These days nearly everyone has had an app idea. What’s yours?
Maybe it came to you in the shower, or while driving, or when getting frustrated with a particular system or process for the 100th time. Over the past 10 years, it has become more simple to create a mobile app, but that doesn’t mean it has become easier.
There is a lot of strategy, backend planning, design, and testing that goes into creating a successful mobile application. There are many companies that advertise mobile app design or development, but not all of them can help you build strategy and make sure your app will be popular and profitable once released.
If you have an idea for a great mobile app and you’re ready to turn your idea into reality, here are the three most important things to keep in mind:
- Defining your audience and paint points first will save you a lot of time. All apps are essentially a solution to a common problem. The foundation of your app is your target audience and their pain points—which you will be helping to solve. By clearly identifying your demographic and the problem you are solving up front, you will save yourself a lot of time and energy in the future.
- Validating your idea is key. Validation is the proof that there is a demand for your app and that your app would work “in the real world.” You can validate your app idea by using keyword tools to prove users are searching for this idea, or by seeking out investors who have funded similar products. You could also build a landing page or email marketing campaign and gauge interest from your target demographic that way.
- You need to simplify more than you think. Chances are you’ve thought of several helpful features your app could include. However, the first iteration of your mobile app should be fairly simple and straightforward. Launch with only the core features of your app and eliminate those that are simply a bonus. This keeps your initial costs down and allows you to adjust according to early user feedback.
The most important part of building a mobile app is passion. If you are passionate about your product and the problem it is solving, you will have the motivation to do what it takes to see it succeed. Want to learn more about getting your mobile app idea off the ground? ATX Web Designs is a full-service mobile app design and development company. Schedule your consultation today by clicking here.