OUR PROCESS

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Strategy

Design

Development

Support

Strategy

A great app starts with a great strategy. The kick-off workshop starts with you pitching your app idea and ends with a robust brainstorming session and discussion on feature requirements and use cases. Afterwards, an analysis of the competition is prepared, a requirements list is compiled, UX/UI solutions are explored, a plan is codified and front-end architecture is mapped out.

Design

To have a successful mobile app today you need an intuitive user experience and a cohesive visual aesthetic. During this phase we’ll iterate on branding, color schemes, fonts, icons and screen layouts until your app has the design it needs to succeed.

Development

There’s no “black box” with App Partner. Sprint-based coding, delivery of prototypes at key checkpoints to gather feedback, and weekly status meetings ensure you’re always up-to-speed on progress and have the flexibility you need to pivot as new ideas and opportunities present themselves.

Support

For many mobile agencies once the app is completed and launched that’s the end of the story, but here at App Partner we believe a great app can only be built over time through data-driven optimization. That’s why every app we develop includes a 6-month bug warranty, a 6-month subscription to our Support Program and 16 hours of free Mod Account credit to cover minor revisions—a total value of more than $2,500. You’re in this for the long haul… and we are too.

Deliverable

The Mobile Strategy Roadmap is a compilation of the work done during the strategy phase. It covers where you want to go and how we’re going to get there. It includes the finalized user stories, competitive analysis and functionality requirements. It becomes the guide for the upcoming design and development phases.

The Style Guide will outline the visual elements of your app and gives specific guidelines for their use. It gives examples of various UI elements, screenshots, iconography, color palette, typography, etc.

The Logo is your brand consolidated and codified. Not all clients need this work but, if you do, we make sure we get it just right.

Now that your mobile app is designed out and well documented we can prepare an accurate Revised Development Phase Budget so there are no surprises after coding starts.

At the same time, we also provide a Mobile Storyboard showing the appearance and flow of your application populated with sample content and scenarios based on the user stories from the Strategy Phase.

Throughout the development process we provide a number of Mid-Development Prototypes that your team can test on their own phones and provide feedback on.

Although not every app requires it, we often provide a Client Admin Dashboard that allows you to remotely control certain aspects of the application such as user lists, promo code generation and push notifications.

Once our QA team signs off on the app and you give the final green light, we will Submit your app to the relevant App Stores. After that it’s time for a mini-celebration and then back to work!

 

We summarize the state of your mobile app each month in a Monthly Report so you know where to make ongoing improvements.

The reports feed into Quarterly Strategy Meetings where we’ll discuss past performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and draft an action plan for how to move forward.

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