How to Design an App for Your Business?
December 8, 2020
From small to large businesses, everyone needs an app. If you look into any famous brand, you’ll find that they have their mobile app. From a business standpoint, mobile apps come with an excellent solution irrespective of the intent used. The mobile application comes with an effective way to boost sales as it’s easier to interact with your customer base through an app.
Talking about the current situation, we as an individual are using 100s application in day to day life. It proves that every business needs an app somewhere for boosting sales, brand, and increase brand reputation. The time is near when smartphones will become extremely crucial for selling your products. Therefore, let’s move on with our blog title – How to design an app for your business?
Frankly speaking, creating an app is not an easy process. It proves to be an uphill task and comes with a cash-intensive goal. Follow the below steps to learn how to make and design an app from the beginning.
Step 1 – Goal Setting
Set your goals. Take a pen and paper with defining what’s your idea. Start with:
- What your app will do?
- How your application will appeal to users?
- What problem does your app solve?
- How to identify people’s life?
- How to market your app?
Step 2 – Sketch your Ideas
To sketch your idea, draw your idea on paper and answer the questions about your apps. Make a visual sketch of your application and check how it looks. Also, in this step, you need to decide if you want to generate money through your application or want to add paid downloads. Choose the best suitable option for your application and make it work better.
Step 3 – Research, Research, and Research
Let’s say; you have the best idea to build an application, but what if the customer doesn’t find it beneficial. Therefore, before making a mobile app, you need to look into two different ways. Examine and research the market correctly. Understand the market glitches and focus on what’s required of the customer.
Step 4 – Wireframing
In the technology world, wireframing is the storyboard. On this board, we have to sketch and design app ideas. We can list out app working and its functionality. This phase is very crucial as it helps users to bring their sketches into digital life. Your application should be with click-through icons.
Step 5 – Define the Backend of your App
After done with Wireframing, now it’s time to add functionality to your backend process. By using this wireframing, add delineate to your servers, APIs, and data diagrams. Provide clear diagrams as it will serve as the directions for everyone working on this project.
Step 6 – Check your Model
We can call this step troops. Prepare an app model and show it to your friends, family, and someone who’ll give genuine feedback. Be constructive and don’t waste time with those who cynics and critics. As sometimes, brutal honesty is crucial at this phase. In this step, the end goal is to finalize your app foundation and structure.
Step 7 – Get Building
By using the above foundation stage, set up servers, APIs, and database. If you’re using app builder, then do to miss out to reflect on the feedback you got from your testers. Modify the application and reflect the changes based on the first phase of testing. During this time, you need to sign up for stores, create an account with Google Pay and Apple. It will take a few days to go through the process.
Step 8 – Design the Look
It’s time to employ a designer to carry out the User Interface. UI plays an essential role in your app designing as this will help in attracting the audience. After hiring a graphic designer for your app, make sure the application has high-resolution skins based on the wireframe you defined. Pick the best template and layout for your screen and keep in mind you’re doing this for users and not for yourself.
Step 9 – Testing the App
Now comes the second round for testing. In this phase, we need to take both functioning apps as well as a user interface to test. Conduct various layers of testing and check if the programs allow adding clickable links to navigate the app. Make proper use of the testing information you have and examine the final layer. In this stage, your mobile app should be aesthetically pleasing, and the functionality should work great.
Step 10 – Modify and Adjust
After doing everything, you still have a few tweaks to make. Then, you need to call your troops back and ask them to modify the change required. Ask a few people who reviewed your app in the development phase and testing phase and gave you feedback accordingly.
Step 11 – Beta Testing
After successfully developing and managing your app functioning, examine how’s your app working in a live environment. In Android, the process is simple, and you can monitor the progress with ease. While in iOS, there are plenty of things we need to add in before beta testing. In the end, it’s a great feature that one shouldn’t miss while designing an app for your business.
Step 12 – Release your App
Congrats! You have made it to the finish line. It’s the last stage, Share the mobile application with the world. But keep in mind, you won’t start making million on the next day of app release. For that, marketing is a must. Sadly, we can’t cover marketing in this guide as it’s another vast topic. For that, we advise hiring a marketing team, who’ll research the market and use the best marketing strategies to help you get the best ROI.