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Two weeks ago, we described the important steps that were needed to begin building your new mobile app. This part describes the rest of the journey to launching a new mobile app!

7) Backend building

Your developer will need to start setting up servers, databases and storage solution. You also need to sign up for developer accounts at the app marketplaces you are developing for. Depending on the platform, the account may take several days to get approval. You are almost on your way!

8) User Interface

After getting feedback on your prototype, you want to execute the consumer wants onto the app, and building the best resolutions for what was previously your wireframe. Another name for these individual screens are the “Skins” of the app.

9) Test 2

This is the real test. All the app functions are in place, and you want to make sure the UX-UI are working well. This is also to make sure there is a flow from screen to screen and that the app is actually user friendly!

10) Review and continue

After the second test and receiving feedback, it’s the phase of the final fix. You may need to change things from front to back end, to make sure you will get the downloads and uses promised by people who tested the app. The app-building isn’t quite finished yet.

11) Final review

You want to go through everything one last time, to make sure all the new modifications are working well. This is the last step before the launch, so no more room for mistakes.

12) Launch time!

After all these months and weeks of hard work, your app is finally official and ready to be downloaded from iOS and Android devices. Apple may take more time for the final approval, but it’s time to start promoting the app to the world and begin this new journey!

 

We hope that was useful! Building an app requires alot of effort and patience, and we hope you can come up with great ideas to show the world soon.

Over the last few years, the mobile phone has become such an asset to us that it has almost become a part of who we are. We constantly have and hold them wherever we go; they have become a very important part of our lives; our virtual being is stored in a device the size of your hand.

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Which is why, now, it is so important for companies to develop apps that would personally be a very good user experience. We now depend on several apps daily to stay connected, to the outside world as well as family and friends, as they are the medium through which the conversation goes through.

Just like us people constantly wanting to look good and develop our minds and bodies, companies need to do the same with their apps. They need to be the best they can and adapt to consumer needs.

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SC Moatti, former Facebook product leader, admits that we expect our devices and apps to work like magic all the time. Tech products need to be flawless and continuously engineered to meet our demands.

She also discussed at length the challenges that Facebook faced when they created their first app, after being on web for most of their first tens. The social network feared becoming irrelevant, and with most people using iPhones and Android apps, Facebook needed to stay in the game because most users still very much liked it, but their virtual lives had stemmed from their phones and wanted to access any app with just the touch of a button on a screen.

facebookwebMoatti also discusses other apps in general, when people are searching for listings, and that users need to get to what they want thick and fast when using an app. She emphasizes having shortcuts and hooks, to allow users to get what they want as fast as they can, otherwise they could be tempted to quit the app and never use it again if their search feels complicated. Apps need to be as user friendly as possible.