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How to create and set up your app

15 Oct 2021, 20:24 GMT+10

Today, almost the entire social segment of the Internet is based on applications, so this market is most in demand and popular. For example, many online resources use social-themed applications to attract target audiences.

Large business projects need the analytical value of the tab, social platforms are interested in games or applications that make it easier to view your favorite movies. For example, it is very convenient to shop in the eBay online store using such an application.

In order to master this part of the market, the user must be fluent in the programming language. And if there are several interesting ideas in stock, then why not implement them by converting creative ideas into an inexhaustible cash flow.

An impressive experience in this segment, a practical approach and accurate planning will allow you to complete the tasks in the shortest possible time without losing quality characteristics. The volume of sales forms the level of income, so everything will depend on the speed of work.

Let's say the development of applications adapted for different mobile devices will ensure the minimum implementation period and expand the channel to the interested public, which will certainly be reflected on the positive side on the income item.

blog discusses development of mobile applications consists of the following functional production stages:

  • Pre-planning and research

This is the most important step. You need to define: who is the target audience? Which platform should you target first? Will the app be free or paid?

Once you have an answer to all these questions, you will clearly understand how long it will take you to develop the application. Another thing that is needed at this stage is competition analysis. Do a thorough research on your competitor's app to see what features they offer. Try to figure out what features are missing from their app so you can incorporate it into your app to make it stand out.

Once you have all this information, the next thing you need to do is set the cost and time for developing applications.

  • Development of technical specifications

It is impossible to start implementing a project without an idea that must pass preliminary testing. This is the only way to understand how the supply meets consumer demand. Before starting the development, it is necessary to determine the volume of the target audience and, on the basis of analytical work, begin to develop a technical plan that will help to implement the project with high quality and functional.

  • Mobile application development

This stage is the longest and most laborious of all. For more efficient management, it makes sense to break this stage into separate stages tied to blocks of functionality and draw up an execution plan for each of the stages. The blocks of functionality are distributed between the developers, and the project manager is responsible for coordinating all specialists in the team, and also ensures communication with the customer to resolve current issues and inform about the status of the project. The project is maintained through a task management system, such as Jira, Redmine or the like, in which all activities are started and the status for each of them is updated.

In the case of the development of mobile applications, as a rule, the server part is developed first and the documentation for it is generated so that the developer of the mobile application can access the functions on the backend and obtain the necessary data. In some cases, the development of the backend and the mobile application is carried out in parallel, but in this case there may be risks of downtime for the mobile developer due to the unavailability of the functionality on the server, which must also be taken into account.

You can write a lot about this stage of developing a mobile application, but this is a topic for a separate series of articles. The main thing to remember is that at each stage it is necessary to control the status of the project and effective communication both within the project team and interaction with the customer.

  • Making a copy or prototype

Such test work will allow you to visually make sure that the application is equipped with a convenient and understandable interface, has all the high-quality functional indicators and the operability of the key parameters of the program.

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  • Testing

This stage does not always follow the programming stage, quite often testing begins during the development process to check the already developed functionality, which reduces the overall project time. In this case, we are talking about manual testing by testers, since automated testing is implemented by developers. Before starting testing, a set of checklists is drawn up, according to which the developers check the correctness of the functioning of the applications. Based on the found defects, tasks are started in the system, after the closure of which, a second check is carried out for the correctness of the correction.

The importance of this stage is underestimated by many, but without quality testing, the application will not meet user expectations. Many nuances cannot be foreseen at the stage of analytics and design, and it is very important to identify them at the stage of testing in order to correctly process and implement behavior that is understandable to users.

  • Publication

After the development is completed and testing is carried out, all defects are eliminated and the customer has accepted the application, the stage of publishing the application to the markets begins. A prerequisite for publishing is an iOS or Google Play developer account. In order for the publication to be successful, it is very important that the application adheres to the guidelines of each of the platforms, which are very different. Otherwise, the application may not pass verification and be blocked. First and foremost, apps must not engage in any fraudulent activity, harm users, and contain inappropriate content. For detailed application requirements, visit Apple and Google.

During the publication, you must fill in information about the application, such as name, category, contact information, and download the installation file. After being placed, the applications are tested, rather superficial on Google Play and rather detailed on the App Store. If violations are detected, they will need to be eliminated, after which it will be possible to send the application again for consideration. Finally, after the application is approved, it goes to the markets and becomes available for users to download.

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