With smartphones and other mobile devices becoming more important in our daily lives, there is definitely an increased demand for mobile applications. That being said, there are actually a lot challenges that app developers face during the creation process, as well as marketing the application once it is done. Today, I am going to talk about some of the most common app development challenges today and how to solve them.
Lack of Mobile Developers
While it is true that creating an application may be simpler or more difficult depending on the complexity of the app’s features, no one can deny that the industry lacks mobile app developers, especially those that want to keep up with the demand. This is actually one of the biggest challenges in the industry as mobile app development companies are struggling to meet the demands of their clients because of lack of skilled developers.
To help solve this problem, people can enroll in app development courses that are given online. Some of them are free and some of them require a little bit of money. But, with the knowledge that you’re going to gain by enrolling in such courses, you can go a long way. For companies, they should start hiring junior developers with or without experience. Just make sure that they have certifications to give you an idea that they indeed know how to create an application from scratch.
How good the application can be will depend on a number of factors and the client’s budget is definitely going to be one of them. As a client, you need to temper your expectations depending on how much money you’re willing to spend on it. You cannot expect a complete and robust finished product by just paying a few thousand dollars.
Furthermore, you also have to temper your expectations with regards to the complexity and the feature set of the application. The more complex the application is, the more expensive it will be. Always set your expectations based on how much money you’re willing to spend on the creation of the application.
There are a couple of different types of applications out there. You might have already heard about native applications in that they can only run in one operating system. For instance, if you were to have an Android app created for you, then it will only run in phones that have Google’s mobile operating system.
Web applications are apps that are run by using a mobile web browser. Although they are not as robust as native applications in terms of its functionality; it can be accessed no matter what operating system the device uses. Hybrid applications, as you can probably tell by its name, can be run on either operating system environments, but its performance may not be up to par with native apps. So really, an app developer should think about choosing the right development approach while the client needs to set their expectations based on their budget.