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Don't overload mobile apps with features

We want to hear from app developers about whether they agree that a number of mobile applications have too many features.

In a recent ZDNet post, blogger James Kendrick wrote that he has noticed some mobile app developers are getting away from having very focused approach, and he sees the temptation to add lots of features in their apps a mistake. He writes:

"I sympathize with the battle app developers face in the crowded marketplace. I wish your job was easier than it is. But, take my advice and write an app that does the main function simply, enjoyably, and does it well. The extra baggage doesn't win customers over the long run, when word spreads (reviews) that your app does a lot of things but none of them very well."

Read his entire post for more details and examples, and then share your thoughts on this topic in the discussion.

Note: ZDNet is a sister site of TechRepublic.

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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

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