Posted by:Ranjani Rao November 21st, 2013
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Gone are the days of complex, involved application development cycles which stretched into years.

With short product cycles and even shorter attention spans, nobody wants to wait more than a few months to see results – especially if they want a mobile app.

So how to build a mobile app, which integrates with what is important to your business and the app user’s reaction is “Yes, I love it” – all in a few weeks or months? Can your app development team meet this challenge?

Yes, they can!

And here is how your app development team can do it:

  1. Design the app to be simple
  2. Hide complexities from the user
  3. Let the server components do the heavy lifting
  4. Hook into your data stores to get only the data you need – no more, no less
  5. Do not over-engineer – for vague future needs
  6. Work on parallel streams but with strong communication between teams
  7. Keep chanting – Less is more
And how is all this done, you ask

Here is the formula – for your app success

  1. Listen to your needs, really listen – and get it right the first time
  2. Apply knowledge – appropriately
  3. Work with a team of passionate, smart people – who get it!
  4. Repeat successes
  5. Learn from failures
So what do you need to do to get the app built?
  1. Give your honest feedback on app design and features – quickly
  2. Get access to any resources the app developers need – early
  3. Sign off on milestones – on time
  4. Validate the app – promptly
All the above may sound hard but it really is not. Your involvement during app design will be high – but once you are ok with it, the app development will proceed with very little time required from you – and the development team will proceed rapidly, pausing only to update you on the state of the app.

This is not path breaking or even unique – but how it is done is what makes the difference! Do you agree with me? Feel free to leave your comments.

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