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Build Your Own Mobile App and Sell it to Make Money
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JustAlex 2019 May 21 12:40

Do you want to build a mobile app and make money from that? Here is a guide to get you through all the steps, need to follow while making a mobile app. But note, it may not work for everyone. Select from it what suits your strategy best, or follow it to the end. The main part is to get started.

Step 1: Get an idea or a problem.

If you already have an idea about what app you want to develop, move onto step two. And if not, read on. Everyone have certain problems in their lives whether big or small. When you look around you, each and every product and service you use, all are created to solve a problem. When you wanted to get from one place to another, you got a car. And when you wanted to get from one country to another, you got planes.

So observe all the problems in your daily life and list each one of them. Once you have an in-depth list, and then start to think on how you can implement them and shortlist the ones that is most useful.

Step 2: Identify the need.

Verification will prove that a demand exists for your app. You can prove your idea by using the Google Keyword Planner tool to look for the number of people seeking out what you’re trying to build. You could also build a landing page that widely highlights your app idea and seek user interest through a simple email signup.

Step 3: Lay out the flow and features.

Verification of your app idea means that you’ve got something that people are looking for. Now is the time to make complete detail of your product onto a document, or if you want to go to the extra mile, use a wire framing tool.

When putting your idea down on any document, remember to be as detailed as possible. List the complete flow of how the user will navigate the app as well as all the features conceive. This will help your developer to precisely understand your expectations.

Step 4: Remove non-core features.

Using the flow and features document you prepared, start looking precisely at features that you can remove. Include only the core value of your app idea. Never add all the features in the first version of your app that are “great to have” and can always be included later in a new version of your app. This will help keep the initial costs of development low and also help you get to market faster.

Step 5: Put design first.

I have heard many people saying they want a very common and basic design and want to concentrate on just building an app. They all are so wrong! Design is not just about how your app looks, but it’s about how a user will use the app depending upon his or her requirements. So look for a developer who adds design (user experience and graphics) first.

Step 6: Hire a designer/developer.

Search for a development company that has great design talent and an expert developers. While hiring a developer, go online to check on their score and the apps that they have built. If you really liked an app they created from their portfolio, chances are, and they could be the good one for your product.

Step 7: Create developer accounts.

Register for a developer account first with the respective app stores to be able to sell your app using their platform. Google’s Android charges $25 a year and Apple charges $99 annually. You have the choice of registering as a company or as an individual, if you already have one formed.

Step 8: Integrate analytics.

Analytics help you check downloads; user engagement and retention for your mobile app make sure you use tools such as Flurry, that is available for free, and Localytics, which has a free and paid version.

Step 9: Get feedback quickly and improvements.

When your app goes live on the app store, the first group of customers’ usage and behavior will give you the insight into how to improve and enhance your app. Improvements and changes are constant, so keep an eye on user responses and feedback to keep building.

Step 10: Introduce features.

You have build app version with limited offering and only the core features. Now is the time to add up and introduce the remaining features that were left out in the initial version. You can track through analytics and feedback whether the features are relevant anymore or not.

These steps are not sacrosanct, but rather a guideline to building your app in the most effective manner based on our experience. Once you’re ready to start, you must also know that building a mobile app is the easiest part. But challenge is to get customers for your app

JulsYa 2019 July 10 13:46

Hi, JustAlex!

I think you write very informative articles, thank you for your job!

I agree the development of mobile applications is not an easy task. Some mobile applications require a lot of effort on the part of the developer and a lot of time.

TWD5000 2019 August 30 09:27
Thank you. Thats a great guide for mobile development. I agree that designing is the main activity and the first crucial step before creating anything else. It's super important to know what exactly you want to achieve and have a clear vision from the very beginning of the development process. 
mrobak 2019 September 03 11:58
Thanks for interesting information!
I totally agree that mobile app is a great benefit for your business, I recently read an article about mobile app development and how it can help your business. You can read it as well, I think it can be a great addition to your note.
stephen 2019 September 19 10:58
henni 2019 September 24 08:31
But have you ever searched for How much does it cost to create an app?
Giving a rough answer to how much it costs to create an app (we take the rate of $50 an hour as average): a basic application will cost around $25,000. Medium complexity apps will cost between $40,000 and $70,000. The cost of complex apps usually goes beyond $70,000. 
It is really expensive
emilywilliamson349 2019 October 07 13:17
There are several options available for mobile app development services , you just need to think about which idea would be best for today market. Companies developed so many on-demand app for their client and those apps performance well in different market like Uber, Careem and Airbnb.
JenyVi 2019 October 09 14:08

Hi, JustAlex!

