How to Architect Your IoT Mobile App

by | Feb 16, 2020

We all know that planning anything can be a hassle and can also lead to stress. Mobile app development is not excluded from this and planning is actually an essential phase in creating a successful mobile app.

Everyone always believes they have an app idea that will make millions of dollars and want to get started on developing the app immediately. They usually ignore the planning phase of things and try to get started on the actual coding as soon as possible. You know, “the let’s get rich quick method”. I can tell you from experience that method may get you a mobile app in your hands quickly, but will cause more issues in the long run.

Too many mobile apps have failed due to bad planning of their mobile app architecture. For this reason, AppVelocity, home to some of the best mobile app developers in Canada, created a guide to help folks understand the importance of architecturing your mobile app.

AppVelocity’s guide breaks down the mobile app architecture into the main 3 important layers:
  1. Presentation Layer
  2. Business Layer
  3. Data Access Layer
These layers allow for easier and more focus development of the mobile app as each layer has its own purpose and goal. Clearly defining each layer can speed up a developer’s work and increase the quality of the application.

There are also 5 important factors AppVelocity details when architecturing your mobile app.
  1. Keep in mind the mobile device type. Different device types will have unique performance characteristics that should be factored in.
  2. The various bandwidth scenarios the app may experience. No one likes a mobile app that takes forever to load or to do a trivial task.
  3. The optimal navigation method. Not being able to navigate a mobile app will definitely cause frustration for users. No one likes being stuck on the first screen of an app.
  4. The user interface (UI). Just like tip number three, a confusing user interface can lead to failure. Constantly clicking on an object thinking it was button not only makes the user feel dumb, but also frustrated with the app.
  5. Deciding on real-time updates and push notifications. These types of features are cool, but are they needed? Do they provide any value or more of an annoyance to users? Are they worth the high development cost and battery drain?
These are important factors and tips everyone should consider when developing mobile apps. Read more about them in AppVelocity’s guide to mobile application architecture.
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