Who makes a better platform for your store: Shopify or Woocommerce?

Posted on August 24, 2021
Kevin Bell

If you are planning to start an online store, you must be confused about whether to use WooCommerce or Shopify for your store. Do not overstress, every business owner has confusion, and you are not alone in the boat.

To help you decide, we will discuss both options, so you can decide which right eCommerce platform is for you.

WooCommerce – It is an open-source eCommerce plugin built for WordPress. Using it, you can leverage the most powerful Content Management System to run your online store. It helps you customize every aspect of your online store and build custom extensions.

Shopify – It is an all-in-one eCommerce solution that helps you create an online store, accept payments and manage your inventory all from a single platform. When you choose Shopify, you don’t have to worry about caching, security, web hosting, etc.

There are a few basic requirements every business owner has to keep in mind while starting an online store. The parameters you need to look at are cost, ease of use, payment methods, and scalability.

Let us evaluate both the options on the most important ones – 

1. Cost – Starting any business is not easy, and an eCommerce business requires a high marketing budget. Hence you may not like to spend too much on the site. With Shopify, you get your online store with $25 to 35$ per month (basic version). The advanced version comes at between $80 and $100. Other than the package cost, you don’t have to spend on anything else – domain name, web hosting, and SSL certificate are all included.

WooCommerce is open-source and hence freely available as a WordPress plugin. However, you will need to buy a domain name ($10 to $15), SSL certificate ($60 to $70), and hosting ($10 per month).

2. Ease of use – Shopify is a fully hosted platform, which means you don’t have to install, update, manage any software. You neither have to worry about the security, backups, and performance issues. Signup, customize and add your products, it is very simple.

On the other hand, WooCommerce is not hosted, hence you will need to install WooCommerce, keep updates and ensure security. When it comes to customization, WooCommerce is super flexible. The platform is fully in your control, and you have 55000 plugins to get the website as per your liking.

3. Payment Methods – Your customers should have the best checkout experience or you may lose some of your customers. Shopify offers you plenty of payment options. They have their payment solution and also all popular third-party payment gateways. The only issue is that Shopify charges an additional 2% fee for each transaction made through third-party payment gateways (on top of other transaction charges).

The default payment methods in WooCommerce are Stripe payments and PayPal. You can also add other payment options for your customers. There are no additional charges than the regular ones.

Conclusion

There is no clear winner. It depends on how you want to take up the development. WooCommerce is far more technical, and hence you need a developer to work on it, while Shopify is for the everyday person. However, WooCommerce has other advantages, and hence, it is up to a business to make a final call.

How AI is fitting right into music streaming app development & transforming it?

Posted on August 12, 2021
Kevin Bell

Technology has fueled the growth of the music industry in ways that one would have not imagined three decades back. From the nostalgic days of cassettes to the times of MPs and CDs and the current digital disruptions through music streaming platforms, we have come a long way. The industry has benefitted from rapid technological advancements in line with any other industry.

The change:

Today most of us are too occupied in life. No one has the time to go through the list of songs, sort out their favorite songs and add them to their playlist. This is where technologies like Artificial Intelligence and machine learning comes into the picture. They give users what exactly they are looking for – access to all favorite songs without them putting too much effort.

Features of Music Streaming App Development and how AI fits in perfectly

Let us understand different features of music streaming app and how AI perfectly fits into the app –

1. Quick access to millions of songs:

You only need a tap on your smartphone to start listening to your favorite music.

AI makes accessing music a cakewalk – Using filtering engines, which scan through thousands of newly uploaded songs to develop playlists and recommendations targeted to each individual, AI eliminates the need for users to browse through thousands of songs to pick out their favorite songs.

If you have selected your favorite genre, AI not only suggests songs from that genre but similar songs from other genres and transforms your music experience.

2. Affordability:

Unlike the time of CDs and cassettes, when to listen to a new song, you had to pay money, the streaming apps are very affordable. In fact, the basic version of these apps is free.

Users do not have to pay per song, but rather paying per month or per year for unlimited songs from unlimited artists.

3. Unlimited storage and personalized playlist:

Earlier, an average person could only afford a song collection of 200-400 songs for two reasons. First, the cost was high, so limited buys, and second, the storage issue. A music stream app allows users to have access to millions of songs without storage issues.

Today users expect technology to suggest them songs. With help of AI, algorithms can be created to suggest songs to you similar to what you have listened to earlier.

The app can examine millions of users, check what others are listening to who have a similar playlist to a user X and then show user X, related music in his feed.

