Can you imagine a life without your smartphone? Most of us can not. We use it for communication, navigation or to simply find a good restaurant nearby. But our cell phones do not only support us in our personal lives, companies know the advantages of business apps as well.

Do you use business apps in your company? According to a study conducted by Adobe, 67 percent of the respondents from the US, UK, Germany, India and China use mobile apps for the enterprise sector.

But have you ever wondered about how those applications are created? In the following blog series you’ll get to know the 6 stages of software development and how the Simplifier supports you in the process.

The Software Development Life-cycle

You can describe the creation of an application as a “Software Development Life-cycle”. It contains 6 different stages:  

  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Testing
  • Release
  • Maintenance

Let’s use an example with a fictional logistics company named “S.I. Logistics”. They would like to utilize an app for quality management. As they don’t have much experience with software development, they decide to use the Simplifier during the process. The low-code platform supports them with step by step guidance. Read the following blog articles to learn how.

# Stage 1 – There was an initial idea

The first phase of software development starts with a requirements analysis. The company realized, that they could improve the efficiency of their quality management by using remote calls to an expert when a machine breaks down. So they decided to build an application. First of all, project managers and stakeholders define all the requirements (who is the future user, how do they use the application, etc.) and check if they are feasible. They collect everything in a specification sheet and use it as the basis for the next phase.

Learn more about the second stage of software development in the upcoming blog article next friday:
# 2 App Design planning – Make it simple, but significant