If you are a developer, designer, or someone who owns a mobile app development company, ensures to follow this process (whose first part we have described in our previous blog) that you need to check before starting your app development company.
Development -– Let’s create this
Once we have our requirements clearly detailed and have identified our resources in previous phases, the development effort begins. Our project managers assigns specific tasks to each individual and provide them with the necessary documentation of the requirements and designs to move ahead in development phase. However, our process varies from project to project, we usually break the development tasks into release efforts to complete the project in parts and get it reviewed by client along with the development. Breaking up the development effort help us to provide interim results to our clients. And by involving client in every step during the entire process ensures the application is on the right track. Our app development phase includes the following steps:
In this phase, we use certain attributes like the data variables, coding procedures and entities are established that are used during project development.We carry out the back end and frontend development in parallel.Once the development of all the modules is completed and approved by the clients, they are integrated as final system, which is later followed by debugging and testing process.A Step towards improving efficiency and quality.Here’re a few steps which Parangat has taken to improve quality and efficiency:
Coding Standard & Best Practices
Parangat follows standard coding and development practices as per the recommendations of the different platforms like Apple, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Android. Besides this, we have our own standards to improve the comprehension of the application and ensure the successful deliverables. Our team stringently follow all the coding standard to enhance the maintenance of the applications by improving the identicalness of the code.
We encourage process and methodologies that improve company’s and employees’ efficiency. And, one of the step towards improving efficiency is conducting weekly or biweekly audit of the source code. The frequent audit ensures all the best practices are followed stringently and code is well written and accurately managed.
Another step towards improving efficiency is doing rigorous unit testing by the developers to test each and every function after development. The testing is monitored and sometimes carried by the technical leads who ensure that the code is working correctly and shows concrete progress. This process not only helps in improving the quality but, also reduces time and efforts of functional testing.
Centralized Code Revision Control
We use centralized code revision control system “SVN” to securely store code on common network. It helps us in:
Backup and Restore
Track Changes & Ownership
Branching and merging
In this phase, the application is released to the Quality Assurance (QA) team, which rigorously test all the functionalities and features of the applications according to the protocol. After a release has been completed, the development and testing phases are performed iteratively as issues are found, corrected, and retested. The applications are thoroughly tested on different browsers and systems. In order to have a real-world experience, we even check the performance of the applications with Wi-Fi connections and other carriers’ networks.
After completion of QA, the next critical testing activity is User Acceptance Testing (UAT), which is performed by the client. UAT testers often find issues that are not obvious to QC testers, who may not fully understand the application or its data. It’s always best to allow time for UAT testing before approving an application for production implementation.With the help of these dynamic steps and processes, we identify and address all the performance issues that might crop up.
Deployment – Putting it on Live
The full and final phase of the entire web application development methodology is the deployment of the app. In this final stage, we carry out the app installation, integration of the whole system and upload the files to make them live.
We set up the configuration settings on the server as per the requirements of the applications and put them on live. Prior to this step, we do a full and final test of the application to check its performance and stabilization. If any issue crops up during this phase, it is immediately addressed and the QA testing of the whole system is done again and the system’s integrity is kept under supervision.
Maintenance – Let’s keep people using this.
We do provide maintenance of the project as well, as per the requirement. You may ask for extension of our project support after the project is completed. Nevertheless, the charges depend vary from project to project. You may ask for this once the project size and scope is defined.