Unlike some of the Hollywood flicks these days, where the mindless comedies are dwindling away at their attempts at getting famous, a mobile application does as good as less the user would have to use their mind on it. Introducing a lot of complexities in a mobile application might not be the best course of action to get your more users.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons, why you should work on keeping your application as simple as possible.
Complex Technology Could Pose a Problem
Making a mobile application is about creating an impeccable combination of technology and content that works beautifully. At least at the simplest level, a mobile application is just that. The perfect combination is what makes the business end of the deal possible. But when the balance in this combination gets disturbed, it creates problems. While technology makes the idea behind the application possible, it wouldn’t bode well with the end users if they have to deal with the complexity that comes with that technology. As a developer, you have to make your application simple enough for the users to not just understand, but really be interested in using the app. In order to make the app look less confusing, keep it simple.
Simplicity Gains you More Time
Or, you lose less time. Too many windows to open, too many tasks to get done - all in one app - it gets confusing, it seems like an eternity before the users see things actually getting done, and it looks messy too. And so, a clean interface always means an effective use of time and energy both, on the part of your end users. Simplicity is what brings efficiency to the whole experience of using any mobile application.
When You Need to Keep Multiple People on the Same Page
There are many applications out there which are usually used in groups of users - like the application Splitwise, which allows a group of friends to split money equally, telling each of them how much they owe every other friend, and how much everyone else owes them. These are classic examples of applications which need to be simple, because the chances of confusion here are abundant. The apps that are meant to bring about a level of organization into people’s lives - these are the kinds of apps that should never be complex. These are the apps that especially thrive on simplicity.
To say that mobile applications have changed the way people operate today in their day-to-day lives, would be just about right. That makes it even more necessary for the developers to work harder on making simplicity on of the top features of every application that they design. Because not just the understanding, but the accessibility and more than a certain amount of usage too comes from how simple and clear the structure of the applications is. The road to success, undoubtedly starts with simplicity.