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The web development world is going mobile-first, and many businesses take another step forward. In addition to a mobile-friendly website, you can develop a unique mobile app for users to enjoy.

The average user has as many as 36 applications installed on their mobile phone. Just nine of them are used on a regular basis however. This is no small number but not that big either..

This means that if you’re developing a mobile application, it better be good if you want it to see any use. All the best app developers in Toronto will tell you there is a list of “do”s and “don’t”s in any development project.

It’s extra important in Toronto mobile app development because mobile screens are very unforgiving to error. If your app is below expectation, it will be glaringly obvious and users will simply set it aside.

So how do you optimize your mobile app for the new user?

Here are a few tips.

1.     Perfect the Usability

Your app should be a bit more complex than a tetris game interface, but that’s about it. A cab app should help you get a ride in a short series of simple-and-obvious steps. The same goes for ordering food, placing a shopping order, comparing products and so on. Long, tedious searches and endless steps will send any app into the wastebasket.

2.     Call to Action Buttons

The user should know where to press and what to do. This is achieved by designing and positioning clear, easy to see and easy to read call to action buttons. Don’t overdo it by making them blink or jump around, but they should be impossible to miss even on the smallest mobile displays and in any lighting conditions. 

3.     Physical Ergonomics

You want everybody to feel comfortable using the app, correct? Some users have thicker fingers. For them, pressing a tiny link or button is excruciatingly hard. There will be only so many times they can’t hit the button before they give up and delete the application.

4.     Easy on Battery and Bandwidth

Complex calculations, heavy media content, large downloads and other similar things drain batteries and consume bandwidth resources. This makes the app too heavy for users to enjoy. Keep a simple UX, design a short navigation, employ reusable graphic content and limit background services.

For more mobile app development Toronto trends, feel free to contact us directly.

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