Challenges Facing Mobile Applications Developers


Getting Information on the go is made possible through mobile apps, further contributing to the massive use of smartphones. This trend is not limited to a particular geographical region but is a global phenomenon. However developing applications is not an easy task. Let us take a look at some of the inhibiting challenges facing mobile app developers:

Challenges Facing Mobile Applications Developers

Screen size

The mobile screen size varies from device to device. Not only does the design fluidity play a role here, but also the fact that you need to decide the number of features you want to introduce to your application. This is so that the use of your application is less cumbersome.



Experience with application development is something that has to be given the highest priority when you choose a mobile application development partner. Inexperienced app developers may build poor software that can have adverse effects on the business in terms of reputation.

Cross Platform Compatibility

The smartphone market is mainly a battleground between smartphones running on iOS, Android, Windows and to some extent Symbian OS. Hence an application you develop needs to be compatible with multiple operating platforms so as to achieve more success. Failure to identify and analyze potential users and their preferences would lead to the development of an app that has something in substance but nothing in value for the target market.

Changing Hardware complexities

Smartphone hardware always undergoes changes on processing speeds, memory, Graphics processing, etc. Moreover, multiple keyboard options like touch only, touch and type, type only, etc. all pose severe challenges. The apps you develop must be capable of fault free operation in both low ends as well as high-end hardware devices. Creating a mobile phone application that allows for accuracy when users use their fingers to navigate. Most users will use their fingers to navigate, rather than a mouse pointer. This may compromise precision and accuracy.

Accelerated development:

Mobile applications have very tight deadlines. They usually need to be developed within a few weeks as opposed to months for desktops. Also, the developers need to be agile enough to be able to make instant changes in case of user and hardware issues.


For this to happen, people and systems for tight team collaboration need to be in place. Thus though an exciting area, mobile application development is not without its fair share of challenges. However choosing the right partner for your mobile app development activities can help you resolve these issues quite easily.

Donna Carey

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