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Mobile Apps 101: Designing Apps That Perform Well In Poor Connectivity

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Ever Wanted To Use An App When Your Connection Was Misbehaving?

 

Are you planning on cultivating your mobile app development skills and make a mobile application for your business? Well, you better make sure it functions well even on slow internet connectivity. That’s how you serve your target audience.

Those mobile apps that have a lot of features may appear visually appealing and great, but is the ultimate source of frustration when they fail to work smoothly on poor connectivity.

Below are some best practices that you should follow in order to design your app impressively, even in poor internet connectivity.

 

 

Design A Lite Mobile App

 

Learn from Twitter and Facebook. They have lite versions of their apps which are low in graphics, and are minimalistic overall. It provides its bare crucial content, even in poor internet connection.

 

 

Clearly Mention That Is A Problem With Connectivity

 

It’s your duty, as the app owner, to inform the user that is a problem that exists in the connection. If you refuse to put out a random error message, it can be harmful for your reputation.

 

 

Your App’s Content Can Be Viewed Even When You’re Offline

 

An app designer’s worst enemy? An empty page. If your mobile app loses data, and appears blank the moment the user loses connectivity, then it can mean a deal breaker. Prepare some offline content that people can turn to.

 

 

Prioritize Logical Hierarchy

 

Designing based on optimized bandwidth usage must be a priority from the very beginning. Develop a good mobile app structure, wherein the pages are organized in a proper way. With that layout, your users wouldn’t need to open unnecessary pages.

 

 

Optimize Images

 

Images, most especially high-resolution ones, need to be optimized as well. Also, keep in mind that there are various techniques and tools that can help you make your photos load much faster.

 

 

Use A Combination Of Dynamic, Static Content

 

Many mobile apps are filled with dynamic content that requires constant connectivity. Static content, on the other hand, doesn’t change. It’s much easier to cache, and loads much faster.

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