MethApp4Mob: A Methodological Approach for Mobile Applications Development

  • Iris Galeano Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
  • Mauricio Merín Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
  • Magalí González Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
  • Luca Cernuzzi Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción


The aspects of mobile technology have introduced challenges for developers, raising the need to improve the software development methodologies traditionally used. As a result of the analysis of the state of the art, an agile methodological approach for its development is presented, consisting of 8 phases: negotiation, planning, design, implementation and alpha testing, beta testing and feedback analysis, application publication, release and maintenance, promotion, and a series of steps, good practices, principles and tools, to offer mechanisms to accompany and streamline the development process. Some validations were carried out including a exploratory study, seeking to propose a robust methodology but at the same time easy to apply in a company.

Palavras-chave: Mobile Applications, Software Development, Methodological approach


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GALEANO, Iris; MERÍN, Mauricio; GONZÁLEZ, Magalí; CERNUZZI, Luca. MethApp4Mob: A Methodological Approach for Mobile Applications Development. In: CONGRESSO IBERO-AMERICANO EM ENGENHARIA DE SOFTWARE, 25. , 2022, Córdoba. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2022 . p. 188-202. DOI: