Looking to create a mobile app or another piece of software? If so, you’ll first need a prototype – a visualisation of your software before it is developed. After all, you wouldn’t build a house without first having blueprints drawn up, so why would you rush ahead with a potentially expensive piece of software development without first knowing what to expect from the end result?
At Orthogonality, we’re experts in the software prototyping process, visualising your design, and providing tangible evidence that the finished product will work optimally. Our expertise has seen us partnering with many international clients, using a variety of techniques, and working with various budgets.
If you’d like to find out more about the software prototyping service we offer here at Orthogonality, please don’t hesitate to call or email us today.
We can’t underline enough the importance of prototyping to the successful development of software. Without it, you’re quite simply stepping into the unknown – relying on luck and judgement to produce a satisfactory end result. When such large sums of money are being invested into a product, you can’t afford to take this risk.
By going through the software prototyping phase, you’ll be able to clearly define your plans. Once the process has been finished, you’ll have something you can show to others working on the project, which will give them a concrete understanding of the desired functionality and aesthetics of the end result. You’ll also have something to show to potential customers, gauging their reactions before deciding to move into the software development phase.
Software prototyping is also essential to the creative process. Throughout the time spent creating the prototype, those working on the project can brainstorm and come up with new ideas, that often improve the look and feel of the final piece of software. What’s more, having a prototype allows developers to see whether ideas are good ones, or whether tweaks need to be made to improve the software.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, software prototyping enables you to save both time and money. The software prototyping process can be a reasonably long one, but it helps to prevent most issues from arising later in the project’s life, thus potentially saving far more time than it takes. Money is also saved, as they’ll be no need to rectify expensive mistakes further down the production phase.
As we’re sure you’ll appreciate, software prototyping comes in many different forms, and therefore projects require different amounts of time, as well as differing skillsets. We will speak with you to find out about your project, and we will then be able to provide you with a competitive quote for our services.
This is another question that has no exact answer, as the scope of every project differs. Once again, we’ll speak with you to find out as much as we can about your requirements, after which we’ll give you an estimate of how long the entire job will take. Please note: the more information and feedback you provide, the fewer revisions are generally needed, therefore bringing down cost, so we encourage you to work with us closely throughout the prototyping process.
There are many benefits to software prototyping, and we’d warn anyone thinking of developing software against not going through an initial prototyping phase. It will usually save both time and money in the long term, plus it allows you to refine and perfect the end product before moving on to the development phase.