The stage of designing a mobile application should be divided into several sub-stages, as this requires the knowledge of specialists in several fields. So, designing a mobile application can be divided into the following stages:
This stage includes drawing up goals for creating an application, defining user scenarios, as well as its SEO promotion after release.
The goals of creating a mobile application. Before starting the development of a mobile application, it is worthwhile to devote time to drawing up the very purpose of creating an application. Here you can ask yourself the most common questions, such as “for whom is the application created?”, “Who will use it?”. A detailed study of such issues helps to understand how further development will take place.
Defining custom scripts. The mobile application will be used by people who want to find a specific solution to their problems and often the most important thing is to do it as quickly as possible. Therefore, at this stage, it is necessary to find out from the customer as much information as possible about their target audience in order to most effectively build a user scenario when designing a mobile application.
SEO promotion of the project. A mobile application makes sense to exist only if it will be downloaded and used. Drawing up a further seo plan for promoting the project will give a clearer idea of the amount of future profits.
Architecture, structure and interface
Designing the architecture of a mobile application includes the choice of three types, namely:
A native application, is an application developed for a specific platform (ios, android). Native apps are valued for their fast and stable performance, but are difficult to port to other platforms.
Web application. In essence, a web application is a mobile-friendly website. The development of such an application is platform independent, but requires constant access to the Internet.
Hybrid application. As you probably already guessed, the development of a hybrid mobile application includes both the adaptability of the web application and has a shell of the native structure, which gives it advantages in portability to different platforms.
The structure and interface of the mobile application are designed based on the user scenario.
Mobile App Technologies
The correct choice of technology determines the entire future application. Depending on the technology, the type of application (native, hybrid or web) is determined, what loads it will withstand, and the possibilities of integration. All this and many other nuances are taken into account at this stage.
Minimum functionality selection (MVP)
A necessary stage in the design as it helps to launch a mobile application in a short time. This saves a lot of the budget, gives an understanding of the correctness of the developed user script and helps to make changes to the created mobile application without additional costs.
Designing a long-term development plan
The stage at which the exact terms and labor costs allocated for the development of the project are described. Drawing up a long-term development plan helps you plan the total investment required.