Mobile application development is something that has turned the tabled around for so many businesses, including the development companies. But there is this one challenge that most of the app development companies face today, which is: how to optimize cost of development for an app? As most of the mobile app development companies today, struggle to find the answer, we would say the answer lies in the basics. But is analysing the basics even that easy? Identifying the root causes for something takes a chunk of effort and eye for details. If you are determined on saving some in the development and design cycle of the particular app, here are some of the basic and advanced insights on how you can do that:
Prioritize Prototype Prototyping is sort of creating a more advanced blueprint of the end product. However, while blueprint stands for a sample plan, prototype is a preliminary model of the end product equipped with basic functional capabilities. When you prototype a mobile app, you create a functional model of it, though using lesser resources, to anticipate what challenges the app solution may face in the development process and include in the end product. So in a way, it saves you effort, time and financial resources as simply marching on and starting the development project would involve a number of unforeseen challenges which may keep bringing back the project to square one. Study the requirements with minimum errors This way we recommend requirement analysis with absolute zero error may sound too far-fetched, but by that, we simply mean chase perfection and you will at least be way beyond the red zone. Of course, the scope of zero error doesn’t exist in the real world, or Elon Musk would have pulled off the reusable launch the very first time. However, let us not roam that far for now. As a Android apps development companies, when you study the mobile app development requirements and identify the exact spots where you may face challenges, half of your challenges are already resolved. Look out for the type of features and functionality your clients ask for in the application, and analyse or consult your fellow developers on the type of challenges each of these requirements is facing. Choose the platform wisely You don’t want to end up cancelling out the whole development process because eventually, far into the development, you find that the project has gone over budget, and developing the entire apps for another platform would not be possible without stressing the client to raise the budget, which would be an unfortunate situation to be in, for both you and the client. So, draw the conclusion from the requirement analysis on the type of platform that would be most suitable for the project you are handling. Usually for small budget applications, if multiple platforms are being targeted by the client, an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is recommended. Another option in this case could be cross-platform applications, which save money and labour in the project. Cross platform apps are usually looked down upon in terms of functionality, due to the myth that these apps are not very compatible with phone hardware. We would like to break the myth by stating that Instagram is one of the most popular cross-platform or hybrid app in the world of mobile app development. However, if your client states a budget that is enough for native apps, there is a reason why they have reached out to an Android or iPhone app development companies.
Practise Agile There is a reason why most of the mobile game development companies are using Agile Methodology in the development process. Agile allows developers and project managers to seamlessly communicate and complete the project in stipulated time, with the help of time-bound sprints and milestones. In the long run, Agile Methodology infuses efficiency and allows you to save time and money on silly and unforeseen mistakes. However, if you think, as an individual or freelance developer, that Agile is a grand tool that needs industrial experience to run, you sir, are mistaken. Some of the easier Agile-practising platforms like GitHub can make it easy for a few number of developers to run the project and also co-ordinate with other developers.