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Luis Picurelli in Yeeply news

Milestones: what they are and how they help in app development

The whole process of the manufacturing of a product has a number of steps that should be followed to get a quality job. The field of mobile app development is no stranger to this methodology. For this reason, Yeeply has implemented the possibility to establish milestones, so that freelance developers can better plan their work time.

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What is a milestone in app development? In this sense, the milestones are stages in which the process of the development of a mobile application is divided. Therefore, the milestones would work very valid when working as a mobile app developer, since it allows better structuring of tasks and a good divide of the working time.

Working with milestones also takes care for a better communication with the client. On one side, because it allows the client to see how the app is developed.  On the other side, the communication from the developer to the customer after finishing a milestone, that’s care for that the customer will always know the state in which the development process is located.

To all this we must add the convenience of this type of organizational scheme economically. The client may divide the final retribution among different milestones that have established, which will be more comfortable when paying the amount agreed with the developer. Also, the freelance developers receive regular remuneration for their work, without having to wait till the end of development.

But how long can a milestone be? What may be the value of a certain milestone?  Earlier this year, Kinvey revealed the infographic of how long it takes to develop a mobile application: 18 weeks. The infographic details a series of generic milestones involved in the development process and how long it takes to accomplish them. Clearly, each project will have specific milestones, adapted to the characteristics of the app you want to achieve. On the other hand, the price also depends on what the application cost and difficulty involved each milestone for the developer

The infographic details a series of generic milestones involved in the development process and how long it takes to accomplish them. Clearly, each project will have specific milestones, adapted to the characteristics of the app you want to achieve. On the other hand, the price also depends on what the app development cost and the difficulty of each milestone for the developer.

Julia Bergshoef

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