App Development Process

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we do business at a faster rate than we anticipated. Be it booking a travel ticket or arranging accommodation, ordering food or buying groceries and paying bills, mobile applications help us do the task conveniently and efficiently. Subsequently, the popularity of mobile apps is increasing at a swift pace.

In this article, we’ll explain the process that our customers go through when they hire us to build their mobile app and launch it.

1. Ideate

The first step is the idea! Once you have an idea, we recommend asking yourself some important questions.

What platforms should this be on? iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, etc?

Will it be static or will it need regular updates and new content consistently?

What features will it use? Camera, GPS & location services, microphone?

Will it link to Social Media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or emails like Gmail, outlook, yahoo?

Does it require back end coding?

What are the visual requirements with respect to photos, videos, illustrations and animations?

WHAT IS THE BUDGET?

The more complex an app is, the more it will cost to build as it requires more expertise and hands on deck. But they also offer more functionality and higher return. According to your requirements, we give you a budget. We can either go ahead with it or make adjustments to the functionality to fit the budget.

2. Design

The first step to designing an app is defining the user persona. Who is going to be using your app? And for what?

The second step is to define the Wire Frame which is a roadmap of an application. It defines its progression, navigation, and layout. It is critical to the design process as it is the basic preamble to what the website’s finished look will be.

The third step is the UI/UX design. This is what defines how a user will interact with your menus, forms, processes and functionality. It defines the utility, functionality and experience that your app offers to its users.

3. Development

Development is the execution of your design in terms of content, integration, coding, visual aspects, and everything in between.

It is a common practice to develop more than one prototype. This allows you to create a few versions/variations of your plan incorporating different strategies and layouts and choose the one that provides the highest functionality and appeal.

4. Test

This is what is called “Beta testing”. This is when you test the app on all devices, browsers and Operating Systems and recognize what works and what doesn’t from a user’s perspective. It helps tweak all the kinks and bugs in your code to make sure that your app provides a seamless experience.

The most important part of testing is stress-testing when you make sure that your app doesn’t crash with high-intensity use. It goes beyond just using the app; but also navigating around it extensively to make sure it doesn’t crumble under a hinge amount of data inputs, multiple users at a time, weak internet, or the recent versions of Operating systems.

5. Go Live

Once your app is ready, you make it live on the Appstore and start promoting it. The process of collecting constant feedback and tweaking and updating is a constant from this point as your app needs to evolve with user preferences, software updates, and trends.

App Features

What makes your app succesful?

1. The user experience

The first and foremost important feature of a good mobile application is that it provides a seamless experience to the user.

2. Navigation

If a user has trouble finding what they want on your app then they will delete it immediately. This helps ensure that your application is easy to use and one can find what they’re looking for in seconds.

3. Security

Data security is far more complicated than physical security because the internet is accessible to billions of people around the globe. Anyone can steal your data, your customer’s data (including credit card, bank account, residential addresses etc), denial of service attacks, SQL injections, script breaches. All of these can be extremely alarming given the importance of data security and the prevalence of ransomware. We make sure we secure all your data.

4. Simplicity

Whatever the utility and functionality of your app is, it should be straightforward. All the content should be accessed in the least complex way possible. Cramming your mobile app with a bunch of features that are not crucial to the tasks users need to complete is going to make the app clumpy and more challenging to navigate than it needs to be.

5. Speed

The speed of loading must not keep users holding up. That’s how you lose users. The app needs to be designed in such a way that it processes each tap quickly and accurately while still retaining the quality of the content.

6. Personalization

A more personalized experience on your mobile app is the most common feature every successful app has. Use your user’s data to understand them as people and understand what they’d like to see.

A brand can achieve personalization depending on various factors such as demographics, behaviors that users take in the application, or current customer location.

As time is moving on, retail applications can customize content based on previous purchasing & browsing history. A news app might provide geographically relevant content by default. Providing more personalized content in return makes them more likely to connect positively with your mobile app, by extension, and your brand.

Some examples would be personalized playlists that Spotify’s algorithm makes, using the name of the user when addressing them at every step, Instagram and Facebook show you content that pertains to your interests and personal preferences and so on.

7. Search Options

Creating an intuitive system of search and filters. Search matters, when the application conveys much content. Be that as it may, by any methods make each page and each service simple to discover. Almost every e-commerce app on the face of this earth adopts this, but this has scope way beyond just e-commerce. You can use it for almost every kind of product, service, and content.

8. Feedback & Support

Value your customer’s feedback and make it extremely easy for them to reach out to your brand by investing in customer support. Start using Live Chats, click-to-call means, comments and reviews for your products/services. Make that communication as brisk and basic as possible, with a base number of taps and minimum text input. This may sound like a huge cost or commitment but a huge chunk of this can be automated with ease.

7. Updates

Operating Softwares keep upgrading periodically and that has an impact on your app’s functionality as well. You have to update them just as periodically and that you tweak what’s necessary immediately as these updates are announced. You don’t want to lag behind these OS updates and you definitely don’t want to lag behind your competitors!

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