Developing an iPhone App Versus Designing a Successful iPhone App

Why User Interface is Important while Developing your iPhone App?

Often we forget the end user when we develop an app. That could be fatal. We see so many good applications not usable because of poor usability and navigability. As an app creator you must know that the User Interface (UI) which helps an iPhone user experience your app must be sticky. Ease of use is a key factor that determines the success or failure of an application. The UI must be intuitive enough for average user to be able to see and use all functions and features. This is one thing which will make app users talk about the app. Ask any marketer, word of mouth publicity can impact sales exponentially which will make or break an app sales.

Does Design create a perception of quality?

The icon and the first screen is probably the most critical piece of work because that’s what everyone first sees. In about 10 seconds, it should convey the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of the app. A bad icon can ruin your chances. That’s why a designer is a key link in the app development. Talking about design, perhaps, Apple is one of the best examples of a company that takes design seriously and delivers quality.

Innovative creativity can make an app look and feel great. With a good design you can create the perception of a quality app. Ask yourself, would you visit a website or blog that doesn’t tell what’s it’s all about, lacks proper navigation, doesn’t have a search facility or a contact us page; and looks like a school kid’s project work. Most probably, you won’t.

Is your iPhone app Designed to Succeed?

Each screen of the app must be carefully thought of, well designed and executed. With a single touch, users should be able to quickly get what they want. Other important components to consider are: Find ways to showcase your other apps at the end. Build a social media component into the app. If it’s a game, make it easy for them to post their scores to Facebook or Twitter. Search for similar apps on the App Store, find what attracts you and see how you can deliver better looking apps. Think app, think design.