Different Stages Of App Development
The packet of snacks that you eat goes through manufacturing procedures and many stages, it is first refined, chopped, heated, roasted, seasoned, fried, then packed. The making of an application also has many stages which are imperative to understand and check how these are linked with client benefits. There are mainly four stages of app development.
Pre-design is the first step of the application development process where we transform a project into a workable strategy from the first brief, whether one or thirty pages.
This entails determining everything from the product’s purpose and target audience to the technology it should employ and the metrics by which success will be measured for the mobile app development.
The first part of the pre-design process is to identify the project’s core concept and purpose.
A workshop is developed to do this. This one – or two-day collaborative session will provide customers with access to the skills of the whole team, UX specialists and business analysts, and the senior team, who bring their experience to the project and application development.
At the end of the pre-design stage a package of some recommendations, technical considerations, and a roadmap is provided to the client for the project.
The recommendations set the project a creative vision and focus on the users and the goals from a user as well as a business perspective for the making of the app.
Sometimes due to scarcity of time, the client insists on skipping the pre-design stage, but it is then incorporated with the design stage.
The design stage is the second stage of app development where your app is designed and iterated by the UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) until you can finally draw the designers up.
It is slightly more fluid than other phases, because an entry from one of the subsequent steps may require a return to the drawing board.
In general, however, it passes five steps: wireframe, concepts, collaborative design, prototyping, and user testing, these five steps are imperative for mobile application development
You’ll have the full UX wireframe by the end of the design stage, designs for all screens in the app, possibly independent from iOS and Android versions, and an interactive prototype that you can install on any number of devices.
The app is constructed in this stage, the application development is done here. This is part of the Agile methodology and it breaks into periods of about two weeks each, each with a certain amount of functionality.
At the end of that sprint a construction is released for review and testing – usually for the customer but certainly internally.
A Quality Assurance team verifies that the new features work and that nothing already there has been broken in their introduction.
Upon completion of the development, the developed product itself, of course, is most important. However, the customers are provided with the complete functional specification and full project source code.
While it is of course preferable to continue to work together, this allows you to continue to do whatever you want with the app, rather than locking into a single developer.
In the support phase, all bugs and teething problems must first be addressed. Regardless of the number of tests during the application development stage, something unexpected will always occur from a very old device, an older operating system, etc. These problems must be dealt with as they occur.
When major new devices are announced or an OS update is made, the next part can be planned. Most minor updates do not cause problems for app development, but major changes can lead to problems.
You must allow resources for such occurrences when preparing your mobile app development budget.
Another area in which we provide support and insight, especially for B2B or internal applications is by conducting field visits to see how the app works with its intended users in real life, in the wild.
It is more important, as you will see, than just an idea for a product or service that you want to introduce by app development. However, there is no reason why your App idea cannot develop in many years with the correct planning, processes, and resources into a robust and successful solution that serves your audience internally or externally.