Phases of Mobile Application Development – App Lifecycle

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Bianca Duelos

05 Jul, 2018 08:19 PM

Developing a mobile application in today’s Information Age is considered an easy task. New apps belonging to different categories are published on mobile app stores every minute. That is so because mobile apps offer various advantages such as brand marketing, sales generation, recognition and retain lasting impressions worldwide. But the mobile app development process is not as easy as it sounds, it involves extensive research, planning and exceptional teamwork.

Mobile apps have made our lives simple by eliminating all of our worldly obligations. People can connect to others, place orders, get entertainment and also run businesses through a sole software which are none other than, mobile applications.

At the present time, developing an app is not an arduous task but what matters is how well executed the app making process was. The applications which perform well and earn their place in the market are created after thorough planning.

Millions of apps exist on today’s renowned app store platforms but not all of them end up gaining popularity. Most just die out and are never heard of again. To create an app that leaves a significant impression on the user’s mind needs a comprehensive research analysis about the necessity that occurred for the development of an app and the community of people which would benefit from it.

Perform a Thorough Research

The most vital part before you enter into the phase of mobile application development is to formulate a plan of what your app’s main requirements could be. This requires a lot of research and well-ordered teamwork. The app concept is exists but its futile if the developers cannot properly execute it.

Questions related to factors such as the need for making an app, its objective and the target audience should be presented to the team before the actual development takes place. Only then the team realizes how to divide tasks and manage time. Competitor analysis is also very important since, it allows you to note what sort of marketing tactics they are using to stand out in the market.

Technical Assessment and Evaluation

Technical evaluations are performed in order to understand how the back-end systems are integrated with the design of your app. Apps working on different formats and platforms such as iOS and android have different functionalities. It is important to figure this out before you commence to the development phase.

Prototype Building

After the pre-planning is done, there is no need to jump on the bandwagon and start with the mobile application development. The sensible thing to do would be to create a prototype of your app. Building a prototype is essential for perceiving the overall aesthetic of the app design, its interface and user experience.

UI/UX Designing

You will never hear anyone complain about the UI/UX of an app designed by a renowned mobile application development company. Many app designers tend to forget that the development is not everything about an app’s lifecycle. Attractive user interface and user-friendliness of an app determines the overall shape of your app.

App Development Phase

After developing a prototype, the next phase is to develop it into a fully functional mobile application. Developers focus on creating such features which are a part of today’s unfolding trends that give substance to the features and functions defined in the pre-planning phase.

Testing and Deployment

Once the app is done with its development phase, the next phase begins, that is the testing of your application. Through testing, you can find shortcomings early in the phase or else it ruins the repute of your app when bugs are found after the app launch. Make sure the team of developers is familiar with all kinds of bug testing such as the UAT testing and Beta testing.

Now that the development and testing of your application is completed, it is time to launch it. Submit the app to the app stores or your choice but remember that is it not where the lifecycle of an app ends, be sure to look for potential feedback and stay updated with your app insights for future development purposes. Always hold on to the resources you need to maintain your app in the long run because the app development phases are not temporary.

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