Mobile app development is a time-consuming and highly detail-oriented process.
Statistics reveal that the number of mobile apps is increasing daily and is expected to generate over 935 billion dollars in revenue by 2023.
Despite the staggering growth, many businesses, especially small and medium-sized, aren’t aware of the importance of mobile apps. They don’t know how mobile apps are created or how they are created. At Vates, we have a professional team of custom software and mobile app developers who’re well-versed in the latest industry best practices.
In this detailed blog, we have discussed all the steps involved in creating an enticing, user-friendly, and integrateable mobile app for your business. So let’s get started.
Step 1: Set Clear Objectives
Will your mobile application allow users to shop online? Is it for educational purposes? Is it going to provide a subscription facility to the users? Or is it an online healthcare tracker?
Your mobile app’s objective is the key to making it a hit among the target audience. You don’t just have to hire a professional app developer and IT consultant to create a business app. You also need to have a clear goal in mind and a well-curated, holistic plan that entails the what, why, how, and when of your desired app.
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Some of the main questions you must answer before getting a mobile application made include:
- Whom am I targeting?
- Is my targeted user tech-savvy?
- What is the purpose of my app?
- Will it offer payment options?
- Will it allow users to subscribe to offers, newsletters, or any other program?
Answering such questions will also allow you to stick to a simpler and easier-to-use mobile app interface enabling the users to have a satisfying experience.
Step 2: Conduct Research
After identifying and clarifying objectives, you should start researching what your competitors are doing. Select direct and indirect competitors offering a mobile app to their customers. Study their features and usability. Try gauging whether or not their customers are happy with the apps.
What’s more, pick between iOS and Android after conducting an in-depth user analysis. You can also go for a hybrid app to ensure that your app caters to both kinds of users.
Step 3: Monetize Correctly
Whether you’re introducing a healthcare app, an online finance app, or just a game app relevant to your business, you need to earn through it. There are several ways to monetize a mobile application, but each tool doesn’t need to suit yours.
Some of the most popular and highly rewarding app monetizing methods you can try include:
- In-app purchases
- In-app advertisements
- Newsletter or weekly notification subscriptions
- Affiliate links
Moreover, if your app is highly professional, sleek, and replete with cutting-edge features, we recommend you introduce a paid app on iOS and Android. But make sure your research your target user’s willingness and ability to afford the app before charging for downloads.
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Step 4: Create a Roadmap
Once you’re all clear on the objectives, type, and customer requirements, it’s time to sit down and curate a roadmap. A mobile app roadmap is sometimes also referred to as a product roadmap or a blueprint.
It’s an overview of a user’s entire journey from downloading your app to exiting it. Potential failures in a mobile app can easily be prevented by creating a detailed roadmap. We also recommend you create and introduce a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to test and trial different app features. It will also help you gauge the right timing to introduce newer features and upgrades for the users.
Step 5: Select a Technology Stack
Now, this is where you’ll definitely need a professional IT consultant and an app developer. Your mobile app’s entire functionality and UX depend on its tech stack.
You may have to choose a hybrid stack for iOS and Android compatibility or leverage tools like Xamarine for diversified app development.Hire Vates to take one step further toward the data-driven and digitalized business landscape. Our IT consulting, big data analytics, and IoT/IoB services will surely help your business flourish and expand its customer base.
Following the tech stack, you will choose how your mobile app will look. This is when UI and UX come into action. Offering an engaging interface with balanced ease and complexity should always be your top priority.
Your mobile app development company will also conduct wireframe design and analysis, AI workflows, system integration, and prototyping procedures. At Vates, our IT consultancy and software development team know about everything that can go wrong in an IT strategy.
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