Each application is tested by different judges from different fields of mobile industry. We provide you an overview of these groups to better understand what BQC (Berryfication Quality Certificate) for application means.
Structure and Navigation
Structure and navigation refers to the organization of content, the prioritization of information, and the method in which you move through the application. Applications with good structure and navigation are consistent, intuitive and transparent. They allow you to form a mental model of the navigation provided, where to find things, and what to expect when you click.
Visual design (GUI – Graphical user interface) is the backbone of every application. It’s more than just a pretty interface and it doesn’t have to be cutting edge or trendy. Good GUI is high quality, appropriate, and relevant for the audience. GUI in application is closely connected to Navigation and can make Structure and Navigation even more transparent.
Functionality is the use of application and technology in it. Good functionality means the application works well. It works quickly and any new technology used is functional and relevant for the audience. The most functional applications also take into consideration those with lower level of BlackBerry Smartphone knowledge. Good functionality makes the experience center stage and the technology invisible. The application must meet the needs for which it was intended and allow the user quick and reliable access to data.
Demonstrating that applications are frequently more — or less than the sum of their parts, the overall experience encompasses content, structure and navigation, visual design, and functionality, but it also includes the intangibles that make one awesome or everage.