Do you have an app idea? You want a kickass application, but you don’t know what the best formula is. App development is a project that should be done by a professional development company.
You must need to decide on hiring a professional in your company that can handle the issue. Including a person on the payroll may not be the best solution. Once you have the application, you may want to do it without that worker. It is best to think about outsourcing. The development will last a few months, and you will benefit economically.
A mobile app design and development company can offer you the best and most profitable app development solutions. You must communicate exactly the idea that took birth in your head with as many details as possible. Subsequently, the developer that best suits your project is sought. Later, an estimated price and project delivery time are agreed upon.
Tips for hiring an app development company for your project
To avoid headaches, the best step in this regard is to outsource to a company that can take care of it. Below you can read some tips about it that will help you in making decisions:
It is a no-brainer to have one or two professionals on your payroll to develop your application. An app development company must offer a cost-effective solution. It is always better to budget your spending.
You can certainly find in the market a vendor that is capable of creating your application with the highest possible quality in a good budget. If you have your clear idea, you must proceed with it, extending to all possibilities. You will need to make sure that experts will transform it into a prototype you are looking for. This decision will help you save costs.
Hire those who specialize in the project
If you outsource an app development company, you will have the guarantee that your application will be of quality from the beginning. The specialist in charge of the evolution of your project must ensure results.
During the process of choosing the possible company for your app, you will be sure that the application you offer will fit your idea and needs.
The developer will not have problems. You will know without a doubt, create and program the type of app that you request. In addition, they should be capable enough to offer you tips and improvements. They must keep you wary of your product’s strengths as well as weaknesses. They could take your initial idea for some changes, but only to improve.
The final product must be of quality
When you outsource the development of your application with a vendor, you need to make sure they deliver you a product of the highest quality. This is certainly not the same as to make an app having a slight idea of what you have in hand than developing it from scratch with an expert.
Keep information transparent, especially how the app reflects your business
This is the biggest factor. When you introduce a mobile app, it is because it will be useful for your customers. Customers who download your app should not have any problem in its use, and that is achieved with a quality product.
They should allow you some breathing space
Once you hire a company for the development of your app and leave it in good hands, you can forget a bit about it. Outsourcing should mean that you can commit your time to other responsibilities of your business.
It is true that you will have meetings from time to time to see how the work you have done is progressing. If something does not seem to fit, it can be remodeled or changed, and adjusted to the way you were looking for from the beginning. The app will take shape little by little.
Confidentiality and payment security
Sometimes there is fear of revealing your intellectual property in case there is someone who emulates it. You should not feel afraid to explain the type of app you want to the developer. When subcontracting this work, be sure that you must sign some form of confidentiality or privacy document. No one can steal your idea. Otherwise, you could report it.
In addition, when we outsource a project, you may have doubts about payments. Calm down. There are currently many ways to secure payments, and your vendor should help with it. Now it is practically impossible for the vendor to charge at the beginning and rip you off.
As mentioned above, the price and delivery date for the project are usually agreed upon before its execution. Subsequently, that should not vary excessively.
In recent years, Apple has not taken a break when it comes to providing the best services to its users. In the field of progressive inventions in technology, it has always contributed to the latest in tech and software. With the expectations of more than 1.4 billion users, it has not been an easy task to come up with a new idea every time and retain the digital market.
Apple’s goal is simple: to provide the best user experience with accuracy and efficiency. In the series of iOS versions, iOS 12 is the twelfth iOSreleasedby Apple Inc. Preceded by iOS 11, the new iOS 12 offers users a range of advanced features and boasts other changes and improvements in comparison to previous versions.
In this blog, we are going to read about iOS 12 – the latest version of iOS series.
Speeding up Performance
Ensuring software efficiency has always been paramount as that is what defines a brand class. The twelfth version of iOSis extremely efficient and able to perform multiple tasks without waiting for a new screen to be displayed.
Features, like operating the camera and keyboard typing or launching a heavy app, can be done 70 to 50 percent more efficiently. This time users will experience the speed of the functioning system twice as the last update i.e.iOS11.
There comes a time when a user has to launch multiple applications at the same time. If it is slow to launch or hangs, users tend to become put off by the brand. Mobile users appreciate uninterrupted functioning and prompt response which is what Apple works towards.
Apple users have never been unfamiliar with the clear voice quality and crisp display of the FaceTimeapp. FaceTime has been upgraded, enabling 32 people to interact with each other at the same time. Apart from this, space for 32 people has been added along with the automatic enlargement of the speaker’s image. This ensures that the tile of the person currently speaking at that time will be prominent. This function keeps you up with the conversation in the best possible way; you don’t miss anything.
FaceTime has always been an Apple user favorite and modification might help users experience more efficient interaction with each other.
