For any software development company, it takes a robust process to build software, web or mobile apps. This process covers defining, designing, testing and implementing an application, including all the activities from when a potential requirement is identified to the support and maintenance provided to the clients. The following are the six phases of our development life cycle:
This phase includes requirement gathering after a mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is signed with the client, where the business analysts, sales team and the stake holders play a key role. Meetings are conducted to identify and capture clients’ requirements. These requirements are then analyzed for their validity and possibility of incorporating them into the live system. Finally, a system requirement specification document with features and functionalities is prepared. The wire-framing starts after that, which is a visualization tool for representing the layout, links and the functionalities of the application.
On the basis of the wireframe, application design is prepared. Mock-ups and prototypes are made helping users to get a feel of the visual design of the application and experience interaction with the interface. There is an interactive client communication for approval and successfully achieving the desired design. Work procedures with the targeted milestone are laid out.
In this phase the actual coding starts, where the system design is implemented to make it a workable system. The work in this phase is divided into modules/units and the actual coding is done. Architecture and framework are developed, structure of the database is designed, modules, classes and libraries are created and system features and functionalities are implemented. Technical aspects are collaborated to deliver efficient solutions. Clients are regularly updated about the progress of the development stage through the project management tools.
After the coding is done, the application is tested against the requirements of the clients to ensure that it is built as per the specifications. The quality analysts test the application thoroughly to remove the bugs, if any. During this phase all types of functional testing like unit testing, system testing, integration testing, UI/UX testing, performance testing, acceptance testing etc. is carried out for quality assurance and for receiving optimized results for system implementation.
After successful completion of testing and getting approval from the clients, the application is launched and deployed on the clients’ server. Before the final deployment is done, beta testing is carried out by the clients to report any changes or bugs. Only after the changes are implemented and the bugs fixed, the system goes live. This phase also involves training and documentation to ensure proper understanding and use of the system.
Once the clients start using the application then the actual issues arise, that need to be addressed and solved from time to time. System maintenance is thus necessary to eliminate errors if any, solve problems faced during the use and tune the system to changing technological environment by incorporating enhancements. A continuous support is provided to customers 24/7 to ensure smooth functioning of the application at any point of time.