Application Development Tips
Developing an application can take a lot of time. It is an exciting experience of releasing your very own app, but unless you are organized, it may take days, months, or years to complete. There are…
Developing an application can take a lot of time. It is an exciting experience of releasing your very own app, but unless you are organized, it may take days, months, or years to complete. There are a few tips to remember when developing an application: whether it is a phone app, a web app, or a desktop application, all you need is patience.
When developing an application for the first time, start one step at a time. Plan the simple functions of the application and write them little by little. Working on multiple sections at once can bring development to a crawl as different coding structures can conflict with other areas of the application.
During the early stage of development, think about the major features that you would like to implement. Since the application is very young, you may not want to have everything at one time. Not only will it help speed up development, adding the features over time will increase usability, where adding them right away may drive users away and create clutter when scraping the code.
Before launching a website to the public, consider releasing a beta version for users to get a feel of the final product. Launching a “closed beta” is inviting a select number of people to test a product before it is released to the public. An “open beta” is inviting everyone from the public with a notice that everything is still in testing phase. “Release Candidates” are the near final release of the product. If any bugs cannot be found in the releases, it is totally finished and ready to be widely used.