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How To Optimize Your App Development Process To Deliver On Time

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Optimize Your App Development Process

The exponential growth of mobile users market has forced most modern businesses to shift their focus to mobile-first business strategies. As a result, most of them now want to interact with their customers using personalized apps to send exciting offers and useful content. If you a mobile app development agency or developer, then you should be ready to meet this growing demand for mobile apps. Most importantly, you should definitely know the art of optimizing your app development process, so that, you can meet client requirements on time.

Your first and foremost goal should be to deliver your app on time. Clients usually don’t understand the technical terms, and it leaves a negative impression if you delay the project. Having an optimized application development process is the key here as things become more troublesome when you are working on multiple projects and bigger team. In this post, we will share 6 efficient ways to make your app development process more efficient.

That being said, let’s get started.

1. Follow agile development methodologies

Agile development is a software development methodology which focuses on adaptive strategy, incremental development, early delivery, and continuous improvement. Incorporate agile development model to build your app as they facilitate a rapid application development model allowing you to focus on implementing the core functionalities first and saving the least important ones to be rolled out at a later development stage.

2. Develop an MVP first

MVP stands for Most Viable Product. If your client agrees to this approach, then you can build a functional app with the most important functionalities and deliver it. Clients can then test their app idea in the market and if the demand is surplus you can always add the additional features later. MVP also reduces the cost of development, if done right.

3. Breakdown goals into smaller chunks

If you want to build your app using the Waterfall model, then plan before you start executing. Break down your goals into smaller ones and achieve them consistently. One way is to break down your app development project into several milestones and accomplish those milestones within specific deadlines.

4. Use project management tools to track progress

Leverage the power of project management tools to track the progress of your app development project. Some of the best project management tools for startups are Trello, Quire, Asana, and so on. We at Agicent App Company mainly use Trello to keep everyone updated on a project’s progress.
Apart from that, if you have a team of more than 3 members, consider setting up a common communication channel too. I would recommend Slack or Skype, in this case as these tools will allow you to set up separate workspaces for different projects and also involve clients during the development process.

5. Let testing and development go hand in hand

Start the testing of the app as soon as you finish writing the code of the first working build. This practice will ensure that your project doesn’t encounter any major bugs in the end, which might delay the shipment of the app.

 

6. Use automation testing

Sometimes manual testing requires setting up real devices which takes a whole lot of time. Therefore,  use automation testing, in order to save time from setting up devices and test your app on the go. Fortunately, you won’t have to spend some bucks to get your hands on an automation testing tool. Most of them are free to use and open source too. Here is the list for your kind reference.

 

Final Words:

We hope that this post will help you to optimize your app development process and work efficiently to ship your app projects on time. If you want to add something to the discussion, then feel free to share other optimization strategies via the comments section.

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