Choosing the right platform is crucial in any mobile app development project. Your choice of mobile app platform must be in line with your target audience and budget. For you to come up with a mobile app design plan, you’ll need to identify some features that you can use to implement workflows.
The importance of app features for mobile app development is to improve usability and provide a positive user experience. Since there is a short window of time to hook your potential customer, app features are the best options you have to make it happen. Here are the top 12 features to consider while developing an iOS or Android native mobile app.
Support features tend to reduce the amount of effort the user needs to operate a mobile app. The basic feature will be the touch support which gets rid of the keyboard and mouse functionality. In more advanced iOS and Android apps one gets to use sound support to interact with a hands-free app.
The accessibility features are linked with the security features of the mobile app where one has to show proof of identity before using the application. Accessibility can also be viewed in terms of the availability of an internet connection.
Modern apps come with features that ensure that users can operate them in offline mode when they are experiencing weak internet signals. Some accessibility features allow the users direct access to the app without going through the normal log-in protocol.
Developing a native mobile app using the iOS or Android platform requires that you do not keep your users waiting. You can achieve this by working on the loading speed of the application. In the case of poor network connection, the use of progressive indicators, loading indicators, and animations could help the situation.
Scalability deals with the fluctuation of traffic when your mobile app is in use. The application should be built such that it does not crash when more people are using it. The developer can also apply responsive design to achieve scalability by allowing the app to work efficiently on different devices and screen sizes.
User Interface (UI) Features
Here, you will find features that give the mobile app a visual appeal, usability, and easy navigation. It involves the positioning of navigation tools, the color scheme, font sizes, the graphics design, the clarity of content, and the ability to customize the UI.
These features utilize intuitive and analytical designs that focus on the most important tasks. You get to do what you want in the less possible time and with the help of other features. Everything is arranged in order and well described.
For social applications, most users would prefer personalization features, which allow them to set their privacy terms. It gives users the ability to change the app according to their personality. Some users might want to limit access to the source of internet connection – Wi-Fi or mobile data.
Most iOS and Android apps come with features that allow the user to change the color temperature of the display – the app automatically dims at night. For international apps, the language selection or translation feature may come in handy.
These features allow the user to easily interact with the mobile app. One should be able to use less effort in finding and using what they need from your application. Developers use navigation patterns to achieve a smooth flow from one section of the app to another. The use of menus, swipe features, scroll back to the top buttons, small or full-screen dialogs, and floating action buttons make it easy to navigate through the iOS or Android app with ease.
Some mobile apps come with features that allow the user to make contact with the customer support staff or other users through text messaging. Through feedback and contact means, users can give reviews, ratings, proposals, and suggestions.
Most developers are now considering the importance of using integration features to enable easy sharing of information on social media platforms. The security feature of your phone can be integrated into the application to allow users to use them in limiting access to the mobile app. Through these features, an iOS or Android app can share login information with other platforms for easy signing up.
These are features applied in mobile apps to promote the exchange of sensitive information and data between two people or the customer with the business. In-app shopping applications use payment gateways to enable financial transactions.
Mobile apps that use heavy data or allow users to store data can use features such as video streaming or cloud storage technology to achieve this goal. Others are using a real-time database to ensure that any changes made on the app via a mobile device will reflect in other devices.
These are tools one can be used to generate or provide information relevant to the use of the mobile app. Some of these features include a camera, video recorder, sound recorder, map location, scanner, order tracking, weather, calculator, stock market, and others.
With the push or floating notification features, it is easy for the user to get targeted message and app changes or updates. Users should be allowed to determine the type of information they can receive. For a business app, analytic features are important in determining the effectiveness of the app and how to improve efficiency.
Generally, the use of features improves an app’s usability and generates value. Users want to see information or services that can’t be found on your website. There is a plethora of features available for use on different platforms. Most are controlled by significant platform APIs. You need to be more careful in your selection to avoid cluttering your mobile app with unnecessary features.
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