competitive mobile app market, beating your copycats to the punch can be the difference between success and failure. Nobody wants to get labelled as a rip-off, so it’s essential that you hit the market first and establish yourself as the real deal.

Many first-time developers fall into the traps that slow down development, from trying to do everything in-house to manually testing. These traps can be avoided and doing so will dramatically speed up your development time. In the dynamic world of app development there’s a need for speed, so check out these tips and put the pedal to the metal.

Use Cross Platform Tools

Smartphone technology is supposed to give us constant access to an unlimited world of play, learning and communication. So when an app turns up that’s limited to one mobile platform, users are immediately frustrated that what’s supposed to be a new frontier turns out to have borders after all. And for app developers, figuring out which platforms to develop on can be as time consuming as it is important.

But why choose? Cross-platform coding tools enable you to code your app for multiple platforms. Developing unique apps for different platforms is going to double your development time, making hybrid apps that work across multiple platforms the way to go. By being quicker to code and expanding your market in the same swoop, you’ll be sure to make your app a success.

Start With Wireframes

Diving in headfirst to write the code for your app may seem logical, but the UX issues that arise in a code-first process often require time-consuming tweaking at later stages. Veteran designers know that starting with wireframes saves heaps of time in the long run. A wireframe gives you a low-fidelity visual look at the user interface you’re producing. “Generating wireframes allows for quick exploration of variations on your apps architecture,” says Matthew Lacher, app developer at Write My X and NextCoursework. “Although a wireframe is less-detailed, it allows your whole team to see a simplified vision of the end product, getting everyone communicating in the same language and working towards the same end goal.”

The Real MVP

It’s natural that you want your app to be the best it can be – after all, this is your baby, your brainchild. However it’s a sure-fire way to slow down the process to aim for a fully-fledged product from the start. Nowadays it’s all about the MVP – the minimum viable product – that can be brought to market it the shortest possible time while development continues behind the scenes. Shorter development cycles ensure speedy development, and once an MVP is out there you’ll be gathering essential user feedback that ensures you’re not developing with blinkers on. There’s so much less risk involved in app development once your MVP is out there as you see the product functioning in the market and you can tweak it to ensure you’re getting the maximum return.

Use Third Party Assets

When you’re getting into app development, it’s easy to let enthusiasm push you into building everything yourself, but the truth is that there are loads of third-party assets already developed that are going to slide seamlessly into your app, saving you time in the development process and letting you focus on the things that make your app unique. Writing or commissioning your own music or building your own graphics takes time, when perfectly good third-party examples exist out there. You can even buy code from certain websites to fill certain roles in your app whilst you develop around it.

Automate The Testing Process

Manually testing your app may seem like the “hands-on” approach you want to take but letting go and automating the testing process can save a huge amount of time. Mary Cooper, tech blogger at Britstudent and Australia2Write reports that “automated testing can simultaneously run multiple tests that you’d otherwise have to do individually. By automating testing you can run more tests in less time, and create a clean-running and bug-free flawless app.” 

Reach Out

You can’t do everything yourself, and recognizing that there are certain areas of expertise your team is lacking lets you reach out for help in specialized areas. For example, if your team is full of iOS specialists, outsourcing your Android development is a guaranteed time-saver compared to starting from scratch on a new platform. Alternatively, plenty of tasks are just too menial for it to be efficient to allow your specialized in-house team deal with. Non-essential tasks such as add-ons that contribute to the core product or even administrative tasks can be outsourced, allowing you to save time in the build-up to releasing your product.

The Final Word

Building an app is an exciting and dynamic time, but it’s easy to get bogged down in the process when timely release of your product is the key to success. Following these top tips will ensure speedy development of a successful product.


How will 5G change the landscape of mobile app development in 2020 ?

4G mobile technology has presented breathtaking experiences to mobile users like fast internet surfing, HD video streaming, smooth and dependable video conferencing (imagine COVID-19 global crisis in the times of 2G?) and gaming. Every ten years, mobile technology takes a huge leap into the future and now it is time to welcome 5G mobile technology. Mobile companies and telecommunication giants are about to take a leap of faith from 4G to 5G and we are happy to discuss the impact it would have on mobile app development. It also offers a whole lot of possibilities for end users which were unthinkable of in times of 3G or 4G technology.

Faster internet speed (a driving force making life easier for users) is one of the advantages for end users amongst other benefits. 5G is a revolutionary concept and till the last two-three years nobody would have imagined that life could faster beyond 4G, but 5G is here to transform the internet. One of the early enthusiasts of the revolutionary 5G technology is mobile app developers and we are about to witness a huge disruption of fifth generation in mobile application development in 2020.

What is 5G technology?

The 5G technology is the fifth generation mobile network that promises upto 20 times faster connectivity than the current 4G LTE network. The fifth generation technology allows a novel kind of network tailored to virtually connect everything together including a host of IoT devices. Basically, the 5G network technology employs a higher frequency bandwidth to enable a much faster data transfer ability compared to other low frequency variants. With 5G, mobile users will be able to view content on higher resolution and get access to uninterrupted connectivity throughout the world. Isn’t it amazing? Yes, we thought so too. 

How will 5G impact mobile app development in 2020 -2021?

Before mobile app developers start creating an app, they think about the devices and networks the app will be used on. The app is then developed keeping these standards in mind for the app to run smoothly on devices alike. Here are some of the best features of 5G that app developers can keep in mind before they start working on this technology:

Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication: 

Ultra reliable low latency communication or URLLC is one of the most important features of 5G where data transfer happens in real time with negligible lag. Low latency communication helps to reduce page load times significantly and end users can have a better experience using mobile sites. However, URLLC is most beneficial while operating heavy machinery or say while performing a remote surgery as a negligible delay can prove costly. The fifth generation technology claims to reduce this delay from 50 milliseconds in 4G LTE to 1 millisecond which is remarkable. 

Enhanced Mobile Broadband: 

Due to higher speed, mobile app developers can create more appealing apps and offer breathtaking interfaces ultimately providing a much better user experience. Moreover, it will go beyond higher speed to provide a seamless user experience by enabling 360 degree video stream, appealing AR and VR applications to name a few. Embb is focused solely to cater to the user market and rising need to provide higher video quality, engaging users through the app in real time without having to use a public wi-fi for example at a music concert or a sporting event. The idea is to provide a streaming experience which is better and advanced than the current 4G LTE service.

Massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC):

Before we dig deeper into mMTC, let us simplify what mMTC is in layman terms. mMTC is a type of data communication between systems without human dependency. Internet of things (IoT) devices usually do not require a faster internet connection, however it is still dependent on the fifth generation network. 5G promises to offer mMTC and is solely focused on IoT devices run by a fast internet connection. By using this feature, mobile app developers can easily uplift their app game to the next level.

Benefits to mobile apps:

The first and foremost benefit of 5G is super fast internet speed to enable end users to download apps within a couple of seconds, stream high quality video without annoyance of buffering. It will enable faster file transfer and money transfer within seconds anywhere in the world. Lastly, 5G will help mobile app developers provide ultimate user experience to end users. 

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Nimblechapps Ranked as Top B2B Agencies in India for 2018 by Clutch

From mobile app and web development to AR/VR and UI/UX design, Nimblechapps has the skills to exceed our clients’ expectations while providing great service and products that better businesses and experiences. The Nimblechapps team builds creative, successful apps and games that both showcase our experience and the best aspects of our customers and their brands, companies, and messages, and it is this success that has made us one of the very best app developers in Ahmedabad, ranking with the top 100 mobile app creators in the entire country. Here is the link to the Top B2B companies in India press release by Clutch.

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