At Spring Production, we are tech nerds and experts in app development for iOS and Android. We know how to structure the process from ideation to finished app to ensure that the end product is as good as possible.
We can help you develop any kind of app – even branded games. Just tell us your idea, and we will help you determine which kind of app would be the best fit for your project. Most of the time, the sensible thing will be to develop your app for all units and platforms. Occasionally, however, it makes more sense to limit the app to iPhone and Android smartphones or iPad and tablet.
Process for developing apps
1. First meeting
In our first meeting, we begin by discussing ideas rather loosely. Based on these loose ideas, we can start building a process and a solution that matches your needs.
The workshop is a great format for defining what your app should do – how should it work, who is going to use it and what do we want them to do. During the workshop we get input from as many stakeholders as possible to fill the blanks and ensure that the app is solid from any angle.
3. Concept document
Next, we make our first technical and visual draft for the app solution based on workshop output. This is what we call the concept document. In this document, we settle once and for all whether the app should be a native app, a progressive web app or a hybrid app.
Native apps are the ones you are used to downloading from App Store or Google Play. A progressive web app (PWA) runs in your web browser and loads its content from the Internet. Finally, the hybrid app is a mixture of the two and is sometimes also called a cross-platform app.
Settling this question early on is extremely important, since the time scales and development costs of native apps, PWAs and hybrid apps vary significantly.
Now, we get to work on the look and feel of your app based on design sketches we made together during the workshop. As we all know from personal experience, design and ease of use are absolutely crucial to an app’s success – so this development stage is critical.
Before we can start programming the app, we should be in complete agreement on the scope and nature of the app. So now we write down a complete and detailed software requirements specification (SRS) for the app describing all known requirements, functionalities and the app’s final feature set.
6. Programming and test
This is where it gets real. We start programming the app based on the SRS and will regularly provide you with test versions so you can give us feedback before the next sprint. You are involved throughout and will have the opportunity to follow the development process closely.
If your app is a native or hybrid app, the last step is to upload it to Apple’s App Store and Google Play, so your target groups can get their hands (or thumbs) on it. If the app is a PWA, we launch it on the website/URL it will be featured on.