Our mobile app development team at Web Epoch has iPhone and iPad app under their belt to showcase.
The StocksandNews.com iPad App and the soon to be released iClickPoint “presentation pad” with innovative features to enhance user experience. Currently working on an iPhone App project with videos, push notification and more features.
The Mobile App development process can be summarized between eleven phases listed below. However many sub-tasks are required, depending on the level granular report you require for management.
The eleven mobile app development phases are listed below:
Phase 1. Requirement Analysis & Planning
Define the purpose of your App and create use cases to visualize the each function. Is there a marketing budget to help increase adoption rate?
You want to clearly define these goals listed:
who are the users?
why user benefits from regular use and adoption?
what devices are supported?
how will your App make money you money?
Phase 2. Sketching Prototype
We sketch UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) to illustrate mockup screens and help visualize the requirements for the front-end and back-end development.
Phase 3. Architectural Assessment
We determine the optimal technical architectural requirements such as push notification, http video streaming or Google cloud vs. Amazon hosting platforms that provide the best value for you, our client.
Phase 4. Front-end
a) define by wireframe Screens that gets approved
b) we design the user interface (UI) and design final screens based on the user experience (UX) storyboard.
Phase 5. Back-end
a) define architecture and performance
b) Choosing a hosting platform is critical for your Mobile App development project such as Google or Amazon cloud. Developing your architecture based on cloud platform can provide growth opportunity as adoption increased, it is easy to scale.
Phase 6. Content Development
For our current iPhone App project, we are developing animation video content that requires HTTP streaming. These content must be encoded for video streaming to iPhone, iPad and iPod devices.
Phase 7. Test prototype with close circle
Testing among inner circle on multiple devices provide a good base for testing your Mobile App. Expand from there by sharing on their social media sites.
Phase 8. Revise and continue to develop
As the App starts to take shape, new ideas flow in that can be implemented with launch or scheduled for next revision.
Phase 9. Test again refine each section
Phase 10. Staging / Release
Posting Your App to the Market On the App store there is a process that we must follow including review that can take weeks. Sign up for the Apple Developer can be done anytime starting with step one.
Phase 11. Market your App
Be sure to have a budget for marketing your App launch and acquiring customer that have positive user experience. Press Releases and social media channels are a great way to reach large audiences.