MVP Development Process Step by Step
Deciding to get a software/mobile product, a customer faces a tough choice between a full-fledged product which requires months and tens of tons of bucks to develop and an MVP. Some may even not know what it is. Yet, an MVP can be a great choice when you need to launch the product in the market quickly and with minimal costs spent on it.
What Is MVP and How It Is Developed
You may ask what is an MVP and why should I decide on this option. An MVP is a product which is released with limited functions or in the first stages of its development when the results are enough to be shown to an audience, yet it can be further upgraded and improved. The essence of an MVP is to attract attention and to show the audience that the product is effective and valuable.
Thus, its development has several benefits compared to a full-fledged development process
- You save time as it takes several times faster to develop an MVP.
- You get a workable product, not a prototype.
- You can intrigue the audience by announcing further updates for an MVP.
- It helps to analyze the market and find drawbacks in the early stages before you invest top dollar in it.
Just keep in mind that world-known startups like Uber, Dropbox, and Spotify were at first developed as MVPs!
MVP Development with Yojji
When you need to get an MVP which will be profitable, scalable, and appreciated by your audience, it is a must to get in touch with a skilled team. Even for MVPs, teamwork is dramatically crucial as it saves time and provides branched processes of product development. In Yojji, we offer our clients our expertise and advanced development skills to enjoy the best result ever.
Our teams consist of PMs, designers, web/mobile developers, QAs and analysts who work in synergy to boost the process. You are welcome to apply for our MVP development services and get a state-of-the-art product which will be unique, effective, and scalable.
Stages of MVP Development
Now let’s concentrate on the main stages your MVP passes when it is developed.
- Research and Risk Evaluation
The first stage involves analysts and marketers whose job is to provide market research and analyze possible risks: will the product be in demand, are there any pitfalls when offering it to the audience? Which audience is targeted for this product? What do competitors offer in this niche? All these questions need to be answered in advance.
- Deciding on the Specifics of the Product
Then it’s time to decide on the specifics of the product. As usual, this stage is performed in the form of brainstorming with the team and the customer involved in the discussion. The main idea is to set goals, inquire about some unique features, and decide on the technologies which will help implement all these features and goals in the product.
- UX/UI Design and Interface Prototyping
The next stage is a working field for designers. They develop drafts and prototypes, select the minimal kit of functions, and work on the interface and user experience of the future product to show their ideas in ready-made models to the customer.
- Technologies Selection and Implementation
After prototyping, developers start their work from the technical side. Their task is to provide the functionality of the MVP both on the server side and on the client’s side.
- Testing MVP
Although MVP is not the ultimate version of the product you have in mind, it still requires testing. This helps to mitigate possible mistakes and bugs which can spoil the impression of the product.
- Launching the Market
The final stage is launching the market which includes downloading MVP on platforms like AppStore, and PlayMarket, advertising it and creating marketing campaigns which will attract the audience.
What Development Stages Can Be Implemented Further: Support and Scaling Up the Product
You should also understand that developing an MVP usually is not limited to launching it in the market. The whole concept envisages that the product will further acquire multiple improvements, its functions may be extended and improved, and its offers to the audience will be quite diverse. Thus, you can keep in touch with the development team to work further on the product. Sometimes, the first months of MVP use provide the owner with 100% payback, which helps to plan future budgets for product improvements. Besides, if you want your MVP to work tip-top, support services by your development team will also come in handy.
In general, the development of an MVP has the same stages as standard product development. Yet, these stages are performed faster, cheaper, and with an opportunity to provide further improvements. That’s why it’s bingo for startups with limited budgets, small businesses, or new products which require preliminary feedback from the targeted audience. You can start your MVP with ease, as Yojji is there for you to provide agile and fast MVP development services for your product.
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