Ideation is possibly the most challenging part of creating anything, including an app! Coming up with something new, creative and unheard of is really very difficult and if you’ve already done it if you have come up with an idea and know what you’re going to do, it is half the battle won! Yet, there is still a long way before you will be able to benefit from your smart idea.
"Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." – Alfred North Whitehead
While coming up with an app idea is an extremely important part of the process, app development needs a lot more than that. So, if you already have an app idea and know what your app is going to be about, let us help you execute it well.
1. Search. Analyse. Interpret: Validate.
Your app idea could be completely unique and brilliant but it won’t be successful if you don’t have the right kind of market for it. This is why your first step has to be market research. Find out the kind of audience you wish to target and the ways in which your app could be useful to them.
Not just that, you also have to analyse the existing systems and tools in place that serve a purpose similar to your app and the ways in which your app will be different from them. This will help you create a thorough value proposition for your app idea.
Use this value proposition to validate your app idea and decide if you wish to move ahead with the existing idea or you need to make some changes.
2. Get the tech done right.
Now that you are sure about your app idea, you need to start deciding the technological aspects of it. This includes quite a few decisions.
First of all, you need to decide the platforms and operating systems that you wish to build an app for. Are you interested in Android, iOS, Blackberry or individual apps for all?
After that, you need to decide whether you want to build a custom app from scratch or you want to work with existing templates.
Once you’ve made all these decisions, you will get clarity about your monetary and resource requirements. Until then, you won’t be able to work out an accurate tentative budget for the implementation of your app idea!
3. Create the first Business Model.
Here the use of the word “first” is pretty important. When you are planning to build an application, the process won’t be simple enough where one single business model will work. You will have to work and rework on it continuously.
But at this stage, you need to create the first model that you can envision for your app. Take your time at this stage. Unless and until you are completely thorough with what and how you need to do, you won’t be able to get funders or a good team on board. Your first business model will be the foundation on which you will be running it. That is why you have to create a strong business model before you start approaching others for your app development.
You need to have a lot of clarity here. You have to specify your app idea, the technical specifications that you are planning to work with, the proposed budget of your project, the sources you are planning to get your funding from, the prospective returns that you are expecting for yourself, your team and your investor, and every other detail about your app.
4. Get your funding set.
While the process of app development isn’t extremely costly, getting a robust and innovative app developed can require a good budget. This is why, once your fundamentals are set, you should start working on the funding. There are a lot of ways in which you can get funding for your app’s development.
You can choose to go for traditional approaches like getting an investor or partnering with a business. You can also choose to go for crowdfunding. There are a lot of platforms like Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Crowdfunder and many more that allow businesses to crowdfund for their new applications.
5. Choose your developers.
Now, hiring the app developers in Los Angeles is one of the most important and significantly impactful decision. Your app idea could be great but if your developers don’t do a good job of executing it, it will all be a waste. That is why you have to be extremely careful that your app developers are good enough.
You can either get yourself a freelancer or you can work with a team from an organisation working in the industry. Either way, you should make sure that they are experienced enough and have worked on projects similar to yours in the past or are capable of doing so. If they mess up, it is seriously all gone!
So, take your time here. Research a few options on your own off the internet as well as through references. Once you choose a company, discuss your ideas with them and see if they are able to understand and enhance it.
You also need to avail app testing services in order to make sure that your application would perform well. Now your developers may or may not provide this service which is why it is better to clarify it at the beginning. It is always a better idea if your developers are also able to work on the testing part of your application after which they can also make relevant modifications in the app.
An innovative app idea if executed well can do wonders for you. You can benefit from it in a lot of ways for a very long time. The only thing that needs to be taken care of is the execution. You have to make sure you get it right by implementing your idea in the best possible way. A very good way to do this is to get supportive investors and a savvy team of award-winning app developers!
Get in touch here for a quick chat or shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org! Let us make your idea into a reality.