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We are an entrepreneurial design team with a love for designing unique, ground breaking products. We are makers and creators at heart with a love for building our own ideas.
$25 - $49/hr
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2011
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SoFriendly
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mobile app development, UI Design, UX Design, Product Design, Front End Design Development, Software Design, AB Testing, Converstion Rate Optimization, UX Audit Optimization, Marketing Strategy, Growth Hacking, and Engagement and Retention Maximization

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With over 2.7 billion smartphone users across the world, the rate of mobile app downloads has also increased. The current statistics show that each year, around 200 billion apps are downloaded, and it’s estimated to reach about 260 billion by 2022. But not all those apps downloaded has a good retention ratio. The study report says that the average mobile app retention rate was only 29% after 90 days during 2017-18. More or less, it is going to remain the same in the coming years. ( Image source: Info.loyalitics) There could be many reasons for a mobile app to fail, but one common reason for an app failure you often see is the “app is not user-friendly.” As per one of the recent studies, 90% of users have abandoned an app due to app poor performance. It means if your app is not user-friendly your app has to suffer. So, on what basis can you determine whether the app is user-friendly or not? Here are the parameters: Great user interface Fast loading time (content) Strong customer support Compatible to multiple devices Easy navigation Users can quickly lose interest in apps that are not speedy enough in performance, transactions, and delivery. Let’s check some techniques that one can use to make Android application user-friendly. Techniques to create a user-friendly Android application Test app features thoroughly: Testing is an integral part of mobile app development. Testers have to ensure that the app runs smoothly under multiple unfavorable circumstances. For example, software tester has to make sure that the app performs well during high-traffic; otherwise, it may hamper the user experience. Use Android wireframe: A wireframe may not just help to show the client what application features you are developing but also the design interface. It allows developers to focus on the key components of the app, helping visitors find what they want and take the desired actions. For example, how quickly users can navigate to the “buy” button and complete the order. Use gridlines: The mobile applications that are heavily dependent on the databases can be made user-friendly by representing data in the form of a grid or a graph structure. Limit your app features: Slow app speed can put off users easily. By adding more images and features, you might make app intuitive, but there is always the risk of slowing down the app. It is better to keep image size and features limited. For example, avoid features like long registration process, automated response, and graphical features that take more load time. If users demand extra features, you can add them in the next version. Support cross-platform: You might have built an app for Android, but the best apps need to have interface features and support for both Android and iOS. Simple Interface and UI design: Don’t make your app a puzzle for users to solve. Keep the user interface simple, easy to navigate, and intuitive. Do not insert any UI elements that are slow to respond. Smart and responsive UX elements: Be selective in adding UX elements. It should be smart and responsive like "Progressive Disclosure”.When an application is loaded with information, "Progressive Disclosure" makes information visible only when users need it, which ensures viewers are not bombarded with information or distracted by the content. A self-help tab: A self-help tab enhances your app value. There will be a time when users may require guidance or support on using the app. Instead of e-mail, a self-help tab with instructions could enhance the user’s experience. Stop network battery drain: Apps that consume more power might not be considered as user-friendly. The only way to prevent battery drainage is to reduce and optimize operations that are particularly battery-intensive (network connection). For example, caching downloaded data instead of waking up the wi-fi radios to re-download the data. An app that works offline even better. Easy updates: Updates are an essential part of the application. It is necessary that it is simple to exercise. Avoid excessive advertising: A cluttered ad in apps is annoying for users and may instigate them to abandon the app. In-app advertisements may fail to bring revenue if not done in the right way. Over the period, following a good development practice and experience would help to create a user-friendly Android app. But till then, it is always better to keep a list of app development companies close, as there is a well-known phrase, “a stitch in time saves nine.” Some of the top Android App development companies are: Dot Com Infoway Blue Label Labs Utility Consagous Technologies Hidden Brains InfoTech Promatics Technologies Konstant Infosolutions TekRevol New Line Technologies
With over 2.7 billion smartphone users across the world, the rate of mobile app downloads has also increased. The current statistics show that each year, around 200 billion apps are downloaded, and it’s estimated to reach about 260 billion by 2022. But not all those apps downloaded has a good retention ratio. The study report says that the average mobile app retention rate was only 29% after 90 days during 2017-18. More or less, it is going to remain the same in the coming years. ( Image source: Info.loyalitics) There could be many reasons for a mobile app to fail, but one common reason for an app failure you often see is the “app is not user-friendly.” As per one of the recent studies, 90% of users have abandoned an app due to app poor performance. It means if your app is not user-friendly your app has to suffer. So, on what basis can you determine whether the app is user-friendly or not? Here are the parameters: Great user interface Fast loading time (content) Strong customer support Compatible to multiple devices Easy navigation Users can quickly lose interest in apps that are not speedy enough in performance, transactions, and delivery. Let’s check some techniques that one can use to make Android application user-friendly. Techniques to create a user-friendly Android application Test app features thoroughly: Testing is an integral part of mobile app development. Testers have to ensure that the app runs smoothly under multiple unfavorable circumstances. For example, software tester has to make sure that the app performs well during high-traffic; otherwise, it may hamper the user experience. Use Android wireframe: A wireframe may not just help to show the client what application features you are developing but also the design interface. It allows developers to focus on the key components of the app, helping visitors find what they want and take the desired actions. For example, how quickly users can navigate to the “buy” button and complete the order. Use gridlines: The mobile applications that are heavily dependent on the databases can be made user-friendly by representing data in the form of a grid or a graph structure. Limit your app features: Slow app speed can put off users easily. By adding more images and features, you might make app intuitive, but there is always the risk of slowing down the app. It is better to keep image size and features limited. For example, avoid features like long registration process, automated response, and graphical features that take more load time. If users demand extra features, you can add them in the next version. Support cross-platform: You might have built an app for Android, but the best apps need to have interface features and support for both Android and iOS. Simple Interface and UI design: Don’t make your app a puzzle for users to solve. Keep the user interface simple, easy to navigate, and intuitive. Do not insert any UI elements that are slow to respond. Smart and responsive UX elements: Be selective in adding UX elements. It should be smart and responsive like "Progressive Disclosure”.When an application is loaded with information, "Progressive Disclosure" makes information visible only when users need it, which ensures viewers are not bombarded with information or distracted by the content. A self-help tab: A self-help tab enhances your app value. There will be a time when users may require guidance or support on using the app. Instead of e-mail, a self-help tab with instructions could enhance the user’s experience. Stop network battery drain: Apps that consume more power might not be considered as user-friendly. The only way to prevent battery drainage is to reduce and optimize operations that are particularly battery-intensive (network connection). For example, caching downloaded data instead of waking up the wi-fi radios to re-download the data. An app that works offline even better. Easy updates: Updates are an essential part of the application. It is necessary that it is simple to exercise. Avoid excessive advertising: A cluttered ad in apps is annoying for users and may instigate them to abandon the app. In-app advertisements may fail to bring revenue if not done in the right way. Over the period, following a good development practice and experience would help to create a user-friendly Android app. But till then, it is always better to keep a list of app development companies close, as there is a well-known phrase, “a stitch in time saves nine.” Some of the top Android App development companies are: Dot Com Infoway Blue Label Labs Utility Consagous Technologies Hidden Brains InfoTech Promatics Technologies Konstant Infosolutions TekRevol New Line Technologies

