Creating a web app takes time and resources – things that we might not have in plenty, considering the costs involved.
It must also be said that if it is your first time developing an app or hiring a developer for this purpose, it’s a good idea to keep a few things in mind that will make the process a whole lot easier.
So, here are 3 tips that will come in handy if you are developing an app for the very first time:
#1: Focus on Data Relationships
Most web apps are about users entering data which is processed by the app and producing a certain type of output. It’s a good idea to understand this process right from the outset and thus break down your app’s core features into its data relationships.
#2: Keep the first version as simple as possible
Most online startups practice the concept of a minimum viable startup which in this case means building the core features of an app and nothing more. One good reason to do this is to validate your web app ideas as efficiently and cheaply as possible.
#3: Think about your app’s behavior and focus less on look-and-feel
When developing your first app, it’s a good idea to focus on the behavior of your app, which is to solve a particular problem rather than deal with its look and feel at first. Once you know that the app achieves its objective of solving a particular problem, then it’s time to polish it up, looks wise. So, save time by using a reliable HTML/ CSS framework or boilerplate such as Skeleton, Foundation and Twitter Bootstrap.