What Makes A Native App Great?

What Makes A Native App Great?

What would you say is a great app? One that has a catchy name and plenty of animations? A catchy name and the use of unique features may help in making a native app great, but other primary elements make a great app. In this article, we are going to address some of the qualities that the top and best apps possess.

The App Does Only One Thing Best

When you look at most of the apps that top the list of best apps, you will find that they all have one thing in common. Great apps may have different functions and features, but originally, they started with one focus and purpose. When an app starts to grow more features are introduced to improve the user experience, but the main purpose of the product still stands.

Designing an app to solve a specific problem very well will win the hearts of many mobile app users. Working with one key feature allows ample time to dedicate and commit to the app design.  You do not move to add more features to your app until you have put the core feature or function under control.

You will need an unconventional idea to build you a great app. This requires that you think outside the box and come up with something no one can disapprove of. The truth remains, great apps come from unique ideas. It is always a great thing to solve a problem as well.

Made for A Specific Audience

Apps are created for a specific purpose, so they do not work to solve all problems. Most great apps are designed for a specific audience or target market. Not everyone will appreciate the solutions that you provide to address an issue. But among the crowd, there are a few that see the real value in your app, and these are your target market.

You should not build an app for every Tom, Dick, and Harry; create one that targets a specific audience. Your solution should solve the problem that users struggle with every day. Market research should help you find your target audience and focusing on one specific need should make your app great. So, identify the people that you want to serve.

Your app should appeal to a specific group of people. When you have completely won their trust and covered a larger population of your target group, then you can expand your audience. If your beverage app was meant for tea lovers, then you need to focus on people who love tea. With time you can introduce coffee as an additional service.

Loading Speed and Stability

App users love digital products that do what they are expected to do. Your app is far from greatness if it is slow, unstable, and crashes most of the time. Nowadays, people have grown too impatient and failing to meet their needs with instant gratification you stand a chance of losing a potential user.

When it comes to navigation in websites, users should be able to get what they want in just three clicks, when it comes to apps, the rule of thumb is two taps.  The best way to make speed a key feature in your app is by reducing the scope. Snappy apps with fast response times always feature on top and best listings. 

Simple and Clean Design

Your app needs to stand out from the rest for it to feature among the list of great apps. There is no better way to make your app more attractive than with delightful touches such as animation, interactions, transitions, and sound effects. Besides aesthetic appeal, you can add emotional appeal to the app.

Great apps are interactive, lively, and fun to use.  Find a way to impress and inspire your app users and your app will be on a path of greatness. Do not forget that small details matter most when you want to achieve a well-polished user interface.

Your app should be easy to use and all elements of the design should add value to the product. Reduce clutter and any design element such as adverts that can distract or confuse the user. Get rid of unused and unnecessary features on your app


Generally, a great app is fun to use and works according to the expectation of the developer. You should benchmark with award-winning apps to get a better definition of how great apps operate. You’ll have to agree that it takes a great amount of hard work and creativity to match what great apps can do. Therefore, use the above criteria to determine how close you are to developing the next great native mobile app.

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.  The power of a well designed app to gain new customers is key in today’s market.  We help execute your app development to perfection.  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 help businesses and companies gain rankings on all the major search engines.

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We can improve the understanding of your business and marketing outreach through the use of analytics.  We offer a complete solution with the latest technologies to solve your obstacles and scale your customer base.  From the start of any project (and at every stage, step, phase, and release) we focus on the client and always ask for feedback while we develop the project.  Creating a quality solution for a business or startup is our end goal.  Our strategy and processes are based on solid communication with our clients.

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.  We would like to learn about your project and help refine your scope of work.

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.  Once an NDA is in place, feel free to book a free discovery call.  You can also fill out our app development 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.  Our company 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.  Learn why clients around the world trust working with 5280 Software LLC.  We support our clients from mockups, sketch, wireframes, and graphic design, development, product launch and ASO when we publish your app, and even code updates at a competitive price point.  Feel free to visit us on our social sites Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or send us a LinkedIn connection request to learn about our offers to get answers to your questions.

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