It requires a lot of people to properly develop an app. Sure, one person can get away with building an app from scratch, but it’s very easy to tell which apps in the store were designed by one person and which ones were built by an entire team.
There are too many functions that need to be properly actualized for just one person to do in a timely manner. When developing an app, you also need people to challenge your work in order to properly troubleshoot it. A great mind is a beautiful thing, but without other great minds to test it there is no way for it to grow.
Teams don’t just work well together; they also continue to get better because of one another, provided everyone is in the proper role.
The Optimal App Development Team Structure
When looking for an app development company to help with your million dollar idea, you should make sure they have a team structure with dedicated roles for the following positions:
iOS Developer – The iOS developer is responsible for making sure the App can run on Apple devices like the iPhone or iPad.
Android Developer – The android developer is responsible for making sure the App is capable of running on Android devices. It’s important to find a developer who is capable of building an App that can function on both iOS and Android so that you have options.
Quality Assurance (QA) – Quality assurance is involved in the App for every step of development, not just the testing phase. It’s important for them to be there from the very start to make sure every aspect of the App is successful.
Product Owner (Scrum) – The product owner is the liaison between the customers of the App and the team developing it, discovering and conveying the necessary features to the team for development.
SCRUM Master – The scrum master is responsible for how information is exchanged by a team and for taking point in the daily scrums, which are meetings with the development team that assess how the work is going and what needs to be done to accomplish it.
Backend PHP Developer – Frontend development is responsible for how the App looks to the user, whereas backend development involves the processing that’s needed to create the frontend.
UI Designer – User interface (UI) describes everything that the customer can interact with in the App. The UI designer is responsible for making sure the interface is aesthetically pleasing to the end user.
UX Designer – User experience (UX) differs from UI, while UI is about what the user is seeing when they use the App, UX is about how they are feeling when they use the App. It is important to have separate employees on each of these positions because although they appear similar they require very different skills.
Plenty of people assume that with a quick course, they will be capable of building an App alone. And while that is technically true, there is a big difference between a 1 star App and a 5 star App in the App Store. The most successful Apps require a full team to bring to life and to deal with any issues after the App launches.
While you may be able to design an app yourself are you capable of making alterations to it based on user feedback? And can you do it quickly? No app is perfect when it launches, but being able to fix what is wrong in a timely manner is what keeps your rating up and that requires a full team of professionals.
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