Principle #1: Speed
Most of people believe that speed plays a more important role than feature but in fact, speed is the most important feature. If your web application is slow, the inevitable result is that there will not be many people using it.
This can be clearly seen when comparing the application usage between two user levels. For experienced users and experts, they will have a more sympathetic eye for the challenges you will face when building a fast-running web application. Sometimes, they are willing to live with them. However, for amateur users (and this is the common group of users), they will never accept this. Speed is not only a feature but also a requirement in designing an application for the web.
Principle #2: High availability
This means that the services that your web app offers must be really useful and ready to use right away. If you build a service where users take time to configure, set up, import contacts and other data, surely no one will want to continue using it. Therefore, all services provided must be available for use and truly useful.
There are many people who encounter this error. In fact, there are many tricks that you can use to create an instantly effective utility. A good example is that if you’re building an information service web app, you can collect data on the web app. However, it is important to know what is useful from the service you provide.
Principle #3: Software is also the media
A software is also considered as one of the most effective media platform available today. Especially software for consumers, when people use it, they will access it in the same way as they access a media channel. When referring to the media, we are talking about a magazine, newspaper or television program. For example, when you think of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, or Fox News and CNN, we all realize that each media company has a unique voice; they have a style, a completely different perspective to each other. That makes a unique mark for each company.
Therefore, each software or web application that you design must have its own style. At that time, everyone using your software will feel as excited as using the media. If your software has boring content and an unclear point of view, it certainly cannot expect the interest and excitement from the users.
Principle #4: Build a solid foundation at very initial
As you may know that from the beginning of releasing or launching an application or service, everything is very simple. Over time, you can develop more utilities for the service. For example, Facebook now offers 20-30 different features. However, when it was first launched, it was actually quite simple. This is largely true of most excellent services today.
Another example can be mentioned is Delicious. What makes you enjoy it is its simplicity. Initially, Delicious offers very few utilities, but what users can do is actually quite powerful. People have used it 5 to 10 times daily. As such, from the beginning, you can accumulate, build, and develop your application to make it bigger and stronger. A good initial foundation will be a solid foundation that will help the entire development process of the application in the future.
Principle #5: Be programmable
When discussing this issue with a group of web application developers, they thought that there was nothing worth talking about here. However, this is really important. API – a software communication used by different web applications. If an application cannot read or write, it is certainly not an API.
We should design applications that bring programming capabilities to users. That means they can add value to your application, which attracts more users to use the application, and enrich the data source. This is really necessary and it is very difficult today for an application to grow without being highly programmable.
Principle #6: Personalize the app
Sometimes you may want web application developers from a 3rd party to promote your product. You also may want other users to transfer and recommend your applications. That way, your application will be more known to users. However, it is important to remember to create a web app that allows users to customize and personalize it according to their own style. For example, allowing them to change background information, add avatars, create content or anything they feel they can control your web application better.
When Meetup Pages’ portfolio company made changes to Meetup Pages, there were thousands of comments on that announcement, most of which contained negative feedback. You must be the decision maker whether or not to respond or participate. However, this is generally a good practice because people have shown interest and invested their time and energy into your application in the process of personalizing it.
Principle # 7: Create a unique URL
If you visit someone’s page on Twitter, just click on the “lists” link, you will see a fairly clear URL, like “twitter.com/eztek_software/lists…”. The entire Twitter application will be built that way, so you can use that URL, send it via email or publish it on social networks. With a unique and visible URL, Google will easily remember that address and distribute it to users through its search engine. Not to mention that those addresses are easy to remember for both you and the user.
Principle #8: Search engine optimization (SEO)
When you launch a web application, it’s like finding a needle in a haystack. Currently, there are hundreds, even thousands, millions of web applications available on the Internet. So, how can users find your application easily?
Start exploring search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns and understand its rules. You have to build your application in such a way that search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. can easily discover it. In addition, we must optimize our web app so that the media and social networks can quickly find it. Therefore, to build a successful web application, it must be designed and optimized for search engines and social networks.
Principle #10: Interoperability between multiple users
In any case, interoperability in a web application is really important. Exciting games are often games that you can get users to do what they want. If you look at LinkedIn when it was first launched, you will be surprised by this. The goal of these applications is to attract more participants. Initially, some people will try to build more relationships in LinkedIn, or others want more followers on Twitter, or Facebook friends … and these are really exciting games. Therefore, design applications that can attract and create opportunities for users to interact with each other easily.
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