Benefits of Creating a PrototypeBenefits of Creating
A good app prototype at hand ultimately brings you a number of benefits, including the following.
Getting a big picture of an end product
Before commencing any software production, a number of underlying aspects should be inspected. Basic interface elements of the application, their placement, and initial visual style - all that should better be settled beforehand. A timely mobile prototype is the best way to do that.
Confirming the potential demand
At Crystal Logic, we provide mobile app prototyping services that are focused on your particular target audience and business niche specifics. We involve TA representatives directly in prototype testing, which allows identifying the rates of potential demand based on real user feedback early on.
Cutting the budget
We design mobile app prototypes that help you save money by preventing unexpected post-release functionality issues (bugs, lags, errors, etc.) and avoiding the need to involve additional specialists for extra polishing of the software.
Improving investment opportunities
With a vivid, working prototype of a future mobile solution at hand, you can go and attract investment opportunities, demonstrating potential financial partners what you have in store. You surely get more chances to acquire investors when you have at least a carcass of your software concept available.
Types of App Prototypes We ProvideTypes of App Prototypes
A prototype is a basic model of the final product that can have a certain extent of functionality. The major types of prototypes can be subdivided into three common categories:
Let’s take a look at each and see in which cases they should be better employed
Concept Prototype Development
This type of prototype is a schematic representation of future app screens created in the early stages of product development. It is necessary to outline the overall interface with many UX/UI details of the solution to be implemented further on.
Interactive Mobile App Prototyping
In an interactive prototype, basic functional features are added on top of the design outline to see the carcass of working software. It allows to start testing your solution with live TA.
All in all, an interactive prototype allows to:
- Create user behavior models based on certain scripts
- Demonstrate a functional version to investors or clients
Animated App Prototype
This is the highest-level prototype that may not even be distinguished from a fully-featured solution by a regular user. At this point, we can see a readymade design, a usability system, and the interface where all elements are interactive and clickable. Animated testing is the final stage at which the designer thinks out a very important UX aspect animated user interaction elements.
Stage of the Prototyping Process?Stage of the Prototyping
We create prototypes in a number of successive steps. Each stage is equally important.
1. Requirements collection
We commence our prototyping services by gathering and sorting all the basic end product requirements. We clarify, formulate, and prioritize all the design and development nuances initially.
2. Interface development
This stage involves creating a functional model. We efficiently locate all the necessary icons in the interface, provide a schematic visualization of the main sections and functions that harmoniously fit into the future product.
The interface gradually comes to life, with an initial prototype becoming clickable. Prototyping solutions at this stage are, essentially, carcasses with minimum functional elements that are prepared for more in-depth prototyping procedures.
4.Assessment & clarifications
Here, all the strengths and weaknesses of the existing prototype are evaluated. Additional requirements for the product are formulated if necessary. During the assessment and refinement, the final functionality of the product is formed. Both app prototype design and functionality of all buttons are inspected and assessed.
We take on advanced functionality and features of the future solution during animated software prototyping. The result is, basically, a borderline version between a prototype and an MVP or minimum viable product. Extended functionality is then further assessed to settle with the final budget and costs of the whole project.
A number of iterations depends on the complexity of the developed product and the range of functionality. In order to launch a high-quality complex product, you may need more than one iteration until the product is polished to the desired level
Mobile App Prototyping by Crystal LogicMobile App Prototyping
Our company has been operating in the market since 2014. And through all this time, we managed to gain lots of experience and reinforce our in-house expertise. We can develop both an Android app prototype and conduct iOS prototyping.
As the final prototyping product, you will get a software carcass with interactive features, a design with adaptive elements, a detailed technology development project plan, and documentation with full functional specifications for your mobile application
How We Start Prototyping Solutions at Crystal Logic WHow We Start
The success of our backend system implementation is based on the following key aspects.
Initial meeting & acquaintance
The goal of the first meeting is to get to know each other. It is important for us to understand your expectations, hear about the main idea of your project first-hand and settle all the further goals - are we talking about a mobile app or website prototype, what are the general specifics of your business niche, etc.
Assigning a dedicated team
We gather specialized teams individually for every other particular case. Truly high-quality mobile app prototyping services can only be provided with the right software aces at work - we have passionate prototyping ninjas at our side to become your dedicated assistants in boosting your business.
Budget & deadlines to create a prototype
Budgeting and project deadlines depend on many factors. Namely, the complexity of the project, its scale, type of prototyping, and many other individual nuances. That’s why we settle with the budget and deadlines with a discussed concept and a dedicated team at hand. We will design a mobile app prototype at a reasonable cost in optimal terms.