The Ultimate Guide: How Stormotion Mastered the Entire Development Process from Start to Finish

📱 In this guide, we will share our application development process with you.

In this guide, you’ll learn

Our Main Stages of Project Development

How We Conduct a Proper Project Discovery

Our Main Steps to Estimate Software Development

Do You Require an NDA for Your Project?

Understanding Technical Debt and How We Address It

Stormotion’s QA Expertise

Our Post-Release Support for your Project

Application development is a complex process that requires the skills of several teams and professionals. From the initial idea to the release of the product, it’s necessary to go through a number of steps and stages. This is in order for the application to be successful. And as a result, take first place in terms of the number of downloads in the Play Market or App Store.

In this guide, we will talk about the accumulated experience of working on projects, from getting to know our team and ending with product support after the release.

With Stormotion, you can develop apps completely from scratch.

Stormotion works with people all over the world. Our clients come from the USA, Canada, Germany, the Czech Republic, and many others (image by [Addevice] ({ rel="nofollow" .default-md})


🧑‍💻 The Stormotion Team: What Makes Us Special?

The Stormotion team consists of over 20 experts who are dedicated to implementing innovative approaches in Yoga, Fitness, MedTech, HealthTech, and MentalHealth. In order to complete our projects and guarantee that they satisfy the needs of the client, we choose to use cutting-edge technology and techniques including the React Native framework, which allows us to develop applications simultaneously on both Android and iOS platforms using a single codebase. We have been working with this framework since its early days, and we are familiar with all the intricacies and features of working with React Native. (You can read more about this at the link that we will leave at the end of this section.)

Our team comprises of talented software engineers (engaged in software development and are responsible for creating code, architecture, and testing of the program.), UX/UI professionals (the wizards of user interface and user experience), project managers (the brain of any project that coordinates the work between team members, monitor the deadlines for completing tasks, and control the quality of work), and QA engineers (check if the product meets the requirements of the customer, fix bugs, and find possible problems).

Stormotion has a rigorous process for building the ideal team, which includes verifying that the candidate meets the job requirements. Additionally, we are committed to providing growth and professional development opportunities for the chosen candidate.

How Stormotion team is built

We have established a comprehensive recruitment process that allows us to learn about the inclinations, skills, and abilities of potential employees. Additionally, the candidate gains more in-depth knowledge about our organization, beliefs, initiatives, and potential career opportunities.

In its work, Stormotion always remains committed to new innovations and building trusting and professional relationships with clients. Our specialists are always up to date with the latest technologies, tools, and best practices to ensure the success of their projects. We always strive to develop long-term relationships with our clients by providing them with a personal touch and creating a positive customer experience.

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🤓 Exploring Project Management Flow

The process of coordinating and overseeing the many tasks, resources, and activities related to a project is known as project management. It’s essential for any business as a way to ensure the successful completion of their projects. We understand that every client's needs are unique, and that's why we offer the flexibility of either working with the client's own project manager or providing one of our own. Stormotion's project management flow includes these steps: Project Initiation & Planning, Project Executing, Project Controlling, and Project Closing.

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Let's take a look at each of them a little.

Project Initiation & Planning

Defining key values and goals, determining success factors, predicting questions, and documenting the client's requirements and expectations. After that, it involves setting objectives and creating a timeline for the project, designing a project roadmap, and setting up the project team.

Project Executing

Guided by Agile Project Management methodologies such as the Scrum framework. This framework divides the development into distinct events, which, for us, typically include a sprint, sprint planning, daily meetings, demo, and retrospectives.

Project Controlling

This step includes 4 important points to control time (spent on each task), task (all tasks are properly assigned, prioritized, and tracked), capacity (to maximize project efficiency), and quality (project meets the desired quality standards).

Project Closing

When the final checks are complete and the customer has given their final approval, the product is ready for release.

Overall, Stormotion's project management flow provides a comprehensive roadmap for businesses to successfully complete our projects. It proves that the project will be finished on schedule, within budget, and with the highest quality possible.

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🌎Unveiling Project Discovery

It’s a process that helps organizations identify and evaluate beneficial opportunities and make informed decisions regarding investments, partnerships, and other ventures. It's essential to take this step to achieve company objectives. This step reduces unneeded risks and allocates resources more effectively.

Project Discovery requires active cooperation between teams and stakeholders. Through a combination of interviews, market analysis, and other techniques, project discovery can help you to build a comprehensive understanding of your target market, identify potential partners, and build a strategy for success.

Also, it's important to clearly define your goals and expectations, provide time frames and deadlines, introduce all stakeholders, and present any references or mood boards that have inspired your project vision. Writing down your thoughts helps to define priorities and set clear goals, which makes the tech team's job much easier.

Additionally, it's a good idea to prioritize the project's future features and organize notes in a "must-have/nice-to-have" manner. In this way, the group may concentrate on what is most important while also taking into account any additional suggestions that, while not necessary, may be useful.

Creating an accurate Discovery benefits both the project team and the client as it promotes a shared understanding and facilitates a seamless workflow for future development.

