IOS AND ANDROID APP DEVELOPMENT
Discovery is the first step in the design process. We want to learn as much about your project as possible. Our goal is to understand your wants and needs. We will sit down with you and discuss your thoughts in much detail. This is one of the most important phases of the project. A solid foundation will set the tone for the rest of the projects success. Once we have gathered all of your requirements our team will then begin building both technical and non-technical requirements.
User Journeys represent different paths and scenarios for each user type that will interact with the flow and design of the app. This phase allows our team to to provide a visual document that demonstrates the way different user types could interact with the mobile application. This is both to visualize the user requirements and help feed into other design activities such as information architecture or wireframing. However, they can also be used further down the line when scoping out pieces of functionality in more detail.
Wireframing is a layout of a mobile app screens that demonstrate what interface elements will exist on each screen. It is a critical part of the interaction design process.
The aim of a wireframe is to provide a visual understanding of a page early in a project to get stakeholder and project team approval before the creative phase gets under way. Wireframes can also be used to create the global and secondary navigation to ensure the terminology and structure used for the site meets user expectations.
Prototyping is a process to develop a draft version of your mobile app that takes you as close as possible to a good representation of your mobile app and its user interface before any coding has begun. This allows UX designers to explore and experiment with ideas as well as check functionality and usability before any money is spent on full-blown development. With the use of the prototype, the intention behind different features becomes clear, and the UX team is able to see how the overall design will work together and repair any inconsistencies or errors. By building a prototype of your design before further development, the UX team make a number of savings, both in terms of cost and time.
Development is very important to understand because when making a mobile app it may have to be created for various mobile platforms. It is not possible to just make one app and port it over to the next platform. In addition you must consider what application stores you wish to have your mobile application highlighted in. Each mobile application store has its own requirements most mobile applications must meet outside the requirements for the mobile platform.
Our team will walk you through the development process and help you answer these questions.