10 WordPress Mobile App Development Tips for 2017

You have a WordPress site that you try to update now and then with new contents and often track to assess the performance and traffic. It’s impressive, and you are doing the right thing. You are happy that the site has been designed responsively to address the mobile audience. It’s again great and another perfect step.

But, after a moderately successful run with a consistent traffic flow, your business still fails to garner enough value from it. Have you ever assessed the reason behind it? There might be other scopes of improving your site and optimise it for better traction. But, your WordPress site may need a more rigorous mobile presence with a dedicated app. Did you give it a serious thought? If not, time is ripe to consider it seriously. Building a WordPress mobile app with the entire browsing experience given a better shape with a mobile interface is easier now thanks to an array of developer helpful tools and frameworks.

But while developing WordPress mobile app, we suggest taking care of few important aspects. Let us offer here a few time-tested WordPress mobile app development tips that can give your web presence a never before boost.

  1. Choose the right development tool

WordPress mobile apps are preferred worldwide just because of the seamless ease of updating contents on both web and app interface simultaneously. There are quite a few tools that can help transfer your entire site experience onto an app easily. But each one of these tools has their respective pros and cons. Let us offer here a few competitive aspects to assess which tool is just perfect for your purpose.

Let me tell you every tool cannot be just complete with all that you prefer and need. Tools like App Builders may prove to be highly limited as far as customization is concerned since these tools do not allow incorporating all the native tools. AppPresser, on the other hand, offers reasonably good customization by making all the plugins available but it is limited when it comes to offline access. Hybrid Apps, on the other hand, are perfect for offline accessibility and smooth transition of native experience but for the vast majority of average users, they can prove to be a difficult option.

  1. Expert Development for WordPress mobile app

From the above-mentioned point, it is already clear that no particular tool is just perfect to deliver all the best things in a WordPress mobile app. The best of all worlds is not available when you take help from ready in hand tools to deliver the web experience to a native WordPress app. Precisely, to achieve ultimate perfection in terms of native look and feel, offline access and customization, you need expert developer help. Moreover, while you test and try with the so-called development tools, it can only result in an unsatisfactory experience with precious time wasted. This is why it is advisable for business blogs and websites to take expert developer help to build your site just the way you want it.

  1. A Stripped-off Minimalist Design does It Best

Don’t misunderstand us when we insist on such words such as ‘Stripped-off’ or ‘Minimalist’. We are not just launching a run if the mill concept that glorifies simplicity at the cost of all other things. For WordPress mobile apps we stress on ‘’Less is More’ simply because you need to allow easy loading and smooth native experience more than anything. It is said by most WordPress experts and users that more your web and app experience comes into synchrony and similarity, better you can boost your brand image and drive business conversion.

  1. Less smart and more effective

What gives result is smarter than what just looks street smart. This is why ‘being effective’ is the new definition of ‘smartness’. There is a fine line between smart approach in app design and development and effective measures that garners better user traction. First of all, so-called visually heavier design and too many JavaScript libraries running in the app can slower the app speed and can deteriorate performance as well. An app should be least smart and more effective in terms of performance and engagement. For a smooth native performance and offline access, the app should do away with the rich, memory grabbing features.

  1. A balancing act keeping budget in mind

If you are not from the global brand with a robust IT budget, you need to keep a sharp eye on a budget of the entire app development. Do you need a gamut of WordPress plugins in your app as well? Well, this is one of the challenging tasks that requires complicated process and hefty investment. If your primary focus is to remain available with the vast majority of mobile traffic, you can just do away with this requirement. Whatever plugins are necessary you can go for them while shrugging off others. This balancing act is critical to keep the budget low while offering something effective.

  1. Byte-sized texts with eye catchy visual

Mobile users these days mostly scan a list of contents and try to grab something that looks lucrative offers a clear idea. When you turn your WordPress site into a new WordPress app, you should start a new approach to present contents. First of all instead of offering long drawn content summary, just offer users several contents with byte sized texts and accompanying thumbnails. This makes the site lucrative and accessible for even users with least attention span. An approach that allows you publish several contents along with images is great for user traction and engagement. Users prefer as much as possible with a quick scanning eye and this approach is just ideal for this.

Finally, building a WordPress mobile app may look lucrative enough to tap into the opportunity of increasing and beaming mobile audience, but without consideration for the easy engagement and decreasing attention span, you cannot make a lasting impression.

About Author

Juned Ahmed is a co-founder and strategic business growth specialist at IndianAppDevelopers, an Android app development company specializing in high-quality app design and development. Juned mainly responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy which discover, engage and generate qualify leads for company to increase revenue at scale.