Mobile Application Development: How Long, Again?
Mobile applications serve as the bridge between you and your target market. Through updating your application, you give your potential clients a glimpse into the full features that your product has to offer. But developing an application is hard work—it takes money, time, and good people. As for the process itself, how long does it really take?
Putting the team together
Before you even begin building the application, you have to put together a solid team. This team will define how long or short building your application will take. Most teams can promise to give you the first application, ready for launch, within three to six months.
This team should have a chief technical officer (CTO), designers, and product managers, among others. The right team composition will greatly affect the outcome of your project—and United Perfectum can give you the perfect team without the added stress of organizing one yourself.
Planning the development process
The plan behind your mobile application is another part to consider when quoting a timeframe for development. If you already have a clear plan, then development will become faster and easier—goals are set and deadlines are cleared.
The plan is not only important to speed up the development process, it also steers the developers towards the right direction. With a clear plan of action—design, features, and user interface—developers will know what to do and when to do it.
Getting it just right
At the beginning of the planning stage, you may have planned over a hundred features with matching icons. During the development stage, your team will let you know which features are better left out of the application. They will also let you know which of your plans just do not work.
The feasibility of your project also contributes to the length of the development process.
An application is an essential feature for any business. And a good development team with a proper plan will be able to deliver the first application within three to six months. But that timeframe only applies to the initial launch of the application.
After launching, clients will give feedback, and the development team needs to start improving the application—and the cycle never stops. So application development never actually ends, and a development team always needs to be ready to accept feedback from clients. After all, your application lets you communicate with clients in ways that no other medium will allow.