Points to contemplate while developing a Mobile App

There was a time when CDMA phones were used for the purpose of calling and messaging. It was the only swiftest way to reach the masses without actually meeting them in person. Today, it’s an era where we are using more advanced version of CDMA phones called “Smartphones”, which are becoming an essential device for everyone these days. We use Smartphone Apps everyday for managing our daily routines. Many apps are downloaded by people every day, however the reality says that a large number of them are deserted. Recent research says that a buyer spends 85% of time on Smartphone Apps, but merely 5 Apps are used actively everyday.

Let’s discuss some points to consider before you start developing an App:

Analyze the domain where you are going to use your Mobile Application

Mobile Application development is a very vast area, thus you should think carefully before you start developing a magnificent App. Let’s consider that you are going to develop an App for social media, then you have to broaden it with an aspect of keeping the following points straight in your mind. Always be precise what you want in your appealing Mobile Apps:Do you want to make a Facebook-like website that allows users to create profiles, upload photo or video, send messages and to keep in touch with your friend?

  • Do you want to make a Facebook-like website that allows users to create profiles, upload photo or video, send messages and to keep in touch with your friend?
  • Are looking for the exact features that shares images similar to Instagram?
  • Or are you simply enabling the user to post and interact with messages that are limited to 140 characters?
  • You want to simply enable a user to post and associate with messages.

Choose the best platform to develop a Mobile App  

Choosing the best platform for Mobile App Development is like you have your work cut out for you. You have to find the best perspective from where you want to see your App. Researching by yourself about the basic functionality of different types of platforms: iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry RIM to find their capabilities and their pros and cons. This strategy leads to a major success in developing Mobile App.

Make your App elegant for all the different screen sizes of Smartphones

It is obvious that your App should be compatible with all the basic screen sizes of smartphones available in the market. To be more genuine, even if you are using the same mobile platform, the resolution may vary based on the device type you are using. In other words, if you are using iPhone 6 plus then screen size varies that on iPhone 7. Your mobile must have a pleasing and user friendly UI that can automatically distract the user’s attention.
Don’t create heavily loaded App for better customer engagement

Users keep exploring by themselves and look forward to install an App that is suitable for their mobile memory space. It is better to have less than having too much on a Mobile App. Double check yourself about the app that it must not contain too many images and heavy loaders that lose user’s focus.

Create a buzz with focused market strategy before you launch the App in the market

Your market is the most important place where you will sell your Mobile App. Treat market as your best friend and it will effectively give you a possible buyer. Examine the strategy properly to bring the best results for you. Having a touch of Mobile marketing expert will always be favorable.

Finally test your App before it reaches to potential customers

Last but not the least, your Mobile App should be tested properly before it appears in the market. Mobile App should be tested by considering basic aspects such as:

  • Working on App without internet
  • Working of functionality
  • Structure consistency throughout the App

By considering all the aspects as discussed above you should step up your game before it gets out of hand. But it always depends on how much you stretch yourself while developing an awesome Mobile App.


Importance of Unit Testing

“Every large system that works started as a small system that worked”

What is unit testing?

It is a crucial part of Software Testing Life Cycle to test and inspect the individual or stand alone testable code fragments, also called Units of an application for their enduring and immediate effects.

“Unit testing is the method of verifying the smallest piece of testable code against its requirement.” Unit tests are basically written and executed by software developers to make sure that code meets its design and requirements and behaves as expected.

The importance of Unit Test:

 Unit testing is used to prepare strong software units that help to keep code and eliminate the issues in code units. Unit testing is an integral part of the agile software development process.

Unit testing includes bugs in the implementation of programmer and missing parts or flaws of the specification for the unit. The cost of finding a bug before actual coding begins or when the code is first written is greatly lower than the cost of detecting, identifying, and correcting the bug in the later stage of Software development cycle.

Unit testing permits the developer to refactor code or upgrade system libraries at a later date and make sure the module still works correctly.

Advantages of Unit Testing:

  • Decrease error in fresh developed features or reduces bugs when changing the already existing functionality.
  • Reduces Testing cost as bugs are inspected in very early phase.
  • Improves design and allows better reusable of code.
  • Unit Tests, when integrated with build gives the quality of the build as well.
  • Debugging is easy. When a test fails, only the latest changes need to be debugged. 

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”

At Kaira Software Pvt. Ltd. we are advanced skill-set holders in software testing, essentially mastering unit testing with the wide array of tools and technologies like PhpUnit, Mockito, JUnit etc.

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