Designing & Building a Mobile App – The Process Explained

We are on a digital information highway and no one really knows where it will end; innovative tech emerges on an almost daily basis and in this short article, we take an in-depth look at the process of designing and building a mobile app. 

Choosing an app developer

Of course, there are quite a few developers that focus on mobile apps; we recommend using a Flutter developer to design and build your app; the best developers in Australia are based in Melbourne. A Google search will bring up a list of URLs and you can browse to find what you think is the best package. Perhaps one site offers more information than the others, while you should also take a look at the developer’s client list, as this is a strong indication of their presence in the industry.

Initial Zoom meeting

When you make contact with an app developer in Melbourne, they would schedule an informal Zoom call so that you can give the developer important information about your business and its needs. Every organisation is unique in many respects and the aim of the virtual meeting is to bring you and the developer onto the same page, so to speak.

Ballpark price range

At this early stage, the developer can give you a rough estimate of the final cost; until a firm design and layout is decided, a quote cannot be given. If the client wishes to proceed, the developer would probably send a questionnaire to gather more data and within a few days, you would be presented with a ‘digital storyboard’ that shows the interface and many features included in the build.

Storyboard presentation

The developer showcases the working of the app, with a slideshow that takes you through the many processes, while additional info is taken onboard and slight adjustments are usually made at this stage. This might be a long meeting, as the developer has to be 100% sure they understand your needs.

Agreement & contract

The developer prepares a contract that covers every aspect of the project and then the build can begin, with front and backend developers working in unison; Flutter is the top framework for app building, which offers many benefits to the developer and client, plus it seamlessly integrates with all other frameworks. Click here for a few tips on setting up an office at home.

The build

The build is coordinated by the team leader and it isn’t long before you are invited to preview the product; of course, this is best done at the developer’s offices, but it can be delivered in a virtual setting; you will likely have questions and they would be discussed at this stage. Bugs may still have to be ironed out when the app goes online.

Online testing/bugging is the next stage, then your new app can be uploaded to Play Store and other app hosts, in both iOS and Android; send all your customers an email inviting them to a free download of your new secure platform. Bank-grade encryption protects the platform and the benefits are many, for both the business and its clients.

Jason Holder

My name is Jason Holder and I am the owner of Mini School. I am 26 years old. I live in USA. I am currently completing my studies at Texas University. On this website of mine, you will always find value-based content.

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