Building An App? Our 5 Step Development Process To Launch Mobile Apps Faster

So you want to build an app? Great job.

You are now stepping into the big game to go head to head with the big boys. A solid business app is a great investment for top business owners and I’m happy you want to build one too.

So do you have the roadmap? My guess is you don’t and that’s why you’re here.

You shall receive what you seek. The article lays out the steps from level zero to all the ways of launching and maintaining your app.

Let’s find out how top mobile apps are developed for clients like you.

Steps Involved In Mobile App Development
Before jumping into the process of mobile app development, I have a mobile app development checklist. This covers the actual steps of what happens behind the scenes from your development team.

Now, the main event.

Initial Project Discussion
You sit down with your app development team. The first conversation isn’t going to be 10 minutes of chit chat and sign the dotted lines.

That’s not how it happens.

The first process in any mobile app development process is sharing your ideas. Whether it makes a million dollars a year or it’s just a few days old, it’s still your business idea.

Once you put things into words and pen them down, you can see what your business idea looks like. This makes the whole mobile app development process hasslefree.

Quick tip: Think of a few cool names for your app before the first meeting.

Ideally, a video call or a meeting is what you should go for. Before meeting up, make sure you have a draft of your business idea. Make it simple, productive and meaningful for you and your team.

App Development Planning And Strategy
Planning doesn’t only include your app’s aesthetics and the star you want to hire for the homepage.

It’s more, WAY more than that.

That is why the second step involves strategizing what you want your app to be and to do.

In short, here’s a summary of what you should be planning for, irrespective of whatever your business is:

The primary purpose of your app.
The design, layout, structure and the pages required.
The platform you are going to build on
Support once it’s launched.
Here, most of the companies claim to have a project plan for the mobile app development process. But this is far from reality. A company with a patented and proven strategy to develop an app has to be your choice.

Mobile App Design
This is where the designers do their thing.

Mobile app development actually involves a “trial and error” phase called prototyping. Prototyping also involves something called wireframes.

This is the layout of all the components of your app and how they communicate with each other.

“Why should we do this anyway?”

Glad you asked. At this phase, you can liberally test your app and remove all the bugs you find. The more you remove, the better your app will perform and lesser headaches for you.

In this stage, you also bring in your UI and UX designers. When it comes to mobile apps, better design equals more users and 52% insist on leaving because of bad design.

But thanks to your UI team, this won’t happen to you.

Before going to the development phase, you have to decide the development platform and as you know, you have Android and iOS are the go-to in today’s market. The smartest way here is to go for a hybrid so you can have the best of both worlds.

Every component including the links, buttons, and banners will be designed on what to do for each command. In the next step, we bring all the ideas together in the actual app.

App Development
This is the technical phase where REAL work happens.

To put this in simple terms, every app has a frontend and a backend.

The frontend is what you see on screen: the cool pages, the flashy graphics and details. The backend is the skeleton of your app that makes sure everything is supported and works the way they should.

Designing these two layers is crucial in every mobile app development process. Why?

This occupies the major chunk of the process of mobile app development. You get enough data from the prototype and you might’ve proposed some last-minute updates.

All those inputs are now put to action. Developers use different development models (Agile and waterfall to name a few) and get to work.

Once that’s done, we start testing.

Here we will test the ACTUAL app and not just a prototype. That means you now use actual data that resembles your customer’s data and see how your app responds.

For a first timer, you can also launch a trial version of your app. We call this the “beta” version.

You can get valuable feedback from app enthusiasts and people from your industry. From there, you can fix the issues or make improvements for your official launch.

I have covered the charges to set up a Google Play Store account and an Apple store account. Once your account is set, you submit your app. Now, Apple takes a while to review your app and see if it complies with their guidelines.

There’s not much issues with Google Play Store and you can set the pricing, keywords, categories and launch your app right away.

Customer Support
Now customers will download and use your app. Sounds great, right?

Now you have to keep your eyes sharp and eyes open because you’ll get a lot of inbound requests.

Every app will get bugs and issues down the line. That’s normal. Customers expect you to resolve and offer support promptly.

You also have to encourage them to offer feedback and ratings and promote your app on the App store.

Need More Info About Our App Development Services?
If you reached the end, it looks like you’re ready to start building your business app.

There’s no better place than Gyan Devign Tech Services if you ask me (no bragging here). We follow the exact project plan for mobile app development and you’d be amazed with our work.

Here’s what you can do right now speak to. Toronto app developers. We got all the FAQs and your common queries answered.

Reach out to our team and we will get back to you to discuss your beautiful business app.

Don’t wait anymore. More is lost due to indecision than bad decisions.


Rahul Gulati
Rahul Gulati is a founder and a web strategist at DevignTech. He helps small businesses make professional websites and apps that follows minimalist design approach. To tune up your small business website, contact him on or reach out on Linkedin