During the Discovery Stage, you must find the answer to two important questions: What precisely are we constructing?" and "What is required to construct it?". (image by Sushama Patel)

So, project discovery is an essential step in any business strategy. Combining research with collaboration helps organizations to identify beneficial opportunities, make more informed decisions, and create strategies for success.

Ready to improve your business strategy and uncover new opportunities? Check out our article on Project Discovery to learn more and get started today!

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🤔How to Estimate Software Development Time Accurately?

In order to estimate the time required for software development accurately, it’s important to collect information about the project, the requirements, and the technology to be used. You will have a basic understanding of the project after reading this material. Additionally, it aids in resource management and planning, as well as notifying the client of the length of time required to finish the project.

Our team has designed a workflow to accurately estimate software development time. It consists of three main steps:

  1. We prepare information about the project from the client, such as mockups, wireframes, use cases, and user stories. During an initial video call, we also discuss the project in general and updated details.
  2. With data from the first point, we draw a rough estimate, with a minimum and maximum estimate (or best case and worst-case scenarios).
  3. If the client does not have enough information about the project, we may propose a discovery phase, which lasts 1-2 weeks. After this, the client receives a final and more accurate estimate with realistic figures.

If you're interested in accurately estimating software development time and optimizing resource management and planning, check out our great article and start implementing our tips today!

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📝Do I Need an NDA for App Development (With Template)?

Creating a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for app development is an important part of any development process. An NDA is a contract that helps save you from the sharing of your proprietary statistics and personal records without your consent. An NDA also ensures that staff participants and different parties are informed of the challenge's sensitive information and the dangers of revealing it.

NDA helps maintain business relationships and further cooperation.

By ensuring that private data is kept confidential, NDAs contribute to the development of trust between parties. (image from Ewa Geruzel)

Of course, Stormotion works with non-disclosure agreements. On our website you can find a detailed article about NDA and whether it is necessary to sign it (let's tell you a secret, at the end of the article you will find our NDA template for app development). 👇

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🤖Should you Fear Technical Debt?

We want to start this section by saying that technical debt is 100% normal.

A problem that many software developers and businesses deal with is technical debt. Future problems can arise from the accumulation of unfinished tasks, coding shortcuts, and missed deadlines. It gets harder to manage the longer it goes unattended.

Strong development processes must be in place in order to prevent technical debt and keep it under control. To ensure code quality, this entails using automated tests and tools, having clear documentation and coding standards, setting deadlines, and conducting regular code reviews. To keep code current and effective, it is also critical to refactor it over time. Our developers are committed to keeping code current and effective by conducting regular refactoring when necessary.

Overall, technical debt can be a significant issue for businesses and software developers. Without the right procedures and culture, things can easily get out of hand. However, our team can manage technical debt and keep the codebase effective and current by putting the proper measures in place.

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🖥️Ensuring Quality Standards

A crucial stage of the software development process is Quality Assurance (QA). It entails thoroughly testing the software to find any potential flaws that might have gone unnoticed. We take the QA process very seriously at Stormotion. In order to guarantee the highest level of quality for our products, we use a full suite of automated testing tools in addition to manual analysis.

To make sure that the software satisfies the needs of the customer, we have a devoted QA team that collaborates closely with our developers and product owners. Static and dynamic code analysis, automated test suites, and manual testing are just a few of the tools our QA team employs to make sure the software is free of flaws, errors, and vulnerabilities. We use a range of different techniques to ensure that the software is user-friendly and reliable. These techniques include defect management, performance testing, and usability testing.

In order to help our developers provide the best product possible, our QA team also provides comments on areas that require improvement to the developers. Our QA staff keeps an eye on the software for any fresh problems and notifies the product owners when something is amiss. This guarantees that the program is constantly up to date and functioning properly.

Every team member at Stormotion — including developers, designers, project managers, and QA engineers — contributes in some way to quality assurance. They are accountable for working together to create a product that is free from defects.

By assisting in the early detection and elimination of flaws, QA lowers the risk of expensive rework or product recalls. (image by Jourdan Rahschulte)

In conclusion, Stormotion prioritizes quality control and uses a wide range of automatic and human tools to make sure that our software is of the highest caliber and satisfies customer needs. To find, avoid, and fix any potential problems, our devoted QA staff collaborates closely with developers and product owners.

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🤝Consistently Supporting Products

The professionals at Stormotion offer free consultations to businesses after the creation of a software program to assist with its post-release maintenance. This includes assisting with budgeting and documentation, and even offering guidance on making the switch from B2B to B2C.

On one occasion in particular, the client contacted us and asked us to make that change and fund it with venture money. They were having trouble finding coaches to satisfy the growing demand. Stormotion estimated the required expenditure and proposed a novel method of coach acquisition.

To learn more about the post-release maintenance cycle and our expertise you can read this article 👇

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App development is a long and complex process, but correctly following all the points that we described above, teams can ensure their app is successful and reaches its full potential. Well, let's sum up the main thing:

  • Define the key values of your project and tell the development team about them in detail.
  • Pay special attention to Project Discovery.
  • Decide in advance whether you want to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the company that will deal with your project.
  • Don’t be afraid of technical debt, this is normal and with the right approach, it can be easily fixed.

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