4 Crucial app development insights for saving up to 25% on your final product, while ensuring a great user experience from the get-go and more accurate planning for a better chance at success
App development is highly involved and specialised. The level of technical know-how, collaboration and organisation needed to roll out a successful new product probably rivals some space missions in complexity.
The absolute best thing that you can do for your team and your new product (and avoid being one of that 90% statistic) is to commit to critical thinking, securing the right partnerships and then plan, plan and plan some more.
We help you get the ball rolling with 4 crucial planning steps before you commit to a single line of code – What’s the app development process? How long does it take to build an app? How much does it cost? And where to find the right development partner.
A successful product starts long before coding. We’ve mentioned before that research shows 95% of people feel user experience is key with any new app. That’s why a vital first step is validating your app idea, (also see the steps to validate your mobile app idea and how to run some key validation experiments) and then investing in quality app design. To get the full picture of timelines and options for launching a new product, see our guide to how long it takes to create a new app. And also see how to outsource app development successfully and the ultimate MVP method for e-commerce.
Once you have those locked down, it’s time to look at the actual product development. Start with these 4 insights first.
The development phase of any app is complex and highly involved, and it can make or break your product – that’s why it's best to have absolute experts at your side. From assembling the right team to creating a custom project management system, keeping every line of code user-focused to best-practice in testing, staging and deployment. See all the benefits of custom software.
Discover the ultimate 10-step guide to the ideal app development process.
One of the biggest pitfalls for both tech companies and corporates rolling out new products is misjudging the time it takes to fully develop and deploy a high-quality product. Every project is different, and of course, timelines will depend on your app’s complexity, but a general guideline is that a simple app should take about 3 months and a complex build up to 12 months.
Explore a complete app development timeline, with variables and an index for measuring your app’s complexity, so you can get the complete picture of how long your product will take in our guide to app development time. Plus: Did you know you can build 3 times faster? See how long it takes to build a low-code app and get the right price with beneficial low code development cost.
To move even faster, discover the benefits of low-code development.
There’s obviously a difference between a basement build and a professional high-end product that’s ready to scale and perform from day one. And it pays to do your research – for example, we at Specno are South African-based, which means we can generally turn around new products for up to 25% less than other territories (especially when it comes to more complex builds).
See a complete app development cost breakdown, with a list of variables and indexes to help you plan and build more affordably in our guide to app development cost.
It should go without saying that working with an agency VS a freelance designer is in most cases faster and more preferable. At Specno, for example, we’ve built dedicated design and development teams and systems, to allow us to test ideas more rapidly and deliver work faster.
And see why it's important in our roundup of the impact of digital transformation on South African businesses and the ultimate MVP method for e-commerce.
There’s a lot that goes into developing an app that actually works the first time, and that’s why we at Specno spent years building one of the best multi-speciality app development teams.
To get your app designed beautifully with an immersive user experience, contact Specno now.
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And discover the framework for testing your product concept before development with app idea validation, then see exactly how long it takes to validate an idea and how to check if an app idea already exists.