Mobile App life cycle

Enterprise Organizations are looking forward to transform their business process using mobile technology to reduce operational inefficiencies, improve Customer experience and monetise new  commercial opportunities.

All apps start with an idea. That idea is usually refined into a solid basis for an application.

The design phase consists of defining the app’s User Experience (UX) such as what the general layout is, how it works, etc., as well as turning that UX into a proper User Interface (UI) design, usually with the help of a graphic designer.

Usually the most resource intensive phase, this is the actual building of the application.

When development is far enough along, QA usually begins to test the application and bugs are fixed. Often times an application will go into a limited beta phase in which a wider user audience is given a chance to use it and provide feedback and inform changes.

Often many of these pieces are overlapped, for example, it’s common for development to be going on while the UI is being finalized, and it may even inform the UI design. Additionally, an application may be going into a stabilization phase at the same that new features are being added to a new version.