Software Development

Software development process is all about organizing your product journey!

Technology is moving at a pace equal to Vin Diesel’s driving in Fast and Furious. From sending our kids to school to cooking Pasta, technology has become our close friend, aide and almost acts as that gossip friend, neighbour, philosopher and guide. Woah! The amazing fact is it plays multitudes of roles in the life of an average citizen across the globe.

Indian IT Industry is at 100° celsius nowadays. It’s growing faster than ever! IBEF estimates that Indian IT Industry would reach $350 Billion US dollars in 2025 compared to the present USD $150 Billion. We are becoming more dependent on it for almost every day-to-day routine. To supply the demand, there are huge opportunities for developers in the Software development process. 

There are 6 Software Development stages that every business needs to focus on. These stages are crucial parts of developing any software product. If you crack these stages, your product is all warmed up to create a spotlight for itself.

Stages of the Software development process:

Let’s create a scenario where Jim is the startup owner with a lot of amazing product ideas sprouting among him and his team. One of them is a ladies only ridesharing app where lady drivers pick up and drop ladies at any time of the day. How does he go about with this idea?

Planning:

‘Plan your work and work your plan’- This adage holds well for the first stage of any Software development phases. All Jim has to do is analyse the strength and weakness of his idea. How practical is it? Would the idea work well in metropolitan cities? How to connect with the users i.e ladies residing in the outskirts of the city? What would be the basic layout of the project? How much is the budget? He needs to answer such vital questions to move on to the next stages. Your plan can influence your entire SDLC cycle positively.

Analysis:

When the planning is done, Jim moves on to the next stages after analysing his plans thoroughly. It is important to analyse his plan once he is done with the first stage. Jim would have to answer questions like- Is the plan going on well or does it require any tweaks? Does it require anything in addition to get the desired results? Which programming language or framework would suit the app? What kind of bottlenecks do the developers face while developing the complex riding app? What are the third-party integrations you need? How to improve the UI? What customers are expecting? Are there any budget constraints? Should they allocate extra resources? All these have to be taken into consideration.

In a nutshell, this answers how and why you should design and develop the software. Analysis has to happen at every stage of the Software development process.

Design:

This is when Jim and his team build the architecture of the entire riding app project. Here, Jim removes all the negative flaws on the app by setting a predefined standard that he is attempting to stick to for a considerably longer period. Here, it could mean how Jim creates the design protocol of his product by including options where ladies can take up two-sharing and three-sharing options, how they can travel out of the city at night time based on an emergency payment structure and much more.

The design phase would involve interactive prototyping of the layout of the app. The system would not be on-live. Yet, you can see how the icons, navigation and menu options of the app work. Once the design gets approved, users can move on to the development phase.

Development and Implementation:

This is where the actual work starts! After designing the app, you start developing it in real-time where data recording goes on in the background. The riding app is now on the development phase where every design aspect and plans slowly come to reality.

Once the development phase is done, we move on to the implementation phase where the product has to undergo a pilot study to check if the functionality is all good! If the functionality has any faults, the testing and debugging busts it!

Testing:

In case of any runtime or compile errors, any buttons not functioning properly, the app redirecting to different pages or such similar faults, the testing team reports it to the developers, who work tirelessly to get rid of the app. Your app does not impress your customers if it is full o bugs and errors. It would also impact your brand negatively. You should debug the errors before you introduce it to your users. When the errors are debugged, the app is set to go live in the Playstore or Appstore or both!

 

Maintenance:

This phase is when your software requires maintenance and upgrade with the drastically changing time. This stage includes integrating the app with third-party SDKs. During this stage, you get to handle all your user requirements and upgrade it continuously. When Jim wants to add any new features to his app based on the current trends, he can maintain the app with his team. He can make additional changes with the help of his team.

 

How Pattem Digital can help you in the Software development process?

Bangalore has been the IT hub in recent times. If that’s one among your favourite destinations, why not choose Pattem Digital for your one-stop outsourced Software development services. Right from strategy and consulting, understanding the Software Requirement Specification (SRS) and Business Requirement Documentation (BRD), sending the request for proposal, documentation to cost estimation, we do not leave any factors left out to ensure that you enjoy the best Software Development services in the market.

We are a pool of talented members who can let your business reach new zeal. We make sure that the Software development process takes place in the right way, at the right time.

Conclusion

India is a fast developing country with highly talented folks. They are influential in terms of technology, science and arts. India is no less compared to any other global nations, in Software development and testing. That’s the reason why product companies prefer Indian origin companies for their requirements. Other reasons include affordability, high software quality, fewer communication constraints with English being the de facto language among almost every IT employees in India and a large number of talented resources present in the nation.

If you have us in your mind, let’s have a talk on your Software development requirements!

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