Gloucester app design and build fully bespoke
Whilst there is no denying that you need to dedicate a substantial amount of time into the design, content and usability of your main website, as smart phones are progressively being used more often in Gloucester, you would be crazy to not to ensure that you target these users appropriately.
But how do you go about targeting mobile phone users, especially when you consider that they only have a small space for content and other features of your site? The answer is to have/create a fully optimised mobile app for your Gloucester website, which will allow smart phone users to have an equally pleasant experience of your site, as your pc users do.
Although, before you even begin thinking about the creation of your mobile app, there are some things that are important to consider first. One of which being the difference between a native and Mobile web app and the other what you are aiming to achieve with your mobile app.
Native Mobile Apps
Native apps refer to smart phone apps that can be installed directly onto the device.
Unlike mobile web apps they do not run through the phone’s web browser. These types of apps allow for far more features of the device to be utilised such as the accelerometer, which overall adds to the user’s experience of your website. Additionally, it has been found that native apps tend to run sites far faster than mobile web apps, and this a huge advantage when using a mobile device on the go.
Mobile Web Apps
As already briefly mentioned, Mobile Web Apps are essentially mobile apps that are run through the phone’s web browser (safari is the default for iPhones).
They do not require to be downloaded through the App store or the equivalent for an Android device. Considering the fact that iPhone users will have a lot of different apps that are also taking up space on their device, using a mobile web app might be a valid alternative, alas you need to consider the downsides.
For one, it might take far more time for the app to load each time the user wishes to use it, as it is not installed onto their device. Users in Gloucester with high speed internet access may not notice the difference in loading times, and will appreciate your choice of app regardless. Nevertheless, those users who are limited in terms of Internet speed, certainly can notice the difference between an app that takes 2 seconds to load, and one that takes 10 seconds to load.
Bespoke App Design
The final thing that you need to consider is having a bespoke app design, which makes a statement about your company, and presents the kind of message you are looking for.
You do not want to have a generic app design that users have seen with several other apps already, as the experience will quickly become tiresome and overall uninspiring. If you truly desire your Gloucester mobile app to be successful, you need to ensure that the design of your app is the farthest thing from exemplary and unique to the others out there. This way when people use your app (regardless of whether you choose to use a native or mobile web app), the user will be amazed by the overall quality of your company.
With this in consideration, you still need to keep in mind that the more graphically intense features that your mobile app has, the longer all of the content on the page is going to take to process. Whilst smart phones are becoming increasingly more powerful as time goes on, some of the older phones will struggle to load apps that have several demanding animations all taking place at once. The way to combat this, is to ensure that while your app does have some interesting design features, you do not go overboard and clutter it with transitions, animations and imagery.