App Development Process by 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗲 You may have an app idea and you’re just starting to investigate what developing a mobile app would entail. Or, you might be on the brink of investing in a native mobile app and are currently on the lookout for the right agency to develop it with. In any case, this article is just right for you.
It’s been more than a decade since AppingineApp Development Process by 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗲. And we thought it’s about time we let the world know just how we do it.
Refining the app idea into a solid base of the application is the first and most significant stage in the development process of Mobile application. The initial analysis of the app must include the demographics, behavior patterns, and goals of the buyer persona as all the other stages of app creation will depend on the said traits of users. During this stage, all the necessary groundwork for the following process is laid down. It is beneficial to do substantial research and brainstorming before jumping to the next step. Another pivotal part of this stage is the competitor analysis to figure out what features can make the app stand out in the market.
Enterprises can gain a clear understanding of the app visuals through wire-frames, detailed sketches of the conceptualized product to refine their ideas and arrange design components in a precise manner. To assess whether the concept of the application is technically feasible or not, the app developers need access to public data through public APIs sourcing. By the end of feasibility testing, the team may have a completely different app idea if their original functionality is not feasible.
In this phase of the Mobile Application Development, the UX (user experience) designer architects the design elements’ interaction, while the UI (user interface) designer builds the app’s persona by keeping in mind the modern user’s preference. Application designing is a multi-step process for drawing clear visual directions and offering an abstract of the final product.
During this stage, a working prototype is developed to validate the functionality, assumptions, and understanding of the project scope. The app goes through a broad set of steps as the development progresses from core functionality development to light testing and then releasing the app for an external group of users for further field testing the concept. If an application has a broader scope than the usual, the creation process gets divided into smaller modules through agile methodology, and the entire mobile app development process is applicable for each of these small parts.
The rules of agile development apply to our testing phase as well. By breaking down the project into manageable units, We intertwine the testing phase with the development phase for the best results. Conducting the necessary tests and reviews for every development unit, we never fall behind with any bug fixes and can predict future changes that might be necessary early on. One of the critical components of the app development process, it is a good idea to test at early stages, often for usability, interface & security checks, stress, compatibility, and performance. After fixing the bugs, the app moves to the deployment phase and is ready for release via a formal launch. Different application stores have different policies of application launch, and therefore the deployment phase plan is aligned according to the app store.
Finally! The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Within this final step, We help the client by submitting the app into the designated app store(s). If necessary, our in-house marketing team can write the necessary copy and prepare the right visuals for the product’s app store page.
Our work ethic is based on the fact that we see our clients as our partners. With every project we’ve worked on, we tried to better ourselves and come up with solutions for the needs of the people we work with. All of the experiences we had and all the feedback we got has played a part in deciding on the work process presented above. We believe it is of as much help to us, as it is to our partners.
A successful launch does not imply that your app will see success on the whole. Post-launch monitoring, analytics, constantly updating the app for fixing bugs and crashes, social media listening, checking reviews and responding to them – all of these are important steps that follow-through after the launch of an app.
It is true that the app development process can be exhausting and even overwhelming. It requires a heavy investment in terms of money, time, and resources. But, if you have done it right, from identifying the need gap to consistently ensuring quality performance post-launch, then it is also a very rewarding process.