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Login System and Security
Logging in with email & password or via social media are common ways to do user authentication. If your app deals with sensitive data, make sure to add relevant security mechanisms.
Email / Password Login
Standard sign-up/login system with an email address and password.
Sign-up and login through social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.).
An SSL certificate is a cost-effective way to ensure people that they can use your website safely.
Two Factor Authentication
2FA is an extra layer of security (above a password) used for financial and other apps that handle sensitive data. It requires users to provide a piece of information that only they can know.
Used for high-profile apps to prevent cyber-attacks that shut the system down by flooding it with superfluous requests or sending an information that triggers a crash.
Users & Accounts
Would you like the users of your app to be able to create their own profiles with personalized dashboards and special features? Select all that apply.
Users will be able to create profiles in your app with personal information that might be viewed publicly.
A page that displays forms, charts and notices personalized for each user.
A chronological stream of posts, likes, comments or other recent activities of a specific user within your app.
File or Media Uploading
Users will be able to upload photos, videos, PDF’s, etc.
Ratings or Reviews
Ability for the user to rate or review things, e.g. products, services, etc. Keep in mind, that review and ranking systems vary in complexity and thus in cost.
Gallery / Photos or Video
Allowing users to create public collections of images and videos.
Basic audio or video encoding, editing and storage.
Giving users the ability to send messages within the app.
With a search function, like a search box with autosuggestion, users can quickly find what they’re looking for on your app.
Retail software has its specifics. These are the key features for web and mobile retail apps that will help to streamline your business.
Tracking retail transactions (POS).
Managing the quantity of your inventory, purchase orders, sales and deliveries.
Collecting and storing your customer's names, addresses and purchase histories.
Pricing and discounts management
Creating and managing price lists and price discount schemas.
Administration of rewards programs for loyal customers.
Using Device's Hardware
Take advantage of hardware device functions like camera, various sensors and Apple Watch within your application.
Camera / Photos
Accessing the device camera to take photos from within the app.
Camera / Video
Ability to use the device’s video capture capabilities directly from the app.
Using Data From Device Sensors
Accessing and using data from the device’s built-in sensors. e.g. compass, gyroscope, etc.
Barcodes or QR Codes
Providing the ability to capture or display barcode or QR code data.
Developing an Apple Watch application to complement your iOS app.
Locations & Dates
Use geo-location and calendar features to let your users set appointments, track their physical location and offer them geographically based content.
Ability to organize and display data (events, appointments and other activities) in a personalized calendar.
Displaying maps with pins and annotations.
Capability to detect and track locations of users.
Allowing users to make reservations, e.g. set up appointments and book the tables in restaurants, through the app.
People want engaging experiences. Make use of emails, sms, push notifications as well as social features to keep your users involved and encourage more customers to join your app.
Sending automated emails to notify users about changes and keep them engaged.
Users might receive engaging notifications about new features, product updates, special offers, etc. even if the app is not running.
Keep in touch with your app users through SMS messages.
Giving users the ability to share pieces of information from your app on their social media accounts.
Forums or Commenting
Add a forum or commenting functionality to your app to drive more engagement.
Payments & Billing
Would you like to sell something or make a profit from the app in another way? Choose the options that suit you best.
Ability to accept and process payments from your app users via an integrated payment system.
Users will be able to browse items for sell and add the ones they wish to purchase to a cart.
Customers will pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee for using your app.
Enabling users to buy additional items, features, upgrades and other add-ons from within the app.
APIs & Integration
Choose whether your app needs to be integrated with your existing website or some third party services.
3rd Party API Integration
Integrating with third party services and apps via documented API’s.
API to Connect Mobile App With Your Existing Website
You have a website and you want to connect it with your future app to enable exchanging data between the mobile app and your website’s backend server.
Look & Feel
Would you like your app to have a bespoke branded UI design and look equally good on both web and mobile devices? Pick your option!
Custom UI design
Professionally designed UI, including custom page layouts, buttons and other UI components. Keep in mind that being pretty and unique is not cheap.
Responsive (Mobile Friendly) site
Making your website compatible with different devices - desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
Admin & Other features
Which administrative, analytics and other features will you have in your app?
Content Management System
CMS allows you to edit the content of your app without getting a developer involved.
Account and app admins will be able to add and remove users, manage user’s roles and permissions.
Moderation & Approval
Keep an eye on what users post on your app. Admins or content moderators will be able to monitor and approve or reject content before it’s published.
Reporting & Analytics
Giving you the ability to see where your users come from, what they do on your app and to be notified when crashes or other issues occur.
Allowing you to monitor your app’s speed, responsiveness and other metrics, which helps to prevent performance issues and make sure that the app performs as expected.
Adding support for multiple languages, so that the users from different countries could use your app.
Sync Data Across Devices
Ability to share user data between mobile and desktop devices.