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7 States of Mobile App Development Process in 2021

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What are the stages of the app development process? How does a mobile app development process look like? How to start the development process of my application? If you are thinking about developing an app, these are the questions you’re probably asking yourself right now.

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This article series describes the 7 crucial Stages of the Mobile App Development Process in 2021, from a business point of view. It is an essential guide for current and future app owners.

1. Choosing a partner

Select a company to design and develop your app
Research, analysis, and selecting a company to cooperate on your product with. Signing an Independent Contractor Agreement.

2. Product Discovery

Define what you want to create, for who and why. Clarifying your app’s vision, defining your product’s goals & its final users. Deciding which features are the most crucial in creating your MVP. Useful tools: Product Canvas, Personas, Event Storming, Prioritization Chart.

3. UX / UI app design

Determine how your app will work and look. Creating a User Journey Map, clickable wireframes, visual user interfaces, and motion design (animations & screen transitions).

4. Project kick-off & setup

Last preparations before the start of app development. PO gets to know the development team and vice versa. Defining every role in the team, agreement on rules, and next steps, as well as configuring tools.

5. App development with Quality Assurance

App production with Continuous Integration: plan, code, build, test (and repeat). Ensuring Quality Assurance at every stage of app development with manual and automated tests.

6. Preparation and publishing of the app on Google Play Store and Apple Store

Releasing includes uploading assets required by laws & promotional materials, beta testing, optimizing the product page/store presence, and everything your app approval needs to go as smoothly as possible.

7. Post-development phase

App maintenance & further development. Detecting crashes, monitoring app’s statistics, product enhancement, and further development. Your app stays attractive, adapts to changing market conditions and users’ feedback.

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