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Stages of software development

Discover the 4 stages of the marketplace, mobile, and web app development to get a scalable digital product. Let your software vision come alive through our fullcycle development process

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How does a software development process look like at Apiko

We cover 4 essential stages of your software product development

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Project discovery phase

Apiko agile discovery phase activities require your direct participation, and are streamlined into three separate threads united by project management.

Business analysis
Business analysisBusiness analysis
  • Defining the business goals and requirements

  • Elicitation of solution scope and vision

  • Creating a high-level product backlog

Technical planning
Technical planningTechnical planning
  • Figuring out app’s non-functional requirements

  • Crafting the software architecture

  • Deciding on the tech stack and methods of development to meet your business needs, budget, and deadlines

  • Coming up with a DevOps plan

UI/UX design
UI/UX designUI/UX design
  • Identification of primary user personas and their pain points

  • Defining the user stories, hierarchy of your product's navigation, and coming up with the design

  • Creating an interactive prototype of the key flows

Finalizing the project discovery findings
Finalizing the project discovery findingsFinalizing the project discovery findings
  • Creating a clear roadmap for your project

  • Software development time and cost estimation

  • Detailed planning for the first iterations / release

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The project discovery phase deliverables

- Product vision & business goals

- Non-functional requirements

- Product backlog

- Wireframes of the key user flows

- Architecture plan

- DevOps plan

- Project governance approach (methodology)

- Change management approach

- Implementation roadmap

- Implementation efforts estimation

- Detailed requirements and elaborated designs for the first iterations / release

2

Technical development

Your application development
Your application developmentYour application development

After the UI/UX design of your product has been developed and the technology stack has been defined, our software development team builds your website or mobile app. The process of development is usually divided into milestones (2-week sprints).

Communication during the development process
Communication during the development processCommunication during the development process

Speaking of communication: Apiko Tech Team holds daily scrum meetings, which you may or may not choose to join; also the Tech Team holds Demo Calls on every milestone and delivered values. You will be provided with the time tracking reports to check out the productivity of each team member.

The result of web and mobile app development
The result of web and mobile app development
The result of web and mobile app development

- Custom web or mobile application

- Thoroughly developed product features and functionality

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Quality assurance

Effective quality control
Effective quality controlEffective quality control

To ensure your app’s flawless performance, the Apiko QA team conducts quality control at every stage of software development. From project requirements gathering to post-release support, we’ll apply manual and/or automated testing to make sure your product is user-friendly and smooth in use.

The result of quality assurance stage
The result of quality assurance stageThe result of quality assurance stage

Flawless application

Smooth and user-friendly software performance

Completely tested features and functionality

4

Platform support

Software deployment
Software deploymentSoftware deployment

When the code is ready and all the requirements are efficiently met, we will deploy your software. Apiko will coordinate with your team to make sure your app is pushed and made available for general use at the right time.

Further maintenance
Further maintenance
Further maintenance

Our team will accompany you on all the launch and post-launch related points. We aim for long-term partnerships, therefore, offer support in adjustments and improvements of your existing app functionality based on your needs and preferences. You may count on our consulting across all the aspects of your software product.

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The result of the platform support stageThe result of the platform support stage

- Maintenance of your software even after product launch

- Extending your existing app functionality with new features

- Long-time partnership

Apiko agile discovery phase activities require your direct participation, and are streamlined into three separate threads united by project management.

Business analysis
Business analysisBusiness analysis
  • Defining the business goals and requirements

  • Elicitation of solution scope and vision

  • Creating a high-level product backlog

Technical planning
Technical planningTechnical planning
  • Figuring out app’s non-functional requirements

  • Crafting the software architecture

  • Deciding on the tech stack and methods of development to meet your business needs, budget, and deadlines

  • Coming up with a DevOps plan

UI/UX design
UI/UX designUI/UX design
  • Identification of primary user personas and their pain points

  • Defining the user stories, hierarchy of your product's navigation, and coming up with the design

  • Creating an interactive prototype of the key flows

Finalizing the project discovery findings
Finalizing the project discovery findingsFinalizing the project discovery findings
  • Creating a clear roadmap for your project

  • Software development time and cost estimation

  • Detailed planning for the first iterations / release

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The project discovery phase deliverables

- Product vision & business goals

- Non-functional requirements

- Product backlog

- Wireframes of the key user flows

- Architecture plan

- DevOps plan

- Project governance approach (methodology)

- Change management approach

- Implementation roadmap

- Implementation efforts estimation

- Detailed requirements and elaborated designs for the first iterations / release

Your application development
Your application developmentYour application development

After the UI/UX design of your product has been developed and the technology stack has been defined, our software development team builds your website or mobile app. The process of development is usually divided into milestones (2-week sprints).

