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5 Essential Steps to the Mobile Development Process

5 Essential Steps to the Mobile Development Process

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Exactly how is a mobile app created? You may already know that it requires a lot of app developers to work on the project to ensure that it is built with the right specifications and it is built up to speed.
So today, I am going to go over some of the most essential steps to the mobile app development process.

Mobile App Ideation

Clients who want to have an app created for them would have to come up with their own app idea. Once you have the idea, you will then go talk to your app developers and they will assess if the idea is feasible.
For you to know if it is indeed feasible, they will conduct market research and analysis to find out more about your competitors, your target audience, and other pertinent details that will help with the research.
The good thing is that if your application idea is one that helps solve a particular need, then it is usually good to go.

The UI/UX App Design

It has been said that a good user interface will always translate to good user experience. That being said, it is important that you focus on the details of the application such as the banners, the icons, and the entire layout.
Always design your app in a way that it makes it easier for your users to utilize it. You do not want to put as many elements as possible because you think that it will make the application beautiful.
What you should think about in this stage would be to design something that is beautiful yet functional.

Actual Development

Now that you are here, the next step of the process involves the actual development of the application. Actually, the developers would have to build fully-functional prototypes. These are just builds that are produced rapidly and it is just to show if the features are feasible to implement in the real world.
That being said, once the prototype stage is done, you will then run your application through multiple testing phases.
The first is the Alpha testing stage which basically means that your own developers will test the application.
If you deem it as bug-free (at least, in your own testing), then you can proceed to the beta testing phase where more and more people are going to use the app to provide some much-needed feedback. This is necessary as this will really test the application to its limits. Perhaps, you may have overlooked a bug or two or there might be some features that do not work as intended.
Lastly, is the launch phase which means that the application is now ready for deployment.

Post-Launch

Now, even if you have launched your application and is now already in the different app stores, your job is actually not done yet. You will still have to provide post-launch services by providing bug fixes and timely updates to keep your application new and shiny.