Mobile Application Development Life Cycle

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In the competitive era of marketing mobile application has grown exponentially from last few years. Moreover, the rapidly changing mobile applications, devices, OS, frequently and quick up gradation and highly customer expectation organization have to follow predefined phase.

To make comprehensive and effective mobile application, organization includes following phases in Mobile Application Development Life Cycle.

Mobile Application Development life cycle undergo following phase viz.
1] Planning ((Requirement gathering, Analysis)
2] Define
3] Design
4] Development
5] Testing
6] Deployment
7] Maintenance
1] Planning ((Requirement gathering, Analysis) -:
To development highly interactive app, it is important to understand client requirement and ideas regarding mobile application.

Idea, collected data and requirement can be filtered or analyzed based on various stakeholders’ aspect to mobile app.

Do planning to fulfills client specified requirement in concern with, when, how, where, whom task to be performed.

2] Define -:
On the basis of analyzed information and in line with client requirement, prepare document with clearly defined functional requirement, prototype, module, flow of information, testing coverage strategies, OS and device combination, configuration, features, keypad and screen size and tools to be used.

Verify the defined work document from client.

3] Design -:
Along with smaller and large screen UI design, it must be speedy, user friendly and without boring experience.

After clearly defined client requirements, to dive and feel awesome experience interface (design template) should be designed on the basis on following pillars.
1. User friendly
2. Responsive
3. Well arranged
4. Compatible with device
5. Input and Output

4] Development -:
In the development phase, application is coded on the basis of provided design template.

Development team’s works accordingly outline for mobile design and parallel completes unit and regression testing of all assigned module.

5] Testing -:
Testing mobile application is more complex than traditional software.

Network, performance and other raised issues test across different platforms before launching with the help of emulator.

To find out defect and check performance and UI, tester test application using regression, functionality, performance, network, security, interrupt, compatibility, usability etc.

Test case documentation prepare for further use and forward to client for feedback.

6] Deployment -:
Successful testing, application is ready to launch (deploy) and market to user access.

It is ready to measure real end user experience.

7] Maintenance -:
It should be easy to maintain after successful deployment.

Comments are collected from real end user and forward to recommended changes through agile development and regression testing.

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