Mobile apps development is one of the most popular services in the IT market. It is important for a business to have not only a website but also an additional (in some cases the main) tool that facilitates interaction with customers. Customers, who in most cases use smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches to search, order goods and services. A mobile application can also become an independent embodiment of your business idea!
The client comes to us with a business idea and a technical task. If there is no technical task, the manager asks the client to fill out a questionnaire that allows him to understand what the product will be dedicated to, who would be its target audience, what problems it will help users to solve.
Based on the collected data, a business analyst studies the market and similar applications, draws up a project plan, a list of functional requirements and elements, calculates a budget.
After a business analyst has collected all the necessary information regarding the concept of a mobile application, a UI joins in. He draws up a layout of the future product, deciding on the location of all interface elements and the color scheme for the background, buttons, icons, widgets and other graphics, selects the suitable font.
The UX designer creates a screen map or a detailed prototype based on various scenarios for the mobile app to be used. He designs the product for various types of devices (smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and smartwatches) so that the content would be displayed correctly on every one of them. He analyzes mobile application usability using various metrics to eliminate design inaccuracies.
As soon as the technical task is formed, the layouts created and the prototype is approved, the developer begins his part of work on the product. He codes in the planned behavior of the app and establishes its connection with the server.
The tester and the manager proceeding to the test phase. They are going through all the steps as users would do according to what was established in the technical task. to do that they use various applications like HockeyApp, SauceLabs, BitBar, Keynote, Xamarin Test Cloud to collect statistics and crash reports. During the testing stage, all defects in the design and functionality of the product are being fixed.
After all the cases have been completed at the testing stage and the team has made sure that the application’s behavior complies with the client’s requirements, the finished product is added to the app stores: Apple App Store and Google Play.
After the mobile application is uploaded to the Apple App Store and Google Play, technical support is provided for the product and revision is made in case errors were found after the release. Statistics on a number of downloads are collected using Distimo, Flurry, Google Analytics.