For most people, it probably comes as no surprise that more than 50% of children have easy access to a mobile phone. Even more importantly, they are quite proficient users, particularly when it comes to downloading apps and playing with them. Most children are attracted to the apps meant to entertain, especially games, videos, and stories.
However, when parents download apps for their children, they tend to concentrate on those that are educational, promote creativity, or encourage problem-solving skills. Simply put, they favor apps that are geared toward the development of a certain skill set. Of course, they prefer entertaining and interactive apps to keep the child’s attention and give them the opportunity to learn something useful from it.
When developing mobile apps, it is best to focus on the parents’ desires in order to reach a wider audience. However, you also have to keep in mind that your apps should be entertaining and engaging, as well as educational.
Creating Apps for Different Mobile Devices
Relating to Your Young Audience
Make certain your app is designed to interact with your target audience. Today, most children are mesmerized by larger than life objects, so design your app in a way that makes everything stand out from the screen.
Audio-visual elements are important and should be clearly present. To really catch a child’s attention, consider introducing a hidden surprise that will delight the child when they find it.