Rolling wave planning is said to be the art of holding off on important business decisions until all the necessary information are available for a well-informed decision. While the decision may be delayed, all the necessary research, verification and information retrievals are continuously conducted. The advantages of rolling wave planning are already obvious.
During the delay period, the product will continue to evolve and more knowledge will become available. Rolling wave is very important for app development because it involves planning until you have proper visibility, then you implement your plan, seek feedback and continuously re-plan. It should be a continuum.
Some of the reasons rolling wave planning is very important in the development of mobile app have been outlined right below.
It enhances better product decision making
Rolling wave planning allows you gather more information about the product and also enables you to gain much more understanding of the products and its dynamics. Information is power. When you are not well informed, you are deformed. So, being armed with all the necessary information puts you in the best position for decision making.
Having all the most important data helps you analyze and understand the product more. Some of this information may not be available at the beginning of the project. As the project continues, you begin to get more accurate information unlike the speculative data you started with. The picture will gradually become clearer. The necessary functionality of the proposed mobile app will continue to emerge.
Every stage of the app development comes with the new knowledge that you didn’t have at the initial stage. So, you will use the knowledge and information to plan the next stage.
It helps to reduce risk
Goals and plans will continue to change as new information arrives. They often disprove your earlier assumptions. The implication is that certain features may no longer be necessary and you may also realize that you have to incorporate other features. The big risk here is that most of the material, time and financial resources dissipated on the first few stages of the project may become a total waste as the project is being reworked.
Rolling wave planning helps you reduce the risks as it delays the investing of a lot of resources until the more and clearer information emerge. Secondly, teams find it very difficult to adapt to the constant changes in the design of the app and objectives of the project as a whole. Rolling wave planning allows you to adjust deliverables on the go without making expensive changes.
It helps you minimize your waste
Sometimes kicking off an app development project with half-baked information can lead to waste of scarce resources like time, raw materials and funds. Some of the waste can come in the form of excess processing, unnecessary waiting and overproduction. Rolling wave planning saves you from this debacle.
It gives better results
Rolling wave planning is virtually indispensable to the development of an app. By virtue of its promotion of increased efficiency, reduced risk and flexibility, it usually leads to a better result.
Here are the list of the best apps for different categories.
Dashlane – Best Password Manager for Android
Dashlane app is an effective password manager. Remembering your password and entering it can be difficult and cumbersome. Most people have forgotten and had to request a quick reset of their password at least once. However, with Dashlane, this will no longer happen. This app saves all your passwords and allows you to copy it and paste it into relevant online form or account login form. To avoid security issues, Dashlane uses encrypted codes and it regularly monitors the codes.
It also secures other private data that you use regularly online. For instance, you can save your credit card details and other secret financial information on Dashlane. You can copy and paste these data onto shopping portals as many times as you wish.
Google Drive – Best Cloud Storage App For Android
Google Drive has been installed into most of the latest Android devices. What gives it an edge over others is the fact that it comes with extra Cloud storage space. It is also easier to use than other storage apps. Google Drive is clearly the best in this category.
Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus App – Best Security /Antivirus Apps For Android
Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus app ensures the safety of your device with excellent virus detection software. This software works through your internal storage space, external memory and even browser history. What actually made it the best is its ability to track location and wipe your data remotely.
This implies that if your device gets stolen, you can track the thief with location tracking. You can also wipe off all the data on your device without being in possession of it to avoid the thief from accessing some vital information. This is a wonderful but rare feature.
Action Launcher 3 – Best customization app
Action Launcher 3, You may not be able to afford a customized mobile device but you can customize your device to with this app to make it very unique. This app offers a very simple way to implement powerful customization for any mobile device. It offers new main menu interface with unique icons. There are several customization apps but simplicity makes this app the best. However, device customization comes with a disadvantage. It will take you some time to get used to the new icons as you may have been attached to the common icons. For instance, everybody is used to seeing a small magnifying glass as an icon that represents a search function. Searching may be difficult if the icon is changed to something else.
All the same, for those who prefer uniqueness, Action Launcher 3 should be their best bet. You can achieve a lot with just a few clicks. Most importantly, the app can be downloaded free of charge.
The common features of all of the apps irrespective of their different functions are quick loading time, fast response, low battery power consumption and simplicity of use. There are several other categories of apps, the categories outlined above were randomly selected for this article. It is also noteworthy that the list is not static. It can change as more mobile apps keep emerging every day.
Why Do Some Games Succeed and Others Fail?
There are different mobile apps for different purposes. The category of apps with the highest number is the video game app. While some games have been a hit, a lot of games have failed. To ascertain why some games succeed and others fail, a random selection of app developers were interviewed on the qualities that attract players to games. Below is a list of the qualities mentioned by app developers.
A good game has to be interesting and challenging
Starting from the storyline to the missions, a good video game has to be interesting enough to dazzle players. Apart from being interesting, the game has to offer some challenging missions that will require some intellectual efforts.
No matter how interesting a game is, most players will delete it once they have cleared it. So, there should be “unending” mission after mission after mission. That way, it will take the best players several months to clear it.
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