The app economy continues to thrive, with millions of apps available across iOS and Android platforms.
However, while the barriers to entry for launching an app may be lower than ever, creating an app that succeeds amid fierce competition is still incredibly challenging.
According to a survey from (Statista), 25 percent of apps downloaded by mobile app users worldwide were only accessed once after download.
Getting noticed in crowded app stores and keeping users engaged over time requires thoughtful design, development, and marketing.
This is where a trusted app development partner like Infin Mobile Solutions can make all the difference.
Infin Mobile Solutions has over 7 years of experience building and launching all types of mobile apps for clients worldwide.
Our app development process is comprehensive, spanning from ideation to post-launch support.
But more importantly, our approach is user-centric, focusing on crafting tailored experiences that connect with audiences.
In this blog post, we’ll take a deep dive into the specifics of Infin Mobile’s app development methodology.
Understanding our step-by-step process provides valuable insight into how great apps are made.
From prototyping concepts to optimizing features to designing visually stunning UIs, we’ll cover what sets Infin apart.
You’ll learn why Infin’s process leads to successful app store launches optimized for target users.
Whether you’re looking to turn your own app idea into reality or simply interested in mobile app development best practices, reading this guide will prove useful. Let’s get started!
Outline of the blog
Launching a successful app is about much more than just coding features. It requires a comprehensive, user-centric process that spans from early conceptualization to post-release optimization.
Whether you’re looking to turn your own app vision into a reality or are simply interested in how world-class apps are built, reading this blog will provide value.
Let’s dive in and explore why Infin Mobile Solutions is the partner of choice for companies serious about their app success.
Agile development is at the core of our app development process. Rather than follow a rigid sequential path, Infin Mobile Solutions uses agile sprints to break down development into smaller, more manageable increments.
Each sprint is a 1-2 week cycle focused on developing, testing, and delivering a set of prioritized features or requirements. A study by (ODU Digital Comms) found that 88% of organizations using agile sprints reported improved focus and productivity.
Sprint Planning: At the start of each sprint, we hold a planning session with the client to select the top priorities and scope out the sprint goals. The team then breaks down the sprint objectives into specific tasks.
Sprint Execution: During the sprint, the developers build out the planned features and requirements for that iteration. There are daily stand-up meetings to coordinate efforts, track progress, and address any blocking issues. The sprint duration keeps the focus on working software.
Sprint Review: At the end of the sprint, we demonstrate the new functionality completed in that sprint to the client for feedback. This enables validation that the work meets the desired goals.
Sprint Retrospective: The team holds a retrospective to discuss what went well, what can be improved, and any process changes to incorporate into the next sprint.
This agile, iterative approach allows for continuous improvement and testing. New versions are released frequently with enhancements based on user feedback. This level of flexibility and collaboration is invaluable for building great apps.
Infin Mobile Solutions places a strong emphasis on design in their app development process, focusing on crafting optimal user experiences versus just functional software.
Our philosophy is that a thoughtfully designed app with seamless UX will always connect better with users. By investing in a website redesign that prioritized user experience, companies can witness a 20% increase in conversion rates
This starts with taking the time to fully understand our clients’ target audience and what would make an app meaningful for them.
Infin conducts in-depth discussions with clients about user personalities, motivations, and pain points. These insights inform the UX design process.
Early in development, Infin focuses on prototyping app concepts to test ideas before heavy coding begins.
Prototypes range from simple wireframes to interactive mockups. This allows quickly validating features and UX with real users via focus groups, A/B testing, etc.
Infin gathers feedback early on about what users find intuitive. As per a 2022 study by (Data.ai), apps that actively use A/B testing see 20% higher conversion rates.
App design is an iterative process at Infin. As prototypes are refined, the UX design team constantly looks for ways to streamline and optimize each screen and interaction.
New versions are tested with users to pinpoint any usability issues. Design never feels finalized; Infin knows that even after launch they will gather insights to improve the experience.
This meticulous approach to UX design ensures apps are visually appealing and enjoyable to use. But most importantly, it results in deeper user connections and engagement.
Once Infin Mobile Solutions have a strong understanding of the target users and have created prototypes to test ideas, the next step is deciding which features will make it into the final app.
This is a strategic process that requires balancing many factors.
First, Infin works with clients to map out the core functionality that is absolutely essential for their app concept to be usable and viable.
These are the must-have features that support the basic user journey. Focusing on core functionalities first leads to higher customer satisfaction ratings (Forrester).
Next, Infin looks at the “nice to have” features that would enhance the experience but aren’t mandatory.
Here they analyze factors like development time/cost, potential benefits for users, and impact on performance. Less critical features may be cut if needed.
When considering potential features, Infin keeps performance implications and usability in mind.
Overloading apps with too many fancy features can result in bloated apps that are frustrating to navigate. Every new feature also increases development and testing timelines.
So Infin takes a minimalist approach, focusing on the 20% of features that will drive 80% of user value. This principle, known as the Pareto Principle, is backed by research from (Asana.)
Simple but polished apps tend to fare better than those trying to do too much. Limiting features also allows maximizing quality per feature.
By balancing must-haves vs. nice-to-haves and always evaluating costs/benefits, Infin selects features intentionally to craft the optimal user experience.
This results in apps that feel focused and lightweight yet still provide the utility users want. This aligns with (Google’s) Material Design guidelines, which emphasize prioritizing core features for a smooth and intuitive user experience.
Once the app features are defined, Infin Mobile’s development team gets to work bringing the app to life through coding.
But they don’t just focus on functionality – our goal is also to build a high-quality, reliable app.
Infin focuses on writing clean, well-structured code that adheres to industry best practices.
