How to build minimum viable product (mvp) mobile app?

Developing your MVP Mobile App

How to build minimum viable product (mvp) mobile app?

Developing your MVP Mobile App

The first thing you need to define when developing your mobile App MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is the limits on how far you want to go. You may be a bit confused about the limits, now right? The limits you decide on will affect the user experience. Your App may be using some essential functionality which may create complicated navigation for App users. So, this has to be tested and solved and the balance kept between the two. This is the challenge for App developers.

Defining your Minimum Viable Product Mobile App

During the initial stage of creating MVP, you need to collect all user requirements and prioritise user’s needs to identify the minimal required features for your App.

Next step is to prepare the wireframes that define your mobile MVP. There are many wireframe making software available options now. This will save the time of drawing or creating screen shots. After that you have to create UEX and we recommend to use an experienced UEX designer. Convey the UEX standards which you expect in the App otherwise it will be a waste of time.

Minimum Viable Product Mobile UEX

Mobile UEX and Web UEX are different in many ways. You should plan your MVP Mobile UEX in a way that it follows all standard interaction concepts from the perspective of a Mobile App user. If you follow non-standard controls or functions, then it will burden the development efforts and will create unnecessary issues in future. In some cases, mobile Apps are exploring new approaches to enhance user’s experience. But the decision of using standard or non-standard UEX elements depends on the priority of MVP.

Mobile App Design

Mobile App is entirely different from Web design. Your designer should have a clear knowledge about the technical side (e.g. elements, file formats etc). Because if client asks to add some new features and it may not inside their App. You should explain this to your client and provide a solution. If you add that new feature and after some time you find issues, then it may be hard to fix. An experienced designer can work with the Mobile App developer and adjust the features as required.

Mobile App Development

Like other development processes, mobile App development requires the same efforts and risks. You need to plan and move ahead with your developers and review the goals to be achieved on each development interval. You should investigate the complexity elements used in the App and find the best way to implement them. Mobile App development is connected with web back-end to store or retrieve important data. In such cases, mobile App developers and web developers need to communicate frequently to share details. Web App will be in PHP/Python/java/Ruby etc. but Mobile App will be in swift for iPhone or Java for Android.

Another thing to discuss with your App developers is whether you should develop your MVP as a native App or HTML 5 based Web App. Because if your MVP is in HTML, then it has the advantage of using web based development methods without the help of additional developers for solving server side issues.

Testing your Mobile App

Testing is a very important part of mobile App development and should be tested on different mobile devices and models as your product has to be run smoothly on many different mobile devices. If you don’t test on a wide range of devices, will eventually receive negative feedback from users.

Before releasing an iPhone App or iPad App it can be tested using limited UDIDs. After releasing in the App store, up to 100 users can be tested at a time on the first release.

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