Accelerating Mobile App Development Timeline Efficiently
Accelerating Mobile App Development Timeline Efficiently

One of the biggest challenges of mobile application development is to finish the project before the deadline without compromising the quality but still meeting client requirements. Though Agile development made it a lot easier for developers, there are still many other effective ways to accelerate the development timeline. The most commonly adopted practice in the mobile app development Dubai sector is to outsource development to a reliable company with enough resources and a successful track record of completing projects on time.

For a business, owning a custom mobile application is not just about keeping up with hottest trends. It’s also about growing the business with the aid of an app that increases brand presence and value, while building relationships with customers. Though the investment on an app is worthy, it is also considered risky by many business though they don’t feel the same way about leveraging every mobile technology available. Underlying risks, unnecessary delays, and various other factors contribute to portray mobile apps as an unreliable technology to many businesses.

In this article, we will explore a few best practices to tackle delay in mobile app development and deployment.

Wireframes for appealing visual design

Wireframes give the team a good idea of what they are to achieve in the project, and make it easier to come up with an information architecture of the app that’s to be developed. It also helps both developers and UX designers in understanding the features and functionalities of the app.

Hybrid app development

If the client wants the app finished fast, hybrid app development would be a good option. There are tools available in the market that facilitates hybrid app development such as Xamarin and Adobe PhoneGap. Xamarin is a widely popular tool in the Android development Dubai industry.

With a hybrid app development approach, the developers won’t have to write different code bases for different mobile platforms. A single codebase of the app will suffice for multiple operating systems.

Outsource non-core development features

Non-core features of an app generally don’t impact the functioning of the app in anyway. To get things done faster, the non-core features can be outsourced to a different developer while the home team focusses fully on the core features.

Automate testing

The mobile app will have to be thoroughly tested before its release. Proper testing can take a lot of time. With automated testing practices, the team can save a lot of time letting machine handle repetitive tasks while the testing team works on the core features and functionalities of the app.

Enter the market with a MVP

MVP or Minimum Viable Product is seen as a great approach to enter the market fast and gain a foothold among the competition. Complete release of the app might take too long, while competitors enters the market and get an edge. Releasing a MVP means the app will function with its core sets of features, while the developers can work on adding more through regular updates. MVP also provides valuable feedback and insights to the developers on where the app is succeeding and where it’s failing.