Well, all the new app entrepreneurs always have a lot of questions in their mind about how to execute their plan of making and launching their app. So, we actually get a lot of questions from aspiring app makers about how difficult it actually is to develop a mobile application.
Trust me, when I say that making an app is not that difficult. Below, we have written a few easy steps that will make you have your own app!
- 1 Get an idea
- 2 You should create a prototype
- 3 Erase the features that can be erased
- 4 Do the cost analysis before hand
- 5 Selecting the perfect app developer
- 6 Get your hands on Developer Accounts
- 7 Perform Analytics Integration
- 8 Never feel shy in getting Feedback
- 9 Create high user engagement
- 10 Funding
- 11 Final words
Get an idea
We know that currently the app stores are filled with millions of apps. So, it would surely require some effort at your end to create an app that has never been created before. Also, the fact that it is important that your app should add some value in people’s lives, it can be a niche that nobody has explored before. You can ask yourself a set of questions before you finalize the idea, such as whether the idea is solving a problem, whether there is a need in the market for your idea and analyze its USP. even as a app store owner, if a client comes to you with an idea, you need to do this beforehand with them.
You should create a prototype
Well, ideas without an execution are nothing but just . . . ideas. So, you need to have a solid execution of your ideas and that will be a game changer to make you successful in the world of app creation. The first thing that you do after this is to validate your concept. You need to actually use tools like Google keyword planner. It will help you get to know about the people who are looking for your app. After you are done with the validation, you need to get the wire framing done. It seems trivial but it is one of the most crucial steps that you cannot afford to miss.
When you know that you have something that has a demand in the market, you need to just get the detailing done. Make sure to write the flow map or maybe create a prototype. This will help the app developer understand clearly what you are looking for.
Erase the features that can be erased
After you are done with preparing the prototype, you need to look a bit closer for the features that can be removed. Don’t just add things for the sake of it. After you have prepared the first version, you can always add more functionalities in the upcoming versions.
Do the cost analysis before hand
Creating an app requires money, so make sure that you analyze the cost involved and before you start working, you have an exact amount analyzed that would be spent in creation of the app. There are various factors that will determine the cost that you need to spend on creating your app.
The factors that determine the costings are:
You can distinguish the apps broadly into three types. –web, native, and hybrid. You can choose any of them but make sure that you put a lot of thought in it. The platform that you will use will actually help you gauge the monetary value that you need to put in.
Well, the more complex the app is, the higher the cost would go as you would need more specialized people for creation.
If you are not a pro at technology then you would need to hire people to do the job for you.
Selecting the perfect app developer
A task that requires a lot of specialization is to select the right person for creation of the app. You need to select the best person to do the job without overstepping on your budget and adhering to the timeline. It is extremely important to decide these things in the beginning itself.
Make sure to check the credibility of the person. Make sure that you are never being fooled by the price. The app developer needs to not just do the coding but also create a user friendly experience for you. You need to ensure that the person shares similar interests and has some experience in the area where you want to create an app. Also, ensure to do a reference check, it is important to get the accurate feedback from the previous clients of your app developer. It will help you forecast your experience with your app developer.
Make sure that you have an estimated timeline of the project.
Now when you have settled all the previous points, now is the time to:
Get your hands on Developer Accounts
Create developer accounts at various app stores. You can either register as an individual or as a company.
Perform Analytics Integration
Analytics do play a crucial role in tracking the number of downloads that are made. It will also help you gauge employee retention.
Never feel shy in getting Feedback
After you are done with launching the first version, ensure that you get feedback from the first customers. It will help you crease out any unevenness.
Create high user engagement
There are a lot many entrepreneurs who don’t focus much on design which is just plain wrong. The more user friendly and attractive the designing of your app is, the better will be user engagement and retention for you.
Last but not the least, funding will play a crucial role. Make sure that you know what would be the step where you need to begin with the funding process. There are a lot of options that you can consider such as Bootstrapping, venture capitalists, angel investors and seed funds.
See, we told you, it is not that difficult actually to develop a mobile application. You just need to be sure of the fact that you are putting in the right strategy. So, we hope that using these tips will serve the best usage for you and you are able to create the best mobile app for yourself. In case you have any suggestions for us, feel free to write to us in the comments section below.