A piece of art requires time and effort. Naturally, creating something artsy is time consuming. Patience in creativity and developing is a key factor. The patience does pay off though, since the end result is something you had envisioned. The same theory and concept can be applied to the time and patience that goes into building an app.
A general question that comes into mind when we discuss apps is how long it takes to build one. The time period can of course vary. It depends on the developers and what time line they are working with, though the average time to build an app is around six to eight months.
There is an entire process that has to be followed for building an app. They are as follows;
In this phase, it is important for app builders and the clients to get together and discuss what the requirements are. It is imperative that everyone is clear about their wants and needs, since this is the foundation stage and the less the hiccups, the smoother the ride will be later on. This stage usually entails the concept of the design, navigation, and layout and how the final look should be.
For this stage, there are quite a few people involved, since a lot of technical work goes into the development stage of an app. The following people should be on the developing team. A project manager, coders, interface designers and a quality assurance team. These roles are mandatory in wanting to have an efficient developing team.
Testing is important since it checks on all that is wrong with the app before it is launched. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this case. Testers on the development team are responsible for this phase in the process.
This phase requires the app development team to look out for the final issues and issues that can be rectified. The client usually takes a look at this version and gives their feedback and proceedings go forward as required.
Of course each process has its own time period and requires its own expertise. Each phase can vary from one week to six weeks.
This is the basic timeline of building an app. An important aspect to keep in mind is the timeline can differ according to the number of features and users a client wants in their app. The more the features, the longer the time it will take to build the app. The more users using the app at the same time, the more time it will take to create.
However, in order to get started, one needs to brainstorm and follow through with their ideas and everything will fall into place once a company is employed to cater to your specific ideas.