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From Idea to Launch: A Comprehensive Overview of the Mobile App Development Process

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Mobile app development is a very complex and challenging process. It’s more than just choosing the right colours and fonts; it’s a very involved process that requires heaps of collaboration and hard work. 

There are many factors to consider, from the initial idea to the final release. So, to be successful, it’s essential to have a good strategy and plan in place.

This is why so many professional app development teams have set processes that they follow for every single project they do. Of course, every project is different, so the plan may need to be altered for different clients. Great developers know when it’s time to stick to the plan and when it’s time for a little improv!

At KWD Apps, adapting and evolving to fit the ever-changing world of app development is important to us, and we always work hard to fit the needs of every client we work with. 

So, what’s the deal with the mobile app development process?

Why Is Having A Process Important?

Before we get into the little details, we should first go over why having a plan is important in the first place. After all, if it’s unnecessary, why go through the trouble?

Project plans are vital because they lay the groundwork for the entire project. They let everyone know what their responsibilities are, they outline what’s going to happen and they set clear goals.

It’s better to have a defined process to follow for each project rather than diving into each project head-first without a plan.

A defined process is advantageous because:

  • There’s An Increased Chance Of Success. A well-defined strategy will give you a better chance of success. By understanding your mobile app development plan’s structure, you can make better decisions about your app.
  • There’s Reduced Risk. A good plan will help you to reduce risk. By outlining the steps everyone needs to take, there’s less chance that people will get confused or accidentally stuff things up by missing a step.
  • It’s More Efficient. A good plan will help everyone stay consistent and efficient. By knowing what needs to be done and when it needs to be done, your app developers can avoid wasting time.
  • Better Collaboration For Everyone. Having clear-cut goals and steps will help everyone stay on the same page. Yes, this includes the client as well as the app developers! You deserve to know as much about your app’s current state as the developers actually working on it.

What’s The Process?

You know it’s important, but what exactly is the process? 

This question is a little tricky because every mobile app development team is different, and not everyone follows the same process. Although, there are clear steps that people should take to make sure their app is developed correctly. 

At KWD Apps, we follow this simple yet very effective three-step process for our app development projects:

Step 1: Strategy & Planning. First and foremost, we get to know you! It’s vital that we speak to each other so that we know exactly what you want for your app. How can we make your app exactly to your liking if we don’t know what you want?

During this stage, we’ll discuss your requirements and work on a strategy for your mobile or web app. Then, we’ll continue with developing the initial designs for your app. 

We highly value good communication between our team members and our clients because it improves collaboration and ensures good results.

Step 2: UX Design & Development. Next, we’ll refine the initial designs based on your thoughts and what we know works best. We’ll work together to code your new app using the latest programming languages to make sure your app looks amazing and functions as it should. 

It’s very important for us to work together during this stage to figure out what’s best for your app. We know all about the latest app trends, and we can implement the best ones into your app to make it as appealing and useful as possible.

Basically, this step is all about refining our initial designs and making your app the best that it can be. While taking your thoughts and needs into account, of course! 

Step 3: Ongoing Support. Once your app is fully completed, it’s time to launch! We’ll support you as the app is launched and put on the right app stores. We’ll also do our best to maximise downloads.

We don’t leave after this, either. We can still support you by altering or upgrading your app if necessary. 

How Can I Get My New App Started?

This process may seem simple, but it requires heaps of hard work and lots of collaboration. We at KWD Apps are prepared and eager to help. We’ve improved many Auckland companies by creating and launching apps for New Zealand and the world, and we’d be glad to help you.

Unsure about our mobile app development prowess? No worries, just have a look at our portfolio. You can find plenty of examples of our work here.

Call us on 0800 199 507 or explore our website to learn more about how we can help you. 

You deserve a wonderful app for your business that’s unique and effective; you deserve an app by KWD Apps!