Software Development: What do you need to know?

What if you need a website or mobile app?

Today, many business owners are interested in having a good website or mobile application because this will allo w them to snowball. Someone is trying to develop it on their own, using various constructors, but it is better to seek help from professionals. SECL Group will be a good helper for you if you want to get an excellent product that will be competitive and that your users will like.

How is software development going?

Software development is a complex process that requires a large stock of knowledge and skills. Usually, a large team of professionals works on this, where each specialist is responsible for their scope of work.

To develop software, you need to overcome several important steps:

  • Registration of the application;
  • Project planning;
  • Creation of software;
  • Testing;
  • Launch of the project;
  • Operation and maintenance.

Each of these stages is important, so discussing them in more detail makes sense.

Application form

Before you order a software development service, you should think carefully about what your product will look like and what functions it will perform. We advise you to immediately study the work of your competitors (at least the top 10). Analyze what features their software has, what mistakes they made and how they can be fixed. Think about what you like and don’t like about your competitors and how you can use them to build your software. Remember that only a unique product can please users, try to surprise them with innovative solutions.

It would be best if you also thought about what interface your website or mobile application will have. Of course, you won’t be able to think it through to the smallest detail, but you can think of a corporate color and logo.

The better you can imagine what the finished product will look like, the easier it will be for programmers to bring it to life.

Project planning

After you apply to create software, programmers will begin work on the design. It is the most crucial moment since the final result will depend on it. If you have to create complex software, the design phase sometimes takes longer than writing the code.

First, you need to decide on the design and functionality. Please involve a UX / UI designer in the development of the software. It will help create a beautiful and user-friendly interface that your customers will love. The specialist will offer you a choice of several options. You can evaluate them, decide which ones you like best and approve a good interface that will meet your requirements.

Discussing the functionality also takes a lot of time. You must describe what functions the finished product should perform, and specialists will be able to offer their vision, and based on this, you must approve the exact requirements for the finished product.

After you have discussed organizational issues, specialists create a specification – this document that thoroughly describes all the information about future software (including what tools will be used to develop and test it).

Also, at this stage, experts will tell you how long it takes to create such software and how much it will cost. The programmers will start building the software if you agree to such terms. SECL never misses deadlines or increases development costs, even if force majeure occurs.

Software creation

After all organizational issues are resolved, programmers start creating software. Nobody reinvents the wheel, and there is no need to write code from scratch. Today there are many different libraries and frameworks where you can find ready-made solutions and improve them to meet customers’ needs. It allows not only to simplify the work of programmers but also to speed up the process as much as possible and eliminate possible errors.

Several specialists work on one project at once to speed up the process of writing software. Each of them creates its module, which is responsible for specific functions. When each module is ready, it must be connected. Usually, many errors occur at this stage, so testing is indispensable.


Many neglect the need for testing, which leads to the fact that many sites and mobile applications of poor quality appear on the market and cannot perform the tasks they were created for. To prevent this, it is necessary to conduct testing at every stage of software development.

So, after the programmer finishes working on the module, the tester is obliged to check how correctly it works. But the most challenging part is the comprehensive check of all the software after the modules have been combined into one powerful software.

It is advisable to use both automatic and manual testing, allowing you to identify maximum errors and eliminate them in time.

Launch of the project

Inviting potential users to try it out before launching the product is advisable. It will allow you to understand how real users like your product and how it can be improved. Expect only some feedback at this stage to be positive. Practice shows that negative reviews do more for software development, as they show weaknesses and help fix them.

It would be best if you run a big promotion before launching the finished product, which will attract the attention of a large number of users.

Operation and maintenance

Once your site or mobile app goes to market, you must regularly test and maintain it. It will help to fix bugs that may arise during work time and constantly scale the software by adding new features.

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