Wireframes are a highly useful tool to start to conceptualise solutions on paper before committing to the build process. It’s also a cost effective way of ensuring everyone is on the same page in terms of layout , information architecture and functionality. It’s aim is to avoiding expensive re-work later in the project by having the vision documented as much as is possile early on.
I have been approached many times about building apps and the first question I ask is why? What problem are you trying to solve for your organization or customer? Most of the time, unfortunately, the answer is simply ‘everyone uses apps’ or ‘the boss says we need one’. Building and maintaining a mobile application can be time consuming and expensive to build and maintain and may not be what you need. Consider these simple steps before committing to an app.