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What is the cheapest way to validate my mobile app idea?

MVP (Minimum Viable Product) has emerged to be the most cost-effective way to validate a mobile app idea.Reducing business risk phenomenally, it helps evaluate market needs and provides feedback from potential users. Creating and testing an MVP helps organizations save time, money and other resources on developing the final product. It enables businesses to find early adopters and  validate the product viability before the final launch.

Should I choose Web, Native, or Hybrid development?

Choosing between Web, Native, and Hybrid app formats ultimately comes down to your business objective and what purpose the app will serve. It also depends on factors like:

  • How fast do you need the app to be built?

  • What user experience should the app provide?

  • What features do you need in the app?

  • How complex will be the app features? 

  • What is your app development budget?

  • What are your in-house and outsourcing app development options?

If the goal is to provide a fast, responsive and robust experience to the users, native apps are your go-to choice.They are worth the time and money you will invest. 

If you want an app that is less intuitive and interactive, offers slower operating speed and  works in real-time, web apps are your ideal choice. Quick and relatively cheap to develop, they have no access to native capabilities of the device. 

Quicker to develop, hybrid apps can use a device’s native features and drastically reduce the development cost. Using hybrid apps, you can develop utility apps, enterprise apps and productivity apps. 

Should I outsource mobile app development?

Choosing between in-house and outsourcing app development is a common dilemma faced by businesses across the globe.However, both the approaches come with their own pros and cons and the choice should be made depending on various factors like:

  • Cost Factor

  • Business requirements

  • Time to market

  • Long-term business strategy

  • Ease of access to resources

If, as an entrepreneur,you want to develop an app by saving time and money, go for outsourcing. It is the best choice for organizations that don’t have much time and money to invest in app development with an in-house team. Nevertheless, it comes with drawbacks like communication barriers and quality risk.

Whereas, in-house development is the go-to choice for businesses that have the time and money to find suitable resources and establish an in-house team. Despite being time-consuming and expensive, the approach provides a better understanding of business needs without compromising on quality, easy management of resources and zero communication gaps. 

Some organizations even prefer the hybrid model,wherein the  project management and design needs are handled onsite and development is done offshore. 

What are the risks involved in offshoring mobile app development?

Common risks associated with offshoring mobile app development are:

  • Cultural and communication barriers

  • Working in different time zones

  • Security and data privacy concerns

  • Lack of complete project control and Miscommunication

  • Poor quality of software

What are the ways to test my mobile application before launch?

Here our experts have listed the top 5 tests to perform prior to your app launch

Performance Testing

To evaluate the performance of your app, you must conduct the following analysis.

  • Battery Analysis : It is crucial to  analyze battery consumption of your app both when it is running in the foreground as well as in the background. Conduct stress testing to find battery issues that may arise due to long and continuous working hours.

  • Memory Analysis : This helps identify memory leaks in the app and also evaluate the chances of the app going out of memory.

  • Network Analysis : It helps identify and evaluate  factors that can lead to unwanted data consumption like duplicate content, data consumption when the app runs in the background, insufficient use of data connection, etc. 

Functional Testing


The backbone of your application is its functionality. It is recommended to conduct the following functional tests. 

  • Designed and undesigned task : It is important to validate if an app is performing a designed task. However,  it is equally important to ensure that it is not performing any tasks that are not as per the design.

  • Interruptions : Evaluate how well the app handles interruptions like phone call, text messages, alarm, notifications,etc.

  • Installation / Uninstallation : Install the app and check if it is compatible with the hardware. Now, uninstall the app and verify if all the items related to the app like directory, local database are uninstalled.


Usability and Accessibility Testing


Put yourselves in the user’s shoes to better understand and predict their behaviour.

  • Provide sign In & sign up using social media

  • Use appropriate text size and colours to gain user’s attention

  • Ensure app supporting both landscape and portrait mode behaves accordingly 

  • Test the app for different cases which can lead to crash or App Not Responding


Platform and Device Specific Testing


With  a wide variety of screen sizes, hardware configurations and operating systems, it is vital to test the app on different devices.

  • Test your app against multiple OS

  • Run a device test to ensure the application runs smoothly and the UI and UX are convenient for real users

  • Assess and understand the activity of your app on real devices and not just on emulators and simulators.

  • Ensure that the app is developed following app store guidelines


Security Testing


When it comes to mobile apps, security is a major concern. To start with, few basic vulnerability tests can be conducted for the app including:

  • Data Storage

  • Brute force attack

  • Unnecessary permission

  • Authentication

  • Data leakage


What are cross platform mobile applications?

Cross platform mobile applications can be deployed on multiple platforms like iOS and Android using a single codebase. It eliminates the need to develop separate apps for different platforms providing faster development cycles. It enables organizations to develop custom apps that are cost-effective, secure,provide easy access to plug-Ins, ideal for prototyping, easy to maintain and iterate.

Can Cross platform mobile applications save cost?

By choosing cross-platform apps, you can cut down app development costs by 30-40%. 

Synchronized development

Using a single codebase, apps for multiple platforms can be developed simultaneously. This drastically reduces app development costs when compared with native development. 

Single team

Unlike native development, enterprises opting for cross-platform development do not need to maintain multiple teams with different capabilities. They require one team making team management easier and cost-effective.

Cost-effective updates & reusable code

With cross platform apps, you do not need to update two separate apps. Thus, helping businesses save big on new app updates, bug fixing, and customization. Besides, code reusability speeds up the development process while saving time and money. 

What should I look for in a mobile app development team?

There are some essential skills your app development team must have to succeed. 

  • Ability to effectively use scrum management and agile development practices

  • Excellent product management skills

  • Design skills that engage and inspire customers to use your apps

  • Leverage design thinking and human-centered approach to create stellar UI/UX designs

  • Cross-platform mobile development capabilities and data expertise 

  • Business analysis skills to effectively understand client requirements and translate them into development needs

  • Well-versed in cloud infrastructure and Complete lifecycle capabilities

  • Knowledge of modern programming languages like Java,JavaScript,Kotlin,Swift,etc.



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