Agile Mobile App Development

Old fashioned software development practices usually doesn’t work for mobile app development due to very visual nature of the products and the high expectation of usability from today’s consumers. More traditional development techniques focussed more on business process and tens of stake-holders whereas mobile apps require ease of use and common sense usability to be accepted by either the mass market consumer of the discerning business user.

That's why at Kogi Mobile we utilize Agile Development methods for building mobile applications. Agile software development methodology for building mobile applications is a lightweight development process that offers value to build mobile apps in short cycles effectively and efficiently through cooperation between self-managing, cross-functional teams.

Our Agile mobile app development approach focuses on client communication, flexible planning, short delivery cycles, ongoing improvements, constant evaluation, risk management and encourages quick response to change.

By utilizing Agile Mobile App Development techniques we are able to build high quality in a timely manner while adapting to ever changing customer and more importantly consumer needs through collaboration between app developers, app designers, customers, and end users.

Kogi Approach to
Agile Mobile App Development

Agile Mobile App Development

Kogi has adopted Agile development processes since day one of the business back in 2011. We always start a project working in person with the client, sometimes based in their offices for several weeks to capture and iterate the consumer or business model at the heart of the product.

Kogi always focusses on the usability first, who and how the product will be used from the interface and then we work backwards to review how this can be implemented with the available existing technologies and how cloud based technologies can be implemented in full or as part of the solution.

In the implementation phase we work in sprints with constant review of the code and the usability until the core product is ready for user acceptance testing (UAT). As we work with single discipline teams of iOS, Android, Web and Full Stack Back End this means projects can be delivered in 6-8 weeks with a high amount of functionality and iterations.

Key points in the process are essential to matching up with expectations and to feed into the iterative, agile nature of projects. These points are a thorough walk through at the wireframe phase of the project with the client, screen by screen, click by click and tap by tap. This is essential that everyone is putting themselves in the mindset of the user before any development and final design is implemented. Another key stage for a step by step walk through is once the app is functionally complete. Again, in person, with the client reviewing and discussing the product element by element.

Once products are launched it is essential that products are reviewed and adjusted based on consumer feedback from multiple sources. Updates initially should be frequent, as often as once every two weeks as the real champions of any products in the modern era are the end consumers not the product managers.