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4 Best Strategies for Streamlining App Development

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There’s no doubt that app development is very much still on the rise with the mobile app market projected to hit 571 billion by 2030 and the demand for app developers very much rising with it. With this though, comes the risk of inefficient processes with the. In this blog, we wanted to run through the 5 best ways of streamlining app development for your business.

1. Agile Methodology

When agile methodology became popular in the 2010s (source) it completely changed the software dev industry by promoting iterative development, collaboration, and flexibility. We still believe that embracing agile practices Examples of agile practices including:

  • Collaboration
  • Creation and implementation
  • Monitoring and reviews
  • Design sprints
  • And more

However, with nearly three-quarters (73%) of developers having experienced burnout at some point in their career (source) agile development is fading in popularity at large enterprises - and developer burnout is a key factor (source).

2. Implement DevOps Practices

AWS explains DevOps as “the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organisation’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organisations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes”

Features of DevOps include:

  • continuous integration
  • delivery
  • reduce errors
  • enhance overall quality
  • automated testing
  • faster feedback loops
  • rapid iteration

3. Leverage Low-Code / No-Code Development Platforms

Writing the code is always the hardest part of building an app. Traditionally, only a software developer who understands the complex language of coding could do this, but a no-code app builder changes all that. No-code app builders are able to simplify and speed up the app development process. All it needs are a few prompts from you, and AI will then write the code that builds the app. It does this by using pre-built drag-and-drop blocks, allowing you to build an app in a fraction of the time and cost. You can even use pre-existing templates to make the process even faster.

However there are some reasons your business may not benefit from low-code / no-code:

  • If your business needs to be able to handle a large volume of users, then no-code app builders can struggle with this.
  • They may not be able to meet specific compliance requirements.
  • If your business needs to scale rapidly and frequently add new features and functions, then a no-code app builder will struggle to do this.
  • If security is paramount with your app, a custom-coded application is far safer.
  • If your business needs to integrate with other systems, then you may find no-code app development highly restrictive.

The best no-code app builders include:

4. Prioritise User-Centric Design

We’ve spoken before about the importance to us of user experience (UX). We believe that the design plays a part role in the success of corporate apps, as it directly impacts user satisfaction, engagement, and adoption. Factors of user-centric design include:

  • Prioritising design
  • Prioritising user needs, preferences, and pain points
  • Designing intuitive, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing interfaces.

This can be achieved by conducting user research, creating personas, prototyping user journeys and more.


Streamlining app development for any company, regardless of industry or size is really important, to create a better end product, and make getting there much easier! If we can assist with any app development project, feel free to get in touch to get started:

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