Experiencing Augmented Reality
In case you are unfamiliar with Augmented Reality, it is a technology that allows you to superimpose animated imagery onto real-life landscapes and frames using your device.
One of the star features on iOS 12 is the stock augmented reality kit that allows all kinds of professionals and recreational users to make the best of the technology. Images and videos produced using the same can also be saved and shared.
The privacy of customers is always at the top of Apple’s priority list. Taking one more step towards securing customer data, iOS12 has been designed with built-in encryption and on-device intelligence.
Safari, the standard browser, has been equipped with the function of ensuring your online privacy. Any web page intended to trace your location will need your permission to do so. It also prevents advertising websites from collecting your data and using it to retarget your device for spam and phishing purposes.
Ensuring user privacy and data confidentiality is yet another way that Apple retains its client base.
Sharing with the Right People
We all love to take pictures; pictures of the moments with those we love. The latest version of iOS contributes to making it more memorable with the sharing feature.
Pictures can be shared easily to the right audience with its “For You” tab. This feature not only identifies facial features but suggests sharing with relevant people through iMessage. All it requires is for both users to have iOS 12 on their devices.
Controlling Screen Time
Tracking the amount of time spent on a specific app can help to manage our overall time. It’s all about time management. This time iOS 12 is equipped with a more efficient Screen Time feature. It can track the amount of usage with respect to time.
The screen time feature also allows for usage restrictions on certain apps such as games for supervisory purposes.
By providing innovative parental control, this feature of new software makes it more user-friendly as it takes into account the possibility that multiple people use a device within the home.
Creating Ease of Shortcuts
When it comes to assisting users, Siri has always been a prominent feature. With the launch of iOS12, the virtual assistant has been equipped with more sense and functionality. The apps used frequently by the user will be created as shortcuts by it. This can be done automatically as well as by the user via manual settings.
Apart from this, the automated functions performed by a user can be saved using verbal instructions said to Siri.
This time the Workflow app has been replaced with the advancement of a virtual assistant, making it more independent to perform directed actions.
Fixing the Bugs
Every time, with the development of new software, there is a chance of bugs, errors that interrupt the user in certain actions.
Apple has always strived to fix unexpected bugs with every software upgrade. The following is a quick rundown of the bugs that have been resolved with the new iOS12:
The time zone can be updated automatically with respect to the region.
Voice Memos recording can be uploaded to the iCloud.
Predictive text will be displayed for the Japanese and Chinese languages.
Visual voicemail can be downloaded easily by everyone.
Face ID can be seen available permanently.
If these were not enough, there are other new features that make iOS 12 a powerful and useful operating software. Apple always ensures that upgrades take into account user opinions and feedback.
While the world is busy in exploring the latest version of the software, iOS 13 is ready to make its debut in September, 2019. Let us wait and see what new experiences Apple has designed for the global market this time.
Daily, more than a thousand applications are being developed and launched on the Play Store. Customers are never fed up from scrolling for a new app every day. If you are really curious to know about the exact fact and figure, then according to the survey conducted in 2018, more than 70 million applications were downloaded per day.
Point is the mobile market is getting bigger every year. And the rapid growth of this particular industry is transforming it into a competitive market. Every day a brilliant app developer, sitting somewhere, is developing fresh ideas into a useful application.
In this crowdie market of apps, you need to be really particular in approaching a new android app. To create an interactive app, you need to walk down a systematic path and follow the right 7 steps.
In this blog, our app development team has taken out some precious time to share the basic 7 steps that can help to develop your android application successfully.
There might be many ideas that had already been developed into live applications. But there must be something that has not been addressed yet. This is where the brain starts thinking, and a new idea is born; the idea of providing customers the best solution, in any particular problem, or case.
Without refining the idea, it would be difficult to lead the solid base of the app. After clicking the idea, don’t forget to ask these two questions from yourself:
What problems will be solved by the app? Who will be the targeted audience of the app?
Which platforms and devices will support it?
If you have the answer to these questions, get connected with an android developer team, and deliver the complete idea to them.
The process of identifying the user traits will direct towards the necessary groundwork. After this, further research and brainstorming will be needed to step into the next phase. The research should specifically include which useful functions a user looks for.
Step#2-The stage of wireframing
After having an idea and developing it, it’s time to sketch the wireframes for the app. Wireframing is a basic skeleton of the app that has to be sketched. It enables the elements of an app to perform with a unique combination. Being the backbone of the application, it serves as the skeletal framework of an app. There is not just one thing that this wireframing does.
Following is the rundown of the functions of wireframes:
It shows exactly how the app will work and help users.
To trace the possible movement of the user’s interface and if there is any bug.
It administrates all the objects, page elements, content, and navigation spaces on the screen.
