How to Get a Mobile App for Your Business (App Development Process)

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Are you wondering what is the process of developing a mobile application and how long does it take? Well, you’ve just landed on the right page, because this is precisely the topic we are going to approach in the following lines.

Mention: Even if at first glance, the main stages seem similar for most of the mobile development companies, in practice, each one has its own way of getting things done and functional.

So, the following app development process is a “This is how we do it” story.

 

App Development Process

 

STEP #1 – ANALYSIS PHASE

This is a key-phase for every new app development process – that’s why we pay special attention to all the insights you can provide. Every detail counts because it can make a difference at some point. After all, you don’t need to develop an app like any other in the store. You want to develop THAT app that is able to stand out and generate engagements, purchases, etc.

So, the analysis phase usually starts with a meeting (virtual one, or face-to-face) where you tell us about your business goals, needs, and context, and we ask you specific questions to be sure we have a complete overview of your needs and intends.

Auditing your business needs from a mobile app’s perspective:

  • Why do you need an app?
  • What type of app do you intend to develop?
  • Who is your target?
  • What types of problems will your app solve for your customers?
  • What features do you consider that must include?
  • What is your app’s core appeal?
  • Do you have examples of apps that you like?
  • Have you developed in the past similar projects?
  • How much time & budget are you willing to invest in mobile app development? etc.

Researching – Knowing what you need and expect is essential, but we want to create an even more complete landscape. That’s why, right after auditing your business needs, we’ll invest some time in market research (on competition, on industry trends, etc.)

Defining the project’s requirements – That’s like a pinpoint on the project map. We have insights on your business needs, and gather relevant data from the market. We can consider that the most important coordinates for starting a project have been established.

Consultancy – Deciding upon the exact functions and features of your mobile app, technologies we must use, human resources that must be involved, what type of app suits your business interest and what not, etc. – we usually do that during a consultancy session. We have extended experience in various projects and industries, so we feel ready at any point to give you professional advice to invest in the right app development.

This step may seem overwhelming and time-consuming. In reality, our project managers and consultants have extended experience in similar projects / working with projects from your industry. So, you’ll be surprised to find out that completing this analysis phase takes, usually, a few days only.

App Development Process

EXAMPLE

Tourpaq Guest App

Our client: Tourpaq is one of Roweb’s longest-standing clients with an ongoing collaboration that has lasted for over nine years.

The solution: Continuing our partnership, Tourpaq, decided to build an app entirely dedicated to end-users. The app offers real-time visitor information, details, updates, linked to the booking and ideas to inspire tourists to fully enjoy their holiday.

SEE THE CASE STUDY

App Development Process

TIME INVESTED:

usually a few days only

App Development Process

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS:

– on behalf of your business – decision-makers (CEO, CTO, etc.)
– on behalf of Roweb – project manager & consultant

App Development Process

FREQUENCY LEVEL OF INTERACTIONS:

high (about 2-3 client-provider meetings)

Send us details on what your business needs and expects from your (next) mobile app project,

and we’ll get back to you with a project estimation or a meeting proposal for gathering further insights.

Send us your request

 

STEP #2 – THE APP PROPOSAL

Once we know what you want and expect, the proposal part for the app development process will come naturally. We have your requirements, our staff skills, knowledge, and experience – so, we are ready to deliver you a mobile app proposal.

Whether your requirements are non-technical, or you already provided us with specific tech details for the development process, we will use our experience to help you discover even more digital opportunities for your business.

So, the next things to do are:

  • presenting further opportunities – to help you get the best solution;
  • wireframing the app – to offer you an overview of our vision;
  • the financial evaluation – to provide you all the data you need for a realistic and long-term cost estimation;
  • NDA for the project – we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your business processes at any given step.

PROJECT

Shared Pockets

case study

App Development Process
App Development Process

TIME INVESTED:

depends, of course, on the project’s complexity – usually. it’s a matter of days only

App Development Process

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS:

– for validation: on behalf of your business – decision-makers (CEO, CTO, etc.)
– for designing the complete proposal: on behalf of Roweb – project manager, consultant, senior developers

App Development Process

FREQUENCY LEVEL OF INTERACTIONS:

low (we’ll take care of everything – your role will be to give feedback & validate)

 

STEP #3 – TEAM ARCHITECTURE

We have over 127 experienced developers, and each of them is able to enroll fast in your project development process and understand on the go what they have to deliver.

App Development Process

There is no better partner than Roweb. Their large arsenal of competencies exceeded our requirements. The implementation team is confident, consistent and reliable, delivering perfectly to specification every time and far ahead of schedule. The developers are incredibly positive, adept, creative and artful, pouring heart and soul into a project.

App Development Process

Paul Horner

Director at DigiConsul GmbH

Based on your project’s complexity, the team architecture can involve only 2 specialists (1 project manager/consultant + 1 developer) or extended development teams.

Some examples of team architecture for different mobile dev projects:

 

 

STEP #4 – TIMELINE & STAGES

By splitting the mobile development process into different stages, and by designing a timeline, we’ll help you track the project’s evolution easily. Moreover, we’ll be able to communicate better while our developers will optimize or adapt fast to dynamic objectives and requirements.

App Development Process

TIME INVESTED:

in occasional communications

App Development Process

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS:

– on behalf of your business – decision-makers (CEO, CTO, etc)
– on behalf of Roweb – project manager & the project’s team

App Development Process

FREQUENCY LEVEL OF INTERACTIONS:

low (only when is needed)

 

STEP #5 – DEVELOPING THE APP

Our project manager will define the tasks and the steps-plan to achieve the milestones. From checking the UI/UX design in real-time to seeing how the tasks are distributed and implemented – you’ll be in full control over the development process.

Technologies we use for app development

 

Methodologies we use for app development:

Agile – an iterative approach where the phases needed to complete a project are generally done simultaneously. Tasks are broken down into planning cycles. Requirements and solutions are continually evolving and based on priority and discipline.

Scrum – teams consist of 3 to 9 people, with an average of 7, and include developers, architects, UI designers, analysts, Quality Analysts, and writers. The key to that is the fact that our team members are cross-skilled, enabling us to keep the core project team small.

Kanban – Instead of limiting the work time available in a Sprint in order to drive productivity, Kanban achieves this by limiting the number of active, concurrent issues. This way, time estimation is no longer part of the project management process. Kanban works well when used alongside Scrum or any other Agile method.

App Development Process

TIME INVESTED:

in occasional communications

App Development Process

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS:

– on behalf of your business – decision-makers (CEO, CTO, etc)
– on behalf of Roweb – project manager & the project’s team

App Development Process

FREQUENCY LEVEL OF INTERACTIONS:

low (only when is needed) and sometimes higher for refining some requirements.

 

STEP #6 – TESTING AND LAUNCHING THE APP

For delivering a complete functional solution, the dedicated dev team will conduct testing processes at different levels:

  • functional testing;
  • checking if the client’s requirements have been met;
  • integration testing;
  • user testing;
  • device testing;
  • unit testing;
  • bug fixing.

How to start working with Roweb’s dedicated dev teams on your next project?

Starting a new project with us it’s easy. Fill the form and send us relevant details about your software development needs, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with a project brief or even with a project proposal (if the project requirements sent by you are complete).

Until sending your project requests, there are some things you may want to know about us:

 

15+Years longest ongoing relationship with a client

127+Senior developers ready to work in dedicated teams

5Offices in 5 cities

16+Years of experience in the software development industry

TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE USE:

METHODOLOGIES

  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Waterfall

ROLES WE PROVIDE

  • project managers
  • business analysts
  • developers
  • Q&A specialists
  • Scrum masters
  • UX Designers

 

Looking for a professional team for your next software development project?

Count on our 127 skilled developers to turn your ideas into functional solutions.

Request a project quote

 


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