A music streaming app uploads thousands of songs every day, and a user only may be interested in a selected few, AI gives them exactly that.

4. A place for artists:

Improved search engines and customized suggestions can profit new artists who need to contact a more extensive crowd and get their music noticed. New upcoming artists have a ready platform where they are sure to get good exposure.

Conclusion

As per experts, the application of AI in the music streaming industry is still in the early stage (and yet it has done wonders). In the coming years, it will completely transform the industry. At present, AI suggests songs based on your previous choices. In the future, it may read your heart rate and stress level to suggest songs to you.

Mobile Apps vs Websites: Why is Mobile Apps Conversion Rate Higher Than Website?

Posted on July 23, 2021
Kevin Bell

Mobile users today outnumber desktop users! Business owners have thus realized the importance of reaching out to customers via mobile channels. Today, we are living in a mobile world. There are four billion unique mobile users across the globe. Mobile devices account for 52% of all Internet traffic worldwide. In the United States, 65% of digital content is consumed through mobile devices.

Since mobile devices have dominated the landscape for years, there is no sign that the trend will slow down in the near future. Businesses and websites have recognized these trends and implemented mobile-friendly designs on their websites. In this day and age, sites that are not mobile-friendly cannot thrive.

A mobile app converts 157% better than a mobile website. There is no doubt that you need a mobile app if you want to optimize your business, website, and brand for mobile users. You’re missing out on a huge opportunity if you’re solely depending on a mobile website to drive conversions. A mobile app is your best bet for increasing conversions.

The following are the reasons why mobile apps conversion rate is higher than a website:

1. Better Personalization:
Customization improves conversion rates. Whether the consumer shops in stores, online or using any other device, this holds true. Location, demographics, behavior, and interest are factors that may be taken into account when personalizing. Your mobile app allows you to gather more real-time information about your users. By using that information, you can ultimately customize their experience. Apps will allow you to suggest products or services to users based on their activity or past purchases.

2. Generates High Customer Engagement:
Email marketing click-through rates have declined drastically, while push notifications have improved to almost 40%. Brands now have the opportunity to engage with consumers without appearing intrusive, thanks to this important feature.

3. Easier Communication:
Having clear communication is another factor that drives conversions. Most business communication tools use email, and this has been true for the last couple of decades. Email is one of the most widely used marketing strategies by businesses (and it is almost abused by some). Email, as a result, has lost the effectiveness it once had, with its open and click rates constantly declining. Email notifications have been surpassed by notifications from mobile apps. These notifications are of two types: push and in-app notifications. These two options are much less intrusive ways to reach out to users.

4. Enables users to Work Offline:
This is perhaps the biggest difference between a mobile website and an app. Despite requiring internet connections to perform their tasks, apps can nevertheless provide their users with basic functionality even when they are offline. For instance, banking apps. There are features like tax calculation, installment calculation, and loan limit determination. Despite not having an internet connection, these features can still be used.

Conclusion

Mobile users spend 86% of their time on mobile apps and just 14% of the time on mobile websites. In the era of global mobile usage, the “app vs web” debate will remain a very important consideration for organizations looking to establish mobile presences. Answering this question is always quite subjective. Moreover, keep in mind that native apps and mobile/responsive websites are not mutually exclusive. Many organizations have both mobile-friendly public websites and downloadable native applications for catering to specific needs. When it comes down to it, choosing the right tool is key.

Top Skills To Look-out For While Hiring Android and iOS Developers

Posted on June 8, 2021
Kevin Bell

It goes without saying that the mobile market and app development market is growing at a tremendous speed. Currently, Android is dominating the market with 87% of the share. For app development companies, it becomes very important to stay relevant and constantly be on their toes, in order to remain competitive.

Thus, while being an Android/iOS app developer is a fruitful career, it also is very competitive. Every year we see new technologies making waves in the market. It is imperative for an App developer company to hire those app developers who are skilled and someone who can stand out from the crowd.

Here are few crucial skills that HR at App Development Company should look out for when hiring Android and iOS Developers:

1. Should have knowledge of different programming languages:

It is very crucial that a developer should have in-depth knowledge about programming languages. Generally, Apple iOS developers use Objective-C & Swift while Android developers use Java & Kotlin. Also, they must have knowledge about multiple programing languages. This is a valuable and essential skill that would help brush your abilities as an app developer. Also, the developers should stay keep themselves updated with the same.

