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Mobile Application Development Methodology V3

Introduction
Development Period.
Needs Assessment

Storyboarding

Server / Client UML Flow

This document is intended to be used as a guide for the methodologies of developing mobile applications.

Design

Offline / Online Development

Test

Signing Process Application Dsitribution Regular Updates

Needs Assessment
This phase will put forward the scenarios about how the application will be used in real life.
Needs Assessment

In this phase the following questions has to be answered:


Which user features, functions will be developed for which segment? Which services will be integrated to the application ? How will the segmented users use the application in real time? What are the usability scenarios for the application? (During walking, in the car, busy environment, working environment, etc.) Define Offline/Online information Which platforms will be supported? Decide application distribution method Decide device which spesific features are going to be used (SSL, Accelarator etc.) Decide which resolutions are going to be supported.

Storyboarding

Server / Client UML Flow Design

Offline / Online Development

Test

Resource:
Project Manager (Customer) Marketing and Sales (Customer)

Signing Process Application Distribution Regular Updates

Storyboarding
Used to determine the In this phase the following questions has to be interface and other structural answered: characteristics and the How will be the flow chart of the application? workflow of the application.
Needs Assessment

Storyboarding

What kind of information will be included in which page? Which model will be used for content presentation? In which page, which content, buttons will be used? Will datas be configured as dynamic or static ?

Server / Client UML Flow Design

In this phase, the following items have to be determined:


The structures of the pages in application Navigations of the buttons and pages Flow of the pages in application scope User Experiences on different platforms

Offline / Online Development

Test

Signing Process Application Distribution Regular Updates

Resource:
Project Manager (Customer) Marketing and Sales (Customer) Usability Expert (Mobinex)

Server / Client UML Flow


The operations on data resources and their usage. In this phase the following questions has to be answered:
Definition of the resources that will provide the dynamic datas The signature of services such as web service, rss, json that will be used in application Decide error code messages (Network based error codes etc.)

Needs Assessment

Storyboarding

Server / Client UML Flow Design

Offline / Online Development

Test

Signing Process Application Distribution Regular Updates

Resource:
Technical Analyst (Customer) Application Developer(Mobinex)

Design
The visual design of the application interface. In this phase the following questions has to be answered:
What will be the Brand Name for the application? (Name of the application, Brand Name, Brand Image, etc.) If there is a document about the brand of the company, should be taken in to consideration How the segments will be designed? What are the visual and audio media that will be used in the application? What type of mobile will be used for this application? Also different User Experiences for different platforms should be considered. In this phase, the following items have to be determined: Design of the objects under the criterias of Touch screen keyboard usage Two design may required if its going to support both Touch Screen and Other. Multi Resolution Support Resource: Visual Designer (Mobinex) Usability Expert (Mobinex)

Needs Assessment

Storyboarding

Server / Client UML Flow Design

Offline / Online Development

Test

Signing Process Application Distribution Regular Updates

Offline / Online Development


Flow phase from offline application to online version by integrated the dynamic datas.
Needs Assessment

In this phase the following questions has to be answered:


What are the success criteria for application performance? Which delivery method will be used for this application? (Wap-push, SMS, download..) In this phase, the following items have to be determined: Design of the objects under the criterias of Touch screen keyboard usage Multi Resolution Support In order to not loose time dumy Web Services may be needed.

Storyboarding

Server / Client UML Flow Design

Offline / Online Development

Test

Resource:
Signing Process Application Distribution Regular Updates

Application Developer (Mobinex)

Test
Testing phase of the developed application. In this phase the following questions has to be answered:
What will be the Test Cases(Writing test cases should start at the begining of the development and will evolving in each step.) Does the application fulfill the established performance requirements? Which problems has occurred during test? Which problems can occur during application delivery? What will be the backward compatibilty tests? Considerations: Departments who is going to develop the application and test should be different What will be the criterias of testing. e.g. Is it going to be tested with online test tools or with real devices.

Needs Assessment

Storyboarding

Server / Client UML Flow Design

Offline / Online Development

Test

Signing Process Application Distribution Regular Updates

Resource:
Test Group (Customer) System Administrator (Mobinex) Test Group (Mobinex)

Signing Process
The process of encoding a digital certificate into the application.
Needs Assessment

In this phase the following questions has to be answered:


Does the application meets the certain criteria such as functionality, visuality and/or usability ? In which mobile platform, the signing process will be operated ? Does any changes in functionality, visuality and/or usability in the application, after the signing process ?

Storyboarding

Server / Client UML Flow Design

Offline / Online Development

Test

Resource:
Test Group (Customer) Application Developer(Mobinex) Test Group (Mobinex)

Signing Process Application Distribution Regular Updates

Application Distribution
Application delivery to the segmented users. In this phase the following questions have to be answered: How will the application be delivered? (WAP Push,
Needs Assessment

Storyboarding

SMS Pull, wap download etc.) How to avoid the difficulties during the application delivery? How to get reports when distributing application over alternative distribution channels.

Server / Client UML Flow Design

In this phase, the following items have to be determined: Distribution channels and processes about getting
the application by subscribers Integration with the Contact Center interface should have done, if needed.

Offline / Online Development

Test

Signing Process Application Distribution Regular Updates

Resource:
Test Group (Customer) Application Developer (Mobinex) Test Group (Mobinex)

Support Person (Mobinex)

Regular Updates
The organization structure required to do the periodic content updates of the application.
Needs Assessment

In this phase the following questions has to be answered:


What will be the application update period? Who will be responsible for updates? What is needed for application update?

Storyboarding

Server / Client UML Flow Design

Offline / Online Development

Resource:
Marketing and Sales (Customer) Support Person (Mobinex)

Test

Signing Process Application Distribution Regular Updates

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