Imagine writing a book without a rough storyline or any plot in mind; can you? I suppose not. A book without a story is as pointless as a mobile app that doesn’t solve a purpose! Hence, most developers define the value and purpose of a mobile app on a document they call the mobile app requirements document. This document have specific details on what the app is all about and how will it be presented to the user. The document contains a timeline – that has dates and milestones – and the budget. Now, let’s take a quick look at the checklist summary while creating a mobile apps requirement document.
Checklist Summary for Mobile Apps Requirement Document
3 Important Points to Create a Detail Mobile App Requirements Document
Remember, a detailed mobile app plan will be easier to bring to fruition and will cost less time, money and effort.
Mobile App Objective and Vision Statement
It is mandatory to define a mobile app objective – without which the product will be lost in the market. For the first phase of the app, it is recommended to focus on a single problem that your target audience requires. Solving a core problem will give the product a concise vision and establish precise success matrix.
The vision statement gives a clear direction towards the goal of the app. It generally defines who the target audience is, how it will solve their core problem and how is it going to be different from its competitors.
Another important step is to define the technical specifications. They include:
Most clients want developers to include all the features possible in a mobile app to enhance it. But developers know best when to stop. Remember, the more the features in your app, the more heavier it is, increases the chances of bugs, system crashes would be a common occurrence and it will be more complex for users to understand. Hence, it is extremely important to focus on one core feature – and use that to market your app and make it look distinct from your competitors.
In order to prioritize features, there is a simple method that can be used – it is called as the MoSCoW method. M stands for ‘Must’, S stands for ‘Should, C stands for ‘Could’ and W stands for ‘Won’t’ – the features can be put under each category to help and decide the final features that should be incorporated in the mobile app.
While making a mobile app requirements document, it needs to be as detailed as possible but a plan that is simple to understand. Try to exclude all points that take the focus off the main points that need to be covered. Creating flowcharts, timelines, cost sheet, etc. to understand the process and different milestones in the project.
Also, while making this document, check with the developer and other team members about the feasibility of the plan and keep it as realistic as possible. Remember to take into account technical glitches, bugs and other hurdles that you might face while creating the product and keep a buffer.
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