8 Steps to Understanding the Mobile App Development Lifecycle

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Mobile app development is in trend nowadays. This development can be used for small and large businesses and best suited for start-ups. As per the research, it has been seen that from every five SMBs, one SMBs built an app for mobile. The statics show that 85% of customers use native apps rather than websites and users of smartphones spend 90% time over mobile apps.

Tech stack of Mobile App development, research of market and discovery

For a start a business, the owner has good ideas of a mobile app. The main thing to develop or start the mobile app ideas is to conduct research and know about the requirements of a business or main targeted customers. Another thing has to be noticed is about the competitor in the market who already involved in the same business profile. For this, the owner has to keep in mind some questions that can be defined as:

  • Who are the main audience and targeted customers?
  • How customers use this app?
  • Define the development timeline?
  • How promotion of app will be done?
  • Which platform is suitable for an app and preferred language?

Set goals or aim of Mobile App

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Set goals or objectives of a mobile app are the primary step. After setting the objective, there is a requirement to know how the app will look and how it gets. The answer to this question can be evaluated by knowing about possible problems and their solutions provide to the customer along with know the main features of the app as well as core appeal.

Determination of benefits & features of the app is helpful in balance the budget of the overall app and its capabilities. The design of the app show customer engagement and highlights several services.

Storyboards or wireframes

This step defines the look of the app and its features. At this stage, the developer also sets the work scope and process for the contract out the actions and starts to sketch out the design of the app over storyboard. For wireframing, there are several online tools available through which images have been developed. The storyboard has been designed to develop the roadmap to define connections between screens and navigate the users. During sketching, some points have to be achieved which can be defined as: focus on the experience of the user, look out the opportunities for brands.

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Classify Backend for Mobile App

Storyboard or wireframes act as a backend structure guide that will support the app in the integration of data, server’s connections, APIs thinking, Diagrams for data, services for push notification. Some basic challenges have been solved by the SMEs which provide service platform for mobile backend (BaaS). The Main challenged found as scalability or low talent of in-house. To maintain flexibility, there is a requirement of modification set up in wireframes in case of technical limitations.

Completion of specific wireframe & prototype testing

An interactive prototype is starting to design after the overall team provides support over the wireframe during the planning process of the backend. Prototyping seems to be an important step in the process of app development. It can help to generate the opportunity to define the concept of designing, collect appropriate feedback as well as evaluate the dead links or usability of a particular mobile app. There are various prototyping tools exist for process simplification.

Prototyping gets possible by bringing an individual that is not a part of a team to test the mobile app, suppose that they are a customer and take proper feedback from them about functionality and use. If any shortcomings are identified, then use UI/UX for solves them. The main aim is to the finalization of the designing aspect & establishes a fidelity prototype through which the exact process of development will receive.

App development

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There are several steps present in app development. The actual solution of storage has been set by the platform of an app developer for app backend via the developer. The main phase is to develop the account for app stores which seems to be easy for overlooking over several tasks. The app not gets rejected while the review process seems to be a perfect idea to read all guidelines.

The next phase is to develop the code & programs. Be assured about the non-disclosure agreement during hiring an outside talent developer for the deliverables timeline. At this time phase, the designer will create the skins of an app that can be used over mobile app. By this type of high resolution, screens help in made effective interaction with a user. So, there is a requirement to collect feedback or ideas from users.

Testing over and over

This is a great time to develop the app lifecycle and finalize mobile application architecture the graphics concept. There is a requirement to test the app as per various scenarios to get rid of technical flaws. This is an important development phase. Testing can be done by different testing tools that are based on online mobile UI/UX. This tool provides feedback as per the real-time concept.

Launch preparation

Launching preparation means to prepare app launching to achieve success and get the department.. in the market. The marketing aspect seems to be important for SEO or ASO. There is a requirement of landing page for app promoting. This aspect seems to be useful for branding & its awareness. Always promote apps over the business website or having a blog of a company to update several processes of development and design anticipation.