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5 essential principles of developing a successful augmented reality app

The use of augmented reality in various industries is expected to grow in the near future. As such, now is a good time to start developing successful AR apps.

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The very moment you listen to the name of augmented reality, the first thing that would come to mind is ‘future.’ While the technology is making an unmatched space all across the globe, entrepreneurs are still struggling to explore the uses of technology.

According to a report released by Perkins Coie, sectors like gaming, education, healthcare, real estate, marketing, live events, retail and manufacturing will receive maximum investments in augmented reality technology.

(Source: perkinscoie.com)

With figures and expectations being high, it is crucial to ensure flawless implementation and innovative approach to attract and engage the target audience using successful augmented reality app development.

To help you with the same, I thought of sharing the five essential principles you need to consider while developing a successful augmented reality application. Let’s have a look:

1. You and your audience

The first thing that you need to keep in mind is your industry and your target audience. You need to understand that the audience taste and preferences change with a change in location and industry. Besides these, there are other factors also, which include age group and profession. Having said this, you need to keep in mind that the features of your augmented reality application should be around these factors. For example, while targeting teenagers and the younger audience, you need to focus more on graphical representation and content briefing while for millennial, you will share the information related to your product and service in an interactive manner.

2. Purpose

Augmented reality opens a wide horizon for you. You can allow your target audience to experience your products and services first in a virtual world and hence can eventually earn their trust. Here, defining the purpose of building AR app plays a vital role. You need to keep the purpose of building an application at the top in your list. Whether you want to use it for attraction, engagement or acknowledging purpose. After evaluating the same, you should move further with your augmented reality app development process.

3. Building flawless UI/UX

This is something which needs to be taken care of while using any tech advancement. You need to have an answer to questions like will the end user dispatch the application and hit a catch? Will the client get push notices when they land at a particular area as dictated by its GPS arranges? Will the client need to put a penny against their skin to give the gadget a reference point for scale and estimations? Can the client actuate the application by yelling directions to the gadget’s virtual partner? You’ll have to decide the correct procedures and activities a client will be requested to perform so as to utilize the versatile application. Once that procedure is streamlined and refined, your engineer can make a strong arrangement for making the application.

4. Be innovative

Despite being no new inclusion, this is that one part where most of the entrepreneurs fail to lure their target audience. There is this famous quote which says, “You don’t always have to do something new, doing differently often builds new benchmarks.” Having said this, the primary focus while working on the augmented reality technology should be on the fact that people love it for its distinctness and invincible user engagement. It is essential for you to ensure that your AR application is unique with its traits and has the ‘much-needed’ essence of creativity to attract and engage your target audience.

5. Unbiased real-time testing

Last but not the least, once you are done with the development part and planning to launch your augmented reality mobile application, do not compromise with the testing part. You need to test the application by keeping yourself in the shoes of a user. Subsequent testing will not only help you to identify the errors and fix them but will also help you build it more user-friendly. This will eventually help you attract, engage and earn the loyalty of your target audience. And as you might be aware, client retention is one of the most crucial parts in growing your business.

Before signing off:

Augmented reality has a vast scope in the future. It is believed to serve numerous industries across the globe with the unbiased blend of perfection. Whether it be about reaching your target audience, or about engaging and converting your potential buyers. With AR mobile applications, you can indeed take your business to new realms. However, to relish its complete benefits, it’s important that you follow the augmented reality app development process with utmost dedication under the surveillance of industry experts.

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DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any information I have shared are from sources that I believe to be reliable and accurate. I did not receive any financial compensation for writing this post, nor do I own any shares in any company I’ve mentioned. I encourage any reader to do their own diligent research first before making any investment decisions.

Tuhin Bhatt is a co-founder of Intelivita, a leading web and mobile app development company with offices in the UK and India. He has expertise in Mobile Game, iOS, Android, AR and VR App Technologies. With flawless command over app development, Tuhin also has a passion to share his expertise with clients and other enthusiasts. His write-ups are usually based on Technology, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship.

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