Every morning we wake up to the sound of the alarms that we had set on our phones the other night. Spend some time shuffling and scrolling through those multiple applications that we have downloaded on our phones. Only then do we proceed to start our day. We all do that right? These applications have become such a big part of our lives. We rely on them for every little work or task, whether it is personal or business. It is like our lives are incomplete without these apps.
But have we ever put thought into how these applications are made? Or how they are developed or what process goes into their development, or who are those people who develop them? I guess not. Well, let me help you give a detailed step-by-step insight into all these things!
What is an Application?
Before going to the application development process, it is very important to understand what an application is. When we talk about applications, we do not exactly mean by those single-purpose apps that we use on our mobile phones. Rather we talk about the software programs that are designed or developed for users to complete multiple tasks. To put it in simple words, apps and applications are two different things. Although they both are software programs, their usage is different from each other.
The software programs, or as we call them apps, that we use in our mobile phones are designed in such a way that they only perform one function. While with the applications we can perform various functions through just one software program. These functions can be either personal, educational, or business. Apps are only designed to be used on mobile phones whereas the applications are developed for their usage on desktops or laptops.
A few examples of application software are as follows :
An application performs a variety of functions for its end-user. These functions may vary from writing a report or creating a spreadsheet or manipulating an image or text to simply keeping records or developing a website. An application is developed to make users’ lives a little less difficult or more stress-free. They are designed in such a way that they fulfill users’ requirements. They also help users to solve their problems quickly and more efficiently than you as a human can do.
What is Application Development?
Application development is nothing but a process that application developers (we will come to this later) use to develop application software. To put it in simple words, application development is a process that shows how an application is made.
This application development process is divided into multiple stages like designing, building, and implementing. At first, the design of the application is finalized. After that, the developers start giving that rough design or layout an actual form of the application. Then the application is put to multiple tests to check if the application is suitable for the user. After going through all these phases, the application is provided to the end-users for them to use the app. A lot of effort is put into application development so as to provide the best outcome to the end-users.
While developing application software, a variety of factors are put into consideration like
Advantages and disadvantages of application software
An application software (unlike a mobile app) is significantly responsive to a wide range of devices. The user can either access them on their desktops, laptops, tablets, or even mobile phones through browsers. They provide a high-end experience at a very affordable cost.
Here are some major advantages of the application software:
The following are the disadvantages of application software :
Types of application development
Application Development is primarily of three types:
Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Application Development is very closely related to the software development life cycle or SDLC. SDLC is a process that is used by the software industry to design, develop and test application softwares. It is a framework that defines all the tasks that are performed in the application development process. These tasks usually go from planning the application development to its implementation and maintenance. It covers every little stage that is important in the whole development process. SDLC is also known as the Software development process.
To understand application development, we need to first understand how the software development life cycle works.
SDLC is divided into seven primary stages which are as follows:
Now, let’s understand these stages one by one:
Application Development methodologies (or SDLC methodologies)
The following are the main methodologies or types of Software development life cycle or simply application development:
The above are all the methodologies that are used in application development. However, only three methodologies are most commonly used in the application development process which are:
Who is an Application Developer?
An application Developer is generally a software Engineer who designs, creates, and tests an application or software. An Application Developer is a person or a whole team that specializes in the application development process. He plays a vital role in the development process and is also responsible for developing a high-quality software program while also managing the developers’ team.
About Udaypur Group
Udaypur Group is a digital marketing and software development company. We work predominantly in the application development sector. We provide the best quality application development services to our customers. Here you can get an excellent and wide range of services at the most affordable price. These are all the services that you can receive on Udaypur Group:
We have served over 1000 happy customers till now and we wish to continue that in future as well. We are fully committed towards our work and customers and aim to grow more and more in the industry.
Our work methodology is superior in quality. We follow the Software development life cycle process to build our softwares.
If you are looking for online application developers to build your new, affordable, user-friendly, and feature-rich application or software then visit our website now! We assure you of the best-in-class service experience throughout the process along with the maintenance of your software.