Our Six Step App Development Process

Mobile App Development Process

Welcome to APPiLY Technologies, where innovation, creativity, and technology converge to transform your ideas into reality. For over a decade, we have partnered with hundreds of clients, revolutionising their operations with our digital solutions. The cornerstone of our success lies in our meticulously refined development process.

Our development process spans the entire product lifecycle—from the initial concept to implementation, and onto long-term maintenance and support. Each phase is meticulously designed with clear objectives, ensuring smooth transitions to subsequent stages. Moreover, our methodology is inherently agile, not just a linear assembly line. It's crafted for adaptability, allowing for iterative refinement, flexibility, and the ability to manage unexpected changes in scope.

In this blog, we invite you on a journey through our development process. We will provide a comprehensive breakdown of each stage, offering insights into the core of our operations. Our goal is to align closely with you on the app development journey, ensuring harmony and synchronisation every step of the way.

01 Requirements Analysis

In this initial phase, we work closely with all stakeholders to grasp the business objectives comprehensively. The analysis encompasses:

  • Functional Requirements: Determining the product's main function, its users, and the tasks they will accomplish with it.
  • Technical Requirements: Establishing any preferred technologies and the technical environments in which the solution must operate.
  • Non-Functional Requirements: Identifying parameters such as performance expectations, statutory compliance requirements, and project timeline constraints.

Whether your concept is in its infancy or you have a detailed business plan, this step is pivotal for understanding the current state and establishing a clear end goal. Upon completing this exercise, we will draft a Requirement Specification Document. This document will serve as a baseline for all project requirements, facilitating our transition to the project definition phase.

It is important to note that requirements are not set in stone. We recognise that unforeseen circumstances may necessitate revisiting and revising requirements as the project evolves.

02 Project Definition

With the requirements document establishing what needs to be achieved, this phase focuses on defining how to accomplish those goals. This comprehensive planning includes:

  • Solution Architecture: Determining the major components of the product and how they interact with one another.
  • Technology Stack: Selecting the technologies, frameworks, and tools that will be employed in developing the product.
  • Deliverables: Establishing a clear set of deliverables, alongside a timeline for their completion.
  • Dependencies: Identifying all assumptions and dependencies, including both internal factors and third-party integrations.
  • Deployment Plan: Outlining the strategy for deploying the solution, addressing factors such as security and scalability.
  • Maintenance & Support Plan: Developing a long-term strategy for maintaining the solution and addressing any arising issues.

Upon completing this phase, we will compile a Project Definition Document. This document will serve as a robust blueprint to guide our efforts in the subsequent phases, ensuring a structured and coherent approach to project implementation.

03 App Design

Having laid the groundwork with thorough requirements analysis and a comprehensive implementation plan, we now advance to the pivotal phase of designing the app's UI/UX.

In this step, our team of experienced designers collaborate closely with you to create a UI/UX design that not only stands out but is also intuitively aligned with your users' needs. In crafting the UI/UX, we meticulously consider various factors:

  • Ease of Use: Ensuring the app is user-friendly and accessible
  • User Demographics: Tailoring the design to fit the specific needs and preferences of your target audience.
  • Current Industry Trends: Leveraging the latest design trends to create a modern and engaging user interface.
  • Competitors offerings: Analysing and differentiating from competitors to offer a unique user experience.
  • Brand and style: Aligning the design with your company’s brand identity and style.

This phase marks a significant milestone as the project begins to visually materialise, offering all stakeholders a detailed envisioning of the app's eventual reality, and sets the stage for the development phase.

04 App Development

The App Development phase is where concepts and designs are transformed into real, functional applications. It represents the core of our project lifecycle, turning the meticulously planned UI/UX designs and requirements into tangible solutions. This phase encompasses several key components:

  • Mobile App Development: Creation of mobile applications for various platforms, ensuring a seamless user experience across devices.
  • Web App Development: Development of web applications to provide users with access to the product via a web interface, complementing the mobile experience.
  • Backend and Database Development: Construction of the application's backbone—backend functions, APIs, and database - are meticulously designed and implemented to support robust and scalable app functionality.
  • Cloud and 3rd Party Services Integration: Integration with cloud services and third-party solutions is carried out, enhancing the app's capabilities and ensuring a seamless ecosystem.

The development phase is implemented in multiple milestones or sprints. Each milestone targets the completion and delivery of a well-defined portion of the project. Importantly, each milestone undergoes thorough testing according to the project’s test plan. By embedding testing concurrently with development, rather than treating it as an afterthought, we ensure the delivery of a solid, error-free application primed for launch.

05 Project Launch

With the implementation phase complete, we are ready to launch our product to users worldwide. The launch process includes several key activities:

  • Infrastructure Sizing: A thorough analysis is conducted to estimate the size and capacity of the infrastructure required to run the backend and database efficiently. It's crucial that the solution is scalable to meet future demands while optimising resource usage and minimising costs.
  • Deployment: We establish the necessary infrastructure and deploy the backend and database on the cloud or at the customer's premises. This step includes complete integration testing to ensure smooth operations and the seamless functioning of all components.
  • App Store Submissions: The mobile applications are submitted to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for approval. During this process, we ensure the apps are correctly packaged and meet all the store guidelines for a successful publication.

At this juncture, the product is live and ready to dazzle your customers. But the product needs to be supported and maintained for the long haul.

06 Maintenance & Support

Following the product's launch, our commitment to its success doesn't wane. We undertake several activities to ensure that the software is alive and well.

Following the product's launch, our dedication to its ongoing success remains unwavering. To ensure the software not only survives but thrives, we engage in several key activities:

  • Proactive Bug fixes: Our team proactively monitors the solution to swiftly identify and rectify errors, preventing potential issues from evolving into significant disruptions.
  • Enhancements: As we receive feedback from users, we continuously add functionality and enhance the app's capabilities, ensuring it meets and exceeds user expectations.
  • Scaling: As your user base grows, we ensure that the solution scales efficiently to handle increased demand without compromising performance.

Compatibility: We keep the software up-to-date with the latest operating systems, frameworks, and libraries to ensure continual compatibility.

At APPiLY Technologies, we believe in nurturing a lasting relationship with our product and its users. We don’t just create a great product; we commit to a product that evolves, adapts, and thrives, ensuring it stands the test of time!


Throughout this blog, we've explored in detail the six phases of our app development process: Requirements Analysis, Project Definition, App Design, App Development, Project Launch, and Maintenance & Support. Each phase plays a crucial role in transforming your visionary ideas into a tangible, high-quality application.

At APPiLY Technologies, we are not just excited; we are fully prepared to guide your project through this comprehensive process. Your vision deserves the best possible realisation, and we're here to ensure it achieves just that.

Ready to bring your project to life? Reach out to us at app@appilytech.com, and let's embark on this journey together!

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