Stages of mobile app development

Today, mobile users spend 80% of mobile time in using all kinds of apps. In this scenario, being a mobile app developer, you would of course love to develop a mobile app that can help you win the hearts of millions while making good money at the same time. However, with more than a million mobile apps already available on both major app stores, it is quite difficult for the developers to get their app hit the top categories of the app stores.

Achieving desired success in such a fiercely competitive mobile app market requires one to have in-depth understanding of how mobile apps are developed “correctly.” Of course, there is no right or wrong way to build mobile apps, but there are some basic steps that every mobile app developer should keep in mind while developing mobile apps. In this post, we’re going to unveil different steps of the mobile app development lifecycle.

The mobile application development lifecycle is just a representation of the conventional SDLC from the perspective of mobile. Mobile application development lifecycle comprises of six major stages, which apply to the development of every app.

Phase 1 – Discovery

Before you dive into, it is imperative brainstorm and to conduct a detailed market research. You might have tons of ideas running in your mind, but you should compile all of them and go to the one that seems promising and practical.

Once you’ve an app idea in your mind, it is time to consider other aspects, such as

✔ What will be the goal of the app?
✔ Which are the platforms you are targeting?
✔ Who will be the target audience?
✔ What will be the price of the app? Free or paid?

Try to find answers to such questions in order to know how much time it will require and how fruitful it is to develop the mobile app. You can follow some simple, but effective tips at this stage:

✔ Don’t forget to analyze the other similar apps in the market. Just go through the ups and try to know what kind of features they’re offering. It will help you know what new things you can add in your app.


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Q&A

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