Communication during the development process
Communication during the development processCommunication during the development process

Speaking of communication: Apiko Tech Team holds daily scrum meetings, which you may or may not choose to join; also the Tech Team holds Demo Calls on every milestone and delivered values. You will be provided with the time tracking reports to check out the productivity of each team member.

The result of web and mobile app development
The result of web and mobile app development
The result of web and mobile app development

- Custom web or mobile application

- Thoroughly developed product features and functionality

Effective quality control
Effective quality controlEffective quality control

To ensure your app’s flawless performance, the Apiko QA team conducts quality control at every stage of software development. From project requirements gathering to post-release support, we’ll apply manual and/or automated testing to make sure your product is user-friendly and smooth in use.

The result of quality assurance stage
The result of quality assurance stageThe result of quality assurance stage

Flawless application

Smooth and user-friendly software performance

Completely tested features and functionality

Software deployment
Software deploymentSoftware deployment

When the code is ready and all the requirements are efficiently met, we will deploy your software. Apiko will coordinate with your team to make sure your app is pushed and made available for general use at the right time.

Further maintenance
Further maintenance
Further maintenance

Our team will accompany you on all the launch and post-launch related points. We aim for long-term partnerships, therefore, offer support in adjustments and improvements of your existing app functionality based on your needs and preferences. You may count on our consulting across all the aspects of your software product.

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The result of the platform support stageThe result of the platform support stage

- Maintenance of your software even after product launch

- Extending your existing app functionality with new features

- Long-time partnership

How Apiko stands out

A custom, on-demand development of your web & mobile app
A custom, on-demand development of your web & mobile appA custom, on-demand development of your web & mobile app

Apiko builds a custom software ready to solve specific challenges of your niche. We do our best so that you get a digital product specifically tailored to meet your unique business needs and requirements.

Full-cycle development services
Full-cycle development servicesFull-cycle development services

From the beginning to the final release and support, your software development will be under our professional care. We will work with you on the project’s concept and its business model, and develop an action plan that will turn your concept into an application. Our team will make sure your app’s code, UI/UX design, all the features, and functionalities create a seamless and engaging experience for your niche customers

Lower development cost
Lower development costLower development cost

While outsourcing your software development to Ukraine, you can save between 50% to 75% compared to developing your product locally. Without any compromises on quality you will get much more done for your money

Flexibility in scaling up or down to the needs of your project
Flexibility in scaling up or down to the needs of your projectFlexibility in scaling up or down to the needs of your project

Easily add or remove developers from your dedicated team as your needs change over time. Add when there is a big milestone in front of you or cut back if your project needs some time to adjust to the changes

Long track record of success
Long track record of successLong track record of success

Our web and mobile app development company has operated since 2014 and completed more than 50 projects. You will have the benefit of Apiko’s years of experience, our team’s extensive expertise, and a proven track record of the successful cases

Turn your business idea into reality

and discuss your business plan and further actions together

Our clients

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hive
anthony
conexwest
procon
inlist
markid
expoiq
bigdaaymade
goodlife
letapp
halalfood
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tutorhouse
hive
anthony
conexwest
procon
inlist
markid
expoiq
bigdaaymade
goodlife
letapp
halalfood
lin
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Technologies we're passionate about

We deliver stable and secure apps built on the proven tech stack

 

Infrastructure

aws
googleCloud
docker
digitalOcean
azure
kubernetes

Frontend

html
css
next
meteor
react
less
sass
styledComponents

Backend

node
express
elastic
nest
apollo
graphql
dotnet
aspnet
netCore

Databases

mongodb
postgresql
redis
mysql

Testing

selenium
browserStack
apacheMeter
testrail

Mobile

react native

Programming languages

js
ts
csharp

Success cases

We build apps based on modern tech stack

letapp
Job search and hiring app

Job search and hiring app

Marketplace

USA

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itsme
Social media profile app

Social media profile app

Social Media

Norway

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