App Development for specific business or product requirements is a building process that involves appropriate pooling of information, planning, analyzing, designing, testing, implementation and integration. Adequate Knowledge, experience and mastery over the programming languages are a vital prerequisite to developing apps in a proficient manner. As an App Development Company, one must therefore be able to develop the suitable app that is favourable in increasing the ROI of the client’s business.
Delivering superlative and secure apps to the clients is made possible by the effective app development process that we follow,
Our Six Key Phases of App Development Process
The basic and foremost step to perform in the process of developing a successful and secure app is to outline the strategy for developing the idea needed for the app development. A significant part of the strategizing process must definitely include steps for planning the mobility strategy.
Each company’s or product’s app development objective may differ, but it is still a binding requisite to focus on the app-specific impact on the mobility strategy.
In this phase, our developers will:
- Identify the app users
- Research the competition
- Establish the app’s goals and objectives
- Select a platform for your app
2. Analysis and Planning
The shaping of the app begins from this phase, where ideas start getting converted to a real project. By capturing the detailed functional requirement and defining use cases the phase of analysis and planning commences.
Prioritization of the app development and grouping them into delivery milestones enables the preparation of the product roadmap. Identification of the appropriate technology stacks that is essential for the app development also happens during this phase. Researching of app names and checking that the options shortlisted aren’t taken is confirmed during this process.
3. UI / UX Design
The app’s design should be in a manner as to enable the user to navigate without any complexities and hindrances. But at the same time the app should definitely have a classy and trendy look. Making sure that the app is user-friendly, intuitive and interactive is the motive of using UI/ UX features in designing your app.
4. App Development
A very important and integral part of a successful app development process is planning. Even before the actual development and programming begins, the following points needs are considered:
- define the technical architecture,
- pick a technology stack, and
- define the development milestones.
Testing during the app development process is essential to make the applications stable, usable, and secure. These are the tests for Quality Assurance (QA). Preparation of test cases to address all aspects of app testing is made essential to ensure comprehensive QA testing of your app.
Test cases are created for performing test steps such as recording testing results for software quality evaluation and tracking fixes for retesting. Involvement of the QA team in the analysis and design stage is made sure. Accurate test cases are produced with the help of familiarising with your app’s functional requirements and objectives.
Steps in Testing Process:
- User Experience Testing
- Functional Testing
- Performance Testing
- Security Testing
- Device and Platform Testing
6. Development and Support
An app’s release in the app store requires preparing metadata including:
- Your app’s title
- Launch icon
- App store screenshots
Once the app is successfully developed and submitted to the app store for checking, it undergoes a review process which might take a specific duration depending upon the quality of the app and how closely it has followed the guidelines.
Monitoring the app usage through mobile analytics platforms and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is required to monitor its usage for measuring the app’s success. Crash reports and other user reported issues are constantly tracked and checked for enabling superior performance.
User feedback and suggestions are always welcomed for the app. In order to keep the users engaged, prompt support for end-users and frequently patching the app with improvements is practiced.
App development is an ongoing process. Even after the launch of the app, receiving user feedback and building additional functionality is essential for an app development and app testing company, to keep a track on the app’s performance.