5 Key Stages of Mobile App Development

UpsilonIT is a custom mobile app development company that  provides mobile app development services and It uses best practices to create high-quality mobile solutions for different purposes. We would like to share our knowledge to help you understand mobile development and its details.

Stage 1

The first stage involves defining everything, from the purpose of the app and who it will be used to, to which technologies it will be built upon and how we will measure its success.

  1. Set the goals and objectives for the mobile app

Mobile apps should solve problems for users and be easy to use. It is important to think about the problems that you are trying to solve and how you intend to use your app to help you.

  1. Define the target audience. Who and how many?

Research should cover demographics, motivations, and behavior patterns as well as the goals and objectives of your target audience. It is important to consider the user lifecycle of the device and its characteristics throughout the entire development process.

  1. Examine the competition

You can study the competitor’s app in detail to find out which features they lack. This will allow you to add them to your app and make your app stand out.

  1. Choose a mobile platform to host the app

Once you have identified the target audience, you can choose a mobile platform to use – Android or iOS. You can develop your app in one of two ways:

Stage 2 – Design

  1. Clarifying your requirements

After reviewing the initial project data, the team asks specific questions about the context of the project during the workshop.

  1. UX planning

We are currently creating an app architecture for a better conceptual understanding. This will allow us to prepare the prototype of the future mobile app with as much detail as we can: each button, popup, and a text field.

  1. Design and creation of UI

It is important to consider the tastes and preferences of the client. But, it’s even more important to think about the target audience. Once the main screens have been approved, we can create the style guide for the project and render the rest. It’s important that the client’s brand book or unique corporate style is followed and well-accompanied.

  1. Maintenance and testing

The designer’s work doesn’t stop when developers have all the prototypes for their mobile apps. During the development phase, the designer will accompany the team to help them understand the logic and structure and find a balance between beauty and practicality. The final product must be checked by the designer for conformance to its design and ideas.

These steps enable you to create a custom, high-quality app that will help you achieve your business goals and reach your target audience.

Stage 3 – Development

Teamwork is a key ingredient in great software development. Trust between the client, the team, and the client is key to a successful outcome.

UPSILONIT uses Agile methodology. This means that we break down development into sprints, with each sprint focusing on a single functionality. This allows for flexible planning, progressive development, and early deployment. It also allows for constant enhancements. A mini-release is made available to the client at the end of each sprint for their review and testing.

Stage 4 – Testing

UPSILONIT plans the testing in layers. The priority is functionality. Second, additional functionality is important. Third, design is important. It is possible for the second and third items to switch places depending on the client’s requirements and needs. It is better to implement a few features than a large number of bugs.

UpsilonIT conducts the following types of testing depending on the project:

  1. Performance testing

Performance testing measures how quickly a system, or part thereof, performs under particular loads. It also validates other quality attributes such as reliability, scalability, and resource use. Performance testing can answer questions like how responsive the app is to user requests, how quickly the screens load, and if the app’s size exceeds what it should.

  1. Security testing

Security testing is an essential part of app development. Mobile enterprise apps are particularly vulnerable to hacking.

The data considered critical user data is any data that cannot be accessed by third parties. This includes personal data like date of birth, address, personal correspondence, and passwords. Credit card data, bank account numbers, and order numbers are also included.

Stage 5 – Ongoing Support and App Support

The app’s priority features are usually included in the first release. This is followed by the extended functionality for subsequent releases.

This is the final stage and the app can be launched to the market. However, it’s important to remember that each app store has its own policies regarding accepting and verifying apps. It takes a few days to review your application after it is submitted to the Apple App Store. This depends on the quality of your app and how closely you follow Apple’s iOS development guidelines. App Store reviews are different than App Store app reviews, but your app may appear in the market within a few hours of submission.

It is important to track the trends after app submission and to upgrade features according to audience targeting requests.