THE PRACTICE OF MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT or what have we learned from each other
You can learn what the theory of mobile app development looks like from the previous paragraphs. But what is the practice of it? What if a client has global ambitions, really specific requirements, a delicate problem, or a tight deadline?
The brief was clear
Create a dream app for every finance manager.
The book keeper wishes to have maximum insight into the company’s spending and at the same time can distribute funds in real time to other employees’ credit cards.
Time is the best motivator
We’ve had about a month to develop the mobile app and if you’re not familiar with the world of programming, let’s say the timing was tighter than tight. It certainly did not discourage us. Who doesn’t like a challenge?
Under normal conditions
After approval of the brief and graphics, the development of mobile apps takes place in the form of fourteen-day programming sprint run rounds, followed by the client’s feedback and comments and then the round continues.
Under time pressure improvisation was necessary
On the 15th of August, the brief was introduced and on the 1st of October it was due to go into the stores.
The sprint run rounds were cut into weekly ones and we doubled on developers.
Since we did not have the full brief, we decided to fix the bugs on the go and long story short we did everything we could in order to meet the tight deadline.
What have we learned
Two important things. We can improvise and do anything for our clients - even if it seems almost impossible. And to be completely honest, we also learned that we should never underestimate time analysis. During the development of the app, we found that the application was twice as big as we originally estimated.
What are the benefits for the client?
A functioning app delivered on the date it needed to be finished. In addition to being useful, it is also updated and enhanced by new features daily. We also took care of UX and graphics.