Build Great Apps: End-to-End Processes, Tools, and Management
Tips for Doing It Right!
Foreword by Kyle Richter, CEO, MartianCraft
Today, successful apps are complex software projects. You can’t just knock them off in a weekend--and, worse, many common programming habits don’t work well in mobile. You need skills, processes, tools, management techniques, and best practices that are honed for mobile platforms and realities. In App Accomplished, top mobile developer Carl Brown provides all that--so you can run your entire project effectively and get the answers you need right now.
Whether you’re writing your own code or contracting out, you’ll find hard-won guidance for your entire app development life cycle. Brown guides you step-by-step from planning and design through testing and updates. Through case studies drawn from his immense experience, he reveals why so many app projects fail--and how to avoid the mistakes that derailed them.
When it comes to apps, a great idea isn’t enough: You have to execute. This is the first book that shows you how.
Understand mobile-specific issues that lead even experienced developers astray
Find developers who can do a great job with your unique app at a fair price
Define the requirements you need to create accurate schedules and budgets
Work with developers to get the best possible results
Manage and communicate effectively to avoid cost overruns
Solve problems before they get out of control
Develop wireframes and prototypes that clarify the user’s core experience
Choose app components, from servers to data storage
Select tools for source control, testing, project tracking, and more
Identify and fill crucial skills gaps
Estimate the quality of the app you’re building
Efficiently test and debug your app
Recover from App Store rejection
Leverage user feedback to help plan your next release
Determine when an existing project is too far off course to fix