Mobile application development is growing by leaps and bound these days. For mobile app developers, it is a wide area where there is always a scope for betterment and creativity. Mobile applications have been developed for various platforms like Android, iOS, windows and many more. The one thing that is common while developing mobile applications for all these platforms is the procedure or process.
Here are 8 stages of effective Mobile App Development which every mobile app developer and company should consider-
1. Purpose / Requirement Gathering
The First and the most important thing is to find out the purpose of the app development. During this stage, you should research the market and then make sure that your application is unique in some way because there are millions of applications present in the market and it is very important that you are providing something unique and user friendly.
After a proper research, define your requirement so that you can build the app without any hassle.
2. Wire Framing /Blue Print
Wire framing is the next step where we create a prototype or blue print for our application. This prototype model is very useful for future reference for developers. The wire framing includes all the features, stages and functionalities of the application.
3. UI Design
It is one of the crucial stages of the app development where the design team coordinates with the developer and prepares the UI design. The success or failure of an app majorly depends upon the user interface. It creates an instant impact on the customer so developers and designers should consider all the designing standards while building the design of the app.
After the design has been finalized, the app developers come into the role. It starts with coding and developing the UI and developing all the features required. Selecting the right approach from native, hybrid and web to develop the app is also very important. Development involves all the coding part database, navigation, use of intents, information delivery and list view.
Testing is performed by the QA team. This step involves conducting tests for the app and finding the bugs. This is a very important stage of the app development where we can make our application bugs and error free. There are various tools and methods available for testing, which can be used for performing the test.
6. Release / Delivery
Once we developed our application and made it error free, it’s the time to release the app in the market. The app is deployed and live on the various mobile stores. The approach of approving the app is different for every app store. Here the app development process comes to an end and app promotions start.
7. Promotion and Capture the Metrics
Delivering the app on various app stores is not enough for any app. As we discussed earlier also, there are millions of apps in the market so it is essential to bring your app to the customer. Marketing should start before the release of the app so that you can create a buzz in the market.
Analysis and capturing the user behavior is a part of the app promotion which gives an insight. Promote your app on social platforms and tell users why your app is better than other apps of the same format.
8. Upgrade the App with New Features
Upgrading the app and bringing new features is very important. Release updated versions of your app time to time with new innovative features, bug fixing and UI improvements. It keeps your customers involved and increases the number of downloads.
It is very important to follow the right process for developing a successful application. Dogma Systems follows all these steps for building an application which can fulfill the requirements of customer and assist you to take your business to the next level.
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