The demand in enterprises to build mobile apps fast has never been greater - and neither has the demand for mobile developers. There simply aren't enough qualified application developers to go around to meet the growing need to mobilize enterprises. With no mobile developers at hand, how do you make mobile apps for your business?
With that in mind, developers must make sure to keep designs as simple as possible. That means not mimicking native UI controls, using a flat design for a clean interface, using a clean an minimal CSS, and using vector images, CSS, and Web fonts, because they will provide the app with a much crisper look.
Although the design shouldn't try to emulate native device controls, they should mimick interface behaviors that make the app seem as if it's native to the device -- for example, making sure that buttons respond to touches in the same way they do on native apps, or that the device responds to a drag across the screen in the same way.
Web designers should also provide constant visual feedback to users -- make it clear when action needs to be taken, and when a previous action is complete. CSS3 can be useful to do this by designing smooth transitions. Web designers should also create app icons and splash screens for devices, because users expect them to be there.
Finally, Web designers should use an agile client architecture. One of HTML5's great benefits over native app development is how much more quickly and easily it can be changed. Apps are never static and frequently need to be updated. An architecture should be chosen with that in mind.
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