The tendency to lie is something that is seen as acceptable in the business world. Sugarcoating the truth is a common practice among sales agents trying to make a good deal. What is the price of this lie? Bad-quality products or, even worse, business losses. To be immune to these lies and be able to see through the falsehoods presented by salespeople, here is a list of popular misbeliefs about business app development prevailing in the IT industry, which will help you make more informed choices.
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Myth #1. Cross-platform development is a win-win solution
Cross-platform software is often called the golden mean. Cost saving, short time-to-market, and multiple platform compatibility are all major advantages of cross-platform mobile apps,. but opting for a cross-platform app is not a versatile product strategy. The Top 100 apps on both the App Store and Google Play are largely made up of iOS and Android apps respectively. Targeting multiple platforms does not allow you to get a high-ranking, and as a result of this, you risk getting lost in a myriad of apps.
Myth #2. The quality of code determines the product’s success
This myth about mobile app development is common among young entrepreneurs who falsely believe a developer’s skills are the key to getting a well-designed product. Experienced IT specialists know that every good digital product is the result of work performed by various people, such as business analysts, project managers, QA assistants, and many others, all of whom help to align software development with business goals. This is why full-cycle software development starts with defining functional requirements rather than code writing.
Myth #3. High-quality apps are never budget-conscious
The cost of mobile app building is the payment owed to all the people involved with the process. The longer they work, the more you need to invest in your product. However, a long-term timeframe is not an indication of a top-notch mobile app. The best mobile apps have optimal solutions architecture that allow for quick implementation and delivers excellent UX. Top-level mobile apps can be designed at a reasonable cost if your IT partner is experienced and competent.
Myth #4. An average timeline for mobile app development is 6 weeks
Though cross-platform apps are designed faster, the development process depends on the level of software complexity. If you want an eCommerce app that can also be a social platform, six weeks is an impossible timeframe. Even with a simple UI and minimum features, it might take longer than six weeks to create an app. Mobile app-building is unique and is determined by the client’s wishes and expectations, so the timeline for delivery might vary.
Myth #5. A mobile app should have high-quality graphics
Mobile apps vary in their purposes. When it comes to business apps, their intended purpose defines their functionality and features. If it is a game app with a monetization strategy built around engaging gameplay, high-quality graphics will probably be its highlight to ensure user acquisition and retention. But a great number of business apps that act as a connecting link between consumers and a seller don’t need this feature. Thus, a company doesn’t have to provide AAA graphics to make a successful business app, instead they should focus on delivering a good buying experience.
Myth #6. Mobile apps are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks
This may have been true a decade ago, but today mobile app development allows for room to take sure-fire measures to keep the software intact, even in heavy traffic. Engineers can rely on data encryption algorithms, use high-level authentication and authorized APIs, and deploy proper session handling. All this lets developers create secure mobile apps that are inaccessible to hackers and cybercriminals.
Myth #7. Launching a mobile app is the end of process
It is a misbelief that the launch of the mobile app is the end point. introducting A bug-free mobile app is not enough to ensure its success. All business apps need regular updates and maintenance to remain in good working order. It is not as cost-consuming as software building, but you should keep in mind that the launch stage is the start of using the mobile app for business, but not the end of working on its constant improvement.
Myth #8. A good product will find its admirers
A well-designed mobile app alone is not enough to make a brand popular. You should always invest well in your digital product before you expect to start making profits. Thus, mobile apps should be advertised and marketed through ad campaigns that make it visible to potential customers and thereby boost brand awareness.
This short list of popular misbeliefs will let you make an informed choice when choosing a software developer, to ensure that theyare an asset to your business.