This phase is essential because, during this phase, you lay down the necessary groundwork for what is to follow next. Do your bit of substantial research and brainstorming before moving on to the next phase. And another important part of this phase is analyzing the competition. A detailed study of your competitor’s app will help you figure out what features are absent in their app so that you could include it in your app, to make it stand out.
A key requirement for mobile products is usefulness. Analysis and planning begin with defining use cases and capturing detailed functional requirements. We will decide how to successfully combine your goals with users’ needs and make the mobile application profitable for both sides.
One of the reasons to estimate the cost of your app development for iOS or Android is simple – you need to know if you can afford it! But the benefits go a lot deeper than that. When planning to build an app, you need to consider it like a business. At the end of the day, all apps are designed to either make money directly through sales or advertisement income, or indirectly by making it easier for customers to use your service.
Understanding what the users expect from the application, we proceed to the prototyping process. A competently built interface is a guarantee that the user quickly navigates, how the application will help solve his problem. You get an opportunity to look at the functionality of the future application without the software part.
Draw the design of all screens and states of the elements. We use the recommendations of Google and Apple to design the application. We take care that the graphics solutions are understandable and convenient. You get a design that will set you apart from the competition.
Mobile app development is an iterative process. You have probably heard the term Sprints or Scrum. This basically means that you break up all development work into smaller milestones and develop your mobile app in a series of cycles. Each cycle will include refinement, planning, development, testing, review, and retrospective.