Building a mobile app for the first time? You no distrust have many questions: Is it meaningful? Does it make sense? How will people know about it?
Having helped build more than a hundred apps from categories ranging from social networking, utility, entertainment, and way of life, I get asked a lot of questions by entrepreneurs and businesses on the entire process of building and marketing apps.
Here are the most common ones to help you first-timers build a successful app:
I have many app ideas. Which one should I pursue?
Most winning entrepreneurs have built their business through several ideas. So don’t limit yourself to a single app idea.
Apps are like releasing a hit melody single. You never know which single will compose it for you. So give each app four to six months after the launch and if you do not see a on the increasing user base, move to the next idea.
I have an app idea, but where do I start?
Start by putting your idea down on article as clearly as possible. Look for prototyping tools on the Internet and create a detailed, screen-by-screen mock-up/wireframe of your app. Once you’re plain about your requirements, look for a company that can design and develop it for you.
How do I know whether the customer wants my app?
Get to the market fast with a first of its kind. Don’t wait to create a complete app with all the features. Build only with the core suggestion of the app and see if the customer is ready to buy. Once they do, you will get a lot of significant feedback from your paying customers.
Should I build a mobile website or a native app?
There are close to a million apps each on iOS and Android app stores, and you’re challenging against the best to be seen and occupied with. Mobile websites don’t offer any experience, nor do they add any cost to the customer. Apps are to mobile what website is to a desktop. Don’t combine the two.
Should we build the app in-house or outsource?
Some of the most trendy products today were outsourced in their preliminary days, including Alibaba, Fab.com, Digg, Skype.
When creating the first request of your product, keep the costs low and go with an outsourced provider that understands your requirements best. The most important article for you at this moment is to get your product in the hands of the customer. Fast. Once you see a real claim for your product and continue to see traction, you can then take over the development and repairs in-house.