It helps the developer to illustrate the final image in the starting phases.
For an app, the relation of multiple pages is really important. Ultimately, it will allow the user to use various functions seamlessly.
Although you might have already imagined how the app will look and work, wireframing is still the crucial stage. This phase requires a well-defined plan in a detailed manner.
This is the phase when our app designer team comes in to play. The goal is simple, to provide the best interface for the user’s experience. The UI design helps in the graphical layout of the applications.
It is not wrong to say that after the UI design, your idea is present in front of your eyes. This time, the stage of an idea is being transformed into real functions that a customer is going to use. It includes the buttons, texts, images, videos, in short, all the input and output options.
UI designs are considered incomplete without intact research. It plays an important role in crafting the lag-free designs. In most of the cases, it is helpful to analyze the competitor apps and to examine what a user is not getting on other apps. This will help the designer to choose the most appropriate visual languages by predicting the user’s expectation and preference.
Our UI designers are more than graphic designers. They strive to give an aesthetic appearance to your application and ensure that the app looks attractive and stimulates the sight of the users.
Step#4- The stage of development
This time our app development service undergoes the development stage. The crucial phase is dedicated to checking the functionality of the app. For this, a prototype is developed to understand the scope of the working boundaries of the app. An app prototype is ready to interact version, which makes development easy to determine.
Development stage itself diverges into many other steps from developing the functional system to flight testing of the prototype version. There must be a quick check to examine the balance of functionality and design of the app.
This is where our app developers are using the Agile Methodology. “It is the continuous method of developing and testing the app throughout the development cycle.” It certainly helps in identifying and encountering the errors during the process. This method empowers the app to make subsequent changes and bring out the best shape of our end product.
Here, our developer team feels responsible for diving into the coding process carefully. In this stage of development, it defines the smooth operations within the app and makes it ready to enter the next phase.
Step#5-The testing process
How can we think of launching the app on Google’s play store without the final inspection?
Our vision is to pass out only those apps, which are ready to be in use by our users. For this, only the most productive version with seamless functionality will be considered to be launched on the store.
It would be much preferred if testing is done by those who were not the initial developers of the app. Inspection by a neutral party will help more in identifying the pitfalls in the app.
Like the process of development, this testing process contains various tests gateway through which an app has to be passed.
Following is the quick phases of the final test.
The quality assurance team is responsible for testing the application and ensures the smooth functions as per expectations of developers. It creates input data on the basis of specification. The functional test helps in comparing the output result with the expected one.
Keeping the core values of the app in mind, the usability test announces the app ‘user-friendly.’ A group of examining user is directed to perform certain tasks under the supervision of the testing team. This micro-phase ensures that the app is ready to be used.
• Performance test
This test keeps its own value. The performance test ensures that the app is ready to bear a load of multiple users at the same time. However, it is important to inspect the accuracy of the app.
• Device-specific testing
Device-specific testing ensures the compatibility of the app with different devices.
• User acceptance testing
User acceptance test is a green signal for developers to get ready for the launching phase. This test is purely based on the reviews of the group of users that examine the app in the beta phase and announces it ready-to-use.
Step#6- It’s time to launch
After all the testing and reviews, the app is ready to be submitted to the respective store. But this step is not as simple as it seems to type. It includes two different steps.
Deploying a web server in a scalable environment.
Deploying the app to Google’s play store.
With the expectation of being widely used, the scalable environment ensures the transformation of data from one end to another. A well-configured web server will be scalable to meet the numbers of users.
The second stage of deploying is submission to the respective play store. For this, we need to go through some moderated phases to feature our app in the play store. Different play stores have different criteria and standards. For instance, Google takes 24 hours to feature the app in the play store.
Step#7- Further Iteration and Improvement
The whole idea of developing an app starts after the development phase is complete. After the launch of the app, it is available to the users for a real-time experience. The commensuration of usage by customers likely opens up the gateway of new ideas through review sections. Each review comment provokes a new thought in the mind of developers, suggesting him possible alteration in the features of the app.
For example, there might be some features that a user does not like; there might be some changes that must be done in order to make it more useful.
By opening the doors of further improvement, an app is further shaped according to the user’s interest, making it more popular in the Play Store.
Although it’s easy to sit and read these stages of app development, only an app developer knows how much hard work it takes to build a successful app in a matter of months. From grasping the client’s idea to turning it into reality, the process is quite tedious. App developers continue to amaze the world by turning great ideas into applications.
Have you decided the idea of your new app?
Even if you’re unclear about your application’s idea, 360AppServices can help you out. We are ready to collaborate with you to bring your dream application to life. Here, our team of expert developers is ready to develop a top-of-the-line app for you. We have a promising vision to entertain the world with the best applications.