Re-Thinking Mobile Applications and User Experience: Part 3 – Software Development and Device Considerations That Affect Success

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Article Source MoblinZone
April 17, 2009, 6:32 am

Having a new product concept is always exciting but aligning the concept with market expectations can be more difficult.  This third article in a series examines some software development and device factors that can influence the success of an application.  Part One discussed how developers could better understand the requirements of their target markets.  Part Two discussed how user expectations affect the creation of a good user experience.

Mobile applications must be developed with considerable precision given the device’s small form factor, its limited resources when compared to a PC, and the fact that users are in motion.   That precision means taking a narrower approach to the application’s functionality and structuring the application in a way that acknowledges mobile users’ short attention spans…