Improve your application development lifecycle with prototypes and avoid these three common app development mistakes
In the app development lifecycle, bugs and system errors can slip through. It’s not the end of the world – usually nothing a little user testing can’t fix. But sometimes mistakes wreak havoc in app development and can have dire consequences for your brand.
Take the Windows Phone for instance. 2010 saw Microsoft driving a new wave of high-performance smartphone technology, with the Windows Phone running fast and fluid on very basic hardware. But without support of 3rd party app developers and its inability to run essential apps – namely YouTube – the Windows Phone finally died in 2017.
Could Microsoft have saved the Windows Phone with a different strategy for their app development lifecycle? Potentially.
Prototyping could help you prevent fatal blunders in the planning, design and development of your app. From definition to code, prototyping encourages communication, reduces the risk of error and helps get your app ready for market release. Check out three common mobile app development mistakes and how to nip them in the bud using Justinmind prototypes.
Application development lifecycle mistake 1 – Ineffective communication at project kickoff
Ineffective communication is often the root cause of errors in mobile app development.
Miscommunications during project kickoff can happen at any time – from defining project scope to gathering requirements and negotiating with stakeholders. To avoid things going south, teams need to be able to visualize project objectives and discuss them in real-time with everyone involved in the development lifecycle. Stakeholders need to understand project vision so that they can give appropriate feedback.
Luckily, prototyping can help improve communication throughout the application development lifecycle – from as early on as project kick off. How? By making improving the way teams document project objectives and gather requirements.
When requirements are in context, it’s easier to gain support from key project influencers, prioritize the right tasks and minimize risks down the road.
With tools like Justinmind, teams can create and modify requirements directly within the tool and then associate them to their app wireframes. They can even import existing requirements from Atlassian JIRA and work on them within their prototyping interface.
Learn more about how you can avoid project failures in app and prototype development in this video: