The foundational unit of our current digital ecosystem is the mobile app. It allows the user to tap into the power of digital through a simple interface and perform a variety of functions- from simple to complex, the present mobile app can do anything and everything! Because of its simplistic nature, a user prefers a mobile application over any other means to leverage digital. Of course, web applications, websites, and custom software are growing drastically, but given the choice, a user is more likely to choose a mobile application as their primary platform to access the digital world. Thanks to our enhanced hardware capabilities!
Android, in particular, is one of the many mobile operating systems that has gained a massive following ever since it was launched in the market.
As of August 2022, Android has a market share of a whopping 70%, making it the most dominating mobile operating system in the world.
Naturally, the demand for android app development increased dramatically, as brands got a greater ROI for a little (relatively!) investment, and more importantly, they could easily connect with a majority of their target audience through an android app than they would otherwise.
Either way, it presents a real opportunity for brands to change their narrative. To help you understand more about the android app development process, we collaborated with our senior android app experts to craft this article. Feel free to check it out!
Before we understand the process!
Due to the huge demand for android app development in the market, there are many IT firms and app development companies that popped on the radar in the last few years. While different companies may use different methodologies, we compiled the list based on the industry standard practices and of course, our 20+ years of expertise in this field. If you need more info, our digital experts would be more than happy to help you!
Step-by-step process of android app development
The key stages of android app development are,
- User experience
- Beta release
You’ve to start with the idea. Before you dive into the process of building your android application, you need to have a 360-degree understanding of your mobile app idea. The crux of your idea will lay the foundation of your application, so, it’s important to optimize your idea as far as you can. Usually, we suggest our clients consult with our industry experts to help them with this process. Almost all of them said that it helped them get the minute details right, as they tend to overlook them
Once the idea is complete, the next step is to define the user experience. User experience, undoubtedly, plays a huge role in the success of your android application, and slacking here would be the worst idea! As the name suggests, this is how your user gets to experience your product or service, so this should be on your priority list. You need to understand your target audience and their psychology to craft the ultimate user experience. If done right, your app will reach millions in just a short window. In just 3 months since the launch of Instagram, the app had 1 million users! The secret sauce? Well, you guessed it right!
USER INTERFACE / DESIGN
The next step in the android app development cycle is to give life to your user experience- designing. People and businesses often think of design as just the aesthetic element of their application, but if you look at some of the most successful android applications ever, they view design as equal parts aesthetics and problem-solving, too! The purpose of a design in app development is to solve practical user problems. It’s like a map that guides the user through your digital environment. Design can also be a powerful tool to convey your brand tone to your audience without trying too hard, helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the competition.
This is where the magic happens. Your odds of building a better app increase when your development team is diverse and proficient across various technologies. The most commonly used programming language for android app development is Kotlin, but developers may suggest different technologies based on the complexity of your project. It is important to keep the development process straightforward and simple. Apps evolve with consumer needs, and it’s important for developers to understand the business side to deliver a resilient and high-functioning application. For instance, we at Way2Smile Solutions deploy cross-functional teams that include project managers, industry experts, and senior developers to get this perspective right. This contributes to creating an air-tight mobile app development process/strategy.
Once the development is done, it’s important for you to understand how your application functions under real-time scenarios. While quality analysts will check for any bumps on the development and design side, nothing comes close to beta testing your application. The application will be released to a smaller market, and developers will analyze the real-time performance of your application. Your audience may use different devices, may subscribe to different networks, may use your application differently, etc. Developers will understand how the app performs under pressure and will tweak the application to meet this user behavior. For one of our retail clients, beta testing enabled them to completely reposition their product, helping create multiple channels of revenue. This was possible only from the hands-on insights our developers got from the beta releases.
Your mobile application development company will help you with the launch of your application. When it comes to launching an android application, the most preferable choice is to go with the Google Play Store. Quality analysts will perform a final check to ensure that your android application performs optimally after the launch.
Being a major league android application development services provider in Chennai, Way2Smile Solutions is in the IT industry for more than 20 years, and we have worked with a wide range of organizations, including startups, enterprises, and government agencies. We have a strong clientele across industries, and we elevate the scope of your android application by integrating it with influential technologies like Artificial Intelligence(AI), Machine Learning(ML), Big data, Augmented Reality(AR), Virtual Reality(VR), and many other in the market. You can take a look at some of our notable works, here.
You can also get started with your mobile app development process by connecting with our tech experts.