2. Should have analytical skills:

Analytical skills mean problem-solving skills. A good and talented app developer should have the ability to solve complex problems. It is vital for them to be able to analyze the market, the need for the app, how it should be presented in the market, and so on. Here, a developer should combine analytical skills with creativity, which would help uniquely build the app.

3. Should have knowledge about UI/UX Designs:

One of the most crucial parts of building a good app is the user experience it provides. The overall look, the functionality, and the navigation part should be designed keeping in mind how the end-users would use it and how they need it to be. Well-designed apps and those apps that offer easy functionality are less likely to be uninstalled by the users.

4. Should have knowledge about commercial value:

There is an immense need and demand for having multiple applications of different purposes on both Android and iOS devices. Whether it is a small start-up or an established company, having an app works wonders. An app developer should have knowledge about the business aspect of having an app and how it should be put out in the market. In addition to being able to create the app, being able to pivot the commercial aspects of it also works wonders.

Thus, mobile app development is an upcoming and exciting field that requires the right blend of soft skills and technical skills. For a developer to stand out from millions of other developers who have the same abilities as him, it is necessary for him to regularly keep working on these skills, which also helps him stay relevant. Any recruiter should look out for the skills mentioned above that would add value to their organization.

Octos Global is recognized by Techreviewer as a Top Mobile Development Company in 2021

Posted on April 1, 2021
Kevin Bell

Octos Global has been named one of the top mobile app development company by Techreviewer.co. The list of leaders was compiled based on expertise, experience, quality of services, and reliability of the development companies. To make an assessment Techreviewer collected information about our services and client’s reviews. Their research placed us in the list of mobile app development companies out of over 700 competitors.

Techreviewer conducts annual research and regularly updates market leader lists. Analysts’ findings help those who are looking for service providers of complex technical tasks.

Octos Global is known to be headquartered in the United States, California with offices all across with great team and expertise.

Octos Global is a reliable service provider of high-class app development services and business solutions for companies of any industry. Possessing deep practical knowledge in various fields, the company helps its clients to solve their business challenges as soon as possible, while maintaining high quality and efficiency and budgets.

About TechReviewer.co

Techreviewer is an independent IT market research and analysis company. The platform helps to find the best companies that provide high-quality IT services for technical support, development, system integration, AI, Big Data, and business analysis. As a result of objective market analysis, the Techreviewer platform determines the most successful and reliable IT companies and makes top ratings for each of the service categories. Techreviewer’s ranking lists help organizations select the right technology partner for their business needs.

How Are Companies Preparing for Work-From-Home in 2021

Posted on January 12, 2021
Kevin Bell

The Covid-19 vaccine is around the corner for common people but going back to the offices for work looks like a distant dream. Some employees are enjoying the work from home setup while some are eagerly waiting for offices to open. We have entered 2021, and we know the offices are not opening anytime soon, at least with full capacity. So how are companies preparing for work for home in 2021?

When companies allowed employees to start working from home in early 2020, it was not out of choice but a compulsion. Most companies were not even prepared for work from home setup, but there was no choice. Here are a few things we will see companies doing in 2021:

  • Data Security – The biggest challenge for any company when employees start working from home is data security. The companies are working towards ensuring no data breach happens. In 2021, we will see a lot of companies increasing their endpoint security investments. Some of the employees are working from personal laptops, and everyone is on their home network, which is not secured compared to a corporate setup. This has made it mandatory for companies to get the best endpoint security for the organization.
  • Work-Life Balance – Every company wants its employee to have a work-life balance. In the pre-Covid time, companies making efforts to educate their employees was a kind of engagement activity. The situation has changed now since people are working from home, maintaining a work-life balance is becoming difficult for most people. In the coming months, we will see many companies coming up with programs to help their employees create a balance between work and home life.
  • The Office Environment- Employees might be missing the office environment, as we previously mentioned, they miss the comfortable chairs, nice coffee, and much more. Google announced last year that employees could purchase work-from-home gear worth $1000 to ensure that they are comfortable working from home. Following the footsteps, we will see a lot of companies doing the same this year. Many companies are coming up with a budget to give their employees a few extra dollars to set up their work environment at home.
  • Child care policies – The parents are working from home, and their children are studying from home. Managing work and children sometimes become a tough job for employees/parents. Companies understand this pain point, and in 2021 we will see them revising their policies to give more paid caregiving leave policy to their employees. Some IT giants companies have already done it, and many others are in the process of doing it.
  • Rise in Remote Work Apps – With most of the employees remote working, there is a considerable rise in apps and websites that help make remote work more manageable. IT companies prioritize App development and Website development that would aid remote working more straightforward and simpler for both employees and companies.

