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How to Learn-as-You-Go (LAYG) in Mobile App Dev.

Mobile app development companies agree that failure in the mobile app development cycle helps the development process more than it hurts it. And when it comes to the way mobile app development is shaping up in the 21st century, through crowdsourcing and work for hire arrangements, this mobile app development process is subdivided into:

  1. Pilot.
  2. Frame of Reference.
  3. Hiring Decision.

For mobile app development, these subdivisions can look like jumping through hoops, but you best believe they matter. Why? Because you need to fail fast, learn fast, and ignore development concerns that might nudge you into worrying about them, and, instead, focus on what matters in the life cycle of your project. 

Broken down, these processes collectively show how and why failing fast in mobile app development is the way to set the stage for future successes.


In this stage of the mobile app development process, patterns of development and/or code writing – and how they build on each other simultaneously – should be initiated and watched. How does a block of code connect to the overall picture which is, say, something like building a farmtech mobile app? What are the goals for building this farmtech mobile app? What is the intent? How does the intent synchronize with already set business processes in the agricultural community? 

This pilot stage needs to highlight and answer these questions to prevent avoidable failures or to ensure that when failures come into the picture, there is a quick response into resolving them and getting back on track almost immediately. 

Beyond answering these questions and upholding to the “fail fast” rule, it helps to break down projects into bite sizes within the duration the project has been scheduled to last. Bite sizing helps identify flaws in the dev. process and how to isolate them by fixing them without affecting other parts.

Once bite sizing has been achieved, it is easier to see how many ways you can achieve the goals and objectives of the mobile app in development – do you code from scratch, do you use low-code tools, do you use a mix of both or do you use no-code tools and just drag, drop, and combine? Bite sizing helps figure out how to achieve your coding objectives and goals.

This part of the process filters what part of the projects to abandon and what to leave on the table for execution by providing a simulation of sorts for scrutiny between what is vs what is desired, how to get from what is to what is desired, and what is needed as a development tool to move from what is to what is desired.

Frame of Reference

Shaping up your mobile app development process involves creating the atmosphere for hiring talented mobile app developers, and that involves selling them on the how-to guide for how you want the promise of the mobile app to be delivered to the potential customers.

Essentially, it is selling how you would like your customers to journey from the initial stages of the app to the benefits the app was built to deliver to them. This is the frame of reference and there has to be clear communication about it before any code is written so that the failures that are encountered in the process ultimately lead to the end goal and weed out what is unnecessary.

Timeline communication is advised by mobile app development companies. To return to our example of the farmtech app, no mobile app development company wants to go to launch in November 2020 with a farmtech app that ought to have been launched to farmers in July 2020.

Hiring Decision

Before settling for a mobile app developer, you would want to consider the monetary value attached to developing the mobile app (how much are we exactly talking about?), how long the project is expected to last i.e. the mobile app development life cycle (3 months, 6 months, a year?), and the breadth, width and length of the project (what is the scope and what does the statement of work say the project covers?)

Keep in mind that while failure is perceived as a threat, failure actually helps you refine your mobile app development process and how it connects to your business process. Failure also helps you achieve your mobile app’s end goal more effectively and efficiently by opening up a learning process that equips you with more knowledge to build better mobile apps. What you want to avoid is avoidable failures or failures that come about because you refused to jump through the required hoops.

KitelyTech offers years of tech leadership – that’s plenty of years dealing with trial and error, and learning as a result. We’re ready and willing to learn with you, and also offer our years of tech expertise as a resource.

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