Your app needs a better process: why development projects fail and how to fix them
There are so many apps on the marketplace today that it’s easy to make the mistake of thinking apps are like cheeseburgers. I want a cheeseburger for lunch, I go to a place that sells cheeseburgers. I want an app for my company, I go to any software development shop and I’ll get more or less the same thing.
NO. Apps are not like cheeseburgers, and every development shop does not deliver the same product. A closer analogy would be to compare apps to the foundation of your house or the architecture of a skyscraper: critical to the infrastructure and soundness of your business.
Whether your app is web-based or a native mobile app, it’s an extension of your company. It requires as much commitment to quality as everything else you do. A bad app stunts your growth and hamstrings your ability to serve your customers well.
At Shrine, we’ve found that the difference in quality really comes down to the process.
Development projects that follow a sort of factory-made, one-size-fits-all process end up facing frequent problems and issues that cause the scope to veer wildly off course or cause the project to crash and burn completely.
Here’s the process we use to keep things on track and make sure your app gets built the right way, the first time.
Shrine’s process starts with a complete audit of your company’s present position and finds ways to develop an application that can assist your growth and expansion. We work closely with your team to understand your goals, your audience, and your needs. Learn more about why we always start with a Discovery phase here.
Then, our team walks you through development step-by-step, from the initial planning stages through design, testing, and deployment. We keep you aware of what’s going on through every step of the process, so you can feel confident that things are on track.
One of the reasons communication is so important to us is that it helps our team ensure the app we are building really does meet your needs, empowers you to grow your business, and is ready to go as soon as we deliver it. Our process of discovery, design, development, and testing keeps everything moving forward and on track. That’s how we build incredible apps.