There was a time when mobile app development was good enough to guarantee you high installs. But standing in the present times, no matter which user group you are serving, just having an app up there does not always guarantee success. While the end users are expecting entertaining apps, the mobile app developers on their part are struggling to give an interesting turn to the otherwise boring apps. The psyche of the modern day users is to get more out of their time investment, every time. And as an app developer you have to cater to user’s interests; if you want to win the hearts of your clients. This is why we thought of bringing some mobile app development ideas that turn a boring app into a fun-filled affair.
- Design a Mascot: Your transition from boredom to fun starts by designing a good (happy going) mascot for your app. Remember, this mascot appears in most screens and accompanies your content through the app. So, the mascot has to be designed after much thought. It should not only symbolize your brand values but also carry a certain emotional context. Moreover, it should imbibe a sense of fun!
- Crack some Jokes: You might be dealing with a very dry subject, but it does not hold you from cracking a joke or two while showing the users their exact results. There are two ways about cracking jokes. Firstly, some of the apps are adding one-liners with their search results itself. A weather app in the US, shows you weather readings with an additional funny comment, and no wonder the app is seeing the highest installs. The second way is a bit safer. While you load pages or show results, there is always a couple of seconds where you can play with the users. A friendly banter or some jokes, even while the users wait for the actual results to show up, keeps the users engaged and they love it!
- Sprinkle some animations: If a static image is worth a hundred words, then an animation is worth hundred static images! At least that is the norm as far as mobile app development goes. So, you have to find a way to utilize this in your UX. Some of the apps do it smartly. They use attractive animations in their results screen. While the users get their usual results, they get add-ons in the form of hilarious animations. (NOTE: You might also use your mascot in this screen to create brand bonding.)
- Add some artwork: Including some artwork in your relevant pages is also a good way of giving an interesting turn to your app. If you have the Google Calendar app, then you would well understand what is being referred to here. Google Calendar not only allows you to set the day’s schedule it also gives you the opportunity to name tasks. And when you name the task, they would intelligently allot an artwork resembling your task. Artworks often take us back to those childhood days, and they become a reason for using one app over the other. Smart use of artwork, can be a game-changer for your app.
As the competition for installs intensifies in the mobile app world, it is important to cater more to the users every time. To attain success with your mobile app development you need to choose a capable service provider. At Keyline we have been fulfilling dreams of our clients with mobile app development projects. Do care to take a look at our offerings.