Applications and tools like Google Meet, Zoom, Float, Aircall, Slack are now widely used.

OctosGlobal is one such US-based IT Company that helps businesses fulfill their software & IT development goals by providing essential solutions. The company provides Custom Software Development, Digital Marketing, Mobile App Development services, and more.

Factors to Consider while Developing your Mobile App for your Start Up

Posted on August 24, 2020
Kevin Bell

Sneak Peek into Startups

An exceptional idea, the need to be your own boss, the dream of having built a company from ground is all it takes for the seed of the start up to grow and nurture. A root needs soil, nourishment, and sunlight to grow, the same way startups need a few other elements for it to become a success. An idea alone does not mean it can be converted into a successful startup. Startups need every advantage it can find to make sure it succeeds and one such advantage is of having a mobile application for your start up.

Facts and Figures

Mobile phones today have become a necessity and with the world at your fingertips nothing is remote or inaccessible. This is one device that startups need to look at to stay ahead. Mobile applications are a great resource through which startups can reach a wider audience.

Key Figures

Reports by Statista suggest that by 2020, there will be 6.95 billion mobile users across the world. Mobile devices generate nearly fifty percent of the global website traffic.(https://www.yellowfindigital.com/blog/effective-2020-mobile-app-growth-statistics-to-know)

Mobile apps are expected to generate $189 billion in revenue by 2020.

57% of all digital media usage comes from mobile apps.

The Need of the Hour

Creating, designing, and building an application takes time as well as financial resources. A well developed and designed application will go a long way in making sure your mobile application is successful and this in turn will ensure your startup is successful. Hence the designing of mobile application plays a vital and crucial role. Some essential factors to consider while developing an application are:

Clarity in Thought and Vision:

While developing a mobile application, there needs to a clear-cut vision about the purpose of your application. The mobile application company that you choose, be it an iOS application company or an android application company, should be in sync with the vision you have for your application. Elements such as design, key features and add- on should be already decided and communicated iOS application company and the android application company. Make sure you do not over burden your application with too many features, or add just too little, designing a mobile application that incorporates your vision for your startup is the key to success.

Consider the Budgeting Aspect:

Mobile app for your startup, be it the iOS application or the android application, ensure that you take into account the budgeting of the application. Creating and designing an application and making sure its successfully launched does not close the door in the application process of your startup. Like any other application or device mobile applications need to be upgraded and maintained for them to function without any glitch. Therefore, while budgeting make sure you include the maintenance fee of the application as well.

Data Base and Structure:

Data is one of the essential factors while developing your mobile application, key elements such as data safety and security, accessibility, speed, and storage capacity are some factors that need to be considered. Data speed and safety is one factor that can elevate your application from basic to indispensable.

Branding and Marketing:

One of the biggest advantages of having mobile applications for startups is the marketing and branding platform that becomes available through the social media. People today are extremely intelligent, and they are looking for unique and highly functional applications, so make sure you integrate your mobile application through social media accounts to reach out to a wider base of your target audience.

An iOS, an Android platform, or a Hybrid Application

One vital factor to consider while developing a mobile application for your startup is which platform specifically are you developing the application for. Are you specifically developing an iOS application, or only for an android or are you developing a mobile application that is a hybrid application that is going to be launched on both the platforms?

 Mobile Applications the way Forward:

Today most of our time us spent on our mobile phones, they have become an integral part of our lives. Startups are today using the mobile applications as a resource that puts them in the forefront and ahead of their competition. Hence develop an application that manages to catch the attention of your target audiences. At Octos Global we understand the need of our clients, cater to what they are looking for and ensure that we quality applications. Our team of dedicated experts are up to date with the latest technological changes and give the client their best.

Online Learning Is Gaining Popularity Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted on May 18, 2020
Kevin Bell

Most of the teaching has gone remote. Because of COVID-19 pandemic, most professors and students suddenly find themselves forced to use blended technology as they teach and learn. Colleges and universities have shuttered their physical campuses in the face of the spread of COVID-19, they have moved their courses to remote and online formats in rapid fashion.

 How is the education sector responding to COVID-19?

 The primary reason that universities and schools have been able to do online learning classes is that the technology stack has evolved a good bit in the last four years.

 In many respects, the education industry’s move to remote instruction rhymes with the work-from-home move in enterprises. Video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and WebEx are being used heavily as are learning management systems like Instructure’s Canvas, Blackboard, and Google Classroom. In addition, there are enabling software such as Proctorio, a Google Chrome extension that monitors students taking exams online.

