How to develop a mobile App
~ All starts from an idea ~
First you need to determine what and for whom we write. If you have a ready-made idea, go ahead! — If not, read on. Look around and think about what surrounds you. And you know what….Problems! So try to solve one of them. Successful entrepreneurs solve problems in a way that we could have never imagined.
You should offer something that people want to use. Try to come up with an idea that will have a few competitors. But if you need an app, similar to another… worse for you! You should try to figure out what you can do to make your app better than other solutions on the market. Think outside the box. You can validate your idea by using the Google Keyword Planner tool to look for the number of people seeking out what you’re trying to do.
~ Planning and design ~
Before starting app development you need to decide how you’ll monetize it. There are several ways to monetize your app:
Free app. Typically used by large companies (application helps selling their products or services)
Free app with advertisement. It used in popular applications which actively interacting with users.
Lite and Pro variations. Lite app for free but with limited features where buying Pro unlock all the features
Purchases within the application — you can sell the new features and new levels of the game right from the app.
Now you have an idea. Wow, that’s half of the work! But what’s next?
~ Hire a designer & developer ~
Design is not just about how your app looks, but it’s about how a user will experience the app. “Design is a way of making technology useful.” So look for a developer who puts design (user experience and graphics) first.
Developing sketches it`s a foundation for your future interface.
At this step you should visually comprehend basic functions, approximate location and structure of your application.
Static prototypes and interactive models must take into account the technical and programmatic framework that will used for creating applications.
First draft of your application will help everyone from your team to understand the mission. These designs will be used as a reference for the next phase of creating.
“In the process of designing start looking closely at features that you can remove. Offer only the core value of your app idea.It offers both the value of their applications. Do not build the features in the first version, that “nice to have” and can always be added later as an upgrade. This will help keep the initial costs of development down and also help you get to market quicker”.
After we getting the layouts and cutting guideline, developers start working . We Should pass to the developers all the things that we created, and look forward to an early result. But don`t think that work on the architecture and the user interface is finished. Sometimes developers have an interesting ideas that are making adjustments in original plan. When development is completed, comes the testing stage.
~ Testing ~
At various stages of the app development internal testing applications on simulations and on real devices is obligatory. The purpose of testing is to ensure that app interact exactly as expected on different hardware and software platforms for smartphones and tables.
Ask friends, family, colleagues, and experts to help you review your prototype. Grant them access to the wireframe and have them give your app a test run. Ask them for their honest feedback and have them identify flaws and dead-end links.
~ Creating a pre-release version ~
Through a series of tests and improvements working version of app must be released. In this version we should add it to the App Stores: Apple App Store, Google Play (depending on the purpose for which platform is being developed), or any other similar service for the distribution of applications.
You must register for a developer account with the respective app stores to be able to sell your app through their platform.
It will not be superfluous to Integrate analytics. Analytics help you track downloads, user engagement and retention for your mobile app. You have built a version with a limited feature set and offers only the kernel. Now is the time to evaluate and implement other functions that have been left in its original form. You will know through analytics and feedback whether the features are relevant anymore.
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You can choose an easier way . . .
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