November 10, 2022

Key Stages of Mobile App Development Process

Mobile App Development in Nepal

Stage 1. Strategy
The strategy of Mobile App Development stage, or the discovery process, begins with working on your idea. Here you define your product’s goals and consider what are the requirements for developing an app.

Your team, in particular, gathers information about the market, your competitors, and your target audience. Developers choose the tech stack, platform, and application features according to your idea. Additionally, the designers come up with mobile app screens and UX concepts.

Also, at this step, you estimate the approximate cost of the application and choose a monetization model that will directly bring you profits.

Stage 2. Analysis and Planning
You have detailed information about your mobile application’s market, potential users, and needs at this step. Your team analyzes all this data and produces a precise development plan. You’ll get a product roadmap at the end of this stage.

Stage 3. Mobile App Design
Now, your team moves on to the UI/UX design of the mobile app.

First, designers work on user experience. They think through the information architecture of your application, that is, what data and content will be in your product and how it will be displayed. The focus always remains on user interaction.

Next, designers sketch wireframes that are concepts of your app design’s visual structure. At the same time, specialists are working on a style guide or a design system. These will include all the information about the general look of your product, for example, fonts, main colors, buttons, etc.

After that, your designers come up with mockups, for example, app screen design and other visuals. They also make sure that the design of your product is consistent.

The finale is the creation of application design prototypes.

Stage 4. Mobile App Development
This stage has your developers involved. They implement the app features using the selected technology stack. As a result of this step, you’ll have a ready-made front-end and back-end of the mobile application.

Stage 5. Mobile App Testing
After the Android or iOS app design is ready and your developers have implemented the front-end and back-end, it’s time to bring your product to perfection. For this, you need QA specialists.

These experts will test your product for functionality, performance, security, and usability. They will also check the compatibility of your mobile application with different devices and versions of operating systems. QA specialists can also test the app among real users.

As a result of all this work, your team will be able to identify bugs and limitations of your product and fix them before launching the app.

Stage 6. Mobile App Deployment
At this stage, you directly release your mobile app to the market. Here you choose distribution models according to the application’s operating system. Apple App Store or the Google Play Store are examples of where you can distribute your product.

In this step, you also use various marketing strategies to make your app popular among users.

Stage 7. Post-Launch Support and Maintenance
It’s the last and never-ending step. It involves continuous improvement and support of your application. These can be releases of new features, improvements to existing ones, implementation of any design changes, or bug fixes.

Edited by: Yuvaraj Acharya
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