Here is article 3 of the series that defines stage 3 of the blog:Mobile App Development Process – A Step by step guide that guides you through the complete analysis and implementation process. At this point, your app concept begins to take shape and develop into a working product.
This stage helps you to plan the scope and implementation so that your app can be released as soon as possible and acquire the greatest user feedback. This stage of implementation analysis also helps you to review the activities and improve the success of the app development process.
One of the main goals that define this stage is to perfectly identify the requirements and prepare a product roadmap.
This process can be carried out in the below steps:
- Reviewing the ideas: Make sure your ideas are good enough to make a difference and solve the problems of users.
- Turning the ideas into an actual project: Once you review your ideas and prepare for the development process, here comes the stage where your idea turns into a project.
- Naming the application: Have you selected the name of your app? If not, ensure your app name is unique within the app store.
- Prioritization of the features: What features should you include in the app? What are the most crucial and important features that should be implemented first? Hence, ensure to prioritize the features accordingly.
- Preparing a roadmap: After the identification of the requirements and proper selection, prepare a product roadmap.
- Implementation: Once you prepare with your product roadmap, start implementing your plans step by step.
Now, we will discuss each of these points in detail.
(1) Reviewing the ideas
Reviewing the ideas is a must! When you review your ideas, this means bringing them back into your mind and strengthening the process of app development. Having a good idea isn’t enough. The concept must also be pertinent and crucial to your objectives. Before acting on your ideas, be sure you fully comprehend what the idea entails, and what effects you expect
The process of reviewing can help you to clarify, implement and achieve the objectives. The critical evaluation of ideas is important for the development of the app’s success and also helps in determining the identification of necessary improvements if any. Hence, it is considered as the very important step that makes a reason for safety for further development.
(2) Turning the ideas into an actual project
If your idea has passed the above step, it is time to stick to it. After the reflection of proper reviewing the ideas, here comes the step that turns your ideas into a project.
Make sure to stay focused and get the necessary time and action to bring out the concept of the project. This step is especially crucial for concepts that will be implemented by a group because until the idea is clarified, not everyone will have the same clear vision of it.
(3)Naming the application
Now is the time to name your application. Choosing the proper name for your mobile app might make all the difference if you want to make a fortune. There’s a lot to consider when naming an app: a name that will grow with you, perfect, and leave a lasting impact on your target audience. The success and marketability of a mobile application are largely determined by its name.
Here are some helpful hints for naming a mobile application: Pick a name that is short, straightforward, and appropriate. Give your app a memorable name. Set yourself apart from your competitors Make your app’s name more appealing. Choose a name for your app that is appropriate for your country. Don’t overlook social media for your domain name.
Do not push your ideas when it comes to naming your application. Keep in mind that a name might make all the difference.
(4) Prioritization of the features
It is difficult to prioritize the features when we have a long list of features and we are confused to focus on what’s required to get the app to market. There are various factors that should be kept in mind while designing and prioritizing features for an application.
Hence, to find the features that support the core functionality of the application, start by addressing the following questions:
- What is the most common problem consumers are having?
- How will the product’s functionality solve that problem?
- For what benefits the target users are looking for?
The common answers to these questions will help you to find out the proper prioritization of the features.
(5) Preparing a roadmap
A product roadmap is a strategic document that lays out the major stages of a product’s development. This process of road mapping allows you to evaluate featured ideas, determine which features should be published, and, if required, which features should be removed or restructured to make greater sense for the overall product.
Your roadmap should be used to keep track of your product’s long-term development.
A roadmap should often include the following major points: Product vision, which describes what do you want your finished product to look like? Goal, that will be measured using certain metrics. Strategy, which is a plan of action that outlines what you must accomplish to satisfy the requirements. Feature, which is a component of a product, such as functionality or a third-party app. Initiative, which is a set of characteristics that must be implemented in order to attain the goal. Time-frame, which is the amount of time required to fulfill a specific objective or feature. Metrics through which the goals are measured. A status marker, whichis a tool that is used to track the progress of a project.
Now, you are finished with a product roadmap. It is time to implement. Start implementing each step by step. Once you’ve picked which ideas to adopt and devised a strategy, it’s time to put your plan into action! Getting focused involves making the necessary space and time to bring the concept to life. It must progress from the concept stage to the implementation stage. Concentrate your efforts on achieving that goal.
As we know, building a mobile app is a dynamic process with many evolving ideas and cross-functional requirements. A proper analysis gives a complete and clear vision that is easy to understand. This process is useful as it adds value to the development strategy by prioritizing the high-level features and evolving along with the product requirements.
Hence, by the end of this stage, you would have a pretty clear vision of how your application planning will be analyzed and implemented.
Also read Stage 4 – UI/UX App Design, which covers the whole design process, from sketching out the plan to creating prototypes with colors and pictures.