In the previous years, the mobile app development has taken a new stage with the changes in multiple factors viz. the number of Smartphone users has risen, rise in the variety of available resources for app development, competition among the app development companies etc. All these factors have led to the amalgamation of options and designs in the app development technologies.
Whenever planning to build a new mobile application for your business or individual need, you need to have a structured plan for making an outstanding app. A proper research does more good for the betterment of the plan that you are building. Getting your own hands involved a little in the app building process keeps the origin of the idea intact and goes according to the plan. This systematic and concise guide will let you know the essential steps required for making a hefty plan and execution of the app building process.
The process is quite simple yet challenging.
Step 1- Setting up the main objective
A company can have multiple mobile apps designated for different activities for the users. Before getting in to the project, define the main idea behind creating the app; as what will be the main features of the application, what purpose will it serve for the business, what are the benefits that it will provide either to business or the customers etc.
Step 2- Create a new design
Just as we spoke above, getting your own hands into the process will help in creating a hefty project for the business. Designing the blueprint of the app and defining the structure for the app will help in future reference for the project.
Step 3- Research
Before building the app, there is a need to perform a thorough research for building a unique app in the market of millions of apps available on iOS and Android platforms. Research fulfills the purpose of finding out many things in advance about the same kinds of apps, design ideas, technical requirements etc.
Step 4- Choose a developer/designer
After all these steps, choose a good app development company that has a good portfolio and a team of adept Android and iOS developers for mobile devices. The developers must have all the required knowledge for creating the unique prototype. Make them aware of your whole idea behind creating the app.
Step 5- Fulfilling Backend system requirements
Define the backend system of your app and all kinds of system necessities like the data management system, security management etc.
Step 6 - Initial Testing
Testing the design that has been created by you and your developer and finding the flaws and errors in the app. The possible improvements can be made in this stage prior to the final deployment.
Step 7- Get the Backend Built
After clearly defining the purpose, design, structure, backend system requirements & prototype of the application, get your developer to build the backend of your app.
Step 8- Designing the Screens
Now is the time to design the main layout structure of the app according to the requirements and needs of your business. The design will reflect the structure of your organization or the business, so choose the layout wisely.
Step 9- Final Testing
This is the stage where you will have to test your app for one final time, where you will draw out even the smallest flaws that there may be left in the app. The navigational improvements, layout improvements etc can be made.
Step 10- Detailed Analysis and Release
Detailed analysis for both platforms i.e. Android and iOS can now be carried out at this stage because both the platforms and devices for the both platforms function differently. After ensuring high quality of app integration, the final release and deployment can take place.