Mobile App Development

We ship rich experiences to the small screens, which translates into the success of your business

High Quality Mobile Apps

We develop mobile apps that help businesses for better operational efficiency and engagement. Hire certified mobile app developers from Opentiq who are experts for delivering excellence in Android, iOS, and cross-platform app development services.

  • High Quality, Better Costs.
  • Fast Development, Latest Technologies
  • Best User Interface & Designs

Our Process

In 2021, mobile apps are projected to generate $693 billion in revenue via app stores and in-app advertising. What’s more, enterprise mobility is estimated to be worth $510.39 billion by 2022.

Strategy

The first phase of the mobile app development process is defining the strategy for evolving your idea into a successful app. You may include a more significant part of this in your overall enterprise mobility strategy. As one app’s objectives may differ from another, there is still an app-specific impact to the mobility strategy to address during the development process.In this phase, you will:

  •   Identify the app users
  •   Research the competition
  •   Establish the app’s goals and objectives
  •   Select a mobile platform for your app
On average mobile apps cost $5000 – $200,000 and can take anywhere from one to seven months to develop. Your strategy helps focus your vision on a clear picture of your app idea. With this in mind, you can go deeper into the next phase of the mobile application development process.

Next Process

Analysis and Planning

At this stage, your app idea starts taking shape and turns into an actual project. Analysis and planning begin with defining use cases and capturing detailed functional requirements.After you have identified the requirements for your app, prepare a product roadmap.  This includes prioritizing the mobile app requirements and grouping them into delivery milestones. If time, resources, or costs are a concern, then define your minimum-viable product (MVP) and prioritize this for the initial launch.Part of the planning phase includes identifying the skills needed for your app development initiative. For example, iOS and Android mobile platforms use different development technology stacks. If your goals are to build a mobile app for both iOS and Android mobile platforms then, your mobile development team should include iOS developers and Android developers.Have you selected the name of your app yet? Mobile app names are like domain names and have to be unique within each app store. Research each app store ensuring your app’s name isn’t already in use!

Next Process

UI / UX Design

The purpose of an app’s design is to deliver seamless and effortless user experiences with a polished look.The success of a mobile app is determined based on how well users are adopting and benefiting from all its features. The goal for mobile app UI / UX design is to create excellent user experiences making your app interactive, intuitive, and user-friendly. While polished UI designs will help with early adoption, your app must have intuitive user experiences to keep app users engaged.

Next Process

App Development

Planning remains an integral part of this phase in the mobile app development process. Before actual development/programming efforts start, you will have to:

  • define the technical architecture,
  • pick a technology stack, and
  • define the development milestones.
A typical mobile app project is made up of three integral parts: back-end/server technology, API(s) and the mobile app front-end.

Back-End/Server Technology

This part includes database and server-side objects necessary for supporting functions of your mobile app. If you are using an existing back-end platform, then modifications may be needed for supporting the desired mobile functionality.

API

An Application Programming Interface (API) is a method of communication between the app and a back-end server/database.

Mobile App Front-End

The front-end is the native mobile app an end-user will use. In most cases, mobile apps consist of interactive user experiences that use an API and a back-end for managing data. In some cases, when an app needs to allow users to work without internet access, the app may utilize local data storage.

Next Process

Testing

Performing thorough quality assurance (QA) testing during the mobile app development process makes applications stable, usable, and secure. To ensure comprehensive QA testing of your app, you first need to prepare test cases that address all aspects of app testing.

  • User Experience Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Device and Platform Testing

Next Process

Deployment & Support

Releasing a native mobile app requires submitting your app to the app stores, Apple App Store for iOS apps and Google Play for Android apps. However, you will need a developer account with Apple App Store and Google Play Store before launching your mobile app.An app’s release in the app store requires preparing metadata including:

  • Your app’s title
  • Description
  • Category
  • Keywords
  • Launch icon
  • App store screenshots
Once submitted in the Apple App Store, iOS apps go through a review process which may take from a few days to several weeks depending on the quality of your app and how closely it follows Apple’s iOS development guidelines. If your app requires users to log in, then you will need to provide Apple with a test user account as part of the release process.There isn’t any review process with Android apps, and they become available in the app store within a few hours of submission.After your app becomes available in the app stores, monitor its usage through mobile analytics platforms and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for measuring your app’s success. Frequently check crash reports, or other user-reported issues.Encourage users to provide your company with feedback and suggestions for your app. Prompt support for end-users and frequently patching the app with improvements will be vital to keeping users engaged. Unlike web apps where patch releases can be available to app users instantly, mobile app updates will have to go through the same submission and review process as the initial submission. Moreover, with native mobile apps, you have to continually stay on top of technology advancements and routinely update your app for new mobile devices and OS platforms.

Next Process

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to
date with tech news!