Have you ever thought of turning your ideas into reality by creating a mobile app on your own? Getting started is probably easier than you think when you follow 10 steps below:
#Step 1: Draw a brilliant idea
Create a clear picture of what you want before starting anything. Write down every idea you come up with about your app.
If it’s difficult for you to begin, ask yourself these following questions:
- What exactly do you want your app to do?
- What problems your app can solve?
- Will it complex things simpler? How?
- What makes it attractive to users?
#Step 2: Sketch your idea
Now convert ideas into visual representations of your thoughts. In addition, decide if it’s free or freemium or paid download.
#Step 3: Do a in-depth research
You have to research the competitiveness of your app idea. There may be hundreds of apps like yours. It’s lucky if your idea is one of a kind. But what happens if it’s similar to other apps? I recommend you examine them and brainstorm again to make your app better. By reading the comments and reviews from users, you will know what to do.
Next, it’s crucial to examine the copyright restrictions it will save you money in the long run. You can’t move forward and spend time on an idea that won’t work.
Last but not least, do a research on marketing and think about how to make money with your app. What are your potential customers/users? Determine that target users right away.
#Step 4: Wireframe
A wireframe is the base for your apps development, so it is really an important step. Find a wireframing website that you find it easy to use the most. This step helps you give your idea a little more clarity and functionality.
#Step 5: Design the look
It’s time to have designers to create your user interface (UI). This step will decided how easy they are to navigate and how the first impression of your app to users is. Keep your target audience in mind when designing the look.
#Step 6: Get building
First, your developer will set up your servers, databases, and APIs. If you are using a quality DIY app builder this will be done for you. Do not forget to reflect on the feedback you got from your testers.
Next, you need to create an account with Google Play and Apple so that you can get your app on the market. It may take a few days to go through the process, so be patient.
#Step 7: Check the demo
Show your demo to friends, family, and anyone else who is willing to give you constructive criticism. Don’t waste your time with people who will tell you, “Wow, that’s awesome”.
Your end goal with this step is to finalize your apps structure and foundation.
#Step 8: Modify and Adjust
After you have got the feedback, ask your developer and your designer to make any changes that you feel would be valuable to your app.
#Step 9: Beta testing
After you have developed your app, you would need to test the app on actual devices. You will a reality-check when you are planning to publish your app on App Store or Play Store. iOS requires you use a platform called TestFlight to beta test your app while to Android apps you can use ubertesters.com
#Step 10: Release your app
Now, are you ready to release your app? It may take a while to get the approval as the app markets scan your app for any malicious code.
Hope my instructions on how to create an app will help you in creating an awesome apps by yourself. Please leave a comment if you have any questions for me.