There are a variety of routes one may take in regards to starting the mobile app development process however similar to our design approach, the first step is strategic planning. This varies from app to app however the end goal is the same. Which is to successfully launch your app with perfection. We first consult with you in-depth gathering valuable information starting with the app’s purpose, the target audience seeking to attract to use the app, and the app’s overall goal post-launch. We ask for you to give us either a list or a brief analysis of similar competitors within the same industry as your app is seeking to partake in. Similar considerations that will determine the design approach of the app is whether it will be cross-platform or just on iOS or Android. With mobile app development technology advancing every day, it’s almost second nature nowadays to have your mobile app on both platforms. Best of all, we are capable of doing this with a single coding language which we usually use React Native for. There are other options such as Flutter, Cordova, Xamarin, or even Ionic. However, for various amount of reasons, React Native is our go-to that we explain why upon consulting with you. The process starts with you before anything. The design approach, the user interface, user interaction, are all determined by the mindset of the company’s ideology and the mobile apps’ goal. We have a tendency to go with a minimalistic approach with not only the mobile app design aspect but the mobile app development perspective too. The reason being, as more and more mobile apps are released on various app stores, it has been statistically proven that people’s attention spans become smaller and smaller therefore the most optimal way engagement is maximized with users is through minimalistic design as it has shown time after time that users are much more focused and engaged with the mobile app’s interface with this approach as opposed to outdated, jammed, full-on content on a users screen for them to keep up with. Alongside you, the founders of the company, we envision your vision and think outside the box. Your help allows complete transparency with the entire mobile app development process and ensures a vivid image in both you and our creative minds. After all, great minds think alike. No step of the process is continued until the entirety of the strategic approach is mutually agreed upon by both you the client, and the entirety of the development team as well.
The process starts with you before anything. The design approach, the user interface, user interaction, are all determined by the mindset of the company’s ideology and the mobile apps’ goal. We have a tendency to go with a minimalistic approach with not only the mobile app design aspect but the mobile app development perspective too. The reason being, as more and more mobile apps are released on various app stores, it has been statistically proven that people’s attention spans become smaller and smaller therefore the most optimal way engagement is maximized with users is through minimalistic design as it has shown time after time that users are much more focused and engaged with the mobile app’s interface with this approach as opposed to outdated, jammed, full-on content on a users screen for them to keep up with. Alongside you, the founders of the company, we envision your vision and think outside the box. Your help allows complete transparency with the entire mobile app development process and ensures a vivid image in both you and our creative minds. After all, great minds think alike. No step of the process is continued until the entirety of the strategic approach is mutually agreed upon by both you the client, and the entirety of the development team as well.
Welcome to the next step in the process of perfecting the mobile app development for your company’s app. Within the planning process, a lot of variables are at play here. This is where we start to get an idea of what your company’s taste is like. Do you enjoy mobile app designs that are full of color with different themes to choose from, or does a simple black & white approach more than satisfy apps design expectations. Believe it or not, we’ve gone through it all. Thanks to the modern technology frameworks we use, the planning process is virtually straightforward. We use the planning phase as a time to consult with you and see what timeframe you expect or anticipate to have your mobile app development done by. A lot of variables are at stake here such as the manpower needed for the dedicated mobile app development, the budgeting allocated towards the project, and even the functionality features desired for approval of even a Minimum Viable Product that would be ready for a launch for users, or in most cases beta users to hop on the app and started experimenting with it. This time in the mobile app development process is often incredibly useful as you are able to get the most feedback off users themselves once they jump board with using the app. We plan ahead and accordingly for and every individual need that your company seeks. The majority of the time, there are adjustments made with either revisions, adjustments, or even new additions in the project which is totally normal and our team is ready for. After all, once users see the mobile app design concept, a lot of different ideas, thoughts, and perspectives are changed, and even inspired by new inputs afterward. Upon getting the specific requirements sought from your company’s vision, we ask for proper documentation about the project from you that we provide and assist you with by a custom questionnaire orientated towards the company’s goals. This documentation is then taken by us and researched immensely so that we prepare you with all the outlines of the entire process of beginning, working, and ending the project that sets up for success even post-launch to assure that the mobile app is scalable and has more than enough longevity prepared for it for future development and additions. After all, the biggest priority here is the long-term outcome of the app and assuring it is perfect. We do consider ourselves perfectionists and given our past work with clients, it has been nothing but a massive benefit to every single company we did work for in the past and to this day get occasionally follow-ups with them thanking us.
