Mobile Product Development Principles

By Nancy Proctor

  • Mobile products should be accessible and used to enable access to experiences and resources for people of all abilities.
  • Mobile projects should expand and create new opportunities for engagement, not seek to reproduce existing ones on mobile devices.
  • Mobile should be understood as social media and projects should leverage its ability to create conversations, communities, and collaborations both alone and in combination with other platforms.
  • Wherever possible, a mobile website should be at the core of every mobile application project to enable multi-platform accessibility.
  • Digital content should be conceived for cross-platform use and re-use according to mobile content standards with quality metadata.
  • Avoid writing new and/or dedicated code, or using proprietary or dedicated systems.
  • Make code, tools, best practices and other learnings from mobile projects freely available to others to reuse.
  • For quality and consistency of user experience, mobile initiatives should use standard interfaces.
  • Embed metrics and analytic tools in every mobile product, and include audience research and product evaluation in every mobile project to inform iterative development and ensure quality.
  • Every mobile project or product must include a commercial or other plan for its sustainability and maintenance

One response to “Mobile Product Development Principles

  1. Hi, you may want to check this out:
    It’s an offline app for guided tours with sliding panels and touch points highlighting the various parts of the art piece.

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