So you have decided to develop an app and are all set to start your app development process. Well, in any app development process, features, budget, and functions of the apps are predefined before the development process. But not everyone is lucky enough to have their plan execute the way they want. Developers face certain obstacles while developing any particular app. They are put in a critical dilemma whether to maintain speed and rush to the deadline or to maintain quality and miss the deadline. Discarding any one of them (speed or quality) can cost you your reputation and even money.
And in order to avoid such circumstances, you can have an efficient development process in place. But then again what is an efficient development process? What things should you take care of to have an efficient development process? Here are the answers to those questions.
Use of Low-Fidelity Wire Frames
It is absolutely essential to design a blueprint of the application before you even begin the development process. Low-fidelity wireframes are a rough map of your application. Unlike high-fidelity wireframes, low-fidelity wireframes are easy to design and is a time-saving process. Designing wireframes will reduce the confusion of designers and developers and clients and will keep them on the same page.
The best way to ensure an efficient app development life cycle is by automating mobile app testing. By automating mobile app testing you can run your application through a suite of multiple test cases thereby ensuring a bug-free mobile app (manual testing is a time-consuming process). By speeding up testing capabilities you will be able to expand test coverage in the same amount of time. Many successful enterprises of mobile app development in India and around the world use automated testing regularly to speed up operations.
Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Instead of launching a robust version of your application at first the fastest way to penetrate the market is to release a Minimum viable product (MVP) of your application. Launching an MVP gives you the chance to improvise your application with upcoming upgrades. The feedback collected from the user can be used in the upgrades of the app. MVP version of an application can be built much faster than the complete version of your application. Thus, by saving more time you can have an efficient app development process.
Hybrid Platform Solutions
Cross-platform mobile applications are really helpful considering that under one code base you can achieve an app for multiple platforms. It means you built the app one time but you can get two apps one for Android and one for IOS. Adobe PhoneGap, Xamarian, and Iconic are few of the software frameworks used for Cross-platform hybrid solutions. Using the cross-platform solution to build any application will save your time. Once you have established your app on different platforms you can introduce a native app for robust running application with better functionality.
It doesn’t matter if you are an entrepreneur or a developer, everybody can benefit from an efficient app development timeline. Topics discussed above can help you improve your mobile app development process as it is an extremely rewarding process which can be lucrative.