To develop a successful mobile application it is essential to have a proper outline of the requirements of the project. The mobile application requirement document helps to document and outline the business requirements and market requirements, allowing developers and designers to build a product catering to those needs.
Here are some detailed steps and ideas on how to make a perfect application requirement document that can be understood by both the developers and the clients.
The business requirements or the product requirement is essential to find the main objective and goal of the product, and it is introduced into the market. These include research on the purpose of the products, process requirements, revenue model, end product, and so on.
You have to find out about the core objective or the sole purpose of the project to develop and built mobile applications. Instead of focussing on widespread problems, it is vital to focus on the core problem to find the objective of the application.
The user flows are significant to document to know the exact journey of various types of users like the admin or the consumer. The user flow will give an idea about how the customers will interact with your application.
Setting an end goal or a vision is necessary to develop a mobile application that is functional to use. Your visionary should involve the purpose of your product, who is your target audience, how are you going to fulfil their demands. And lastly, what makes your mobile application different than other competitors.
Features of Application
The features are what makes or breaks the applications. It is essential to add features according to the business requirements and the end goals. Here are some benchmark features that can be included in most of the applications.
- Map integrations
- Login or signup feature
- Social Media icons
- Payment methods
- Shopping carts
- Live chats
- Revenue Model
The main goal of any application is to get a good ROI and to do that a revenue model is needed for mobile apps. But this depends on the application purpose, target users and the development platform. Some methods to gain money through applications are
- In-app purchases
- Premium model
- Pay per downloads
It is essential to mention the product and the technical specifications so that the developers can easily understand the projects goal and the requirements. The specifications include
- Current development platforms
- Credentials to those platforms
- Available servers and databases
- Existing APIs
- The version of the operating systems
The above are some of the standard specifications needed for the mobile application development but can be added as per the project requirements.
Applications can be developed in both the Android and the iOS platform, but many companies do not want to create in both because of budget limitations or user preferences. But either way, it is essential to discuss with the customers and choose the right platform for application development.
Maintenance and Updates
The future updates and changes should be mentioned in the PRD so that the developers won’t exhaust all the money on the project and will save some for maintenance and application updates. Do not presuppose that your work is done after the launch of the project.
Project Assumptions and Limitations
At the beginning of the project, it is good to make project assumptions about the user behaviours and how they are going interact with the application, and this will give insights to developers and designers to create user-friendly applications. Along with assumptions, it is also essential to make a list of limitations in the project like deadlines, budgets and risk.
Finally, the PRD should also include the steps involved in the launching of the applications in both Google play store and Apple stores. A detailed guideline of application launch should be mentioned, so it’s easier for the developers at the deployment stages.
In summary, the mobile application product requirements document is needed for both developers and the clients to understand the project goals and foundation for application development.
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