Web & mobile application development is a complex and time-consuming process. We’ll briefly describe each stage of our work to make it easier for you to understand the way we create apps.
1. Scoping & Discovery
Nothing comes out without an idea. The whole business process begins with it to create something of greater value. Along with you, we think carefully about the meaning of the future app and what it will be used for. Basically, we identify your business needs. We want to fully understand it before implementing the project, so our first step is to analyze and document ideas and high-level software requirements. However, if you haven’t yet decided on every aspect the app should cover, Sannacode’s team will help you make a right choice by preliminary analyzing the market and competitors.
Scoping & Discovery stage includes:
- Identifying your needs;
- Prioritizing the product’s functions;
- Preparing a formalized description of your requirements
2. Shaping Future Look & Functionality
At this stage, we describe potential users and develop user stories. We consider carefully the ways users will interact with the product within the list of possible user stories. Then we estimate the size of the target audience, determine the key and secondary functions we’re going to introduce. After that, we’ll whip up a functional wireframe for you to review—think of it as an interactive blueprint for your project. You’ll get a sense of the aesthetics and usability early on, with the opportunity to comment, critique, and shape the look and feel of your project from the very start. Once we have agreed upon user stories, functions, and wireframes, we make use cases, create a detailed functional specification of the product, set the project timeframe, estimate the development cost and sign the contract.
Shaping Future Look & Functionality stage includes:
- Creating SRS (if needed);
- Developing user stories and use cases;
- Making wireframes;
- Agreeing on deadlines;
- Estimating the cost of development;
- Signing the contract.
The next step is creating a graphical user interface and modeling user experience. We determine which icons and functions have to be put on each of the screens. Prototyping is an excellent way to explore all the features to be included in the product. Our UI/UX designer develops prototype that demonstrates the main functions the web or mobile app, the app’s screens and the scheme of the transitions between them.
UI/UX stage includes:
- Designing interaction map;
- Creating first prototypes;
- Evaluating scalability
Once you approved first prototypes, we move forward to developing back-end without waiting for the creation and coordination of the visual design since all the necessary functional logic will be reflected in UI/UX. Thereby we shorten the overall development time without affecting the ultimate quality of the product. Creating app’s architecture is obligatory and important stage where the functional volume between the front-end and back-end is distributed and a solution stack is finalized.
5. Visual Design
We specify and expand the graphical interface mockup by means of visual design. Visual design makes the app as well as clothes make the man. Visual design we create is unique and stylish, so that the application stands out amongst competitors and attracts the attention of users even at the stage of looking at the app’s screenshots in the App Store and Google Play. Creativity, team perfectionism, and the most up-to-date trends in the industry are usual attributes of this stage. We create design of each application screen in detail: the main and additional screens, buttons, icons, tips, pop-ups, etc. We carefully test each interface created at this stage for usability. Then, we improve the interface design by taking into consideration the test results. The regular communication between our development team and the client ensures that the project is evolving towards the ideal orientation.
6. Development & QA
Now we progress through the development phase of our project. All the way through this process, we keep our clients updated with every step being taken for the development of the application. Our developers write the code, creating the first working version of the product and ensuring the code is clean, maintainable, and responsive. We ensure that the product is fault-tolerant by running tests, detect coding issues, and enforce certain development rules prior to deployment. The testing phase is more about refining, iterating and polishing the final product. After conducting a series of manual and automated tests, we make adjustments, and then provide you with a full-fledged functioning product.
7. Launch & SEO
After the project completion, we submit the application to Google Play Market or the App Store on your behalf after the appropriate permissions have been issued. Our team ensures that your product gets right amount of marketing to boost the user base with the SEO optimization and social media tools. We create sustainable web & mobile apps and build in solid distribution strategies to get your product into the hands of the people who need it most. From inception to launch, you can absolutely count on Sannacode to collaborate with you at every stage of the project development life cycle. Through this entire process, we strive to be a part of your team and help your business take the product in new directions and to dizzying heights.
8. Post-launch Support
We provide technical support for the project for 12 months free of charge. After this period is over, we sign a new contract for renewal of support on a fee basis. In the course of support, we fix minor bugs, instantly react to the emerging difficulties, provide professional advice on additional functionality and technological innovations, and send a monthly report on the number of new installations.