Many online learning platforms are offering free access to their services. Think and Learn app, BYJU’s has seen a 200% increase in the number of new students using its products. In future, we will be witnessing a lot of website and mobile app development specifically made for educational purpose. There have been already different types of Edtech software booming providing effective

A Cultural Change in Education Industry

Like all technology shifts and transformation efforts the biggest challenges usually involve cultural change – studying from textbooks and notebooks and switching it to.

There are few things to ponder:

  • Taking online learning class requires discipline. Education requires discipline too, but with less awareness of blended learning, one has to accept the fact that online learning is going to favor a certain type of student over ones that are trying to find their bearings on their own timetable.
  • Learning will be digitized. Paper is somewhat comforting, as are overpriced textbooks. Both are not going away; however, this process change will mean the faculty has to go digital and change their teaching styles.
  • Analytics will become more prevalent. All you need to do is see some of the analytic capabilities in learning management systems to know that there will be a barrage of new learning metrics to ponder for students’ and faculty’s effectiveness.

 Corona Virus has accelerated changes in the educational system

The spread of COVID-19 has led to the closure of educational institutions all over the world. Such closure accelerated the development of the online learning environments within those institutions so that learning would not be disrupted.

Many were not prepared, but it is important to review the reasons for offering students online classes, which go beyond periods of confinement:

Reasons why online classes learning is gaining popularity:

  • It offers highly effective learning environments
  • It offers interactive supports that allow students to study 24/7 and work at their own pace
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Available in any location, with an internet connection; students can attend using their devices computers, tablets, etc.
  • Gets you direct teacher feedback
  • Real-time student monitoring and corresponding reports
  • Allow franchises to share schedules and classes online using Cloud services
  • Improve the image of your center by offering technological solutions that solve real problems

 Online education becomes a strategic priority for all

Online learning will be recognized as core to every school’s plan for institutional resilience and academic continuity. This post-pandemic there will be a huge digital transformation the way how schools used to plan, manage education. Gone will be the days when individual schools within a university will be able to go their own way with online education.

If there is one big thing that COVID-19 has taught us, it is that it is a mistake to outsource core educational capabilities. Teaching and learning are core capabilities of every single institution in education industry.  Schools that invested in their learning design resources, by both hiring instructional designers and by reorganizing campus learning organizations into integrated units, were able to manage relatively efficiently the transition to COVID-19-required remote teaching and learning.

What will happen more and more is that campus instructional design capabilities will be centralized and augmented. Schools will move away from all-inclusive revenue-share models for partnering with OPM (Online program management) in developing and running online programs.

Download these Applications During this Isolation

Posted on April 22, 2020
Kevin Bell

The world as we know it is changing, we have been quarantined either due to exposure or are doing our part to socially distance our self to help prevent the spread of the virus. This lockdown has seen record breaking download of applications. After so many Netflix must watches and the work from home, we are most likely to get bored. So, we are recommending applications you can download and keep yourself occupied during the quarantine.

Best Applications to download this Quarantine

 Nike Training Club
An application that is good for your health and body is a must have. Since we cannot go out to our gyms or even for a run, it’s important to keep ourselves healthy and fit. This application offers about close to 185 free workout options and different levels of skills which cater to different goals such as strength, endurance and mobility training and you can choose them according to your preferences.

Proquotes
An application designed to spread positivity, cheer people up and to remember never to give up all done through the power of quotes. With about close to 160 variety of categories to choose from, you can either read other peoples quotes or create your own. It could be a simple text quote or image quote or a video quote that you can create and also share them across various social platforms. download this application and help spread some cheer during this tough time.

Todoist
If you are working from home, and if you are not used to it then there is chance you may face a lot of distractions and it can be a challenge. So, in order to make sure you manage to keep your productivity in line download the application Todoist. It will send you regular reminders and help monitor your deadlines.

Instagram

We all are maintaining a social distance, but that does not mean in the virtual world we cannot connect with our friends and family. Instagram one of the most popular video and photo sharing applications helps you remain in touch with your friends and family. Not only can you post pictures and videos but can also explore a variety of features that it has to offer. Get creative and  get connected via Instagram.

Genielens
Sometimes you need a break and also, it’s the best time to develop a new skill and learn something new and fun. Recreate and enhance your photos using this application called Genie lens. It helps add fun elements and features tour photos. Its extremely easy to learn and can brighten your photos but making them look naturally beautiful at the same time.