Our code is meticulously organized and commented so that it can be easily maintained and built upon in the future. Proper coding standards also increase performance and stability.
Rigorous testing occurs throughout the development process, not just at the end. Infin thoroughly tests each new feature and piece of code as it is developed to catch bugs early.
Automated tests are utilized for efficient regression testing. Bugs are then quickly fixed before moving forward.
Infin also believes polished visual design is a key component of app quality.
The result of Infin’s focus on quality code, testing, and design is apps that function reliably and deliver fluid, visually pleasing experiences.
Infin recognizes that usability issues, crashes, and unappealing interfaces lead to negative user perceptions that can be difficult to overcome. Our development process safeguards against this.
Before submitting an app to the App Store, Infin Mobile Solutions believes it is critical to get client input through real-world previews.
This provides an opportunity to identify areas needing improvement prior to the high-stakes public launch.
Infin sends frequent beta build demos to clients throughout development so they can monitor progress and identify potential bugs. This beta testing is critical – according to (Emizentech), app crashes account for about 71% of user uninstalls.
But dedicated previews are also conducted in person or via screen shares closer to completion.
These previews allow walking through the near-final app in depth.
Clients are encouraged to use the app during previews as they would in real-life.
This active engagement is crucial, as research by (Nielsen Norman Group) shows that observing users interacting with prototypes and early builds leads to a reduction in post-launch development costs
Infin observes pain points and friction while clients complete tasks and workflows. Clients can also provide direct feedback on the look-and-feel, user experience, missing features, bugs, and more.
Infin captures all the client feedback and pain points from previews to create a master list of refinements.
These range from minor tweaks like changing colors to more complex changes like revising navigation flows. Infin’s team then iterates on the app to address the items.
Making these improvements pre-launch based on stakeholder input increases the chances of a smooth release. But Infin also maintains a feedback-driven, iterative approach. Apps with active post-launch improvement efforts see a higher user retention rate (App Flyer).
Apps today are constantly evolving – launch is just the beginning. Infin gathers user feedback from reviews, usage metrics, and other methods post-release.
This allows them to keep improving the app over time even after it hits the app stores.
Once an app has been thoroughly tested and refined based on stakeholder feedback, it’s finally time for Infin Mobile Solutions to submit it to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for launch.
They handle the entire submission and approval process, removing this burden from clients.
Infin ensures the listing page is optimized with compelling visuals, descriptions, and metadata to draw in users browsing the app stores.
But an app’s journey doesn’t end at launch. Post-launch support and maintenance are critical for long-term success.
After apps go live, Infin provides ongoing monitoring, optimization, and evolution.
They keep a close eye on adoption metrics, user reviews, crash reports, and other data sources. This helps identify issues and opportunities for improvement post-launch.
Infin continually rolls out updates that increase performance, fix bugs, and introduce requested features.
Infin also optimizes apps over time as needs change. We work with clients to understand new use cases and requirements as their business grows.
Adding new integrations, workflows, or capabilities keeps the app relevant.
By treating apps as continually evolving products versus one-off projects, Infin ensures they continue delighting users and driving value long after launch.
Ongoing support is essential given how competitive the app landscape is.
While there are many app development companies to choose from, Infin Mobile Solutions stands apart in a few key ways.
Our differentiated approach and values are what lead clients to app success.
Firstly, Infin’s process is deeply user-centric versus technology-centric. Our priority is optimizing the human experience versus showcasing technical capabilities.
All decisions ladder up to creating meaningful user interactions.
Secondly, Infin emphasizes design just as much as development. Many developers treat design as an afterthought, but Infin dedicates equal resources to UX prototyping and visual polish.
Additionally, quality assurance is baked into Infin’s process via extensive testing and iteration pre and post-launch. Many apps fail due to lack of robust QA.
Lastly, Infin provides end-to-end support from concept to post-launch evolution rather than just coding features and walking away. Our long-term partnership ensures apps grow with business needs.
These differentiators lead to apps that truly resonate with target users thanks to thoughtful design tailored to users needs.
The result is happy customers and successful launches that achieve business goals through quality engagement.
Infin Mobile’s app development process provides many valuable lessons for crafting high-quality, impactful mobile experiences.
To recap, some of the key takeaways include:
By keeping users at the center, Infin Mobile Solutions is able to deliver successful apps that not only function smoothly but also connect meaningfully.
If you’re looking to turn an idea into a high-quality app that succeeds, get in touch with Infin Mobile.
Their thoughtful approach leads to positive outcomes that can transform an app from concept to an instrumental part of your business.
Contact Infin Mobile Solutions today to get started on building your next hit app.
Waterfall: Sequential phases (requirements, design, development, testing, deployment). Rigid, less flexible. Good for well-defined projects with stable requirements.
Agile: Iterative cycles (sprints) with constant feedback and adaptation. Flexible, adapts to changing needs. Good for complex projects with evolving requirements.
Scrum: A popular Agile framework with short sprints (1-4 weeks), daily stand-up meetings, and product backlogs.
What are the main Agile methodology Principles?
Sprint planning: Defining tasks and goals for the upcoming sprint. Aligns team on priorities and workload.
DevOps: Collaboration between development and operations teams for faster and more efficient software delivery. Aligns with Agile’s focus on continuous integration and deployment.
The key stages are 1) Planning 2) UI/UX design 3) Development 4) Testing 5) Launch 6) Maintenance and updates. Iterative design, development and testing is critical throughout.
App development involves designers and developers collaborating to plan, design, code, test, launch and maintain mobile apps. Coding is done natively for each OS like Android and iOS. Agile methodologies help iterate quickly.
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