When it comes to build a mobile application from an existing website, we need to have the same database for both website and mobile app to store data. For an exp, if I want to develop Flipkart mobile application then I need to get data from the database through API integration.
API stands for an application programming interface. When you use an application on your mobile phone, the application connects to the internet and sends data to a server. The server then retrieves that data, interprets it, performs the necessary actions, and sends it back to your phone. The application then interprets that data and presents you with the information you wanted in a readable way. This is what an api is - all of this happens via api.
Let’s take a real-world example, buying movie tickets online. You go to the movie site; you enter your movie, name, and credit card information, and lo-and-behold, you print out your tickets.
But what’s going on between entering your information to receiving your ticket? Apis, that’s what! They are collaborating behind the scenes with other applications.
How is this possible you ask? This type of integration is called “seamless” because you never have a clue when a software role is passed from one application to another
Example, in our case when the user chooses a product they want, give necessary inputs in order to buy a product like quantity, size, color, payment mode and pressing on make a payment, the request will be generated and api will play their role, as results payment will be done successfully and a receipt will be generated.
We need to create wireframe in order to design the flipkart mobile application.
Many people have been suggested that we skip the wireframe stage and roll right into what the site is going to look like, the design. Well, I would say it is a bad idea.
Wire framing helps you visualize a full app experience without the distractions of visual design and graphic elements. This allows for a deeper exploration of multiple layout ideas, concepts, and workflows, leading to a process of building a fully functional, intuitive, and user-friendly mobile app.
Wireframing will help you avoid many unanticipated obstacles and perhaps save you thousands of dollars in engineering costs later.
Now the next step is to build final ui and ux designs.
Do not confuse between ui/ux wireframe and prototyping with the user interface (ui) design.
The ux research, wireframing, and prototyping are about how the app works while the ui design is about how the app looks.
Once the ux has been tested, tweaked, and several prototypes have been tested and finalized, you have to move to the ui designing phase.
This is the time when a newborn heart and brain of your product is clothed with its skin and bones. Here the product gets its real color scheme, forms and features of the layout details, styles, and animated elements, and so on.
All the ui solutions directly influence the positive or negative user experience, so the processes of ux wireframing and ui design should mutually support each other and follow the same strategy otherwise the efficient solutions of one stage will not work on the other.
After Completion of UI/UX designs now it’s time for a development part of your mobile application. You first have to decide whether you want to develop in a single platform or in multiple platforms. Choose either you want to go for a native application, hybrid application or a cross platform. After then if you want to build an Android mobile application then following languages are there which you can use.
If you want to build an IOS mobile application then following languages are there which you can use.
If you want to build a mobile application using cross-platform then you’ll have following tools which you can use.
Performing thorough quality assurance (QA) testing during the mobile app development process makes applications stable, usable, and secure. To ensure comprehensive QA testing of your app, you first need to prepare test cases that address all aspects of app testing.
Similar to how use cases drive the process of mobile app development, test cases drive mobile app testing. Test cases are for performing test steps, recording testing results for software quality evaluation, and tracking fixes for retesting. A best practice approach is involving your qa team in the analysis and design stages. The familiarity with your app’s functional requirements and objectives will help produce accurate test cases.
Your app should undergo the following testing methods, to deliver a quality mobility solution.
Releasing a native mobile app requires submitting your app to the app stores, Apple App Store for iOS apps and Google Play for Android apps. However, you will need a developer account with Apple play store and Google play store before launching your mobile app.