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The 5 Stages of Custom Mobile Application Development Services

The American Dream used to be fairly straightforward. A good job, a good home, and a family. In the 21st century, that dream has been disrupted like so many other parts of our lives.

Today, if you dream of making it big in America, then you need more than a strong work ethic — you need a big, bold idea. And for countless entrepreneurs, mobile applications offer an efficient way to put those big ideas out into the world. Of course, not everyone with an innovative business idea is also an expert coder, which is why so many innovators opt for custom mobile application development services to bring their idea to life.

Why are so many businesses using apps to deliver their products and services?

  • On a global scale, the number of smartphone users is multiplying by 42% annually
  • In the United States, fully 80% of mobile use involves apps
  • The average Gen Y consumer will use six apps and spend an average of two hours on their smartphone today
  • One in three adults now owns a tablet or e-reader

Unfortunately, custom mobile application development isn’t as simple as throwing together a business proposal and hiring some developers. So how does the mobile application development process work, and what are the benefits of custom software development?

Step 1: the Idea
Whether you’re interested in creating your own mobile app or custom web application development services, the first step is always coming up with an innovative idea that services a genuine need. If you don’t have a great idea, then even the best custom mobile app developers in the world won’t be able to help you.

Step 2: Finding the Right Custom Mobile Application Development Team
Increasingly, entrepreneurs and business owners are outsourcing mobile app development to experts like us. This allows developers to do what we do best while entrepreneurs focus on developing their business. When choosing the right development team, you’ll want to find a company with a track record of successful custom mobile application development.

Step 3: Development Strategy
In our experience, the best mobile and web applications are borne out of a clear long-term strategy. It’s not enough for your app to look great and function seamlessly. Without a plan for succeeding on app stores or customer retention, apps can easily flounder after release.

Step 4: Planning and Development
The best developers keep you informed every step of the way on the progress of your mobile app, working with you if problems arise or changes are needed. During this process, expert developers help you design a custom user interface that will keep your users engaged and coming back for more.

Step 5: Delivery and Launch
Finally, an initial version of the app is delivered ahead of its launch. From there, an additional strategy may be needed to fine tune a launch or business plan. Some businesses will also need additional services like functional website design or marketing campaigns before, during, or after the launch date.

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