According to Statista.com, 85% of consumers told that they prefer apps to mobile websites. No wonder that entrepreneurs opt for mobile apps for their businesses.
You can always find a new way to reach out to your clients and establish a closer relationship with them. An application encourages customer loyalty and builds a brand, no matter what your business offers.
Atomate will give you creative input based on our experience. Our team will develop fully functional apps for you.
Here is our list of 5 simple and exciting steps you should follow in order to create awesome apps.
Step 1. Set goals
First of all, create a clear picture of what exactly you want your app to do. Turn on your imagination and sketch your ideas on paper. Creative imagination leads to a great app, but don’t be obsessed with being original (Candy Crush has been done before, but it has never been done this accurately).
All things considered, write down some problems you want your app to resolve and ask yourself the following questions:
- How is your app going to help other people or your business?
- Who is going to be your target audience? You can even try to talk to your target users in order to satisfy their real needs.
- What will be catching about your app?
- Which platforms and devices to be supported
- What do you want to choose? Web development or mobile app development?
When it comes to programming for mobile devices, choice quickly becomes a dilemma. Nowadays web based mobile app development is becoming an increasingly popular choice among clients. Web application development for mobile devices refers to applications for mobile devices that require only a Web browser to be installed on the device.
If you want to build an app but don’t have an app idea, not a big deal. Our team will help you find one in order to create a special app that matches your needs best. Your ideas are 100% protected by our non-disclosure agreement.
Step 2. Decide the features and specifications of your app
We consider this step extremely important to pay attention to, because it is better for the app development process to have a list of well-defined specifications.
“Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.” (Edward V. Berard)
If you ask me why the specification shouldn’t be changed during this process I’ll tell you that spec changes result in code changes, even some minor modifications might result in the need to completely re-architect the system.
Of course, sometimes there are situations when it is good to make some changes. You just have to know that changes may affect the deadline.
Step 3. Creating wireframes and Prototyping
A wireframe is the skeleton of an app. It represents a mock-up that contains different navigation elements, search functions, menu bars etc.
Before creating the main design of your application, our designers may help you determine the position of components and illustrate the prototype of your eventual application. We could build for you various wireframes for the app project and those mockups are presented to you for reference.
Once you’ve created a wireframe, a UX/UI developer will lay out each screen that your users will interact with. This creates the foundation for how your app will work. A prototype is a draft version of a product that allows you to explore your ideas and show the intention behind a feature or the overall design concept.
Taking into account all your preferences, our designers will create a layout that will best suit your concepts. It’s not a secret that the way an app looks is as important as how it works.
Analyze the result of sketching and make sure your screen flow meets your user’s expectations, preventing any discomfort and the development company does the rest.
Step 4. Coding and debugging
Actually, this step represents the core process of application building. Hundreds of hours of our dedicated developers’ time goes into coding. That’s what they do.
After you accept the design and after you decide about the programming language and development platform to use, Atomate team will implement all your requirements, design look and debugging needs in order to create the most amazing app ever.
Step 5. Testing, Deploying and Enjoying your app
It’s time for our testers to check automatically or manually the performance and behavior of the application. The application is tested for its functionality, usability and consistency.
Also, we recommend you to invite beta testers to try your app out and listen to their feedback. It is a good method to get feedback from your target customers. It is especially important as it enhances your visibility in the app store. It not only reduces product risk but gets you that initial popularity in the app store.