Steps of App Development : Vision to Product (Part 3)

Developing an application can be tough and challenging experience. I have written a 3 part introductory guide to help you get started. If you haven’t caught up with the first two part be sure to read them first. part1 part2

7. Deployment

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Congratulations! You have developed an app and its ready for deployment. In this stage we will upload the app into platform respective marketplace. Android app in Google Play Store, ios app in App Store. To upload your app in Google Play Store you must sign for Google Play Developer Account with one time fee of $25. After that you can upload as many apps you want in your developer account. To upload your iOS app in App Store you also need to enroll for iOS Developer Program for $99.

8. Maintenance

After you have uploaded your apps to the market and users started using your app the next phase is maintenance of your app. You have to maintain your app to fulfill users need and expectations. User feedback is essential for us in obtaining a better understanding of how they are interacting with our app. In order to do this the we will need to install app analytics software. Analytics is not just about the number of downloads, but how, when, where and who is using the app. The analytics can tell the client what channels their users are coming from, their activation percentage, their retention percentage and whether they are getting any referrals. App analytics software is set-up during the testing stage.

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Here is a list of some of the most popular analytics software:

  • Apsalar (iOS, Android)
  • Flurry (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry Java ME)
  • Mipanel (iOS, Android)
  • Google Mobile Analytics (IOS, Android)
  • Locayltics (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, HTML5)
  • Countly (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry)

By tracking the apps performance, you have the option to make adjustments if necessary. It can also inform you whether or not additional support is necessary. Along with checking the analytics, the apps ratings and user feedback are also monitored.

9. Marketing 

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from : Adknowledge

Once the app is developed you will need to market the app effectively. Advertising and Marketing should work in parallel with every stage of mobile app development. They are both central to the process. It is essential that the app is marketed in a way that makes it stand out from the thousands of other apps in the app stores. There are few strategies to advertise your app for more download. One of the best solution is Google AdSense. Here you can advertise your app and it will show up on ads on other applications.

These are the main steps in the life-cycle of App Development. With the proper knowledge of these nine steps you can succeed in app development.

Thanks for reading my article, if you have any questions then let me know in the comments. Also be sure to check out other essential topic on android app development.

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