How We Build Apps

An inside look at how we do our thing.

2018-10-16

We provide technical services that help you move forward with your idea. Here is how we do it.

For context, you can learn about the process of building apps, the importance of an app architecture, and how to think about the cost of apps.

Our Process

Every entrepreneur has a different story. We have organized the process of building apps in a flexible way that allows early-stage entrepreneurs to make meaningful progress towards building their apps without having to hire a development team on day one.

At a high level the steps for building software are:

  • 🌎 Identify a need
  • πŸ’‘Have an idea
  • πŸ“ Turn the idea into features
  • 🎨 Design the features
  • πŸ€– Define technical requirements
  • βœ‹ Create tests for the features
  • πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» Develop the features
  • βœ… Test the features
  • 🐞 Fix bugs
  • πŸš€ Launch the features
  • πŸ”„ Learn and iterate

Each iteration of this cycle will take the product to the next level. Here we’ll talk about how to make sure the first round sets you up for success.

Step 1: Definition

We know that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. To set up for success our first step is to ideate and iterate to determine what will constitute your first build. At this stage we deploy a design, product, and engineering resource to work on:

  • User Personas
  • Stories
  • Brainstorming Sessions
  • Mood Board
  • Technical Specifications - Tools, Technologies, Algorithms
  • Features Lists
  • Wireframes
  • Architecture - Services, Integrations
  • Database Schema/ERD
  • Style Guide
  • Mockups

At this level of detail, an experienced developer can look at the requirements, break them down into engineering tasks and estimate what it would take to build.

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Step 2: Development

Our practices and technologies focus on delivering high-quality software that has long term savings rather than long term costs. Our services are modularized, our architecture is serverless, our development is test driven, our code is peer-reviewed, and our development/production environments are dockerized and continually integrated and delivered.

Our team consists of frontend, backend, and mobile developers working alongside DevOps engineers, designers, and product managers. We deliver launched products built on a scalable and extensible infrastructure.

We Build: Using: We don’t build:
Web Application JavaScript (Node/React) Games
Mobile Application React Native (iOS/Android) Internet of Things
Website Python Blockchain
Frontend Prototype Swift (iOS) Virtual Reality
Backend Service Vanilla HTML/CSS Augmented Reality

These are a few technologies we know and love:

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Step 3: Maintenance

At this stage, we can choose to close our contract and transfer the codebase to an in-house development team or enroll in one of our maintenance plans. We customize your options based on your needs and priorities.


If you want to learn more, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions at info@getitbuilt.today. If you are ready to get started, you can schedule our first call or let us know your needs to get a personalized proposal.

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