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5 Tips to Help You Develop a Successful Augmented Reality App

Introduction

New advancements in technology are always going to be very interesting, especially to us consumers. The fact that augmented reality is becoming mainstream means that we are going to have upcoming app development that will make use of the technology. One popular example of the implementation of AR in apps is Pokemon Go. In fact, just a few months after release, it was a huge smash hit. Although it was due, in part, of Pokemon being an already established brand, the fact that people would have to go out and look for these cute creatures is a refreshing feeling.We now see augmented reality apps as a viable feature that is just going to be improved as the years go by. If you are looking to develop your own application and you want to implement AR into it, then here are some tips that will help you make a successful app:

1. Think of Your Audience


First and foremost, you’re creating an application that will not only be profitable but also a successful one, right? And one principle of success in the app space is by thinking about your audience and what solutions you can give them. For instance, if you are going to create a gaming app, how will you implement  AR that will make it quite popular? It could be that you can give people the opportunity to interact with the environment in a more meaningful way. Also, who is going to be your target demographic? If you’re catering to the young ones, you might have to create an app that is rich in the visual department. For adults, you could keep it more professional while also interactive at the same time.

2. The Design Should Amplify the User Experience


People want a simple yet functional app. It has to be simple in the sense that you employ a no non-sense approach and make the interface as clean and as intuitive as possible. As for the commands, you have to think how people will interact with your app. You could find meaningful ways of utilizing gesture controls such as shouting, moving, or other physical movements. What I am trying to get at is that the app needs to be simple yet versatile in its actions at the same time.

3. Define Your App’s Purpose

What is the end goal of your application? Do you want to entertain your audience or do you want them to look at your app as a means to help improve their day-to-day lives? The purpose of your app is vital because it will give you the direction you need to finish the job.

4. Be Unique


Although there is an app for almost everything in the world, you need not reinvent the wheel, but you have to improve in areas where your competitors are weak. That is part of developing a successful app, especially one that makes use of a relatively new technology in the app space.

5. Test It Frequently


Augmented Reality is a feature that is always going to be a really good addition to any app. However, it is still relatively new and it can still be quite buggy. For this reason, you must continually test your application even long after development so that you can assure your customers that it is rid of any bugs and problems.