CHAPTER 5

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Determining the App’s Functionality and Structure

Now that we know we’re building a web app and have our tools at the ready, we can start really planning the app’s functionality.. In this chapter, you will:

  • Define what the app does
  • Determine how users will interact with it (and what will differ based on a user’s role)
  • Come up with a plan for the site’s back-end code and database
  • Figure out a structure for the front end
  • Create a simple wireframe for the app

By the end of this chapter, you should have a very clear idea of how the app will be built; this should eliminate wasted development hours and help keep the app on track.

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