Android is a revolution in itself that has made smartphone affordable for everyone. Android revolution is not limited to only developers and rich countries but it has reached to every single country of the world without discriminating them into the first or third world countries. It has just given it’s users power to keep globalized world on their palm. It has globalized the world in true sense with it’s wider reach and affordability.
A technology become revolution only when it address the needs of masses and it is easy to use. Here are the 7 useful tips for Android developers.
Conceptualizing and Ideation:
If you have an interesting idea to develop an Android app, put it down on paper. Refine it and make a formal draft. Once you are convince that your all the points and list of features, you want in your mobile app, are done, approch an Android development team, they will help you out with further brainstorming and by suggesting the technical feasibility of the app.
So, now you are done with all the brain storming and basic feasibility study for the application. And you are confident enough that you have an idea which will click into a ‘hit app’ or this app will ease the process and make your business for efficient and effective, start blueprinting it.
So, you or your chosen Android developer will prepare a blueprint that includes platform, features, technical specification along with phase wise deliverable. This will help you to assess the synchronization between your conceived idea and app to be developed.
Design is the heart and soul of any web or mobile app. In this stage Mobile application interface design team design formal screens for the app by making sure that they have covered all the features, specification and screens specified in the wireframe.
Ask the design team to prepare a static mock up and make the necessary changes in the UI, UX or flow of the application if needed. Making changes in this stage regarding ease of use for user, will save lots of time than accomodating change requests during the development stage. You make sure after this stage, you won’t need any major change in phase one of the app, otherwise the cost of app may increase as changes get difficult with development stage.
In this Android Application process, the coding team start coding as per the predefined designs and turn them into working app using, DBs like SQLlite, navigation, List views, APIs or web services if the app is clien-server . Keep track on the process whether the development team is using best of the methodologies which will help in future scalability and adding new features to the app like refactoring, fragmenting etc which was a while ago introduced by Honeycomb which helps in building blocks with their own life cycle. So avoid the reinventing of the wheel.
Test, Test and Test:
Testing is one of the most important phase of the app development as what coding team thinks working perfeactly for them might not work the same way for other users having different version of Android platform.
Alfa Testing: You can do alfa testing involving your teammates and people from the app development background as chances are high that they must be having high end android phones and play around it. A developer is always great at finding bugs in apps developed by other 😉
Beta Testing: Now, you can release the app for broader audiences with different demographic background. You will get to know many UI related issues if not technical in this phase as refection lies in the eys of beholder.
Once you have passed these stages of testing, you are ready to launch the app on Android App Store.
App Store Submission:
So, once you are done with testing, you are ready to upload it on google play store and others. You need to create an account there. While uploading app on app store, keep in mind to put the images and screen shots those are of high resolution and display striking features of your app. Content must be SEO friendly and digital marketing oriented. Choose keywords very carefully or hire an SEO Expert for the same.
Promotion Of Android App:
So, you have put in your hard earned money and precious time till above 6 steps, now your turn is to show How good you are at marketing the app or you can simply hire a digital marketer to promote it. There are lots of highly specialized and procession SEO companies those help in promotion by using tools like Search Engines, social media websites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs and lots of other social media tools.
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