Monday, September 5, 2016

Moving from a Web App to a Mobile App

Now that more people are using their mobile phones to do just about anything, including making a purchase, businesses should realize that catering to mobile users should be among their priorities. If you currently have a web app, here are the necessary steps that need to be made to complete and manage the leap into mobile. 

Data and Permissions

Mobile apps require requests and permissions from the user, along with a vast amount of data available for a personalized experience. Thus, an app developer would normally assess what metadata should be used to enhance the functionality of an app.


Users are now more sensitive on where their data goes, given that these might be vulnerable with the theft or loss of a device. Thus, developing an app would require the protection of the app’s data on the device. Often, this step would involve sandboxing or encryption.

User Experience

Mobile users have higher expectations from mobile apps. After all, they view their mobile devices as much more personal than a desktop, making them more protective of what they put onto their devices. Apps that fail to meet their expectations would end up getting deleted. Thus, creating a visually appealing and uncomplicated app would likely be getting more engagement from users.

With all these steps, businesses can ensure a seamless transition from web to mobile.

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