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WorkFlow

Our process & method for delivering the goods.

A unique series of steps to ensure the project runs smoothly from start to finish. 

What is workflow

Let’s take a look at this process together

Understanding our clients’ vision for their project and executing this flawlessly is imperative to us and our workflow! Starting at the very beginning, when the idea first sparks and you present your project to us, we’ll take you on the journey to when we launch it out into the world. We’ve outlined the process in the summarised steps below.

Discovery Phase

Inquiry

Client Requirement Specification Form

CI File Request

Inquiry

It all begins when you, the client, send an inquiry to us, briefly outlining your project and budget.

Client requirement spec form

We then ask you to fill out a form with the requirements for your project: Where you are asked questions such as, what is your end goal, what integrations will it need, what functionalities are required. These answers will help us tailor your product outline before we even start building.

Corporate ID File Request 

Your Corporate Identity (CI) helps you stand out from the croud so we want to make sure that your project includes this vital branding from the onset, so we’ll ask you for a document with your business’s colours, logos, and fonts to use in the project.

When we have all the documents and the information we need to get started, we’ll work with you to develop a tailor-made plan of your ideas with great attention to detail. The following stages allow you to decide if we’ve captured your vision as we set out our plans for you to review. 

SCOPE PHASE

Initial Meeting

Client Proposal

Approval of Proposal

Functional Spec Doc

Initial Meeting

Once we have these documents, we’ll sit down with you and find out more about your company and your vision for your product. Together we will work out the core components of what you want your product to do and what target market you are hoping to reach. This will also give us the chance to meet and connect on a human level.

Client Proposal

Once we’ve collected all this information we gather it together in a proposal for you that explains App Inlet’s work processes, who we are, which of our team will be handling your account, and outline an estimate of the project’s cost and timeline estimations.

Approval of Proposal

If the proposal meets your expectations, you give us your go ahead and we will move into the functional spec phase. Where we will outline the project in greater detail!

Functional Spec Document 

This document shows you the wireframes (graphical representation) of how your system will work. To map out this section, we’ll use your input on what information needs to go in your databases and what resources your system needs to hold (products, data tables, artwork etc.). We’ll also research what your competitors are doing and contract a system that will make you stand out from the crowd while still being inststary relevant.

The functional spec document is when you get the first peek at how your product will look and work. To map out this section, we’ll use your input on what information needs to go in your databases and what resources your system needs to hold (products, artwork etc.). We’ll also research what your competitors are doing and find a solution for what you want to do. 

After you’ve decided whether you like our proposed designs, we can get down to designing your product.

CREATIVE PHASE

Finalisation of Spec

Design & Functionality

Finalisation of Specs & Contract

If you feel like we could bring your vision to life, we’ll finalise these specifications for your project and write up a contract. The contract, among other things, will provide our quotation for the whole project and show your commitment to working with us.

Design & Functionality 

Now for the fun part, making your product come to life with design and prototyping you’ll be able to see how your product will look and interact. Designing the full system you’ll see how all the screen will connect together function as a whole with buttons, dropdowns, popups animations ect. We’ll integrate your colours, logos, and fonts so that your product reflects your image.

The developers work together to code the project to make it work and look like it should. They take the prototypes from the design team and build the code that will support its functioning. Our developers are split into two teams.

FUNCTION PHASE

Frontend Integration

Backend Integration

Frontend Integration

The frontend and backend developers work together to code the project to make it work and look like it should. They take the prototypes from the design team and build the code that will support its functionality. The frontend developers mainly focus on styling the face of your project, integrating the code to display as you have seen on the prototypes.

Backend Integration

The backend developers make everything fit, sync, full, respond and go to the correct commands. For example, they program the functionality of what should happen when you click something or fill it in.

Now that your product has been conceptualised, its designs agreed on, and its image and code built, we can test it to check how it looks and works on the appropriate screen. This stage is where we catch any small changes that need to be made before sending your product out into the world!

LAUNCH PHASE

App Deployment & Support

Bug Reports

App Deployment & Support

After we’ve tested that the product looks and functions as you want it to, we’ll launch it onto the relevant platform! We then provide you with continued maintenance and support to fix any issues that may arise as your customers begin to use and interact with your product out in the real world.

Bug Reports

After your app has been released you may experience the odd issue or bug. If there’s a problem with how your production functions, we will work out exactly what is wrong and fix it as a part of our continued maintenance.

We hope this has helped you visualise how we make your product for you, as well as giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we do every day. Using this streamlined process, we can work together to build you a product that reflects your business’s needs and vision!

 

If you want to know more about how we work, see our explanation of ‘What is scrum’, and if you want to understand more about who we are as a company, see our Methodology page.