4 Steps of Building the App Prototypes Right

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App prototypes form the base of every mobile application. If you get them right you almost ensure your success!

Any app you have in mind has an innate persona to it. This persona decides how the app should look like and what shape it should be carrying to effectively portray that identity and express the underlying idea convincingly and rightfully.

To make sure this goes well with designing and presenting the app in the right manner, you have to bring all your ideas well onto the functional canvas, combining all feature elements and resource parameters and placing them together in a combination to best suit your purpose of communication and utility.

These 4 steps would be all to help you do it with great authority and ease:

#1 Documenting it right

Before you do anything document the app development plan you have in mind. Put your thoughts in a combination and sequence to best represent the pattern and flow to which your app idea relates the best. Once you have your first version of document ready, fine-tune it with succinct details and optimize it with in-line instructions and mark-ups. As you draw the functional outline, consider making it more intuitive and furnish it with comments, so you don’t miss a single piece of detail from the draft. Always remember to stick to a format and divide all the screens, features and services into different headings and sub-headings – while following a proper structure so you can render them into rich wireframes.

#2 Wireframe development

Doing the documentation right, you are done with one decisive task effectively putting all your crucial line of thoughts in one place. Now, as you have sited all your ideas out on a paper, curating, processing, organizing and calibrating your initial plan, you are ready to give it some viable shape. Here you need to pick all the points discretely and collate all related ideas signifying different app screens to make it easy to interpret and communicate through consolidated wireframes. These wireframes (rough sketches and line drawings) would provide some sense of perceptibility and structure to what still is just a floating concept.

#3 Building the app blueprints

Now, as you have a basic skeleton of your app screens with you,it’s time to allow them a more authentic shape in app blueprints. This requires you to allow it a tidier and clearer appearance focusing more on details. Further, you can rearrange and optimize the elements already placed and enhance the screens functionally, adding components/attributes to further finetune the applied resources with more realistic and practical references. In all, it’s basically filling the entire wireframe with more immediate and authentic elements/essentials that aim to deliver real utility and value.

#4 Creating the final mockups

With all things in place and fitting the purpose of app development right, you are just a step away to build your product to perfection. And this step is taking your app idea to the final staging where you create an equivalent prototype for your application. This prototype is the final design that would stress on how your app will look, communicate and deliver actually. This would require you to optimize it at all levels and work on simulations and quality testing to make sure it gets along well in all ways and situations – to a level that it could be pushed to the UAT and Beta phases to approve you of its validity, reliability and completeness.

Following these 4 steps right can bring you close to your idea of app development most authoritatively. As you go on reaching it mode by mode to make sure every part and each detail of your app is loomed with right elements and features, you assure yourself of a well-appointed unified app product – in the actual sense of the phrase!

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Tushar Vijay

Tushar Vijay

A marketing graduate, a deemed strategist, a sure geek - Tushar is a fine blender of the art and science of writing. When it comes to tune up content with commerce, he knows the trick. For him, if words don’t make you think and beat, they are not worth your time. A crazy foodie, an unfailing jogger – that’s him off the desk!

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