Creating a Web App? Read This First.
2018 June 01
Planning isn’t always the fun part of doing something, but it is necessary if you are to avoid pitfalls further down the road before you begin. Planning before creating a web app is no different.
Plus, when you have a plan to stick to, creation becomes a lot more fun. This is why planning is necessary for doing almost anything, even when you're setting out to have a web app developed.
Having a web app built from scratch is no joking matter, though. It may look simple enough on the surface, but things can go south pretty fast if you don’t have a plan. It may perform a simple function like fitness tracking, but creation takes a lot more resilience, considerations and a precise execution of a plan.
A robust plan is what can make or break your web app.
Starting with the Plan
Planning out for your web app with a development team (US!) is important as discussed above. It’s the first step to creating a web app. It's important to jot down the objectives that you aim to accomplish from the creation of the web app.
Also, you must take into account any obstacles you might face and what contingency you have in such a case. This will save you a lot of time when it comes to the execution of the plan for the web app.
Start with concrete goals in Mind
If you don’t know what you want out of your app, your efforts will not be as effective as they could have been.
When you have well-defined objectives for your app, you will be able to build your web app to accomplish those objectives. Start with the end product in mind. Then retrace your way to the start.
The aim is to have a set of steps that are easy to follow and detailed enough to execute into action.
When you have these action plans laid out in front of yourself, just keep progressing until the build of the app is complete. The thing is that from a rough outline of plans, you will be going into a detailed and more actionable outline of what you need to do to create your app.
Something to incorporate into your plans is a deadline for the required actions: A “Gantt Chart,” if you will. This will allow you to stick and remain on track with your steps and complete your web app project within the required time. Don’t forget to account for any changes and problems that you may face ahead.
Start with Minimum Features and Build upon them Later
If you start worrying about growth at this point in time when you’re laying out the initial plans for the web app, you will never be able to have a laser focus on your task of web app creation.
Have the bare minimum from your app in terms of features, at first, you can start adding on later. Just make sure that the web app is able to execute those features flawlessly in beta testing.
Don’t leave out anything useful in the app. Having this approach will help you build your app quickly and test it, too. When actual people start using the web app, that’s when you can ask them of the features they’d like to have included and then add them.
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