This is the time when we will take a look at all of the documents and designs that you have created on your own so far. We will explore your ideas with you, and do some research on our own to make sure that we know exactly what you need and want.
Understanding of a project is one of the most parts. First discovery. Second part is to provide documentation to you to show that we have a full understanding of your requirements. We care about how the app is going to work for the user, but also how the app fits into your business, both long term and short term.
One of the highest values we bring to app development is our ability to translate your specifications into something greater than you’ve imagined. Some people call this “brainstorming”. We just call it “using our experience in business, marketing, technology and programming to suggest ways to make your app perform better for your users and for your company.” Making it better is just part of what we do.
Timelines, wireframes, and full specifications are essential to every project. A good foundation is the best start for any development.
App popularity is not only a function of how well the app works, but how great the app looks. That’s why we apply an expert graphic design to each and every app we produce. Depending on their purpose, some apps are graphics-intensive, and others should be minimalistic. Regardless of your type of app, we’ll develop an appropriate design that promotes your new or existing brand, and engages the user.
Have you noticed that we’re five steps into our process and haven’t done any coding yet? I think you’ll find that the process of building a quality app is very similar to building a quality home — the architect, interior designer, plumber, carpenter, electrician and landscaper — these professionals all make their plans long before a single board is cut or hole is dug. That’s because it’s far easier to make changes in a design than it is to make actual changes to a finished product. We have teams of expert coders both overseas and here in the USA who are all participants in the Evolutionate App Development Process, and who will expertly code your project so that it matches perfectly to every piece of documentation we’ve produced, and every single expectation you have.
No app is so simple that it can be perfect at the very start. Beyond that, we sometimes find small tweaks that can make huge improvements in usability or the functionality of an app. That’s why we test everything we build on our own. Extensively. Maybe even too much. And we test it to make sure that it’s as good as it can possibly be. If you’ve worked with another app developer before, and they haven’t focused on testing, it’s time to find a new app developer. Testing, along with design and documentation, are as much art as science. The actual coding is easy, by comparison to thorough design and testing.
Our customers tend to exhibit an immense amount of pride when we get to this step. It’s often the first time they see, in real bits and pixels, the app they’ve imagined come to life. This is an opportunity for you, your associates, your family and friends (and whoever you decide) to take a look at the app and take it for a test drive. It’s an opportunity to compare, item by item, your specs for the app and the real thing. Oh, and if we happen to discover anything different between the two, we’ll go back and fix it and get you a new version to test. Our goal here isn’t to be “done” with your app, but to be “done right”.
Releasing your app to the iPhone App Store, to Google’s Marketplace or the other app markets can be tricky, but don’t worry, we’ll do it all for you. We’ll deal with the submission of the app, the App Store testing process, uploading the app, and just about everything required to get your app ready to sell. All you need to do is what you do best: sell the heck out of your new app. (Oh, and a little Champagne on launch day is a good idea, too.)
There are two kinds of software developers in the world: Those who tell you that they’ve never written a bad line of code, and those who tell the truth. Look, there will be bugs in all software. But our development process minimizes both the number and size of these bugs so that when your app is released, it’s as perfect as possible. That said, if a bug does get through, we’ll fix it, free. That’s because we’ll extend to you a 1 year warranty from the date your app is launched. That’s plenty of time for thousands — or tens of thousands — of users to use your app. And, if we find out about anything that doesn’t match the specifications, it’s OUR responsibility. We’ll fix it.