How to start an app?
You need to come up with a unique idea, it does not matter what your goals are with it. Doing just this much just is not enough in this competitive world anymore. It is getting harder these days to stand out from the crowd. Along with this it is important to know that the investment required is large these days. Considering both your budget as well as your time and efforts.
Going into the mobile app development process unprepared can result in very costly, frustrating and brand-damaging mistakes.
Whereas, if you invest your time and efforts to put these building blocks together, you will make the process of development fundamentally easier and you can even give yourself lots of competitive advantage. It takes a lot of efforts to have a successful app, but it’s absolutely and incredibly worth it.
There are so many app developers out there in the world who get so caught up in their app ideas and the big picture of a complete app that they tend to overlook the early stages. They somehow manage to forget about the day your app launches right now. You as an app developer must learn how to start an app first, then you should be moving on to create an app and really dive deep into the app development process.
In this blog the concept of starting an app will be discussed with you in excruciating detail. Prepare yourself accordingly!!
So folks let’s not waste any further time. Without any further ado lets dive right into the good stuff!!
There are a few steps you need to keep in your mind and follow them in order to start your app. You need to follow these steps carefully to ensure that your journey of app development gets a bit easier and a lot less rocky.
These steps are under mentioned:
- You need to deeply research your market
The first step you need to follow is to inform everything you do moving forward is a thorough market research. You need to be in the know of the current offering on your target market and use this very knowledge to find a gap in your app will fill and serve a fresh, complete the solution to the problem you’re solving.
Extensive market research will surely help you discover:
- Who exactly are your competitors?
- What are their strategies?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of your opponent app developers in this market?
- What are their customers saying as reviews and on social media?
- What is their unique selling point?
When you finally have the answers to these questions, you will be able to avoid your competitors’ mistakes, increase and ameliorate the strategies that work, and you can even clearly define your unique take on the problems and the paths to solving them. There are billions of available mobile apps, and this is your opportunity to ensure that your app has features that make it stand out.
2) Define your elevator pitch and your target audience
Can you articulately define your app’s specific purpose? Can you name the few differences from your website and its specific use cases? This is probably the trickiest of all the steps for business owners and marketers. Summarizing your ideas down to one or two sentences of clear purpose is exceptionally hard, but it’s also one of the core steps in order to ensure the success of your app.
This is the time you need to sit down and define:
- What will be your app’s key functionality?
- Can you define what the problems your app solves are?
- Who are your potential app users?
- Why would the target people want to use it?
- What are the added values compared to a mobile website?
- Which business goals will it help you achieve?
- What the audience will benefit from it?
3) Choose between native, hybrid and web app
There are a couple of technical decision to make early on, and this is a crucial one. Choosing between native, hybrid, or a web app carries many implications for your later development and maintenance. This is why it’s key to leverage your market research and the core purpose and functionality you’ve just defined, so you can make the best decision.
The core differentiations between native, hybrid and mobile apps are:
- The programming languages they are built in. This affects and depends on your budget, desired time frames, and available expertise.
- Access to native device APIs. This will depend on the device’s functionalities that you want your app to access.
- Distribution method. This will largely affect the way you market your app and define your promotion strategies.
- Multi-platform support. This will be based on your target audience and the market you want to penetrate; most often, you will want to be present both on Apple’s App store and Android’s Play store.
You also need to:
4) Know your monetization options
5) Build your app marketing strategy and pre-launch buzz
6) Plan for app store optimization
7) Know your resources
How do you start an app? There’s no single answer to this particular question.
The app idea alone will not be enough here. You need to take the right steps in the early stage to ensure success for the long run. So before you start the process thinking about the new features and app updates take a few hours in order to focus on how users interact with your app. You need to close your eyes and think about the user interface on a well-designed native app.
How will they access and also in app purchase? Think about taking your app idea and getting it ready for the launch on the app store. It all starts with the preparation.
Once you go through these early preparation steps, you will be totally ready to dive into your app development without distractions and lead it to a successful app deployment and launch!
Thank you very much for reading this blog so far. Have a wonderful rest of your day!!