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Mobile apps. What do you start with?


More than 80% of internet users have a smartphone and one in two checks it within 15 minutes of waking up. 
The market for mobile applications is growing and all financial estimates underline their importance. 
Major retailers across the country and abroad predict that in the next few years these applications will generate more than half of the orders delivered. 
Cloud traffic generated by mobile devices also highlights the irreversible trend that small and large businesses can benefit from. 
If you've decided to create a mobile app for your business, then you need to take into account a few relevant and super-needed moments for a successful application. 
 

  • User experience orientation 

Creating the visual concept for a customized application, which is addressed to a specific company, means defining the brand of that organization. All in all, the visual component affects user behaviour, which is why it is one of the most important elements of UX. Although images and graphics have, at first sight, the role of beautifying the interface of an application, they finally also have the functional purpose of influencing users' activity. 

Most people who want to use or build a software solution know that UX is a crucial component for users to have a qualitative experience. When it comes to implementing UX principles in the process of developing a solution or website, the most appropriate technologies are AngularJS and ReactJS. They create a stable and complex framework that helps connect the interface to the server. 
 

  • Research phase 

If you want to create a successful application, make sure that you are performing rigorous research before. First, you need to identify the target audience for which you will create this app. You will have to find out who these people are, what behaviour and what needs they have. Then you will have to determine how your application will meet the needs of these people. What are the values of the application and how will this improve the lives of users? Don't forget to review the challenge so you can identify elements or functionality that could be improved in your application. This phase of research will save you a lot of expense and reduce the risk of you developing a completely unnecessary mobile app. 
 

  • Mobile application insecurity 

Mobile devices have invaded our lives and there is no part of society that is not influenced by mobility: Daily activities, health, banking, business, etc. 
They are thus increasingly becoming the only interface of our lives with the information environment and society as a whole. This reality raises two critical issues. The first concerns the security of personal data and mobile devices. Malware can infect personal devices and vulnerabilities can be exploited by an attacker to facilitate illegitimate access to them. 
The second point relates to privacy. Many data can "flow" "naturally" to suppliers and companies that sell or promote not only mobile devices but also various services. In most cases, these companies and we, as customers, do not share the same interests. 
 

  • Test, test, and test again 

The success of a mobile phone application is also given by proactive testing of the application. Testing should take place throughout the application development process. So don't wait until the end to test the application's performance, because then it can be too late. There are a lot of applications like Beta family that bring you into contact with testers that will be able to identify errors and provide feedback, which will increase your application's performance. 

 

Every month, thousands of mobile applications are launched on the market and their total in dedicated markets is estimated at almost 6 million.  A recent study shows that only one-third of them are subjected to vulnerability resilience tests. In addition, the lack of implementation of minimum security measures throughout the application development cycle leads to the spread of vulnerabilities that can extend the reach and exposure to threats.