ZonCon


How it Works


Rationale

Every dynamic mobile application has 3 minimum essential components - the cloud component, the mobile component and the API / services component. In actuality, the functionality sets of all the apps can be more or less derived from a master set of standard features. This means that most developers spend more than 80 % of their time doing repeat work, essentially writing code, which somebody else has already written in the past.

After this realization, we began work and have come up with our product, ZonCon, that drastically accelerates the mobile application development. A typical mobile app which usually takes around 5-6 months to develop could now be developed only in a few days using ZonCon.


Huge scope for optimizing the mobile application development lifecycle!


Modularise to Optimize and Open Source to Customize



Philosophy

Our experience told us that faster development can only happen, if one strikes the perfect balance between automation and customization. ZonCon strives to help developers achieve this balance.

ZonCon has both cloud-side and mobile-side offerings.

First, ZonCon provides a master feature set of plug'n'play cloud-side software modules, which the developers can utilize and avoid repeat work. Second, wherever there is a need of customization particularly on the mobile side, ZonCon provides ready open-source software themes / templates, which developers can download and customize. We also provide open-source web templates, in cases where both websites and mobile apps need to be managed by a single ZonCon backend.


For Businesses

  • If you are a business owner, ask your developer to get in touch with us.

  • If you don't have a developer and you want us to help you develop your app, submit an enquiry. While submitting enquiry you have two options:
    1. Choose a standard template - mention which template you want and we will develop and release your app real fast
    2. Custom template - If you want us to prepare a custom design for you, we will be happy to discuss.

Send Owner Enquiry

For Developers

  • If you are a developer, we already have plug'n'play backend modules ready, which you can consume and save a lot of time and resources. Off-load your backend management to us.

  • To speed you up on the front-end side, we have also provided you the Android / IOS native source code templates that you can download and customize.

Send Developer Enquiry

Mobile Application Development Process


(1)
Requirement Analysis
Figuring out use-cases, workflows, overall functionalities



(2)
System Architecture Design
Identifying high-level software structures, choosing technologies



(3)
Database Design
Creation of data model for both the server side and the client side



(4)
API Design
Based on the data model, use-cases and workflows, create services that interface the server side software with the client-side software



(5)
Backend Software Development
Implementation of DB model, development of server side software for data management, development of services from API



(6)
UIUX Design
Analysis and design of mobile screens from workflows, look and feel, user interactions and artwork



(7)
Frontend Software Development
Development of actual mobile application according to UIUX analysis, integration with server by consumption of services API



(8)
System Testing
Integration testing, regression testing, stress testing, security testing, alpha & beta testing



(9)
Release & Store Management
Look & feel of the app on the store, screenshots, app icon, feature graphics & videos, store listing



(10)
Bug-Fixing
Analyzing crash reports, testing the app on newly released mobile devices and operating system versions, removing bugs and updating the store release



(11)
User Feedback & Data Generation
Analyzing the data gathered from the in-app analytics software and explicit feedback received over email, replying to store reviews & comments



(12)
Incremental Development
Upgrade the app using the feedbacks and analyzed data, add new features, remove unnecessary features



How ZonCon Optimizes The App Development Process


We currently focus on only three categories of mobile apps -
(1) Event / Conference apps,
(2) E-commerce apps and
(3) Content Publishing / Blog apps.

For these three categories we have already done most of the hard work for the developers. We have already implemented steps 1 to 7. We have already analyzed the requirements, designed the software architecture and database and have developed API services that the developers can use. To also help developers in UIUX design and frontend software development, we have created open source native mobile application templates that seamlessly integrate with the backend services.

Steps for working with us are as follows:

Step 1 - Developer Signup
Depending upon the type of project, the developer will have to pay the project setup fee (see pricing) and complete the sign up process.

Step 2 - Backend Setup
After the developer signup completes, we will setup the backend services for the project. Setup time would be 2-3 days.

Step 3 - Customization
While the ZonCon team is setting up the backend, the developer could download the front-end source-code of the template of his choice and get familiarized with it. It can then be customized further according to the finer requirements.

Step 4 - Release
After the development & testing cycles complete, the developer can release the app on whichever store he wants to (Android or IOS).


About Web Module Integration


For certain applications such as ecommerce, presence is necessary on both the web and mobile platforms. Web module comes handy in such scenarios. Web module is an HTML5 based template, which has all the standard functionalities built into it. It is linked to the ZonCon backend. It enables you to manage both your mobile apps and your website from a single backend system. To make your existing website ecommerce enabled, customize the module according to your requirements and upload it onto your website.

If you want us to work on the web module, it will incur extra charges.