When someone asks another person if he had ever played Angry Birds and what he thinks about it, that person will certainly give a positive remark and say that it is one of the “good apps” he had ever used.
How can one say that the applications they downloaded are good applications or not? These apps are chosen based on their significance and function, whether the application works, or entertains, or the other way around. In the example above, how did Angry Birds make it to the list of good apps?
Aside from the fun and enjoyment it offers, Angry Birds is a better than average app because it also allows players to practice their trajectory skills and other physics-based theories we learned in school.
Below is a list of the other factors that needs to consider before concluding whether the applications are good applications or not.
It is a standard procedure that developers test the application under different conditions before releasing it. This will give the developers a report to run the application in extreme conditions, like when the phone is set on airplane mode or Wi-Fi is disabled. An application loses its influence and value if it will not work on certain conditions due to insufficient test runs, leaving the user with questions like what happened and how to resolve the issue.
Whatever the environmental condition is, the string of commands of these applications should not freeze and may yield an error “The application is not responding and needs to close.” Users will simply follow the message without realizing what causes the error. Of course, this causes frustration and inconvenience to them.
Consistent with its platform
Each mobile platform has its own set of guidelines how each application will maintain a consistent look on its environment. This makes a better application because consistency applies to both the user interface and overall user experience. Windows Phone 7 will include components like text boxes, pivot, buttons, and panorama controls. Meanwhile, apps for iPhone may use standard application bars and navigation controls. Going beyond the limits may cause inconvenience for the users.
Game games should show their unique feature when compared with other good apps on the market. How do your flashlight apps differ from other flashlight apps available on the marketplace? What unique feature does it have that sets it apart from other flashlight apps? Does it offer other functions aside from providing light in the dark?
Easy on the budget
All good applications can be said to be worth the price when they are able to provide valuable functionality. Moreover, the developer should not only consider the design and purpose of the application, but also the amount of data on the user’s cellphone to avoid further charges on the monthly bill.
Obviously, it is inconvenient and uncomfortable when advertisement pops up while using the mobile tool. This may be an effective advertising technique for some, but for most users, it is annoying.
The features of good apps discussed above are just a few of the factors to consider that determine whether these games are good or not. There may be more, feel free to let share yours.