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How Long Does It Take To Create An App?

  • user Encircle Technologies
  • calendar December 13, 2022
  • tag App Development
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Starting from researching the idea to deployment, so much goes into the app development process.

Depending on the project’s complexity, it can take about 3 to 9 months or more to create an app. Features and functionalities you want in the app impact the time duration.

It comes down to the requirements. If your requirement is for a small app with basic features, it shouldn’t take more than a few months.

However, if your requirement is for a large-sized, complex app, then it may take about 9 months or more.

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Websites and apps both have their own pros and cons. Having a website can help you reach new users and convert them into customers. On the other hand, having an app can help you improve your branding and connect with your existing customers.

Our App Development Process

To turn an idea into the final product (i.e., app), we follow a step-by-step process. We start with idea research.

After prototyping, design, and development, we get the app validated before deploying it to the app store. We also offer post-launch support to our clients.

Let’s walk you through our entire app development process:

  • Understand requirements
  • Research
  • Prototyping
  • Design & development
  • Testing
  • Deployment
  • Post-launch support
Understand requirements

Before we start working on the app development project, we understand the client’s requirements and the goal of the project. We deep dive into the features & functionalities to add to the app, technology, operating system, and more. This gives us clarity about what exactly the client wants to achieve with the app.


You think you have a great idea, but is it really true? You might not have done market research yet. This is when the research part comes in. Research helps to understand the market, audience, strengths, weaknesses, and more. Under this step, we conduct market analysis, proto personas, and value proposition.


The app prototype is a mock-up that looks like a real app. The purpose of prototyping is to showcase important features and functionalities of the app. Before spending time and resources on the app development, we create the prototype to get the look and feel of the final product.

Design & development

Now comes the most important stage, i.e., app design and development. Mostly, app design and development go hand in hand. Our UI/UX design team designs eye-appealing and interactive app interfaces.

Talking about the development stage, the timeline varies depending on the factors like the technology used, project complexity, etc.


Once our designers and developers create the app, it goes to the QA (Quality Assurance) team. Before making it live, our QA team runs different checks to make sure the app is bug-free and delivers the best user experience. If any error is found by the QA team, it is reported to the development team to get it fixed.


Once the app passes all the above steps, it’s all set for deployment. Depending on the operating system (Android or iOS), the time duration to go live on the store differs. It takes around 3 to 6 business days for the app to go live on Google Playstore. Talking about iOS, Apple has a detailed reviewing process, so it may take around 7 to 10 business days for the app to go live on the Apple App Store.

Post-launch support

Developing and publishing the app isn’t the end of the story. After the successful launch of the app, it needs to be constantly monitored and improvements should be made. Depending on the feedback and changing market trends, we continuously improve the app.

About Encircle Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Encircle Technologies is the leading IT company offering web and app development services across the globe.

If you are searching for an app development company that can create a beautiful, fully-functional Android and/or iOS mobile application, Encircle Technologies can help you. Starting from conducting idea research to launching the app, we got you covered.

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