Different Phases of Mobile App Development Process You Need to Knowby Rob Stephen getaprogrammer
Building a successful mobile application is not that easy and you need to follow a step-by-step process to end up with a great app. Here is an article with all the phases involved in the app development process.
Building a successful mobile application that can clearly reflect your business idea or represent your brand to your target audience is not that simple and cannot be just done overnight. It needs a great deal of effort, expertise, and a certain amount of time to create an app. Most business owners may think that app development is all about just finding the right developer and development company but following the right development process, right from ideation to deployment, is equally important to end up with a top-notch application for the App Stores of multiple devices and platforms.
The process of application development starts with competitive market research and proceeds with wireframing, assessing all technical feasibility, prototyping, then designing, developing, app resting, releasing the app, support, maintenance, and app deployment and marketing. And you cannot just get it done in a day or two, can you? No, even if you are a pro in application development. Every developer, no matter how proficient he or she is, must pay attention and follow the right process step by step to build a flawless customised and dynamic application.
Here are the different phases of application development at a glance.
- Assessing the technical feasibilities
- App development
- App testing
- Application deployment
Now let’s dive into the details of these phases.
You might already have your app idea ready, it is still better to dig deep into the demand of the target audience, their behaviour patterns, demographics, and do thorough research on your competitors. Doing proper research work can give the answers to some of the most important questions like who are your target audiences, what can be the best platform to release your app, what your competitors are offering to your customers, and what more you can add to your app to make it better than your competitors. While doing your research, it is also essential to think from the users’ perspectives and include features that they would like to see in your application and that your competitors lack in. Spending enough time to research will help in building a strong foundation for your application development.
Draw a detailed sketch of your requirements and application idea and include the features and functionalities you want to add. This is the wireframe and it will help in narrowing down your ideas and organise all the application components correctly.
Assessing the Technical Feasibilities:
In this stage of the mobile application development process, you will have to check whether your back-end system will be able to support the functionalities of your application or not. In order to figure out and assess the technical feasibility of the application, evaluate the public data by sourcing the public APIs.
Create a prototype for your application that will convey the concept of the application to your target audience to simply verify how it will work. You can even allow your stakeholders to just have a glance at your application and then touch the prototype for delivering their feedback on it.
UI and UX are the two most essential components of the design of a mobile app. The design of an application creates the first impression on the users. Choosing the right colours, fonts, and quality graphics is important to create an interactive and engaging application design. Overall, the design must give a clear vision of the business purpose and application idea.
In this phase of application development, both the front-end and back-end development is done, codes are written by the developers using different frameworks, programming languages, application development tools, and trends, to add features and functionalities to the app as per the business requirements.
Once the application is designed and developed, it has to be tested using different debugging tools. Both manual and automated testing should be done to ensure there are no bugs. And in case there are any bugs, they can be addressed and fixed before launching the app. This step is important to ensure you are releasing a flawless and high-performing application.
Deploying your application is the final stage and once you are done with your app deployments, it’s time to launch your app. But even after it is released, you need to keep on maintaining and updating the app to ensure it is always up-to-date with the latest technologies.
So, these were the 8 crucial phases of application development developers need to follow to complete the application in the right way and to end up with a successful app, as per the business requirements.
Rob Stephen is a dedicated application developer associated with an award-winning app development company in Australia, GetAProgrammer. The author has written this article to let you know all the phases involved in the application development process and to give you a clear picture of the entire application development cycle.
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