Basics Of Mobile Application Development


Every mobile application developer yearns for a beautiful app with a seamless interface which could woo its users with its usability. Though not necessarily a Herculean task, it may still be quite cumbersome if you’re looking to build one. While simple apps, like RSS feeds, are quite easy to design, it is the complex ones that gets tricky, say movie ticket booking or online shopping apps. Thus, it is necessary to choose a methodology which suits the need of the app the best and then implement that methodology in the development of the application. Here, we tell you about the major methodologies in use and how they can be implemented to make your mobile applications starkly brilliant.

Methodologies

Every application is unique. Keeping this in mind, there are different ways of developing each app so that their requirements are met with aptly. There are four popular methodologies to choose from:

Rapid Action Development

This methodology is best suited for building great apps in a short span of time. Rapid Action Development will churn out the best apps on the shortest notice.

Agile Development

Agile Development model best suits large applications which require frequent changes at regular intervals. The large project is broken down into smaller projects in order to develop the application better.

Waterfall Development

It is the most traditional model that is best used for lesser dynamic projects. It involves dividing the whole project into multiple stages and duly completing each stage before moving on to the next.

Extreme Programming

Extreme Programming is a development methodology that is best suited for clients whose requirements change frequently. Extreme Programming offers an incredible level of customization and flexibility which permits the frequent changes and still keeps the application immaculate.

Implementation

Implementation means who the whole process of mobile application development takes place. It involved the following five steps:

Requirement Analysis

This is the first stage of application development where the developer listens to the needs of the client meticulously and figures out exactly what the requirements are and which solution will suit them the best.

Application Development

This involves designing the application and its user interface (UI). This is the phase where the application is actually ‘built’. The developer may also develop a prototype to give the client a general idea of what the application is going to be like.

Project Monitoring and Tracking

It involves scrutinizing the quality standards at every stage, checking for bugs and for the smoothness of the interface, at every stage.

Application Testing and Quality Assurance

Rigorous testing is conducted to check the application for stability, reliability, security, robustness, and durability during which any faults or discrepancies are also corrected.

Promotion and Release

It is important to promote the application well before its release so that it becomes easier to market it. Once the promotional strategy has been designed, it is implemented and the application is launched on the decided release date.

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