The Various Phases of Mobile Apps Development



Mobile apps development is a multi-phase complex process that changes according to the development platform and project requirements. Developing a mobile application is a costly process as the technology is fairly new and there are not many skilled developers available for it. However, clients can take the help of an offshore web development company for acquiring reliable and cost effective mobile solutions. Identifying and listing all the phases of mobile apps development is a very difficult task and it will change from application to application. Mentioned below are 5 most essential phases of mobile apps development that are followed by every web development company irrespective of the platform or the app.

 
Phase 1: Project Analysis: The first and foremost step would require the service provider to understand the requirements and the expectations that the client has from the app. The client would send a detailed brief for the project that must be understood in detail. Usually, clients also provide a reference app or work that is required to be understood. 
 
Phase2: Ancillary Software and Requirement Gathering: Once the purpose of the application is clear, the mobile apps development team starts gathering the technical requirements for the project. These requirements will depend upon the type of Mobile platform for which the app is being developed. The client would require an app that works either on IOS, Android, BlackBerry or any other mobile platform of client’s choice. Once the platform for the app is decided, other requirements and functionalities of the application must be confirmed.
 
Phase 3: Project Management: The project management actually starts right from the project initiation. However, once the requirements are clear it is required to assign tasks to developers, designers and other experts in the development team. After the individual roles have been assigned, the actual development strategy and prioritization of various tasks is done for smooth development. Risk assessment and management activities are also executed in this phase.
 
Phase 4: Application Development Phase: The Actual development of the physical application is done in this phase. It is advised that every web development company should make this a closely monitored and controlled process to insure that nothing goes wrong. Ensuring that the actual mobile apps development is perfectly aligned with the client’s requirements is one of the most essential duties of project managers at this stage.
 
Phase 5: Testing: The final step of mobile apps development is concluded with rigorous application testing to make sure that a bug free and properly functioning application is delivered to the client. The application is also tested in the real world conditions to make sure that it is working exactly as the client requires it to work.
 
Bugs and errors detected during testing are carefully removed and the application is resent for testing. Once the web development company conducting the mobile apps development is 100% sure that the quality, efficiency and interactivity of the mobile application is up to the mark only then it is delivered to the client. 
 

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