10 Things to Consider When Replacing Your Website with a Mobile App

By Anil Parmar

Mobile devices are rapidly overpopulating the planet! Many people are more interested in using their smartphones than going online through a computer. This is why a cross-platform mobile app needs to be user-friendly, flexible and easy to manage.

In this blog, I have covered some things to keep in mind when you’re considering replacing your website with a mobile app to ensure you’re making the right move.

1. Security

The danger with any mobile app is when it leads to vulnerability. App security comes into question because of the confidential information that is stored inside it. The app data must be secured and in any case, must not reach in the hands of a third party. Other than this you can use the encrypted data to pass across networks or a two-step authentication procedure that ensure security standards.

2. App Development Standards

Before choosing a platform, organize development standards and a strategy. Moreover, it is recommended to use the appropriate platform depending on the app requirements. Go for the development technology which satisfies the standards and over using generic code.

3. UI/UX Design

To make your app responsive to the user, an attractive UI is necessary. With the increasing technology in mobile development, you can access the platform that suits your needs.

While moving from big to small screens, users remove the not-so-good design apps. So, it is important to focus on the easy navigation and beautiful UI design that gives a better user experience (UX).

4. Data and Associated Permissions

Mobile apps require a considerable amount of big data. Suppose, you have downloaded an app and now the app requires access to other apps such as the camera, location or contacts. It is important to let the user know how you plan to access data. Also, if the user wants to modify the app data, they should have the ability to do so.

5. The Latest Tools

It is always recommended that you use the latest tools for development. You can easily keep pace with the updating features in the technology and enable updated functionalities in your mobile apps. The security perspective is also important here. It is smart to use the latest tools whenever you are developing mobile apps to protect your app and your users.

6. A/B Testing

Conducting A/B testing is a key step before you launch an app. In this method, you create the two versions of a web page or an app (A and B). The app with a higher conversion rate wins! Measuring the performance of a variation (A or B) means measuring the rate at which it converts visitors to goal achievers.

7. Features

The first and foremost thing to consider before turning to mobile apps is to check the functionalities lacking in the web app. By doing this, you will understand the features needed to be added inside the mobile app instead of making only a replica of the web app. However, don’t load it with complex features in the web app; instead, make it flexible to operate various functions.

8. User Experience

This idea is all about moving users from big-screen to small screen so the user can get the same experience in their mobiles. This is why the user experience should be kept in mind while moving from the web to app. The users are the assets who share their mobile app experiences, which allow us to make better decisions.

9. Platform

Before you start building your mobile app, choose your platform wisely to reach the maximum audience. There is a number of trending options such as Android, iOS, and cross-platform development (single code-design multiple platforms). You can target any of these depending on your app requirements and development strategy.

10. Target Audience

Now, if you have decided to move from one platform (web app) to another popular one (mobile app), it’s time to target the audience. Before shifting, make a survey the users who come to your website. This will ultimately help you with the number of app downloads you will get and provide response review to your mobile app.

Mobile app engagement will definitely make or break your experience. if your application is handy and easy to use, you will boost user interaction. Have you ever switched from a website to a mobile app? Share your experience in the comment section below.

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Anil Parmar is the co-founder of Glorywebs, a mobile app development company that aims to help clients with app design & development, digital marketing, web development and more. Apps and websites we develop have a common # 1 goal: Keep it as simple as possible for technical as well as non-tech geeks.

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