Mobile App Development
Mobile developers are a breed of their own. They specialize in platforms such as Apple's iOS or Google Android OS, and other third-party software for devices that have been created to work on those specific operating systems. The first step is understanding the platform your customer wants you to develop applications for then getting familiar with it so they can give you exactly what they want from an app when developing one!
To ensure Success, We follow these steps:
The initial phase of the mobile app development process is the discovery of the idea and defining the strategy for evolving idea into a successful app. You may include a more significant part of this in your overall app's objectives, considering the app-specific impact to the mobility strategy to address during the development process.
This phase includes:
- Market research
- Target audience
- App's goals and objectives
- Best suitable platform for your app
Depending upon on the complexity of the app, it may take anywhere from three month to six month development. Better strategy helps focus your vision on a clear picture of the app idea. Post strategy phase, you can do deeper into the next phase of the mobile application development process.
Analysis & Planning
You app idea start taking turns and shape into an actual solution. Analysis & planning begin with defining use cases and note down detailed functional requirements.
Once you have identified the requirements for your app, we prepare a product roadmap. This includes the mobile app requirements prioritizing & grouping them into delivery phases.
iOS and Android mobile platforms use different development technology platforms. Depending upon the stacks, you can choose iOS or Android or Both.
Consider factors like Mobile app names , domain name registeration to ensure you have unique within each app store.
2. Analysis & Planning
3. User Interface / User Experience Design
App's design important to deliver seamless and effortless user experiences with a polished look.
The success story of a mobile app is determined based on how well users are adopting and benefiting from all its features. Goal for mobile app UI/US is creating excellent user experiences making your app interactive, intuitive and user friendly. Polished user interface design help with early adoption, your app must also have intuitive user experiences to keep app user engaged.
Enterprise mobile solutions have users with different privileges and roles, & it is essential to incorporate these rules in your app's information architecture. Workflow diagrams help identify possible interaction a user has with app and app;s navigation structure.
Design often start with sketches on board. Wireframes are the digital form of sketches. Wireframes give visual structure to your app's functional requirements. Wireframes focus more on aesthetics and user experience and not on color schemes and styles. They are quick and cost-effective approach for designing app layouts and iterating through them in the design review.
Style guides are "On-going live documents" where design standards of your app and from your company's branding rules down to the navigation icons are documented.
Style guides include:
- Font-Family of your app's text user?
- Color scheme?
- Company brand integration in the app design?
High0fidelity designs (Mockups) are the final renderings of your app's visual design. Adobe Photoshop is the most popular platform for creating high-fidelity mockups.
Prototypes are highly useful for simulating the UX & the app's workflows expected from the final product. While mockups displays mobile app's functionality using static designs, these can turn into click-thru prototypes with looks for example Invision or Figma.
4. App Development
Planning remains an integral phase in the mobile app development process. Before actual development starts, you will have to:
- Define technical architecture
- Preferred technology stack
Mobile app project is made up of three integral parts:
Back-end/Server Technology: This includes database and server-side objects necessary for supporting features and functions of your mobile app. If you using an existing back-end, then modifications may be needed to support the desired mobile functionality.
API(s) : An Application Programming Interface is a method of communication between the app & app's back-end database.
Mobile App Front-end: The Front-end is the mobile app interface end-user will use. Mobile apps consist of an interactive user experiences that use API and back end form managing data. In some cases, the app may utilize local data storage.
Any web programming language and databases can be utilized for the back-end. Google Android apps are primarily built using JAVA or KOTLIN. iOS apps maybe developed using Objective-C or Swift programming language.
Each milestone is passed on the app testing team for validation.
Quality assurance testing during the mobile development process makes an application reliable, stable, usable and secure. Test cases are required to ensure comprehensive QA testing and to cover all aspects of app testing.
Your app must undergo above phases, to deliver a quality mobility solution.