Our Process For Creating Mobile Experiences
There’s a very effective, bottom up method that Instani employees in creating
a mobile experience. The idea is that the essentials, the foundation, should be
approached first, and as each of these requirements are met they will subsequently
yield to more advanced options that need to be discussed. The first aspect of this
is to look at the business aspects of the app development process. How does your
app approach the various business possibilities of the app world? This should approach
ideas such as ad sales, education about your product, branding, finding new customers,
gaining new sales, conducting market research, increasing productivity, and customer
satisfaction. Each of these is extremely important for your apps life. How can you
use downloads and ad revenue to gain the most out of your app? What about market
research- how do you know how to develop your app and how to distribute it? Each
of these things require very careful thought to make the most of your app. These
things come together to make a solid foundation for your app and allow your app
to support your business, as it should.
Next you will move to the audience. How will your app appeal to those who have a
stake in your app, to advertisers, to the competition, and final to the target users?
You have to try and understand the impact that your app will have on each of these
groups so as to try and estimate how each portion should be handled. After the audience,
you’ll move to the platform. Do you want the app developed for the iPhone,
iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows, or web format? Each of these has their perks,
and there’s no reason you can’t launch on multiple formats, but this
needs to be considered. After this you consider your app’s features. What
will you need to do in term of notifications? Analysis?Advertising?Commerce? Will
you utilize social media? Now you move on to the storyboard, where you design the
physical appearance of your app, how it appears to and interacts with the user.
You need to decide how the app will handle data. Finally, you move on to the acceptance
criteria, the criteria that the app must meet before you decide that it is acceptable
and ready to submit to the market. Support is the keystone of the plan, culminating
in constant communication between you and the developers to make sure that everything
is going according to plan.
Each and every one of these steps is a vital portion of your apps growth and development.
Overlooking any of these steps can lead to a breakdown in the apps production, wasting
time and energy, possibly leading to the decay of the entire project. Instani coaches
you through each of these steps, making sure that everything comes together for
your business and your developing app in the best way possible for your interests.