What does the development cycle look like?
The project development process may seem complex and daunting at first, but in reality it is much easier than you might think. Below are the descriptions of the main stages, that allow to develop the best solutions for our clients.
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The first step before the start of the development is the project specification. During a series of meetings, we formalize all the requirements our clients have and all the features they want to see in the final product. If there are any existing services that our client wants to be integrated with the app, they should pass all the relevant documentation at this point. The result of this stage is a formal document containing all the project’s specifications.
The next stage is the signing of the contract which contains estimated costs of development and deadlines for main stages of development. After the project has been signed we move on to scaffolding stage.
Design and prototyping
We develop a prototype of the app to make sure that our vision of the product, its structure and features satisfies all of the client’s requirements. We interact with our client on a constant basis throughout this stage to make sure we include and all the adjustments and changes our client might want to introduce. The result of this stage is a prototype of the app that demonstrates main uses cases of the app.
Development is usually the longest stage. We present the functionality of the app as we develop it. A series of meetings with the customer are held. Meetings allow you to refine requirements or make minor changes to the application and the system as a whole. At the end of the development, e-pass the project to the client and they sign the acceptance certificate.
For consumer apps, we publish the app to the AppStore for iOS and to Google Play Store for Android and deploy the server. We help our clients create app stores accounts and help them set up the server. We also can publish the app from our own app store account and continue maintaining the app after release.