Editor's note: this is a guest blog by John Siebert, president and CEO of Tranquil Blue - Web Design Tampa.
In an app-centric decade sites that carefully plan their mobility will succeed. Notable rulers of this decade are those players that devised their mobile strategy on time and with precision.
According to research by Gartner, a majority of mobile users will be using tablets by 2017. Mobile enabled business tasks will be a trend of the coming times. More and more business processes will go mobile. And the demand of mobile app developers will be on an all-time high.
Mobile workers already use a host of cloud services like Office 365 & Salesforce 1 through their mobile devices. As of now these services are consumer-grade and are emerging to achieve the enterprise-grade status. Enterprise cloud services are next step. SAP has already realized this potency and has made available ample mobile apps which people are not even aware of.
Simplification of the app designs - along with provision of advanced file sync and storage features - is necessary for development of enterprise-grade applications, and all this has to drive past the device space constraints. But don’t stress; innovations take place under such deterrent circumstances. 45% of enterprises focus on custom app development for wider market capture.
A lot of things go behind devising a mobile app design like gestures, ergonomics, etc.
Development of every mobile app is based on two principles of user experience.
1) Anticipate the just what the app will be used for – and by whom- before designing it, and
2) Ensure your designs are easy to recreate and build upon.
There are a few basic design patterns to consider when developing for the enterprise application market, which are:
1. Mobile App Navigation Pattern
Navigation is one of the most crucial aspects of mobile apps. A good navigation produces good user experience and will make use of your app a habit and not a chore. Below are some mobile app design navigation patterns that have been successful: