Did you install that new game app? Do you have that shopping app? You have to scan your files. install that app…. In short this is an app era. From news, bill payment, shopping, travel, reservations, education, games, astrology…pheww…never ending list of app. Let’s understand what is an app?
What Is application development?
An app or application is a software program that can be run on a mobile or computer to get a specific task done in an easier and efficient manner. Those who develop these apps are called app developers, they design, develop and deploy the application.
Internet has become one stop solution for every sector, as web apps are much easier to use than websites. From users’ point of view, they get better UI and UX experiences. While applications are using AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) in certain sector like sports, education etc. App development is a booming zone.
Stages of application development:
For designing the app we have to decide the goal or objective that our app will fulfil. Meticulous planning is done to fulfil the objectives with the available resources, cost and time frame and provide the best solutions.
Through analysis of software performance and other requirements is crucial for moving further.
Now the time has come to conceptualize the ideas into a software. Everything functionality, software requirements, hardware requirements, tools would be visually modelled in design phase.
This is the longest and most important stage as this is the predominant part of the cycle. Developers make sure the codes meet the software specifications and objectives.
The final stage includes maintenance and regular updates, as customer needs always keeps on deploying and application needs to add on different features accordingly.
9 Steps Are Important To Make An App :
Sketch Your App Idea:
Firstly, Sketch out your app idea with pen and paper. It is very important to define how your idea works and what are its features, before you start developing an app. When you make an app, you want the app to be as lean and mean as possible.
Do Some Market Research:
Market research is often skipped by app developers, even though it’s an important part of making an app.
Two types of market research are especially helpful:
- Finding out what mistakes your competitors are making.
- Finding out if people are looking for an app like yours.
Create Mockups Of Your App:
A mockup shows you what an app looks like, without distracting you with unnecessary details. It’s a functional instead of aesthetic approach to your app’s design.
Make Your App’s Graphic Design:
App’s design includes pixel-perfect visual details, graphic effects, image assets, and sometimes even animations and motion design.
I recommend two approaches for making the graphics of your app:
- Do it yourself with a graphics template
- Hire a professional graphic designer
Build Your App Landing Page:
This is an opportunity to connect with potential app users early on, before your app has been launched in the App Store.As an app developer you want to create a connection between you and a prospect customer, to let a conversation happen. Such a conversation can then lead to a user trying out your app or becoming a customer.
Make The App With Xcode & Swift:
The Xcode IDE includes a project manager, code editor, built-in documentation, debugging tools, and Interface Builder, a tool you use to create your app’s user interface. Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language, and it’s the default programming language to build iOS, macOS, iPadOS, tvOS and watchOS apps.
Launch The App In The App Store:
Making an app, and publishing it in the App Store, is exhilarating! It’s quite a thrill, and a great feeling to have built something, put it out in the world, for others to see and experience.
Market Your App To Reach The Right People:
Marketing is the voice that tells people who you are, what you stand for, and how you’re different from available alternatives. Marketing is about trust, empathy and making a connection with people.
Improve Your App With User Feedback:
You use a user’s experience, and their feedback, to improve your app. So how do you do that?
- Use app analytics to gather quantitative data.
- Use surveys and interviews to get qualitative data.
- Talk to your users regularly and build a personal connection.