The paradigm shift in technological advancement has made development stages simpler. Tasks’ branching in pieces has turned out to be more fruitful for the software or mobile app developers. Chasing the present trend, which is the mobile app-based business, is on the verge of evolution, as apps are getting smarter with constant upgradation. Mobile app development comprises various chronological layers of pre-planning, execution, and deployment. It might look like launching IDEs, coding logics, skimming testing, and submitting it to the app store. Meanwhile, the internal functionality integration needs more time and dedication to uncover a refined and error-free app before the launch.
Thus, it all depends on the approach you prefer to move ahead with.
Mobile app development process does have a timeline
Every app has its way of functioning and methodologies, but what remains common is the standard process or parameters that are mandatory in the mobile app development.
Requisite and Research
Every business starts with a concept, product need analysis. This case is applicable even if you are looking for a mobile app presence. The primary analysis comprises demographic information, patterns, and a customer-centric approach. Finally, you must analyze how the customer will use the product. Doing this from the start provides a solid foundation, and its clarity gives you and your clients or investors assurance about the overall development process. This phase is highly critical as you lay the foundation stone on which the whole development is expected to be carried out. Do thorough research and brainstorm every aspect related to need, target customer, and product/Service delivery before moving ahead to the next phase.
Design and Wireframing
Wireframes are the spine of any project, and mobile app design is no exception. Wireframes act as an intermediary amid low-fidelity sketches and the prototypes. The actual process of processing mobile wireframe varies considerably. Designers look at a wireframe and its interpretation for active and interactive design in multiple ways. Every company has its approach to design transfer from sketches. Some, however, start coding directly from sketches.
The recommended technique goes through a sequence, starting with
This step includes the actual implementation and coding of your mobile application. The development phase includes several activities, such as creating the development environment with method incorporation perform tests, developing different parts of the code, pre-tests, and creating an application that is to be installed and tested.
A standard way of mobile application development requires code development and setting up the environment for backend, server, database technology, APIs, and the front end of the mobile app.
• Backend and database
The database and server-side objects become necessary to support the functions of your mobile application, connecting to a network. Settings and adjustments may be required to support the desired functionality of the mobile app if you use an existing backend platform. Server-side objects developed during this step must be configured and tested with the other components of the mobile application.
• Application Programming Interface
APIs are software pieces developed to assist in connecting not only the app and the main server/database, but also to connect it to the operating system components and current software tools and systems to be used by the companies.
The front end is the face of your app through which your end-users interact. Mobile applications consist of interactive user experiences that use the backend connection to manage data through APIs. When an application needs to enable users to work without a network such as offline, the app may require compatible APIs for data downloading and storing it locally.
QA and Testing
The application is tested to verify its ease of use, compatibility, operation, and performance of the interface. There are a number of Android and iOS devices to monitor, locate, and resolve user interface problems. The devices are available in screen sizes, dimensions, and operating system versions. Therefore, this type of testing ensures that there are no functions that cause the application problem when it is active and used by users.
To monitor the testing phase of your mobile application, QA sends a release note with all build versions. Further testing and development are done at the same time to find errors at the earliest. Similarly, parallel tests are performed once a milestone is attained, or a specific module is developed.
Launching and submission
The launching of the app also comes with lots of strategies that are dedicated to post-launch activities, including marketing, analytics, and review management. But this could be the next topic of our blog on how to launch a mobile app on android and iOS stores.
Mobile app development could create positive growth avenues for your business
Mobile technology is evolving rapidly with the release of new versions of the mobile OS platforms as time passes. Improving mobile devices and agility is essential. For mobile apps, this is transformed by chasing deadlines, expenses, and managing time to market.
The use of agile mobile app development requires planning for the entire development phase in terms of cycles. The mobile app development process starts with a pre-step, continues with different iterations, and ends with the next step. These steps are derived based on years of the app development process and patterns with new business aspirants or established business owners. Panacea Infotech is a pioneering mobile app development company that has been helping businesses to make them omnipresent.
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