Time to Change Minds from Web to Mobile Development

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Over 20 years designers have been developing for web.The trend is changed now in web development but the technique still the same (language and nitty gritty).
Now a Guest (Mobile Development) is coming to disturbs the host (web development), so the web developers acquire new language for developing of mobile. Developing for mobile is primarily different as we are not used to, so first developers requires a complete mental shift to cross the platform from web to mobile development. Technologies on which web developers rely like JavaScript turn to entirely new operations.
Make your mind ready for shifting from web to mobile development is equal to design more impressive great application.
To sustain your position in market as a developer, you have to learn and make up your mind to mobile development; here are few things which may help you.

User Guideline
Web designing, starts with a blank page and use tap in to trends like stream lined single page sites are well known.
But now in dealing with mobile there is no blank page on which you begin. Let’s starts with user guideline which varies from different platforms. Developers do not dare to ignore this platform guideline if he does then the app he designs not functional as it should.

Example
In android, navigation structure is based upon action bar and a native slide in drawer, but in iOS, navigation is used by tabs or controllers. The behaviors are completely different from one another so it’s important to know on which platform you are. The navigation structure is provided on the native SDK, so it’s necessary to understand what platform guideline tells.

Multiple Platforms
Web developers acquire to know that how their site run on different browsers, often the result is same, while in designing mobile apps, platform vary mobile to mobile that’s why it is designed according to user guideline. Your design application can offer the same efficiency on any device but features which you design should not look the same on verity of platform.

Example
Ever note apps look completely change on which platform you are. The features functioning well because it designs with specific platform although functionality is the same but has unique features and design according to platform

Specific purpose
Website running on larger screen, support heavy navigation menu, offer variety of functions. For example, website of a bank provides one line banking, money transfer, account information and utility billing services at a time, while in mobile apps; you provide a single or specific purpose to serve. If will try to do many, your app will slow down and it will result in the frustrated user.
Starbucks is the example, its website provide all information to the user with dozen of links which are clickable. But in the mobile application, the company provides mobile payment and store locating services only.

User Context
Web and mobile apps both can remember users. The difference is that website tracks people by cookies or other mechanisms, while in mobile app; you also know where the user is? To whom user is near? It’s moving or not and in what direction it’s pointing?
Developer has much more user context, because mobile apps have capability that web do not able to provide.

While in moving from web to mobile, you have to remember there is a set of data by which you can take the advantage of. Mobile developers adopt a mind which is fully set on mobile apps, resulting on a very well designed app for mobile which is need for user is established.

Illahi Bux

A freelancer Web & Mobile Developer,Trainer and Project Rescue. Help people in web & mobile developing for a variety of clients both near and far to grow the business.live truthfully and embrace their lives through creativity.

A freelancer Web & Mobile Developer,Trainer and Project Rescue. Help people in web & mobile developing for a variety of clients both near and far to grow the business.live truthfully and embrace their lives through creativity.

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