You wrote a very informative article, as usual, thank you!

I can't stand but agree that a mobile app is a great benefit for the business, but mobile app development costs money.  I recently read an article on where to find the money for the app. Maybe this information will be useful for the small-sized companies that couldn't afford app development. 

pareshsagar 2019 October 31 08:59

Thanks, Alex. You have shared informative things. Let me add extra value to it.

- Your first point about "Get Ideas"

My tips: Try to look around you. What problem people faced a lot. Let's take an example of UBER. Uber finds a traveling problem and provides solutions. If we talk about Grofers, then they find a problem of buy groceries. You have to do market research for finding a real-world problem.

- Your Second point about "Identify Needs"

My Tips: Try to do market research about whether is any clone solution available OR you are one of leading to provide a solution for a real-world problem. This is very important because from this you can get ideas about your competition.

- Third and Fourth point about "Features"

My Tips: Decide your business model. The business model means how you execute your ideas and provide a solution for real-world problems. From this, you can cover both things i.e get ideas about what features you need and reduce cost because you committed with a feature of your needs. The reason behind shared with you because most business owners always changed features and functionality in the middle of development which increases indirectly to the cost and increases the delay in deployment.

- Fifth and Six points about "Design and Development."

My Tips: If you have a high budget for app development than you should go with In-House development. If you have less budget than you can be outsourcing and approach a mobile app development company to handle everything about planning, design, development, deployment, and maintenance. I urge to don't go for freelancer because this option has many disadvantages. 

No needs of tips for the rest of the point. 

Even though one thing missing in this article. i.e app development cost. This blog only covered what things to be considered while developing an app. To know more about cost and everything than the ultimate guide available to walk you through the cost of creating an app. This guide fills the gap to this article i.e what factors affect the cost, how you reduce cost, infographic, many bonus point and much more.

You can also get ideas about costs from below infographic if you don't have enough time for reading the article. Note: Open Infographic in new tab for HD view.

True 2020 June 22 08:56
Roksana 2019 November 15 14:52
Thanks for the article! It is really helpful!
DimaBereza 2019 December 23 01:12
Thanks for the interesting article, I'm now in search of ideas for creating a mobile application.
jmilevskii 2019 December 23 15:58
Man, if you want to make app only for making money it won't work.
Aliyusidi 2020 January 19 06:35
Thanks for sharing your knowledge, i will like the learn how to build this this type of Game App , Web Page App , Multimedia App so that i can start creating my own app on
That's great! Please feel free to ask any question about building an app on 2020 January 21 11:48
jessicasmith26 2020 January 20 09:22
Great post! Thanks for sharing with us valuable things. The clarity in your post is simply great, and I could assume you are an expert on this subject. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work. I ll also like to add some point on this topic. We’ll dive into iOS development with Xcode and Swift. You learn what tools to use to speed up the app development process. What happens after you launch your app? It’s all in here…

The 9 steps to make an app are:

1. Sketch your app idea

2. Do some market research

3. Create mockups of your app

4. Make your app’s graphic design

5. Build your app landing page

6. Make the app with Xcode and Swift

7. Launch the app in the App Store

8. Market your app to reach the right people

9. Improve your app with user feedback

First, it’s important that no creative work has ever been done by following a step-by-step template. You now know the steps, but your implementation of those steps is what counts in making a successful app.

Second, you need to treat your app as a business. It’s a business’ purpose to deliver value, and to keep the ability to deliver value by charging a fee. You get paid for being useful, and as a result you stay in business. It’s OK to play around, but it’s not a playground.

I recommend you figure out where you are in this app making process, and take the next step as best you can. Keep making progress, building momentum, gaining insights, and don’t stop. Before you know it, you’re making an impact with your app – or just have fun!  

Good luck, and happy app making!

juulindonesia 2020 January 20 09:26
cool tips
KatherineAviles 2020 February 11 12:12
Solving a problem into a digital way bit easy but it is difficult toknow what people need what is problem andwhat will be it's solution and making soultion is also different. 
like we are roofing solutions provider and need to platform that can connect us with our cilent . like people are making their query on google queries roofer in glasgow
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