An Overview of Mobile App Development Lifecycle | WeeTech Solutionby WeeTech Solution Pvt Ltd Best Mobile App Development Company
Mobile applications and their usage are
increasing day by day. It looks like even sky is not a limit for them. Let’s
tour around the process of how a mobile app is envisioned, designed, defined
and launched for the users worldwide. There is a unique process for it, which
is generally referred as mobile application development lifecycle which covers
a complete top to bottom approach.
Keep a close eye on
what is trending now and what may be expected in near future
Market research, popularly known as requirement
gathering or scope analysis, is the core stepping stone in the lifecycle for
the development of mobile applications, aiming to identify, the unique features
and innovative functionalities that are required to make the app standout
amongst competitors along with the most common usability based features that
are must and expected by a large target audience.
The process of market research for your (or any)
concept may look like a basic step but it is something that should never be
overlooked. It’s a potential step towards gaining and sustaining the leadership
in the market for your mobile app and hence make it not only popular but at the
same time successful too. The purpose to find your correct target audience and
provide them the required solution for their exact pain points and align the
priorities of roadmap ahead is duly served by this process.
So let’s take a look at the key points to be
considered in mind while doing the market research and creating a positive
impact on your concept and its validation.
Core purpose of the app
Basic expectations from the app
Target audience and Key competitors
Technology stack and platform architecture
Completion period and timely launching
Budget and related expenses for launching and marketing
Boost conversion and sustain users
Wireframes & Prototyping
Pen down your initial
thoughts, iterate through your ideas and layout the blueprint.
The process of wire
framing establishes the base for the designing of the app and sketching its
layout. With iterations of ideas and revisions of design concepts, this phase
ensures that a flawless user experience is defined with a striking user
The purpose of
prototyping is to go one step ahead of wire-framing and visualizing the
interface design and experiencing the interactions of the app on real mobile
devices. Let it be gathering the feedback, evaluate ideas, proof check the
concept or realize the user interaction and behavior, prototype serves at every
Thus the process of wireframes and prototyping helps in
building as well as strengthening the core idea and thereby establishing the
perfect bridge between idea and execution to optimize the further process
Design and Development
of the App
It’s time now to actually build and give your vision, the
shape of reality. It’s bringing ideas to life.
This is the most
important and highly prominent step of mobile application development
lifecycle. It is the actual phase where all the ideas, sketches, blueprints and
concepts comes up together and bind into a process of building the actual app.
The process includes
designing the screens of the app based upon the sketches and wireframes,
designing the layouts and front end for the app, defining the technology stack
and platform, building up the client server model, designing the database and
architecture and then finally programming the app with a combined effort of all
the parts of the process.
The process of
designing and development is divided and broken into sprints, also known as
modules to work on step by step approach and manage the process smoothly.
Quality Assurance and
Software never was perfect and won’t get perfect ever. But is
that a license to create garbage? Quality always matters.
This is the process where final polishing and quality
cleaning of the application in terms of design, user interface, user
experience, user interaction as well as usability is performed and the results
are compared to the expected outcome as per the quality standards.
The app is tested across various devices, platforms and
operating systems. The app is tested under various possible environments and on
different loads. The benchmark of performances are marked, improved and raised
in this process. This phase completely assures that the product or the app is
designed and built exactly the way it was envisioned and expected.
Launching the App
It’s time to go and test the market. It’s time to give a
tough fight to your competitors
So after all the hustle and efforts, finally your dream, your
vision, your idea is given the shape of reality by converting it into a mobile
application which is well designed, flawlessly defined and quality assured.
It’s now the time when you can upload the app on Apple and Google stores and
make them available for the users worldwide to download and install the app and
use them for the purpose it was built.
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