How to Create a Successful Mobile App
First of all, the app-building process is not a piece of cake. Do not get fooled by all those clickbait postings like “Build an Application in 5 Minutes!” Basically, what you need are UI/UX skills, knowledge, and proper planning. While the former is completely up to you, the later is what we can help you with. It might be a bit intense, so fasten your seat belts as we take off for a design journey. Below we will tell you about the steps you should undertake to successfully create a mobile app.
Mobile App Design Steps Explained
The UI/UX design process requires strong knowledge. In order to avoid fatal mistakes in the future, we always plan everything thoroughly before starting the mobile app development. If you decided to go with either the native app approach, cross-platform app, or hybrid method, our specialists will analyze your requirements to determine the best possible way to implement them in design. Then, we estimate the time needed to breathe life into all the elements and features.
Each mobile application has its own individuality, and every project is different than the others. Detailed web research is what helps us know about all innovations in the world of mobile design to find appropriate options and methods to meet our customer’s requirements.
At this stage, we prepare a specification for our customer to approve before we get started. Typically, this includes all the tools and methods our UI/UX specialists will use as well as the way how they will be implemented. As we finish designing an app, the sketch is forwarded to our developers.
As a rule, we build wireframes both for iOS and Android to represent the skeleton of the final product and demonstrate all the crucial elements of your future application. Wireframing is a crucial stage as it allows us to keep up with the core mobile application design principles.
Building a prototype
Finally, the time has come to build a prototype to mimic the interaction between the users and the application, and see the live design presentation. At this stage, we transform a raw design into a clickable prototype. After the customer’s approval, we move to the final phase of the process.
Mobile app development
At this stage, we are actually building your mobile application, based on the provided prototype. After numerous testings (User Acceptance Testing, Usability Testing, Device-Specific Testing, etc.), it goes live.
Deployment and monitoring
When you are done with application development/testing, it is time for deployment. This phase can be dense as it involves lots of moving parts. But the whole process does not end with the deployment. Monitoring your application will give you a full picture of the updates that it needs. That is why it is most likely to go through the addition of new features (optional), functionality changes, and performance improvements.
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