Lily Taharudin / Application Consultant
Web and mobile are different. When you are building things for the web, it may seem easy simply to port it to mobile devices, but the user experience may not be as good. Instead, consider the smaller form factor and adapt your design to make it easier for mobile customers to interact with the application.
The second tip is to use bigger fonts and buttons for mobile apps. Even the most adept mobile user may find it difficult to read your content and accurately select the option they want if the font and buttons are too small. The goal is to ensure that they won’t have to zoom into the page to click or read the content. You also want to make sure that they don’t click the wrong button and then have to start over. Either problem increases user frustration and may lead to them abandoning your site.
Note the differences here. The web application assumes that the user has a full screen so has smaller print and buttons that are easy to click on with a mouse. However, for the mobile app, CM First increased the size of the font and used buttons that are big enough to be easily manipulated with a thumb or finger.
Always use yourself as a test subject. If you find it hard to deal with your mobile app, so will your customers.