Prototypes Software Development For Bespoke Software Solutions
Before developing any bespoke software, whether a mobile app or a custom web application, virtually all software development companies currently undertake prototype software development at the initial stages. This is more relevant when the requirements supplied by the client are at a high level and only cover the core features and functions expected from the bespoke software.
Engaging with a software development company is not necessary to develop a software prototype. Epically in countries like the UK, where software development companies pay top dollar/pound to skilled software developers, sometimes it makes perfect sense for the client to develop a prototype themselves.
A quick search on Google for prototype software development tools returns lots of results which allow non-technical users to create working/functional prototype designs without writing a single line of code. This is made possible by providing WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) type of designers that allow the users to simply drag-n-drop various components on a screen, representing a screen/module/function that the business is trying to automate. Taking this approach allows the business users to participate in the initial stages of the software design and include the key features and functions they need to automate and streamline their tasks.
Developing a functional software prototype also helps to get accurate quotations from software development companies because they can accurately calculate how much effort will be required to develop a particular screen, module, feature, function, etc. This also helps the client to remove elements which are non-critical and reduce the overall software development cost.
Schnell Solutions Limited is a UK based award-winning bespoke software development company which has helped many UK clients to convert their software prototype designs into full-blown software applications. At Schnell, we use several prototype development tools which help us convert business requirements into functional software prototypes in a matter of days. This helps us keep costs to a minimum and allows our clients to explore different options and choose the most suitable design for their business.