Headspace
In this time, we need to make sure our mental health is given as much importance as much as everything else. Take some time out to meditate, to exercise and to just spend time doing a hobby you enjoy. Take time to express gratitude, to be thankful and just stay upbeat and positive. Downloading a mindfulness application can help you do that.

Words with Friends
The board game scrabble is now online. A fun, addictive and intellectual game, it allows you to play with up to 40 people. It alerts you when it is your turn to make a move and you can either play with your friends or random people. This game will help expand your vocabulary.

Houseparty
Self-isolation, social distancing and quarantine time has brought down the time we spend out time with friends and family. This application comes to your rescue and allows you to see and hear your friends and family from the comfort of your living room. It allows up to 8 people on video calls and notifies you when you friends and family come online.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy

During this tough time, we not only need to be safe and healthy, we need to take care of our mental and physical health as well. Our health and safety are in our hands and we have technology to help us face these times. So download these applications and make sure you keep yourself occupied in the quarantine time.

 

How to Turn Your Mobile App Into A Scalable Business Product

Posted on April 13, 2020
Kevin Bell

Having an idea of app development is just the start of your entrepreneurship journey. Validating that app idea and turning it into a scalable business product is a different ball game altogether. The idea of developing a mobile app may scale with that time as it involves several processes, and modification throughout evolution. Perhaps, that’s the reason why your idea of developing a mobile app needs a set of features to start with.

 Turning Your Mobile App Into A Scalable Business Product
The process of launching a mobile app startup feels straightforward but it involves several phases. A lot of action takes place behind the scenes in order to validate the idea and successfully launch the app.

Set of features involved during mobile app development
This comprises of the ‘must have’ features and information necessary for users to addressing their concerns. Moving towards an end-product you will need to have all solutions offered to users for that includes the best UX/UI design.

Imagine a user needing a grocery app for online grocery shopping. You will need to integrate not only the shopping features, but notifications of new deals and discounts, if the user is going to pick up from the store, you’ll need a map as well. Listing down such features will help you to gauge user expectations versus the app offerings.

Find out who is your target audience

You simply cannot proceed further towards without knowing your target audience. Start finding the data that determines a specific audience for your new Android or iOS mobile app.

Try asking how can your ideas of making a mobile app can simplify their day-to-day life? Or how your mobile app can be helpful to them. Turning ideas into the product by eliminating all the possible friction is a great way to launch a mobile application.

Choosing the right platform
If you an android mobile app development idea, go ahead and make an app exclusively for Android that is as easier to create and publish. Also, it has lesser restrictions on Google Play compared to Apple’s app store. Its quicker, easier and cost-effective option. However, this decision should not be made to base on its cost but there are plenty of factors involved in developing an app from an app idea. Right from target market to ease of use and UX, you need to get all things covered.

 Determining the budget

How much does it will take to develop a mobile app?

Well, this is one of the most crucial things that most of the businesses ask. It totally depends on the range of functionality and features you incorporated within your mobile app.

To develop a mobile app can range from thousand bucks leading to a huge number. When you are sitting with the mobile app development company, it is important that you talk about the budget, the scalability in case if the deadline stretches, the maintenance part and so on.

Have an estimated figure at hand that contributes to the cost of building an app. Keep an additional budget for any delays and hiccups in the app development process.

 Hiring the experts
There is a lot that goes into building a mobile app, prototyping, UI/UX design, coding, testing etc. Further, it requires testing and QA for such feature set is important to help market the app to its target users.

Mobile app development is a full-time project, if you intend to make it successful, hiring an app development company that is focused about your app objective, like OctosGlobal, is the way to go. Putting together the right team to transform your app idea and turn it into a reality is a must.

Having the SRS documents and feature list ready
Having feature list and SRS documents would then serve as a template for all the prototype that is to be developed and would act as a baseline for the UI/UX design.

The SRS document is a blueprint of the software that is to be developed. The document template can give you the framework of what points need to be covered and what needs to be included within the document itself.

Launching of the mobile app

Mobile app store optimization is to ensure that the users looking for a mobile application like yours discover it within the app store. Significant marketing efforts are required to ensure that the app reaches its target audience. Use of content marketing and social media marketing to create a buzz around the product and spread the word are the must-dos to ensure that the app launch is successful.

In the end, you’ve finally established a feature set that has endured trial after trial, change after change and as you continue developing a mobile app for your target user base, you will appreciate all the time and effort you put into increasing the stability and flexibility of your mobile app.