Design is everything. It is the holy grail of the looks of a product, feels, and attractiveness. Moving onto the UX/UI design phase of the mobile app development process is arguably the most important step in getting your mobile app in the right direction. You want to ensure that your mobile app is user friendly by all means. The long term objective here is assuring the mobile app is as synergistic, engaging, and instinctive as possible. We first start off with a sitemap that lays out the entirety of the app’s pages. Essentially a sitemap is the target of Information Architecture which constructs every single possible page a user will be able to access on the mobile app. It is outlined vividly so that there is no chance there are any missing pages when a user gets on the mobile app. Information Architecture also gives charts of what is to prepare for the entirety of the workflow process when starting the mobile app development stage. The design in the Information Architecture is very simple, it’s not meant to have immense time spent on the design, but instead on the actual concept and data analysis of what is to be expected for the actual app. Meaning, only you the company will see the UX/UI design preparation of the company’s sitemap and no one else. Think of it as behind the scenes. Once the approval is given for the sitemap, we then transition to the Wireframing stage where we actually start incorporating the notions created from the sitemap and begin making concepts of essentially simplistic sketches of what each page will have in terms of content, functionality, and especially the layout design structure. Most of the time, the mobile app development design is started on a piece of paper, prepped, and then digitalized so it can be displayed and presented properly to you, the client. Upon completing these steps for preparing the mobile app development, the last thing left for the User Interface/User Interaction Design stage is to create the UI kit. This section is where we prepare the themes, font styling, color schemes, and a variety of different layouts for you to choose from in order to get the perfect mobile app image that represents your company. Alongside this, and the rest of the UX/UI design process, we will now be ready to transition onto the next and most important part of the mobile app development process which is the actual mobile app development phase itself. This is where the actual coding begins and you are able to start seeing the physical results of the app being built live.
We’ve arrived at the heart of the mobile app development stage. Which is the app development process itself. As promised within our transparency in delivering our services to you, this portion of the mobile app development consists of several parts as followed: the environmental set-up of the project within our local environment, after this comes the repository set-up where the entirety of your project will be based on alongside being stored on the secure cloud server in case a back-up of the project is ever needed. The repository location is also where any commits to the project are updated live. On top of that, it is also where all the branches to the project are stored and monitored. So aside from where your set-up files are located, this is also the same place your staging branch is located at so when adeocode begins the projects development phase you will be able to keep up to date with any changes or commits made for the app itself, monitor it in realtime, and most importantly give us constructive feedback in regards to how the entire process is coming along as well as your satisfaction with the work being done at hand. In the midst of all of this, we take the delicate time to elucidate the developmental construction process with you as well as the technology of framework we will be using to be coding the mobile app. As mentioned before in our mobile app development process, we discuss with you the various frameworks you can use and personally choose for your project, as well as us personally giving you our area of expertise in choosing the perfect framework suitable for your project specifically. Adeocode takes the agile methodology approach as mentioned in our about page in what we exactly do, so we consult with you in making this project’s mobile app development phase work as efficiently as possible with room for no error. We use agile by splitting your project into specific sections in order of priority and from a development logical standpoint to spilt the project into several segments which you work alongside us in defining properly which order each segment should be in.
Ensuring that you are frequently keeping up to date with Quality Assurance Testing throughout the entirety of the mobile app development process is crucial. By keeping track of real-time updates and changes made to your app you are ensuring by testing that everything is up to par with your satisfaction and the overall functionality of the mobile app itself is nothing less than perfection. There’s no point in making a fantastic mobile app without checking the features working properly in your app itself. This ensures the usability capabilities of the mobile app are working properly as well as the technical structure of the app being entirely stable as a standalone product on its own. Comparable to the similar process of Quality Assurance testing for our Web Design & Web Development services, the same principles are applied toward mobile app development testing as well. Where the agile approach has been used up until this point of the mobile app development process, we luckily have all of the tasks completed stored in the backlog section of the project management. We use this to overlook every single task, assignment, function, and feature to cross-check with the actual mobile app and assure that everything is working properly. Often times minor bugs arise even when each task is completed which is why we intervene with our Quality Assurance team to go over each scope of work done with you and ensure transparency with you over everything we come across that we believe is important to address with you and plan ahead with you which route you would like to take in terms of tackling on anything we come across. The natural route we take in terms of the testing approach is first the UX/UI portion of the app itself. It is at our utmost importance to ensure before anything else that the user’s experience and user’s interaction are completely satisfied with your company’s representation. The next thing we take care of is the actual functionality portion of quality assurance testing. Testing every single functionality feature and tools we’ve implemented in your app so that the possibility of a user ever being confused or stuck on a page of your app isn’t an option.
Before we start any part of the process of working on your mobile app development, we ask for you to in preparation of the app, create a developer account on the App Store. The reason being is for the sole purpose of when we get to the final stage of the mobile app development process which is preparing it for launch, it’s time to actually apply the app’s eligibility towards the iOS & Android App Store. Whether you decided on having the app be cross-platform with us in the beginning, it will be getting submitted on one of the two app stores as mentioned prior. Preparing the app for its official release requires several things from your account towards the App Store itself that we help you prepare for. The common list of necessities include screenshots of your app that will be set as a preview for users once they come across or search for your app on the app store. We provide you with the best screenshots of your app that we believe showcase your app most efficiently and let you decide which several pictures you would like to include on the App Store for the personal page of the app for users to see. Just like the visual representation of the app is incredibly important, so is the technical aspect. We ask you to provide us is a brief description of what your app is for users to be able to read and inform themselves once they view your app on the App Store itself. Getting more in-depth with the technical requirements, it is also asked from you to provide certain keywords that you believe your app falls under, which industry or category you would classify your app under. That is all that’s asked from you to provide to us. At that point, it is in the hands of the App Store by Apple to wait for their personal approval of the app. The iOS App Store naturally has it’s own rules and policies they require each app to follow that you can quickly comprehend and plan for accordingly to assure your app gets approved on their store. In the case that your app is indeed cross-platform, the Google Play store itself does not require any specific guidelines for your app to be inspected for, so in a matter of hours, it is live on the Google Play store.