Before you even begin the process, do you have an idea? Is it a clear one? You must know exactly what you want that app to be, and how it can benefit our society. Things can move much faster once the initial plan is very clear.
2) The artwork
The idea you have first needs a visual outline, through the development of sketches. From the logo to all of the features, so that you are fully prepared to move on to the next phase. If you aren’t good at drawing yourself, delegate the work to the best artist on your team.
This is where it gets real. The next thing you want to know is how the market for such apps is. Who is the competition? Is it a realistic app to build? How can a profitable business be built out of it? Apps are becoming so trendy today that your idea may never be unique, but you can always do something different than the competition; that’s why the research is crucial!
After a week or so of completing the first few steps, you want to start building a prototype of this app. There are specific softwares that can help with that, and allow you to see how all the features are functioning with one another. This gets you closer to completion and official launch date. This step is also known and the wireframe and storyboard.
Every software and app needs a back-end development, which is what was done in the previous step. This step is mostly about modifying the wireframe and storyboard if needed.
Once a rough draft of the app has been done, ask your close circles to test the app to get as much constructive feedback from them as possible. People with little knowledge of app development might give you very defining pointers!
Part II of this blog will be released in two weeks. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or want to work with us on building your next app!