Great Product and great Software is not hard to build if it gets done right from the beginning.
There are 7 crucial aspects that every Great Application, mobile or not, should take into account.
1. User experienceThis is about the Perception of a user toward the usability and usefulness of your product. The development of the User Experience (UX) of your product must start on your prototyping phase. That’s when you initially test the interface and approach to the problem you’re trying to solve.
2. AvailabilityIt refers to the readiness of an application to perform its functions. This is tightly connected to several technical factors but must be seen as a core operational requirement. Think how frustrating it would be to log in on a mobile app to realize its back-end services are offline.
3. PerformanceIt is the speed of the product perceived by the user. Independently of the several factors that affect communications like latency. There are four primary vital factors to consider on every great Software when we talk about performance:
- Server or device resources and availability determine how well an application is served.
- Code Quality determines how efficient is the internals of an application.
- Data Query Optimization determines how fast it is in getting the data to be served
- Compression, minification, and cache adds another layer to optimized performance
4. ScalabilityScalability is the capability to handle increasing volumes of data or operations. Modern cloud infrastructures like Azure or AWS allow applications to autoscale resources to adjust for the peaks in demand. However, code quality is an essential factor tightly connected to scalability. The worst it is the more need for resources to scale, and the more resources, the more expensive it is.
5. AdaptabilityHow easy can it be changed or configured to the user’s needs. There are two dimensions in application adaptability:
- User: How easy is it for a user to change, toggle, adapt, and customize the product features
- Code: How easy is it to change or extend (refactor) the code to adapt for new functionalities or features.