3. What’s involved in developing an app?
First off, the developer needs to sort out how the proposed thoughts can be converted into one functional app. Other than integrating the brand into the design and the functionality, the developer should likewise consider the distinction between how individuals utilize a mobile site and how they utilize an app. Then, the developer and the group likewise need to lay out how the proposed app will work on a given stage and device.
- Design & Develop
When developers mention app design they refer to the layout, display and aesthetics, while building or development references the lines of code and software that runs the app itself. Albeit both the plan and design start from the get-go in the process it must be appropriately done once the research has been finished.
- App Builds
The developer will provide several app builds throughout the different stages of the app project. First off we have a design-build which is a rough, preliminary version of the app based on the graphics created during step 2. These graphics are created on a platform called Adobe XD, which means they are interactive and you can click on buttons to be brought to the next screen and use the graphics just like how you would use an app. The purpose of this build is to give you an idea of how the app will look when developed and gather feedback for any changes, most designers and developers will stress the importance of making graphic changes early on to avoid delays and additional costs to the app.
Next, we have the staging build the main purpose of this build is to showcase the functionality, features and usability of the app. Staging is where user testing can take place before the developers make the app live, once all features have been added, testing is complete and all bugs are resolved the developer will then move the app from staging to the live environment before uploading to its respective app stores.
- Final Testing
Once the developers have completed all development points both on the app and the backend it moves to Developer QA Testing. Developer QA testing is a crucial step in the development process, here the developers stress testing all platforms of the app for any issues, functionality failures and bugs that may arise. Once Developer QA is satisfied, the staging build of the app is provided to the client for user testing and feedback. This is one of the best methods of discovering any app faults or bugs, as with anything fresh eyes work wonders the developers rely on user testing feedback before moving forward. If any app issues are detected the developers will resolve them at that point as it can become expensive to fix issues later in development.
- Make it Live!
At last, the hard work and efforts of the app developer team and the patience of you the client have come to fruition. Once the developer has all potential issues resolved and everyone is satisfied the app will be submitted for upload before becoming a live app. The app becoming available to the general public is when feedback and well as potential complaints will come pouring in, accordingly the developer should be prepared to address every one of the grievances and resolve what isn’t right with the app.