Understanding How Long It Takes To Develop A Successful Mobile App – Customer Think

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Over the last decade, I have led the develop of over 100 mobile and web apps. My dedicated team and their work has impacted the growth of companies across many industries. During project consultations, our clients always ask, “how long does it take to make an app?”. It’s a great question. The time it takes to develop an app will influence business strategy. It is important for business leaders who want to provide value to their customer base to understand how app development works. Depending who you ask you may get a variety of opinions. So let’s first take a closer look at the app development timeline.

The app development timeline

A successful app needs strategy, execution, and promotion. You can’t just build an app. First, your mobile strategy must establish your goals. The strategy guides the app development process. Let’s briefly talk about it within the context of an app development timeline.


Before you create an app, you need a plan. During this stage, you solidify the scope of your app’s functionality. You need to document how your app will solve a particular problem. You will need to conduct competitor research to understand the market. Expect to spend between 2 – 4 weeks creating your app development strategy.

App Development

You will need to design the app user interface (UI) and user experience (UX).. Most apps begin as simple wireframes and expand into prototypes. Once you approve the prototype, the development team will build