According to Statista, a forecast for 2025 reveals that the mobile app development market is projected to grow to 11.2 billion dollars.
Breaking into the mobile app market requires you to go through extensive planning, project estimation, thorough research, and unbeatable dedication. However, the development process is becoming simpler with the advancement of technology. Moreover, when it comes to mobile applications, users usually have very high standards in terms; of features, performance, and functionalities. They look for a fast responsive user interface that can deliver a smooth user experience.
Digital marketing agency, MessageMuse has successfully developed thousands of mobile apps. In this article, we are going to outline the idea, design, strategy, development and post-launch process.
Basic Stages of Mobile App Development:
Each app has its requirements and mobile app development processes are constantly evolving. The process is comprised of different chronological layers of planning, ideation, execution, as well as deployment. The error-free app needs more time, hard work, and dedication before it’s ready for the launch.
Enterprise Mobility is a hot topic for business in 2020. Statista predicted that in 2021, the enterprise mobility management market is going to generate 1.8 billion US dollars of revenue.
The truth is that dependency on mobile is equivalent to survival in this age of technology. Research by Techjury suggests that in 2020 users are going to download 258.2B mobile applications. Likewise, Mobile-First Companies are continuously growing in the field. As mobility defines how enterprises should operate, traditional businesses need to focus on Android and iOS app development to stay ahead of the competition.
1 – Inception phase:
Here an app development company demonstrates your app idea to the team.
What you need in the inception phase:
- Business idea
- Project description
- App mockups
Main objectives of this phase:
- Determine your requirements
- Analyze the project feasibility
- Identify the app minimum variable product (MVP) scope
2 – Planning & Analysis:
You need planning to evolve your idea into a successful app. This process consists of problem research, gathering requirements, competitive analysis, and reviewing best practices. At this stage, you must know about your competitors, ideal customers, and target market. Here you decide the type of platform you’re going to choose and establish the app’s objective. You can create a product road map, prioritize your Android and iOS app development requirements,and group them into a delivery milestone. The planning phase also includes determining the skills required for your project. Your initial analysis must consist of the buyers’ demographics, behavior patterns, and buying habits. In this phase, you lay down the foundation for what you will follow in the next steps. Make a thorough research and study competitors app to figure out what features you should keep in your future app.
3 – Prototyping, Wireframing & Technical Documentation:
To overcome usability issues, iOS and Android app development services go through sketching and documenting the app. You can easily uncover usability issues through detailed sketching. You can trace the steps, refine the idea, overcome technical limitations, develop a clear project understanding, create a roadmap, and focus on the user experience. Likewise, wireframing helps you decide all the components of designs you’re going to add in your app. Thus, you can fuse your ideas into your app.
During technical documentation our development team carries out the following activities:
- Specify the number of mobile applicant users including admin, buyer, and seller
- Identifying the functions of the app
- Suggesting different methods to implement the project
- Identifying the app’s function
- Recommending the apps interface structure
- Determining the app’s architecture
To create a prototype, iOS and Android app development services go through the following:
Sketching: This is a draft version of your app that sets up all crucial aspects – number of screens, logics, etc.
Wireframing: Offers the complete visualization of the documented app structure
Clickable Prototyping: Helps you discover use cases, technical inconsistencies, and logical breakups.
Final design: Gathering all wireframes to achieve the final design
4 – UI/UX Design:
UI/UX makes your app more intuitive,interactive, and user-friendly. It’s very important to focus on the design to achieve the best user experience. If you want an app based on both Android and iOS platforms, your team must include developers who are skilled in these areas. You may hire iOS and Android app development services like MessageMuse. You should make sure that the multi-step process leads to a visually clear user interface.
With the help of app prototypes, UX/UI designers create the designs for each separate screen. At this stage, the team decides the flow of the app.
5 – Designers develop:
- The layout navigation
- Text fields
- Visual elements
Based on the app’s complexity, the design process may take from a week to a few months.
Design stage results in:
- UX wire frame
- Designs for Android & iOSplatforms
- App Design prototype
6 – App Development:
Here the iOS or Android app development company starts development. The process includes the creation of:
7 – Front-End – The Client:
This stage involves tools and techniques to develop software and to present it for direct user interaction.
8 – Back-end – The server:
The physical infrastructure, the data access layer, or the hardware part of the software.
For iOS, the developers use the following programming languages:
For Android, they use:
- Android Native Development Kit (NDK)
9 – Testing of Mobile App:
Compatibility Testing: Running the application on various devices and testing it out on different screen sizes
Interface Testing – Checking the performance of buttons, menu, and navigation
Device Compatibility – Testing how the application can perform on different sizes of screen
Low- Level Resource Testing – Examining how the app runs on slower internet connection and lower battery
Security Testing – QA of data security
Beta Testing – Examining the app in a real environment and receiving feedback from real users
10 – Deploying the app to the market
After testing, the final step comes, and that is to deploy the final product to the app market. Here a mobile and web application development company have to make sure the apps are compatible with the marketplace requirements.
Here is the checklist of the requirements:
- Test for quality
- App’s content rating
- Apps size
- Screen and platform
- Ready APK
- Promotional graphics, videos, screenshots
- Beta release
- Test for bugs and errors
- Ensure the compilation of metadata and installation of important information
- Complete log in information and active demo account
- Explaining the unclear feature in review notes and app purchases
MessageMuse – Mobile AppDevelopment Agency:
This article is brought to you by a full-service mobile and web application development company, MessageMuse. Offering you full-cycle Android and iOS app development. Also, proving an array of other services including web design, logo design, SEO, SMM, email marketing, web development, and many others.