Building A New App For Mobile Devices
After taking a few months off from blogging and my online business ventures I am finally back to work and more focused than ever. I am currently involved in two separate network marketing companies which have helped to shape my new business direction and I am also starting to transition into building a new app for mobile devices. This is the first of a new series of posts that I will be writing to share what I learn about the process of building a new app, marketing on social media and traditional means and getting the app accepted in the iTunes store.
Let me say that I have absolutely no experience in building a new app for mobile devices so this will be an adventure that could take up to a year or more before I finally launch my product. I have been back and forth on whether to share my idea in this blog and decided to keep the details of my idea private at least until the app has been built and is ready to be launched. I’m sure that most people can understand my paranoia that someone could steal my idea and get it built and on the market before I do. I know that it’s probably not a very likely scenario but since I’ll be learning the ropes as I go it seems that this is just one less thing that I’ll need to worry about along the way. I will however be sharing all of the tools and resources that I use as I make my through the process and will add those to the resources page of this blog under Mobile Apps heading.
- Get a feel for the market
- Align your ideas with successful apps
- Design your app’s experience
- Register as a developer
- Find prospective programmers
- Sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) when ready to hire a programmer
- Start coding
- Test your app
- Post your app to the market
- Market your app
I am currently working on step number one and little bit on step number three. I decided that if I could get a logo designed it would help me envision the reality of the app and also would also be a quick win to get me started. I have already done a bit of market research to see if there is a demand for my app idea by speaking with the people who will likely be using the app and found that the idea could have wheels. Of course like all entrepreneurs embarking on a new business venture, I have huge ideas and plans for my new app. When I realized that there are people who would pay for the service that this app will offer I immediately started to think about how to monetize and how much I could make. However, the realist inside me is still holding his own and keeping my inside Dreamer’s delusions of grandeur at bay. I have the basic design and function written in my trusty notebook and in my imagination but I still need to speak with more of the market to find out more about what functions and extra options they would like to see when the app finally launches.
In part two of this new series I will go into more detail about how I performed my Step 1 research and what I learned about how to approach the market to get them to open up about what they do want and what they don’t want.
If you have successfully launched your own app and would like to share what you learned about the process please feel free to leave your comments below. I am always open to learning from experienced entrepreneurs.