Whoever maybe reading this surely must own a smartphone, since this is the 21st century and mobiles are easily available. With the easy availability of smartphones and an ever increasing need for convenience, mobile apps have witnessed a boom. They’re great, they’re convenient and there’s an app for just about anything; so much so that there are a 1000 apps being submitted to the Apple Store on a daily basis. Imagine. But have you ever wondered what goes behind mobile app development?
I’m sure you have, but for a layman, it could be difficult to comprehend. It is imperative that a daily user should at least know the basics behind what they are using on a daily basis.
Of course, developing a mobile app is no easy task - it takes around 18-20 weeks on an average to build one. If you convert that into months, it’s five whole months.
And that number doesn’t include testing, marketing and launching.
Let’s find out what actually goes behind the scenes of mobile app developments.
To begin with, we need to clear a misconception. There is not only one person who is in charge of building an app, there are quite a few individuals involved in this entire process.
There is a project manager, a back-end developer, a designer, a front-end developer and a quality assurance tester. All these individuals have their respective assigned tasks which they have to complete within a certain time period their client has prescribed to them.
Once the app idea has been brainstormed and put down on paper, the project manager assigns the prescribed tasks. The back-end developer, who is in charge of nearly everything you see in the final version of the app, in terms of coding of course.
The designer, which the name in itself suggests, designs and creates what the app will look like, the creativity, the user friendliness and how engaging it will turn out to be.
The front-end developer is in charge of interaction and maintaining a great user experience.
Finally, the quality assurance tester’s role is to run the app and check for bugs and glitches before the official launch. This is an important role since it avoids having glitches in the final version of the app and ends up saving time as well.
All in all, all these roles have to complement each other if one wants a smooth mobile app development journey.