Creating a minimum viable product (MVP)
is the cheapest and fastest way to validate the idea and learn whether there's a market need for the solution. Most Telemedicine startups, like Babylon or Amwell, started with an MVP.
In Agile methodologies, Telehealth app development is usually divided into several steps: 1. Project discovery and estimation
. At this stage, the tech team will learn everything you're willing to share about the project, create a comprehensive list of requirements, and estimate the time and resources necessary to complete the MVP.
You will receive a system requirement specification (SRS) and a timeframe and budget estimates. At this stage, you can decide which of the features to develop first and which should wait for future upgrades. 2. Architecture design and technology stack selection.
Considering your requirements and the chosen platform (web, desktop, iOS, or Android), the CTO or Tech Lead
will suggest the most suitable frameworks, libraries, languages, and approaches for your project. They will also design the app's foundation to withstand the projected user load and scale up when necessary. 3. UI/UX wireframes and interactive prototype design.
In keeping with user-centered design trends, the design team will provide you with a set of interface wireframes for an initial UI evaluation. Once you agree on user flows and journeys through the app, you will also get an interactive prototype to let you experience user interactions with the app first-hand. 4. MVP development and testing.
The software engineers will work on your project along with designers and fulfill the functional and non-functional requirements. Every sprint will result in a new update and demo to keep you apprised of the development progress. Unless the team runs into trouble or you change requirements on the go, the project should be finished and ready for launch within the estimated timeframe.