A GROWTH HACK GUIDE FOR MOBILE APP-BASED STARTUPS

A growth hacking is a process of building a strategic synergy to get the job done which won’t be possible or that effective otherwise. Startups come up with great ideas in the market. The entrepreneurial world keeps an eye on the budding entrepreneurs and scalable startup ideas. The mobile app-based startups might be an eye-catching proposition for investors as well as enterprises.

The world is changing rapidly. People are getting more and more tech-savvy. Smartphones are a kind of NEED. People take help from mobile apps. The Cortana, Siri, and the Google Now have become the popular personal assistants in today’s world.

Why not dig a little deeper in order to understand what it takes to build a professionally sound and socially viral mobile app?

Before hitting that chord of making a successful mobile app-based startup, it won’t be bad to understand the stages of building a mobile app. After all, once you want to build next Snapchat, Instagram, or Periscope, you must have a clear idea of what it takes to build a mobile app.

Take a look at the different stages of mobile app development:

  1. Research and Development

R&D is, of course, the start of the app building process. When you’re looking to start an app-based startup, your priority would be finding the potential idea before beginning the process. R&D process will help you explore the market. Let’s not barge into the new discussion what could be the ideal R&D process layout, because every business has its own style of moving on. Moreover, it depends on the demographics of the audience that app is intended for. The important part is that before doing anything on the mobile app idea, the point should come first is the ‘Research and Development’, because it would enable you to identify the market need, target audience, and the competitors.

  1. Prototype designing

The prototype designing is a process of creating the mockups of any procedure to help guide the team, customer, or the audience. In mobile app development, the prototype designing does help when different stages of an app are described on the layout. The prototype designing comes at the point where you have a clear idea to pull off. You won’t be able to design the prototype unless you haven’t done your homework for creating the next big thing on mobile.

  1. Features Alignment

The feature alignment could be the next vital stage in your app development process. At this point, you may have developed a few parts of your app’s software, meaning this stage could give you a glimpse of how your app would look like after completion. During this stage, the source code isn’t at the final point which gives you an opportunity to alter the concept of your mobile app and fill in new ideas (if necessary).

  1. Product development

Once the features get aligned and the mobile app moves towards the development, meaning that it would be in the shape now. During this stage, you will be able to see or use the product (app) partially. Let’s say it the beta version of your app. The important part of this stage is that you can see the app and you still have a few chances to make major changes. Although, it’s not ideal to say that, but it would be better off to do right here before coming backward after the launch.

  1. Testing and Analysis

Once there is nothing to change in the concept and idea of the app. It’s almost finished with the major development. What comes next could be minor touchups which are totally normal during any kind of code-based product. Testing and Analysis would definitely remove the small hiccups in the mobile app.

  1. Refining the Core

The core refining is sort of giving the final proofing before the app hits the marketplace. Normally, it is used by the team members first or sometimes a company releases the invite-based beta testers to help analyze the product before making it public. This could be essential, because the feedback funnel is quite clear when you have a select number of people trying and analyzing the product.

  1. Releasing the App

At last, once things are good to go. Your mobile app hits the marketplace. Once a company follows the simple procedure of developing a mobile app, things would be a whole lot better at the end. In this way, the release of an app would ensure that app is quite bugs free and users are likely to experience the flawless interface. Obviously, bugs and feature failures are parts of the process. Once the users increase, the user-experience and interface testing increase, which could highlight some weaknesses and bugs, and they are likely to be pointed out to bring more perfection.

Are you going to launch your App-based startup?

Startups is a huge trend. The tech giants keep an eye on the budding startups. Once you find something relevant and interesting, they reach out to those startups to acquire those startups. Crunchbase keeps the entrepreneurs, investors, and the startups updated with the latest news on startups acquisition.

The question of the day is, when will you build your mobile-based startup?

The year 2016 is certainly the year of mobile apps and technology, which is why CitrusBits is gearing up to provide the best mobile app solutions. Contact us for advice on your mobile app development.