Application design and cross-platform development
Creating new application, you have to ask yourself 4 important questions from “how to do it” series, which should be reviewed in details. Also, you should explain those point to the customer who wants to receive a unique app.
Why do you need to design an application?
Imagine what the Eiffel tower or the Empire State building would look like without a design plan. Everything in life needs a plan and your mobile applications are no different. From the project manager to the application developer, a clear understanding of requirements and expectations aids the design process.
Planning allows you to structure your ideas; anticipate and avoid unnecessary work in the early stages, whilst accelerating application development and reducing financial expenses.
How long is the mobile application writing process?
How long is a piece of string? One of our favorite customer questions is, “How long will it take to develop a mobile application?” We answer that a simple app for the web or mobile can be created in a month, but it really depends on the specifications.
However, a complex mobile application, which uses the maximum of particular operating system capacities, and designed in a particular brand style, requires 60+ days.
How to plan the workflow?
During work on the application, many different tools and processes are required, ranging from a clean sheet of paper and a pencil to sophisticated software for programming.
Creating processes of mobile applications include:
- Formulate the concept;
- Draw a mock-up;
- Add a design based on the requirements;
What are the features of cross-platform application development?
We develop mobile applications for the Android OS, iOS and Windows Phone.
From the personal experience we would like to note:
- It is cheaper to create applications for devices running on Android, they occupy ¾ share of the world market. Also, the guideline in Google Play is not very strict.
- It is prestigious to develop applications for iOS. The platform is always one step ahead, there are regular updates, enhancements, high quality requirements.
- It is profitable for business to use both popular platforms. And in order to optimize the financial costs, be sure to order a cross-platform mobile application development.
Cross-platform mobile application development is the creation of a single application, successfully running on multiple platforms.
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