We’ve all been there….After a few drinks the creative juices get flowing and you suddenly have it…the next great App idea! So how do you turn that App idea into a real live App on the Market? Take a look at the following steps and learn How to Develop your own App Idea into a real App!
Step 1: Why?
No matter what you are planning, developing or thinking of, you must start with WHY. Why do I like this App idea, Why am I developing this App, Why do I think people will want this App, Why do I want this App. Why is the number one question. You need to establish the WHY. Your Why must also align with your personal beliefs and values. If you are developing an App which you want millions of people to download but don’t know why they would download it, you might need to re-think your idea. Conversely, if you are developing an App for your own personal enjoyment and benefit, your might not have to dive too deep into your why but would also need to consider how much resources you can afford to put into the project.
Step 2: Research and Ideas
The next step is to see what other people have created or not created. I love to download all different types of Apps on my phone and see what I am missing or see what opportunities are available. Download all the Apps which might relate to your ideas and also get the top performing Apps from outside of your target market. Research what is working and why people are downloading these types of Apps. Take your key thoughts and begin to brainstorm your ideas. This is where you can start linking your ideas with your why and incorporate the information you learnt from the research you performed.
Step 3: Seek an opinion or advice
Now be careful how you execute this step. There are many pullers and dream stealers out there, so seeking a 3rd opinion can be a risky move. This is where I recommend approaching your local App experts like Konnect. This is a great opportunity to see what the steps are to turning your ideas from paper to a physical product. It is also a brilliant chance to lay down your finances and get an idea of what the next steps are.
Step 4: Build, Test…Test…Test….
Once you have found the right company to develop your brilliant App, the hard work begins. Ensure that you have direct communication with your development company and test your App at any possible opportunity. Testing is the perfect time to refine your approach, introduce new ideas and make sure you are heading in the right direction. The last thing you want is for a developer to deliver a product (and invoice) which is nowhere near your dream. Have open communication with your developer and be open to making ongoing changes and alterations.
There it is, ‘How to Develop an App Idea’. Looks pretty simple right? If you select the right App company development can be a very fun and enjoyable experience. If you would like to chat about an idea you have, feel free to get in touch with our team!