Spread the loveMobile applications are not created equally. They differ in their functionality, its complexity, and of course its intended use. With that being said, because of the various features and technical aspects of mobile apps, there is no one universal approach when it comes to its development. However, app developers can agree that we
Mobile applications are not created equally. They differ in their functionality, its complexity, and of course its intended use. With that being said, because of the various features and technical aspects of mobile apps, there is no one universal approach when it comes to its development.
However, app developers can agree that we typically follow some basic rules for app creation. Today, I am going to talk about the steps of the app development process that turns an idea into a feasible product.
Define What the App is All About
Although every application starts with an idea, you have to think about the specifics to make it into a feasible product.
First, you have to think whether you’re going to create a native application or one that supports multiple platforms.
Second, if you wish to create an app that only works in one platform, then you will have to choose what development approach you’re going for. Do you want to create a web app or do you want to use a hybrid approach?
Lastly, you also want your app to bring your profits. You have to think about the Monetization model as well. Do you want your users pay you upfront before you can download the app or can they download the app for free, have limited functionality, and unlock new features by paying a certain premium?
Scrutinize Similar Apps
With millions of applications in the app stores, it is without a doubt that there are already similar applications to yours. Be that as it may, this is not the time to get discouraged because there is something that you can do: develop a much better application.
For this to happen, you need to look at your competitors and scrutinize their app by looking at the pros and cons. You want to collect all of the features that work and improve upon those that do not.
Set Your Vision
Now that you’ve done the necessary research, it is now time to create the blueprint of your application. For this purpose, you may use the traditional pen and paper or you can use a wireframe app.
The purpose of this step would be to highlight your app’s features, as well as creating a tentative design that may change along the development process.
Hire the Right Developers
Now that you have all of the specs ready, it is now time for you to hire the right development team. This is a crucial step as they will be the ones to handle all of the app building processes.
Search a competent one that will help you realize your vision. Do some research to find out the best one based on skill, your budget, and customer testimonials. Do not settle with the first company that you can find.
Once you’ve hired the developers, it is important that you collaborate with them along the way. It is also a good idea to hire a company that follows the agile development process so that they can be transparent with you as much as possible.
Launching the App and Maintenance
After the application is built, it is not ready for publishing. You can upload your app to different app stores. After that is done, do not forget to look at customer feedback and see what things can be improved upon to get better ratings.