Is your mobile app really user-friendly?
A recent behavioral study shows that mobile users spend almost 90% of their time on various mobile apps. This statistical figure is a great eye-opener to businesses in deciding whether they need to develop mobile apps that represent their business ideas or stay with only having a responsive website. Now, similar to a website, for a mobile app to be successful, it should be user-friendly and we here at ICMB have experts who can deliver the best.
Mobile apps with designs that please the eye and a less complex working tend to get more users. When it comes to ensuring that your app is user-friendly, there are several factors to be considered. Listed below are a few of them.
First impression’s the best impression!
One look at the app and the user must feel impressed rather than disappointed. Use limited amounts of colors and simple designs to capture the user’s attention by the eye!
A single task for each screen
Make sure your mobile app is well-structured so that it requires the user to perform only a single task on every screen. Compelling users to do multiple actions can arouse confusion in the user’s mind. Adding multiple buttons, too many contents, etc. can overload the app user’s mind leaving him frustrated.
Here come icons to the rescue!
Icons are of great help in mobile apps. Self-explanatory icons often tend to make the app design simple and more attractive; at the same time prove efficient in guiding the users. Moreover, call-to-action icon buttons have been proven to work better than a wordy link.
Get things done with a single touch
The touch screen of smartphones is one of its greatest advantages over other systems. This is also one of the reasons why it has been attracting a lot many users. With most of the smartphones providing one-hand operation mode, everything is well within the reach of one’s thumb. Mobile app developers should ensure that the apps they design have all the necessary elements placed appropriately so that users can use them with one hand on larger screens too.
With software updates happening frequently, always ensure that your app runs smoothly on every device and is compatible with the software in it (including their updates). Recently several apps have lost their value as they failed to run after the user updated their operating system.
Test, test, and test!
Your app may seem flawless. But, once it is put in the real world, bugs and issues start to pop-up. Before you launch your app make sure that you test each and every page on it multiple times on various devices. Also, allow users to rate and review their experience with your app post its launch so that you can work on improving it further.
These points are mere guidelines to help build an app that provides better user experience. But, of course, if the app you develop does not prove to be any purpose for a user, these measures would still not get you where you wanted to reach. So, work on the function your app would provide and then proceed to its designing and development. Want help with mobile app development? We, at ICMB sure can do!