Planning to build a mobile app? Here's what you should do before coding.
What are some of the key things you need to know when you want to build a mobile app
At Next Academy, we are dedicated to nurturing our students to become great software engineers. App development involves many different steps, and it’s crucial to understand the process before embarking onto the journey of building your own apps. Let’s use an example to illustrate the process - building an e-commerce mobile app.
A great app that can make users want to use it all the time needs to have great UI/UX. If your app is easy to use, then there’s a higher chance that users will use your app repeatedly. Start by wireframing your app, you can think of wireframing as designing the blueprints for your app.As you are working on that, it’s important to keep in mind the key goals of your app. For example, in the case of the e-commerce mobile app, it needs to have these elements:
With these elements in mind, the first thing to do is to wireframe and design the app.
The elements mentioned above will each have a collection of associated events. You may wonder what that means, let’s take a look at an example.Let’s take element 3 for example, when a user is viewing a product page and likes the product, he/she will click on the “add to cart” button. This is called a user action. Now what do you think happens when the user clicks on add to cart? (These are called events)
By designing these events, you are laying the groundwork required to build your app.
Let's test your understanding. What events do you think should occur:
Think about it and let us know what your answers are in the comment section below!