The Development Process

At DDSc we want to ensure that the effort spent in developing your application meets or exceeds your business objectives. SMB’s seldom have FREE MONEY to throw at poorly designed or implemented projects. At DDSc we specialize in developing apps for the SMB community through a defined and predictable process.

1. Envisioning

It is important to capture the vision for how the app will work within the business context. Often times, it is not the mechanical methods that enable the application to perform its function, but the subtle nuance that allow your customer to complete the activities easier or in a way other apps cannot work. This positive experience becomes your companies reputation for excellence and places you apart from the competition. Which is why we spend time analyzing the details of the vision, generating and prioritizing requirements before planning the build.

2. Planning

Once the Requirements Traceability Matrix has been developed, we then plan the architecture, design and modeling of the application. Our two-step process seeks to first understand the optimal means to develop the application for performance and to meet specifications, the second step is a delicate two step which analyzes performance tradeoffs for cost to ensure that SMB’s reach the objective without breaking the bank. We will develop a plan free of financial constraints and then look to meet the business objectives within budget. This planning method gives the business owner complete control over the development process without needing to understand the technology.

3. Technology/Design

Today’s modern computing landscape offers and unprecedented selection of options for development of your application. From Cloud Computing Platforms like Amazon, Google and Microsoft, to a host of specialized platforms and technologies, we will look at the cost structures of each and plan several courses of actions to choose from. We will help you choose the best design that fits your needs and budget. Whether the requirement calls for cross-platform mobile development, or an application for a specific platform, we will analyze your requirement and advise on the best means of reaching your goals.

4. Prototype

Decision and Data Sciences will the rapidly prototype your design so we can begin to see how the design will work and if changes will need to be made, early in the process. Prototypes can take many forms from UX wireframes to limited functionality prototypes. Limited functionality prototypes may test menu operations, design options or user experience. Each prototype will be used to communicate with the customers and validate the requirements as the project progresses.

5. Deploy, Service Monitoring and Control

Once your application has been developed, stabilized, and tested, we will deploy the application to a provider best suited for the specification of the application. A properly running mobile application does not stop after deployment. We will also design a service monitoring plan to ensure that the app scales properly, maintains performance standards and keeps your customers precious data secure. Deployment also means ensuring that your app is prepared for submission to the requirements for the platform you are deploying to.

6. Marketing

A critical, often overlooked step in the full lifecycle of mobile app development is the marketing of the application itself. How can the business be successful if no one knows that the app exists. App exchanges such as Google Play, and Apple iStore are a crowded marketspace. App Store Optimization (ASO) works in a similar manner as Search Engine Optimization. Making sure your customers can find your app, and more importantly, you.

Call us today! You do not need to know anything about mobile apps to get started. We will walk you through the process, the decision points and the cost. It all starts with discussion.

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