7 Steps to Build an App - A step-by-step guideby Rob Stephen getaprogrammer
If you are a beginner in the mobile application development field and you are going to get started with app development for the first time then here’s the right article for you. Here’s a step-by-step guide to build an app flawlessly.
As per the current Stats reports, the app market witnessed more than 218 billion downloads of applications and this count is expected to reach more than 258 billion downloads by the end of 2022. Apps have made life simpler and this has increased the demand for applications. And today, with thousands of apps getting released on the App Stores of multiple platforms every single day, it has become essential to build an app strategically and flawlessly. Having a high-performing and engaging application has become imperative for every single business now.
However, mobile app development is a time-taking, and step-by-step process. Though there are plenty of app development tools and technologies available now, it is crucial for the developers, especially the newbies follow a step-by-step process to end up successfully with an error-free application.
Here you can take a look at the 7 steps to build an app efficiently.
Get your app idea on paper first:
The first step for building an application is to understand the business purpose, the requirements and planning the app idea. Being a developer, you need to set your goals and define the app concept first for this. Do thorough research on the app market and the competitive applications to know and understand what the competitors have and what they lack that users are still looking for. Doing this can help you know what features you must include in your application to make it better than what’s already there on the app stores. You should also ask yourself questions like who is the target audience or what type of audience will use the application, what features are desirable and can keep the users engaged, etc. Factors like these can help you have a complete app development idea before you get started with the process.
Choose the right application development technology as per the business requirements:
Apps have become an inseparable part of people’s lives now. There are more than 5 million applications in the App Stores today out of which, native applications account for more than 80 percent of the mobile traffic. This is because of the fact that native applications offer high performance as compared to cross-platform applications. cross-platform is a faster and affordable solution than native apps that need more development time, and development costs. This is because native applications are platform-specific apps that are built separately for separate platforms, unlike cross-platform technology that reuses the same codebase for creating apps for multiple platforms.
Now, with both the native and cross-platform app development technologies have their own set of pros and cons, you need to choose the right approach or technology for building an application as per the business and client requirements. Discuss it with your client and then pick the right technology for your project.
Begin with your app design:
The design of your application is the first key factor that decides the success of the application. To drive more users to your application, you need to create a stunning and navigational UI for your app. This is because the UI design creates the first impression on the users. The UI design must be clean, simple, uniform, and of course responsive. Use high-quality images and graphics to make everything clear and readable on the UI. Use the right colours and readable font styles for the design. These are few crucial points that can help you in creating a great UI design for the application.
Use tools to create your application like App Builder:
There are plenty of app development tools available in the market now like App builder, Appcelerator, React Native, Native Script, Xamarin, Flutter, Ionic, and more. Using these platforms as per your project requirements can help you design, develop, and test the application effortlessly and efficiently. Create the home page, content, add-ons, and add the other features and functionalities using your coding skills, using the right tools, programming languages and technologies.
Test your application:
Never make the mistake of releasing your application without testing it multiple times on multiple devices. Use both automated and manual testing methods. You can even keep on testing your application after every stage of development. This will ensure a bug-free and high-performing application. Make sure to test the design, clarity, look, features, speed, performance, and security of the application before launching it on the App stores.
Publish your application on the App store:
Now, once you are done with the above steps, it’s time to release your application on the App Store. Make sure you have developed the application following the guidelines of the App Stores. This will ensure quick approval of the app.
Keep updating and maintaining your app:
The Operating Systems and technologies keep on updating frequently and staying updated with these is important to let your app stay on top with all updated and advanced features. Also keeping your app updated makes it compatible with all the new versions of the OS and the other improved technologies.
So, this was the step-by-step guide to build an app flawlessly. Following these steps and creating your application strategically is important to ensure a competitive and successful application development no matter what the requirements and complexities are.
Rob Stephen is a dedicated and highly skilled app developer associated with a leading app development company in Australia, GetAProgrammer. The author has shared this step-by-step guide to build an app to help you the newbies in the field with a flawless and efficient application development process.
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