Infographic | Insight of Mobile App Development Process
Written by Hemendra Singh on October 15, 2018 | Updated on: October 15, 2018
Willing to build your dream app or waiting for a right app developer who can transform your idea into a real-time application? Then, this article is perfect for you to start your app development process. It is important to understand the basics of the app development process and the current trends that are empowering the mobile ecosystem.
Mobile has become a dynamic gadget around which today’s IT industries revolve. Businesses are going online with the help of an interactive app that attracts the audience. It is important to know certain factors that are associated with mobile app development before developing an app for your business.
Mobile app development process is a series of stages that involves precision, accuracy, technicality, and skills. From back-end development of an app to front-end development of an app, it requires a team of professionals to create a result-oriented application. In general, the time required to develop an application depends on the complexity of the features and the size of the project.
The cost involved in developing an app depends on factors like features, time duration, geographical location (Asian countries offer cheaper development cost compared to the USA).
Mobile App Development Process
1) Defining Goal:
The app development process starts with defining a project goal i.e. what your project’s benefits, who are your target, and what service it will offer to your audience.
2) Designing Prototype:
The next step requires creating a prototype of the project. The prototype will set a clear picture of the features and the end result of your project.
3) Back-end Designing:
After creating a prototype, the real app development process starts that is shaping the outline of the project into a real-time application. Developing a back-end structure is a meticulous job done by skilled developers. It takes care of the server-side things. It includes creating back-end structure, management of users, server-side logic, data integration, etc.
4) Front-end Designing:
5) Beta Testing and App Launch:
A beta model is launched for testing the features and other important parameters of the applications. After a successful beta testing, the application is launched into the app store.
Statistics about recent mobile ecosystem
The mobile app development market is booming with lightning speed with millions of apps available for download on the leading app stores as of first quarter of 2018. With a plethora of apps on the Google Play store, users have a choice to select an app from 3.8 million apps whereas Apple’s app store had 2 million apps for its users. 3.8 million apps whereas Apple’s app store had 2 million apps for its users.
Developing a mobile application can be time-consuming and requires a considerable amount of investment at the development stage. But the end result is an asset to your business as it offers a wide niche of the audience to connect.
To understand the advantages a mobile-base offers as compared to the traditional marketing approach to the business, we need to look up some of the stats. By 2019, it is expected that the number of mobile phone users will surpass a mark of 5 billion. The China market has recorded 1.4 billion mobile connections in 2017and it is expected to touch a figure of 1.5 billion by 2019.
On a daily basis then around 90% mobile time is spent on apps by the users on their smartphones. The app usage statistics show the most popular applications, also it can be used to analyze user behavior. Facebook is being used by 81% of the users in 2017 followed up by YouTube with 71% of use.
The apps that hold the position among the top 10 lists are as follows:
- Facebook Messenger
- Google Search
- Google Maps
- Google Play
If we look up at the list, then it is clear that the social media market is dominating. Thus, there are a number of great opportunities for the mobile app development companies to explore the social media market and come up with unique social networking apps.
To know more about the insights of the app development process, refer the infographic below.
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My name is Hemendra Singh. I am Managing Director and co-founder of The NineHertz, a Mobile App Development Company. I am having a keen interest in the latest trends and technologies that are emerging in different domains. Being an entrepreneur in the field of IT sector, it becomes my responsibility to aid my audience with the knowledge of latest trends in the market.