In this article we’d like to share some useful information about the basics of mobile application development. We have tried to do our best to explain the development process in an easy way. Typically, mobile application development process is divided into 6 major steps.
1. User Story Phase
First of all, it’s necessary to determine what app is going to be developed and what the target audience of the future product is. It’s exactly during the user story phase when a mobile development team provides the answers to these questions. It is very important to work out all the possible scenarios to avoid unpleasant surprises at the later development stages.
2. Prototyping Phase
During this phase fully interactive prototypes are created and made available for the final approval. The prototypes outline approximate sizes and location of UI elements as well as business logic connections between application screens. These interactive prototypes are accessible through a web browser and give a perfect idea of how the application will perform. Rapid prototyping resolves most of the business logic issues much better than any other descriptive approach.
3. Design Phase
The design phase starts after the prototype screens are polished and approved. During this phase the final application look is created and presented in the form of layered graphic files and preview images. Design experts work in a close cooperation with certified UX specialists to provide the best possible application look and usability experience.
4. Development Phase
Software development phase starts simultaneously with design development activities and includes the application’s code development according to the outlined technical visions.
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Project manager constantly supervises the development process on a daily basis to make sure the functional requirements remain in scope of the project and the application is being developed on time.
5. QA Phase
Quality assurance phase starts at the late stage of the application development process to reduce the lag needed to perform a complete QA process. During this stage the app is thoroughly tested by the professional QA team to ensure the absence of any bugs for different condition states. The end product has to match App Store, Google Play Store and Windows marketplace guidelines as well as to be free of bugs preventing App approval in the marketplace.
6. App Publishing Phase
The final product is delivered to the marketplaces for every respective platform. All the necessary marketing assets such as icons, screenshots and application descriptions are created during this stage. Release manager monitors closely the submission and approval process
to rectify any issue that might arise during this stage.
As you can see, the mobile app development process is quite complicated and requires a coherent approach to the mobile development team. So, if you want to be sure that your future mobile product will be delivered with a high quality and on time, trust only professional mobile development companies