From ideation to scalability, creating a quality app is no easy task. That’s why great a great app idea takes an entire team to execute. It might be tempting to hire a freelance developer, but, this could lead to a mediocre app and the potential for this mediocre app to grow and become popular is slim to none. A good app development team is crucial for app success.
When an app launches, it’s everyone’s dream that their app will be the “next big thing.” However, for an app to soar, proper precautions and steps need to be taken from day one to ensure that the app will be great. So, if you’re going to launch a new app, we suggest having the right team to develop, design, code and monitor your app.
Creating a highly functioning and thriving app involves a lot of moving pieces and a lot of people with different specialties. We’re going to explore what an ideal app development team looks like so that you know what to expect here’s how we have set up a professional mobile app development team at Koombea.
Our operations team gathers information about your app idea and helps you refine your idea. They also help determine whether or not your idea can be executed. If they find that your app is one that would be successful, they loop in the sales team. Once the sales team is involved, operations helps with contract negotiation.
Operations stays involved even after the paperwork has been signed. They will set up meetings and introduce you to the people who will be on your app development team and give you access to the dev server so that you can stay up to date with the progress of your app.
Business analysts are also part of the initial app development process that accompanies sales. They analyze risks and potential of your app idea. They ensure that your idea is feasible and help determine whether or not Koombea is the right partner for you.
Business analysts are part of the “pre-sales cycle” which is the period of time when you and Koombea are deciding if you are a good fit. They discuss technical feasibility of your idea, outline what the development process would look like and present you with the cost for the project. Some feasibility issues that will be assessed are:
- Third party dependencies
- App/play store considerations
- Legal considerations
- Technical constraints
- Timeline and budget constraints
Once the deal is closed and the proposal is signed, the business analyst, who has been in charge of the project along with the sales team, will hand the project over to the rest of the team and fill them in on all the research and findings they’ve conducted thus far.
When a new client comes on board, they are immediately assigned an account manager who is in charge of keeping you happy and informed. This person ensures that your project will be executed within a certain timeframe and budget. Your account manager will arrange meetings with the development team and will inform you about everything that is about to happen with getting your app developed.
The account manager is the person who communicates with you about your app and your app’s progress. They are essentially the middleman between you and the developers and stay with you for the entire life cycle of your project.
A dedicated App Development Team
The app development team is made up of the people who handle all of the technical aspects of your project.
The app development team is made up of front-end developers, UI/UX designers, QA testers, and back-end developers. Basically, they’re in charge of all things technical Depending on the size of your project, a dedication project manager may also be part of your team.
You’ll have some communication with them but most of your communication will be through your account manager who can relay technical information to you.
DevOps comes in at the late stage of your app and ensures that you’re coding is perfect and that your app will successfully run when it has launched. Even after your app is available in app stores, DevOps will maintain your app and keep it running efficiently. They are also able to lessen the cost of keeping your app running while increasing the quality of your app. Basically, they ensure that any app that gets released is agile.
From operations to DevOps, Koombea has curated a team of experts to ensure that each and every app that we produce is superior. If you’re interested in working with our team on your app idea, contact us today for a free consultation.