The global mobile application market was worth $106.27 billion in 2018 and is expected to rise to $407.31 billion by 2026, with a CAGR of 18.4% from 2019 to 2026. Mobile app usage is seeing exponential growth. In order to keep up with the competition, your business needs to have a mobile app.
Say you have an app idea but don't know how to create an app for your business. You know the audience and you know the demand. You know that if your application is well developed and adds value to consumers, it will bring you wealth. But how do you create an app? What to do with your app ideas?
As a major app development agency, many of our clients ask similar questions such as
"We want to create an app for our business, where should we start?".
"What use cases can our app solve for our business?”
“How long does it take to build a mobile app?”
"How much does it cost to make a mobile app?”
“Do we have to create separate apps for android and iOS devices?”
So we decided to write about how to create an app from scratch and design and launch a successful mobile application. Let's start with the steps to create an app.
The App Development Process
We at IT Kamtech recognise the value of establishing a well-defined and efficient mobile app development process. We understand what it takes to survive in this market. Our mobile app development process is based on our years of expertise developing enterprise-level apps for our clients.
A well-designed mobile app development methodology (like ours) can greatly increase the chances of a successful project. Here's how we create great apps for our customers:
Creating a Product Strategy
Every company that wants to be ready for a mobile app first needs a mobility strategy, which includes the following topics:
- Identifying your target demographic (the users of your app)
- Recognizing your competitors (competitor research)
- Selecting the appropriate platform for your app (iOS, Android, or both)
- Setting defined objectives and goals for your app
Analysis and Planning
The planning and analysis phase is a good starting point for defining your app. Create a product roadmap to prioritize your app's needs, break them down into milestones, and begin the planning and analysis phase. Then create SRS and low fidelity wireframes and user journeys as per the detailed analysis and FRS. In this step, you must choose a tech stack for your programme and specify development milestones.
Our quality assurance teams are active post this phase to ensure that we fully comprehend your requirements and begin building test cases for your project.
UI and UX
A user interface, or UI, is the interface between humans and machines. The user interface of a mobile app is the appearance and interactivity of the app. This includes buttons, sliders, input fields, fonts, colors, animations, and other visual aspects of the user interface.
The user experience or UX of an app is the whole process of the user and how it evolves into a product.This would encompass the complete experience of finding your app online, installing it, and using it to assist the user in performing various activities.
Once you've completed the design, you can start working on the actual product and begin the app development process. Here you can either follow the agile development approach or the old age waterfall approach. We prefer Agile development for faster iterations and improved flexibility/customization.
Quality Assurance (testing)
Every consumer wants a well-designed, high-quality app that does not frequently hang and crash. Below is a mandatory test plan for Team
Functional testing: This sort of testing guarantees that all of your app's features and functions work properly. Can be achieved through test cases.
With the increasing number of devices in the mobile market, software needs to be tested on all major hardware platforms. You need to evaluate what your target customers are using - android, iOS devices or only flagship smartphones or budget friendly smartphones, this way you can test your app on a variety of devices from several brands.
Deploying an app is an important part of the application development process, but it is often included in DevOps routines. You need to follow all of Apple's iStore and Google's Play Store rules and regulations.
The Benefits of Mobile Apps
Customers Don’t Have to Wait
Web browsing needs the user to open a browser, type in a URL, and wait for the site to load (assuming acceptable reception), whereas launching a mobile app barely takes a second because the majority of the information is kept in the app itself, allowing it to function offline.
Apps offer a regular prompt to customers about your company's existence
They are always visible on the landing screen and menu, giving your business more presence than browser bookmarks. Because your business is always in front of them, this helps to establish client loyalty.
Customers are more engaged with apps
Customers are hungry for mobile apps because they allow them to rapidly connect with the businesses they want or need.
Apps save money
SMS texts and paper newsletters are both cheaper with apps. They ensure faster and easier communication via secure, instant, and direct messages.
This article looked at the app development process. It explained the different stages of the process and provided a list of the services that we offer. If you are interested in having an app developed, please contact us to discuss your requirements. We at Kamtech would be happy to help.