[5 Steps] How to Create and Launch Your First App
Does It Make Sense To Develop A Mobile App First? Of Course, It Does!
Technology is booming everywhere and apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat turn out to be multibillion-dollar ventures.
With the evolving time, the idea of mobile app development may have struck your brain many times, but it’s time to turn it into a successful reality.
Now did I say creating an app is easy?
Nope, but it’s a doable task. You can also launch an app.
All you have to do is dig things deeper in regards to who you are what you wish to achieve or more specifically what you wish to serve to your target audiences via your created product.
No matter how daunting it becomes to generate a mobile application idea just hang in there. Because slowly and steadily things will change, for better.
Of course, you may fear. Fear of not creating something that everyone enjoys or fear of spending extravagantly and getting just nothing out of it.
But remember this, the most successful apps, those featuring remarkable user experiences and business transforming results, aren’t created overnight.
So what I most of the time recommend is explore your own resources. Get into the nitty-gritty of the subject. Information can be found without much hassle. And then get in touch with a relevant mobile app development service provider who has a proven record of expanding visions of several industrial verticals.
A Step By Step Guide for You to Create and Launch an App
1. Market Research
Again I am saying this because research is something people often skip especially the beginners.
Before you come up with a mobile app development idea, it is very important to know if your created app is viable or not.
To start with try knowing about things like:
- Are there any alternative apps or competitors in the marketplace?
- What exactly do your potential customers crave for?
- Should I charge anything for my app- premium or something or not? What business model should I follow especially when we have so many options around?
In addition to this, do not take your competitors lightly. Watch them like a hawk and try figuring out what mistakes your competitors are making. Are they getting a good response, are you getting a good response in comparison to them? If not, then what’s the reason behind their negligence.
And of course, with so much advancement in regards to technology around it seems feasible to estimate the demand for an app without making it first.
2. Understand the Risk
Like I said launching an app is not a side business, not anymore it has delved into the mainstream environment. And trust me on this, it takes a hell lot of dedication, time, and money.
Any creation has two consequences; either it comes high rewards or high loses.
Maybe that’s why the mobile app or web developers believe in the fact that creating one can be a life-changing decision for businesses.
So, if you aren’t fully committed and don’t understand the risk involved, you could lose in regards to time, money and energy.
3. Develop the app
Now it’s showtime!
Whether you yourself are a techie or a non-techie, you can always seek help from professionals around who have mastered in Android app development, or iOS, or both. You will get some useful tips.
If you are a successful developer, many things will be easy for you.
The hardest part of starting up is executing.
Having a world-class app in the world won’t do any wonders if it’s only in your head. You need to step in and take the relevant measures to make your dream come true.
Speaking of the App development realm, it is bifurcated into a couple of categories:
As the name implies, anyone can see this part of the app such as layout, navigation, graphics, user interaction, animation, and data processing.
Unlike front- end, this part of the app can’t be seen. It includes databases, networking, data storage, and user management.
If you want to develop a web application, the Python Django framework is popular. There are a lot of things already defined in the framework, so the development becomes very easy. You don’t need to write the code from scratch.
4. Launch an App in the App Store
By now you are done with all the development procedures time to launch the product.
Well, now the road is quite simple and straightforward.
- For starters, register for a developer account (iOS or Android).
- Prepare your app’s title and metadata and make sure it is associated with App Store Connect.
- Upload your latest app in the app store but make sure you follow the store review guidelines.
- And you are done!
5. Promote Your Mobile App
Mobile app marketing acts as a make or break!
Although it has quite a bad reputation among tech-minded geeks if come to think of it, marketing has gone beyond those sleazy door-to-door salesmen or Facebook selling your private information and convincing people to buying stuff which they don’t actually need.
Many developers have this misconception that good products don’t need marketing tactics to be sold. For example, if someone needs to drill a hole he or she will buy a drilling machine. It’s logical, right? Then why one needs to market things for?
Unfortunately, with so many options around most products, we end up buying aren’t as straightforward as drilling machines.
Have you ever wondered what makes people choose the iPhone instead of Android?
That’s where marketing comes in.
It tells people what they are looking for and how different is your product from the alternatives available.
Pfew, that’s quite a workflow to launch an App for your business idea!
If you don’t much budget to outsource your App development, I would suggest learning programming. You can learn to program from home. You just need computer, internet connection and dedication.
Are you geared up to conduct your first mobile app development project?
The theory will always remain a theory, implementing things is what that makes a difference.
And there is no denying in the fact that you now know the steps, but have you given a thought on what exactly counts in making a successful app? It’s how you implement it.