Android is one of the most popular mobile interfaces out there with over 90 billion apps downloaded in 2016 alone; but what makes the Android system special and what goes into designing Android compatible apps? What steps will a developer take? Companies will commission apps compatible with this system because it offers access to more customers, and greater innovation potential (with more flexible policies and freedom filters). It also offers customizable memory, simpler installation, and is compatible with more devices. Once a client decides on Android as their interface of choice, what exactly goes on behind the scenes of its development agency’s side? Read below to find out.
Step 1: Perform The Necessary Research
A strong developer doesn’t begin designing haphazardly, so you’ll need to contact an Android app development company that comes highly recommended and boats an impressive portfolio. They will first conduct research into their client’s company and take any present business needs or initiatives into consideration. For example, they’ll ask what types of devices target users are likely to use for accessing the app.
Step 2: Create A Fast And Easy Wireframe
A wireframe allows both client and developer to predict user trends, flow, and logic throughout the app. The success of a wireframe will determine how friendly a user’s experience ends up being. If a user finds the app comfortable to use, they’re likely to choose it over others.
Step 3: Assess Your App’s Technical Feasibility
The right developer will ask whether putting your ideas into practice will be possible. Some things that are feasible for iOS aren’t for Android and vice versa. Typically, working with the Android system will allow some more room for creativity and for builders to experiment.
Step 4: Construct An Interactive Prototype
They will code the first version of your Android app using Java, creating the HTML and CSS – detailing exactly how it’ll look like to users.
Step 5: Carefully Design the UX/UI
Using the wireframe and a mood board they’ve filled with inspiration, boutique agencies like Guaraná Technologies move onto to build the UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) designs. They’ll apply all the final aesthetic touches and make sure users can move through the app easily.
Step 6: Development
At this point, it’s important for the developer to test for bugs and functionality. They’ll implement unit testing and bug tracking to alleviate potential problems. They’ll then have internal users test the app themselves and give feedback before launching it on the market.
Step 7: Release Your Product: Including QA
QA engineers will put the software through one final test while the developer creates a landing page for your app’s download and gets ready to publish. They’ll also provide you with detailed analytics for how users are finding your app in case modifications need to be made on the fly; finally, they’ll also maintain it.
By choosing a developing partner carefully, one with ample expertise building for Android devices and one that involves you in the process, you’ll be well on your way to achieving business growth thanks to your comprehensive and exciting new product.