Going mobile has become one of the most popular trends in our technology-driven world, with everything from dating apps to grocery lists available on our phones. While this is great news for business owners who want to reach their target audience, it’s important to remember that not all apps are created equal — and some aren’t really worth your time or investment. Before you decide to develop your own mobile app, take some time to consider these nine things to know before developing your mobile application development company. They’ll help you determine whether the app is worth creating, and if so, how best to move forward with development.
1) What type of app are you making?
First, it’s important to figure out what type of app you’re creating. Mobile apps can be broken down into three distinct categories: standalone, native, and hybrid. A standalone app is an app that does not rely on a platform (such as iOS or Android) to work. Instead, it only uses that platform’s API as an interface for hosting its content.
2) Will your app be free?
Yes and no. The app development process has two stages:
1) conceptualization and
2) application development. During conceptualization, you’ll want to consider whether or not your app will be free for users, or if you’re going to charge for it. The latter option can either be through an up-front fee, like Apple’s App Store (although note that there are more flexible solutions now available), or through in-app purchases and advertisements after a user downloads your app.
3) Who will develop your app?
This may seem like a no-brainer, but a lot of business owners will skip right over it. Since mobile app development is such a technical endeavor, you need to know where your app’s being developed. If it’s done in-house or externally is important; so is figuring out whether you have developers on staff or whether you’ll hire someone to do it for you.
4) How much does it cost to develop an app?
Cost varies widely depending on whether you’re hiring a team or freelancer and whether you are creating an app for iOS, Android, BlackBerry or another platform. The apps we develop start at around $5,000 with a typical cost ranging from $10,000-$40,000. To get a real idea of what it will cost though take some time to look through our portfolio and see all of our completed projects.
5) What do you know about coding?
Coding is a skill in high demand, but it takes time and practice to learn. With more than 3 million mobile app development jobs projected by 2020, there’s never been a better time to learn how to code. Regardless of your age or background, we can help you make your dream of learning coding a reality! Here are some ways you can get started
6) Do you need design help?
Design is an essential part of mobile app development, but not all developers have design expertise. If you’re working with a smaller developer, they may not be able to provide you with both programming and design support.
7) What platforms are you targeting?
It’s important that you choose a platform or set of platforms that will allow you to reach your ideal audience. Additionally, it is equally important that you choose a platform with high market penetration so your users can easily access your mobile app development company in USA. For example, Android has a much higher market penetration than Windows Phone; it would be unwise for an entrepreneur developing their first mobile app not to choose Android as their target platform.
8) Have you written your user stories yet?
User stories are an essential part of any good app development process. If you don’t have them written down, you can waste time and money building a solution that doesn’t actually solve problems for users. Having your user stories in one place will help ensure that you stay on-task and build a successful app. To write effective user stories, ask yourself what your users want, how they want it, and when they want it. What do they want to be able to do?
9) Is there a market for your app idea?
The first thing you’ll need to do before even thinking about developing a mobile app is figure out if there’s a market for it. Do some research, talk with some colleagues or your target audience and see what they have to say. Is there a need for your app?