The Roles of a Mobile Application Development Team
By Blair Nowitsky, Atimi Software Inc.
|With over 5 billion mobile users across the globe, there can’t be a better time than now for you to start considering mobile application development. However, before you start developing mobile applications for your business or brand, it is important for you to understand that mobile application development is a comprehensive process that requires a lot of people to work harmoniously and be on the same page to deliver a quality mobile application.|
Below, we’re letting you in on the roles and responsibilities of the different people that will be involved in the development process to help you understand the team that you’re supposed to be looking for when you think of developing mobile applications for your business or brand.
The Perfect Mobile Application Development Team
|As mentioned earlier, a lot of people need to work together and be on the same page at all times if you’re interested in crafting a product or application the likes of which has never been seen before. Here are some of the positions that are important for a promising mobile application development team.|
|While all members of the team are extremely important to create a successful and impeccable mobile application, it would not be incorrect to say that the responsibility of streamlining the entire process from start to finish is on the shoulders of the project manager.
The project manager of any mobile application development team is not only responsible for delivering on the requirements of the client, but it is also essential for the product manager to ensure that the entire team has the same vision regarding the application or software that is being developed.
Managing and preventing roadblocks in communication, too, is one of the responsibilities of the project manager who is often also referred to as the team leader.
| The user interface is one of the most important parts of any mobile application and a user friendly interface is almost synonymous to a great application. A designer will not only be able to help you with an impeccable interface, but also with aspects related to branding and marketing, and other important tasks like the creation of the logo for the application. |
Technical Writer/Business Analyst
|Technical documentation, in the case of mobile app development, is the road map, the steps your team will follow to create the app. It includes a business logic, the apps purpose, product manual, steps involved in the development, marketing research, information about the technology being used, the kind of testing you are doing, the time-line, and the budget. It acts as a resource for the development team as well as the manager. Without the road-map, you have to rely on the skills of the developer who skills typically do not include technical writing or business analysis.|
|As you might have guessed, the technicalities of the application are the responsibility of the developer. With that said, there is rarely anyone who does as much work as the developer in the creation of a great mobile application. A developer is not only responsible for writing great code, but also for ensuring that the application continues to work seamlessly even after it has been launched.|
|Quality Assurance testing is extremely important in the app development process. QA’s primary role is to search for bugs and make sure that they are eliminated. Quality Assurance testers aim at preventing errors and bugs and are constantly improving the process. QA is responsible for training, setting standards, reviewing quality and selecting tools. |