4 simple ways to speed up mobile app development
A pleasant topic for anyone planning or considering mobile development: how to speed up the process? This question is also often asked by our customers. We live in times when time is very important in business and everyone wants to implement new solutions as quickly as possible. That’s because these solutions can bring profit or growth. And this is understandable. So the good news is that in this article you will find 4 simple ways to speed up mobile app development.
Create an MVP
MVP is a Minimum Viable Product — you (along with the agency) build the product with only the minimum set of features. The first great thing about MVPs is that they’re built faster and it doesn’t mean the app is unfinished or not functional. It’s a perfect way to test and validate the most important purposes of the product. It’s also cheaper because it takes less time to develop.
Creating MVPs sometimes also means building stronger products. That’s because the solid MVP can be developed further later in an efficient way. It’s released faster, so you gain time to receive feedback from users. So when you decide to add a feature or if you see that something’s missing, the team can proceed any time.
Also, you can verify the requirements of your audience and make sure that the product provides the solution they want or need, so basically it is a good strategy to test the product in the market. It's a chance to minimize the risk of putting money into something unprofitable.
More about MVPs in Hints for further MVP development.
Cooperate properly with the team
It’s not the first time I’m writing about the importance of good communication. It’s undoubtedly the key to success in mobile development. You can find a lot of information about it in Mobile app development with nothing but an idea.
First, you need to decide about communication channels together with the team. Regular meetings/calls are essential to avoid misunderstandings and problems. The team, above all, has to know and understand what you (as a client) need. At the beginning there are lots of questions from designers and the dev team. You should try to be as precise as possible with your requirements. You cannot demand the perfect product if you don’t have time to communicate. Remember that the team is there to help you, not only to create a product. They can advise you on the overall look and features of the app.
Outsource your product development
I’ve already given you 5 reasons why you should outsource your mobile app development 🙂 One of them is definitely to speed up the process (which also leads to cost-cutting).
Why? Because an experienced team knows how to manage the process fast and efficiently.
Why does it differ from a new hired in-house team? Because a new team is not as organized as the one which cooperates together for months or even years.
Then why does it differ from an experienced hired in-house team? Because when you hire the whole team, you have to provide them with certain conditions as they’re your employees: holidays, sick leaves, benefits… And let’s not forget about office maintenance and purchasing the equipment. It can also turn out that your team lacks professional/s and you’ll have to search for other employee/s.
Another advantage of outsourcing software development is that the agency is using the latest tools and technologies for every project. And that’s what speeds up the process too.
Consider Flutter as a cross-platform solution
Flutter is a solution for cross-platform app development which might be a real help if you want to speed up the process. Developers create a single code that works for Android and iOS. It can't be said that Flutter will be a good solution for absolutely every type of project, but in most cases it's worth considering. This solution has already been praised by many well-known companies, such as eBay, Alibaba and BMW. Read about more apps built in Flutter here.
Applications written in this framework are no worse than native applications. Scrolling, navigation, icons and fonts give just the same performance as if they were written natively.
Remember that when it comes to software development, reducing time means also cost cutting. So these are the ways both to speed up the process and to save some money at the same time.
Good luck in creating a successful solution for your business. And if you have any questions regarding this topic, don’t hesitate to contact us here.