When it comes to mobile app development, the way you approach an app idea has a great impact on how the outcome would be. As you might be familiar with, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ development process that every app development company should follow. A wide range of development methodologies are existing in the market, chosen as per the features and requirements of the app, and the direction of the workflow it demands. However, the two popular methodologies that are typically dictating the market are Waterfall and Agile, about which we are going to discuss in this blog.
Waterfall methodology is the traditional, sequential approach to mobile application development. In this process, the project is divided into different phases (initiation, analysis, design, development, testing, and deployment), and a strict set of guidelines is followed in a sequential order. As its name depicts, the progress is observed as flowing steadily downwards. That means you cannot proceed to the next phase without completing the existing one. This traditional app development technique has various advantages and disadvantages, as described below:
Agile methodology is an iterative, rapid application development approach that involves a more ‘time-boxed’, team-based, sprint action style. According to the top mobile app development companies, this strategy emphasizes on being lean and creating minimum viable products (MVPs) over a desired period of time while enhancing each particular iteration.
The different phases of app development cycle can take place in parallel, with a track of expected features and requirements. Thus, teamwork, continuous improvement, constant feedback and the adaptability to changes are the key highlights of the Agile development strategy. According to our development team, following are the benefits and drawbacks of this mobile app development approach:
Conclusion Now, as you know the advantages and disadvantages of both the application development methodologies, we hope you find it easier to find the right approach for your app needs. At Appinventiv, we prefer Agile methodology for mobile app development as it allows you to test your idea even when you don’t have much information about the scope of your project, or don’t have the clear picture of the end goal. We have a complete team of proficient and experienced developers who put their best efforts in delivering on-time services. With this approach, we ensure that you get a mobile app that brings a huge traction on your brand and empowers you to enjoy success in the uncertain app world.
Shivam Srivastav is Marketing Communications Manager at Appinventiv, one of the fastest growing mobile app development companies with 230+ ‘top-notch’ apps in app stores. He is passionate, adept and works in collaboration with the top mobility experts to cater the mobile app development requirements of clients across the globe. He strives to discover new possibilities and always come up with cost-effective strategies. Besides working on the taking the brand to a considerable height, he loves to share his knowledge with others.