Steps to Mobile App Development



If you’re looking to hire a team for app development, you might be wondering, how is an app created. This is a common question we get from clients looking for us to develop mobile apps for them, including iOS apps and Android apps.

Here in the mobile app development industry, we have a very well thought out, methodical process of working with clients to create mobile apps. Continue reading to learn how an app is created by our team of mobile app developers.

  • It All Starts With Your Idea

New mobile apps always start with an idea from the client. You may have a kernel of an idea that you need our help popping, or you may know exactly what you want. 

At Accunity, we convert your ideas into apps. Part of our process of doing so is by working with you to answer the following questions:

  • How financially viable is the mobile app idea?
  • Is your mobile app idea technically feasible?
  • Are there already competing apps doing your proposed task? If so, how will your mobile app be different or better?
  • Is there a simpler (and more cost-effective) way to make the mobile app?

If we flesh out these answers and you still want to green-light the app development, we’re happy to get started creating an Android app, iOS app, or both.

  • Specify Everything

Once we’ve decided to work together on mobile app development, it’s time for our team to work with yours to specify exactly how you want your app to look and function. This is an extremely important step, as the mobile app specification will serve as our blueprint for building your Android app or iOS app.

In addition to serving as a detailed set of instructions for mobile app development, a specification serves another important purpose. Based on the spec, we’re able to estimate pricing for your mobile app development project.

  • We Create a Wireframe for You

One of the ways how an app is created is by mocking it up first in a series of images that show the interface and user workflow. In the mobile app development business, we call these mockups wireframes.

Our Information Architects and User Experience Designers create these wireframes to give everyone on the mobile app development team – including you – a visual of what the app will look like and what the user workflow will be. Carefully evaluating these wireframes and providing your feedback is crucial, as they’ll be used to create your iOS app or Android app prototype.

  • Creating Prototypes of Mobile Apps

Prototypes of mobile apps help us make a barebones version of your app, which both tests and validates your idea. Before we dig too deep into developing the code for your 

Android app or iOS app, we create a prototype that we test and also provide to you for your feedback.

  • Making a Smart Visual Design

People buy and continue to use mobile apps that are easy to navigate and aesthetically appealing. This is why spending time on visual design is so important in mobile app development. 

While much of your interface and user workflow will have been specified and included in the wireframe, the visual design process is where our mobile app development team brings these concepts to life, creating mobile apps that are easy to use and look great, too.

  • Mobile App Development

At this step of the mobile app development, all of them under the hood work is performed. our mobile app developers – for either an Android app, iOS app, or both – work on coding your app to function as specified in your specification document.

  • Testing and Iteration

Before your app is ready to be released to the market, we need to test it and iterate to fine-tune it and make it as great as possible. 

To do this, we have a quality assurance (QA) team who tests your mobile app’s functionality, workflow and looks for bugs. We log all issues, discuss them with you, and prioritize changes to be made before releasing the final product to you.

We Can Help You Create Your Mobile Apps

Now that you know how an app is created by our team of iOS app and Android app developers, are you ready to move to the next step and have a consultation with us? If so, we’d love to talk to you about your idea and how we can convert it into an app. To schedule a consultation with us, call us at (972) 464-2797 or fill out our free quote form.

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