Building an app for your business is exciting, but keep in mind that it might be costly, especially when you make mistakes. Do not invest in a full-featured app in the beginning with unverified assumptions. Instead, developing an app as a minimum viable product (MVP) to test your business ideas and get feedback from the market is more reasonable
Whether you already own a well-established business, or you have a start-up with some budget considerations, a mobile application can be your gate to grow your business.
1- Don’t put all the eggs in one basket (MVP)
A minimum viable product (MVP), by definition, is a product with just enough core features and functions to meet the needs of early customers, generating feedbacks for future product development.
It is unwise to put all the eggs in one basket in the early beginning, pouring lots of funds and human resources to build the best and ideal products based on your assumptions.
In case that the product fails because what you assume doesn’t align with customers’ needs,
your business will stumble due to the irrevocable investment.
Gathering insights from a low-cost MVP is the first steps towards high-quality products and success.
2- Rome was not built in a single day
The same goes for developing apps for business. Starting with a mobile app having few features, we test it in the market, gather customer feedback and improve the app accordingly.
Being open to criticism and making adjustment are keys to success.
In the next step, we add more features into the app, launch the new version and follow the process again.
Even successful app like Facebook learns from customers and updates frequently.
3- There is no such thing as free lunch
Developing a mobile app is a long-term commitment, and there is no shortcut to success.
Be cautious about promotional advertisings like building a low-cost good app within a short period of time, because they are likely to be hoaxes, providing basic web apps.
Unlike mobile apps, web apps are merely Internet-enabled apps that can be accessed via the web browser on mobile devices. You get what you pay for, however, as mobile apps have better quality and perform faster.
There is no such thing as free lunch, don’t fall into traps.
It’s never too late to upgrade, but the sooner you start the better it is.
Starting with a web app can be a good beginning but if you really want to keep your
customers engaged then you need to upgrade to a mobile app.
This way you’ll be able to offer them better features and experience.