There are two main methods of creating an App.The first is via IOS, appearing on iphones, ipods, and ipads; and the second is via Android, which features on an array of smartphones throughout the market place.
Both platforms offer superb services for users, but developing Apps for these two platforms is a very different process.
Apple are strict and have a very thorough set of guidelines for developers to adhere to. Android, on the other hand, do not.The majority of Apps will appear immediately on the Android Store and stay there, although certain Apps can be removed and blacklisted.
Melissa Delaney outlines 10 Android Apps to become banned by Google, the result being a PR nightmare for any company or start-up. So the big question is, how do you create an App that’s unique, but stay within the guidelines and avoid a PR disaster?
IOS Before Android
At Reactiv Apps we create an iPhone app first, and when this get’s accepted and added to the app store, we add the finishing touches to the Android version.
This almost certainly means your app will have a long life on the Android Store and avoid any embarrassing PR stories.If you’re developing your own app it’s highly recommended you follow the same process, as both your apps (and if you develop ones for window and Blackberry phones also) will be made to the highest possible standard.
Research The App Stores
Have a great idea for an app? Expect it will sell millions and make you a millionaire?
Having a great idea is the very first step, but research is the most important part.Search the App stores and find your competition.If you’re idea happens to be similar to a big brand’s then it may get taken off the app store, whilst you go head to head with a corporate lawyer.
Devour The Guidelines
Nobody likes to read terms and conditions, and I’m sure everyone is guilty of clicking yes without paying any attention to the small print. When it comes to developing an app, however, knowing what you can and can’t do is vital.
This will not only help you create a better app, but save you time and increase the chances of a fast turnaround.
At Reactiv Apps, Apple often accepts us in just a few days, and the reason is our developers know the guidelines inside and out. Efficiency is key in a busy and competitive environment, and a quick turnaround can make all the difference.
Whether you’re developing your own App or getting a company to do it for you, these are the questions you should be asking.An App is a big investment and needs the right research and care.Overlooking things can end up in a PR nightmare and thousands of pounds wasted.
Want more information about how to create the perfect App?
Give us a call on 0844 833 0700 and share your ideas with us. We can adhere to any budget so let Reactiv Apps make your dream App a reality.
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