The Most Important Elements of Mobile App Development

The Most Important Elements of Mobile App Development - 5280 Software LLC

You may not be the first person to come up with an app idea, and in most cases, developers tend to improve on what already exists. For this reason, there are many products in app stores that have similar purposes, and as you can imagine, the nature of the competition you are likely to face is high. 

Knowing the essential factors in Mobile App Development will help increase your popularity and following. You need a strategy that will improve your customer engagement and make the mobile app development process a success. App development executed properly can help your company or organization build a loyal user base at an affordable cost

User-friendly Navigation 

Most users tend to show less patience to an app that has poor navigation. It pays to have a simple app that allows users to find and use what they need with ease. You should aim to provide a clutter-free experience. Focus on delivering a simple and easy to use app. 

You do not need a complex interface and navigation system to appear modern, and sometimes simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Most users do not have all the time to waste trying to explore your app; there are enough puzzle games in the app store for them to play. 

App Content 

In Mobile App Development, you need text to label your buttons, provide guidelines and explain specific terminologies. The content in your app should be explicit and precise. Stuffing keywords for SEO optimization may distort the message you are trying to communicate.  Apps with updated content and information look new to all users, potential and repeat customers. Most experts talk about delivering accurate and specific content.

Graphic Design

Apps with quality graphic art or design are captivating to the eyes of the users. When you do not wish to use text, it is essential to know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Therefore, you need to use high quality and intuitive images, animations, visuals and designs to keep your users engaged.

User Experience Design (UX) 

The interaction between your app and the users should create positive emotions and attitudes. It is more about how users feel when they are using your app. You need to design your app with the users in mind. You need to come up with intuitive and interactive designs, making east easy for the user to know the right thing to do. 

You need to start with why users need your app, then move to what they can do with the product and lastly take care of how they feel after or as they are using it. You might need the help of psychology and interaction design to understand more about user behavior. This information should help you make decisions on the type of features to use on your interface.

User Interface Design (Ui)

Work on your User Interface Design (UI) and app usability, which are the subsets of user experience design.  You will have to come up with decent and useful features. 

Screen Resolution 

When building your mobile application, you should also consider the screen size and resolution of various mobile devices that operate on the platforms you wish to launch your app.  In terms of resolution, you have to achieve the right pixels per inch or standard screen resolution for your app. More about this information is available on the app store technical guidelines.

Mobile device performance 

  • Mobile Application Size 

Size matters especially when the user has limited storage capacity and slow internet. A well-designed and straightforward app tends to consume less space.  Size matters because it keeps the mobile device’s CPU and RAM free, making your app easy and fast to load. 

  • Battery and Processor Usage

Some apps will overwork the processor leading to high battery usage. Gaming apps are known to consume more juice from a mobile device.  The development of your mobile app should be in such a way that it does not consume too much energy. 

Social Sharing Option

When listening to music, reading an article or playing a game, some users may want to share the experience with others on social media. For this reason, an app should be able to integrate with popular social networking sites for easy and fast sharing. With a built-in viral mechanism that promotes social sharing, you let your customer market the app for you. 


The security of your app is the most crucial factor to consider above all other considerations. You need to think about all the possible ways you can make your users safe. This factor takes into account the type of technology you use to encrypt user information and data. 


If your mobile app is to be available for all users, then you’ll have to consider the iOS or Android versions available. As one upgrades from one version to the other, app updates should also be available. Creating unique features for various platform versions makes it easy for the user to see the change and keep them engaged. 

Overall, your app has to be simple and loads quickly. App users are always looking for something new and attractive to try. The success of your project relies on the ten most important elements of mobile app development. 

About 5280 Software LLC

5280 Software LLC, located in Denver, Colorado is a premier software development firm.  We have worked with a variety of clients over the years.  Our expert team of developers have helped small to medium sized businesses, startups, as well as enterprise level clients such as RingCentral.  If you are looking to build a mobile app, we can deliver flawless apple ios mobile apps as well as android mobile apps.  These apps can be designed for smartphones, ipad and android tablets, wearable such as smart watches, and even smart TVs.  A website is powerful tool for branding and showcasing the products or services you offer.  We can build you a WordPress, E-Commerce, or custom coded website at competitive prices.

Once the site is launched, or if you already have a website, we offer Search Engine Optimization Services to achieve higher search engine rankings.  Contact us today with your website’s URL and we will put together a free SEO analysis of your site with pricing and timeline to get your site ranked on the first page of Google and other search engines. Our experienced and dedicated team has a proven track record and provide regular reporting on tasks completed and keyword movements during your SEO project.  We study your site analytics to determine how the campaign should be adjusted over time.

Many businesses use multiple software packages and services to run their business.  We offer custom software development services to streamline your business process.  We have developed custom dashboards that can pull data from multiple points and display all this information in one place.  Do you use an off the shelf CRM?  5280 Software LLC can customize this CRM or even build a custom CRM from the ground up based on your requirements.  If you need a custom Windows desktop or Mac desktop application, feel free to reach out to us.

All projects are built according to a clearly defined scope of work.  If you need assistance with scope creation, we offer this as a service. This scope of work will be used in the provided development contract.  Make sure whomever you hire for your project provides you a development contract with clearly defined pricing, development timeline, payment schedule, and deliverables.  While there are many approaches to tackle the complexity of the development journey, we offer customized plans to properly deliver with every mvp, sprint, beta, added functionalities and full development project.  We strive to deliver the best approach for mockup screens, wireframes and layouts, and workflows before the actual development begins.  5280 Software LLC uses the most modern testing tools required to ensure we deliver robust and bug free applications.  We are here for your at every stage and phase of the development life-cycle as well as for future updates, maintenance processes, and deployment.

If you have an idea for a mobile app, please emails us your full name or company name and we will send you a signed NDA.  We send NDAs to all potential clients to guarantee your ideas and documents will be kept in confidence.  This is the first step we take with working with individuals and entrepreneurs as well as companies. It is imperative for agencies to provide you an NDA to safeguard your app idea. Once an NDA is in place, feel free to book a free discovery call.  You can also fill out our questionnaire to share the details of your project before your call.  We are the leading firm specializing in building solutions for the web, iphones and other smart devices including IOT.  We can create a custom solution on a variety of platforms using the most current popular programming languages.  Weather it is a cross platform hybrid app or a natively programmed solution, we have you covered!

We look forward to speaking with you about your project.  5280 Software LLC is the premier quality team in the USA that can develop your iOS iphone mobile app, android mobile app, website, or custom software.  Every innovative developer on staff covers the entire needs of the client and can solve your problems with modern, cutting edge coding trends and technology stacks.  We have the expertise in developing custom solutions that are feature rich.  Let us turn your idea into reality!

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