With over 2.7 billion smartphone users across the world, the rate of mobile app downloads has also increased. The current statistics show that each year, around 200 billion apps are downloaded, and it’s estimated to reach about 260 billion by 2022.

But not all those apps downloaded has a good retention ratio. The study report says that the average mobile app retention rate was only 29% after 90 days during 2017-18. More or less, it is going to remain the same in the coming years.

( Image source: Info.loyalitics)

There could be many reasons for a mobile app to fail, but one common reason for an app failure you often see is theapp is not user-friendly.” As per one of the recent studies, 90% of users have abandoned an app due to app poor performance. It means if your app is not user-friendly your app has to suffer.

So, on what basis can you determine whether the app is user-friendly or not?

Here are the parameters:

  • Great user interface
  • Fast loading time (content)
  • Strong customer support
  • Compatible to multiple devices
  • Easy navigation

Users can quickly lose interest in apps that are not speedy enough in performance, transactions, and delivery. Let’s check some techniques that one can use to make Android application user-friendly.

Techniques to create a user-friendly Android application

  • Test app features thoroughly: Testing is an integral part of mobile app development. Testers have to ensure that the app runs smoothly under multiple unfavorable circumstances. For example, software tester has to make sure that the app performs well during high-traffic; otherwise, it may hamper the user experience.
  • Use Android wireframe: A wireframe may not just help to show the client what application features you are developing but also the design interface. It allows developers to focus on the key components of the app, helping visitors find what they want and take the desired actions. For example, how quickly users can navigate to the “buy” button and complete the order.
  • Use gridlines: The mobile applications that are heavily dependent on the databases can be made user-friendly by representing data in the form of a grid or a graph structure.
  • Limit your app features: Slow app speed can put off users easily. By adding more images and features, you might make app intuitive, but there is always the risk of slowing down the app. It is better to keep image size and features limited. For example, avoid features like long registration process, automated response, and graphical features that take more load time. If users demand extra features, you can add them in the next version.
  • Support cross-platform: You might have built an app for Android, but the best apps need to have interface features and support for both Android and iOS.
  • Simple Interface and UI design: Don’t make your app a puzzle for users to solve. Keep the user interface simple, easy to navigate, and intuitive. Do not insert any UI elements that are slow to respond.
  • Smart and responsive UX elements: Be selective in adding UX elements. It should be smart and responsive like "Progressive Disclosure”.When an application is loaded with information, "Progressive Disclosure" makes information visible only when users need it, which ensures viewers are not bombarded with information or distracted by the content.
  • A self-help tab: A self-help tab enhances your app value. There will be a time when users may require guidance or support on using the app. Instead of e-mail, a self-help tab with instructions could enhance the user’s experience.
  • Stop network battery drain: Apps that consume more power might not be considered as user-friendly. The only way to prevent battery drainage is to reduce and optimize operations that are particularly battery-intensive (network connection). For example, caching downloaded data instead of waking up the wi-fi radios to re-download the data. An app that works offline even better.
  • Easy updates: Updates are an essential part of the application. It is necessary that it is simple to exercise.
  • Avoid excessive advertising: A cluttered ad in apps is annoying for users and may instigate them to abandon the app. In-app advertisements may fail to bring revenue if not done in the right way.

Over the period, following a good development practice and experience would help to create a user-friendly Android app. But till then, it is always better to keep a list of app development companies close, as there is a well-known phrase, “a stitch in time saves nine.”

Some of the top Android App development companies are:

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