Mobile App Development Life Cycle
At BAM, we have developed a large number of mobile apps successfully following the below strategy.
- Planning Stage
- Technical Documentation
- Prototyping and UI/UX Design
- App Development
- Quality Assurance
- App Publishing and Maintenance
Personnel Involved: Project manager, Marketer, and Business analyst
This stage starts with evaluating the idea of the customer and then assessing the Market for current and potential competition.
Once it is completed, the SWOT analysis and ROI calculation are performed.
At the end of this stage, the requirement scope is defined and shared with all the stakeholders.
Prepared by: Technical writer
A complete manual of the mobile application to be developed specific to app flow, the number of screens and the logic of the app. This document contains the complete app information, both functional and technical aspects.
Prototyping and UI/UX Design
Prepared by: UX/UI Designer
At this stage, the technical document is converted to a visual screen so that any confusion about the app functionality is clarified to all the stakeholders. This process usually involves Creating sketch, wireframes, clickable prototype and designing app skins.
Performed by: Team of developers (Front end and backend)
Most of the apps developed contains two segments front-end development and backend development. The front-end is the presentation layer displayed to the end-user, and backend is the server and the data access layer.
Quality Assurance (QA)
Performed by: Team or Individual tester(s)
Quality Assurance is responsible for testing the app functionality, bug fixing, technical requirements, multiple device compatibility, interface and security aspects etc.
Publishing and Maintenance
Performed by: Development Operations Team
Once the QA team approves the application, the app publishing to the app stores, updates and change management Etc. Also, any app store optimisation are handled at this stage of the process.