27 Aug Our Mobile App Development Process
At Kovar we offer a mobile app development service where we bring your ideas to fruition. From the idea’s inception we work with you through the steps outlined below in order to get your concepts out of your head and onto consumers’ devices.
1) Idea Phase
This is the most important step of the process. It starts with you identifying a potential gap in the market. This can be a problem or inefficiency you have discovered and believe could be solved. Make sure to do research around the problem. With some problem solving and our expertise your app could become far more than just a concept.
2) Meeting & Brief
It is here that you will work with the team. Together we will begin to set developmental and design goals.
- You will decide what functions you will need your app to perform as well as what data it should display to users and where this data should be displayed.
- Using these as guides we will draft wireframes, paper mock-ups of the app’s pages and panels, in order to shape the user interface and experience into something that matches your vision.
- We will then help you create a Style Guide for your app to serve as a stylistic reference for the rest of the process.
Once you are satisfied that team has a clear view of the way forward the process of developing the app will begin.
Here the development process will be broken up into a list of tasks in what is known as a “sprint”.
Each task must have clear requirement for completion so that developers can begin to plan their approaches and once each task is understood we will be able to estimate a timeframe for each one.
Now the sprint can begin, and the tasks will be spread amongst the development team to ensure optimal productivity. The functionality will be implemented as each tasked is finished so that it can be reviewed by the project manager. Once the sprint has reached its conclusion and the project managers are satisfied with the product we will begin testing.
In order to adequately determine the quality of the app there are 5 types of testing that we will undertake:
- User Experience Testing
- Functional Testing
- Performance Testing
- Security testing
- Device-Specific Testing
5) App launch
Releasing a native mobile app requires submitting your app to the app stores, Apple App Store for iOS apps and Google Play for Android apps. However, you will need a developer account with Apple App Store and Google Play Store before launching your mobile app.
An app’s release in the app store requires preparing metadata including:
- Your app’s title
- Launch icon
- App store screenshots
Once submitted in the Apple App Store, iOS apps go through a review process which may take from a few days to several weeks depending on the quality of your app and how closely it follows Apple’s iOS development guidelines. If your app requires users to log in, then you will need to provide Apple with a test user account as part of the release process. There isn’t any review process with Android apps, and they become available in the app store within a few hours of submission.
Our team of developers will help make your dream a reality with a fully custom, cross-platform app that will get you to stand out from the crowd. We handle everything from the design to development and even the marketing!