With more than 6 million apps on the Apple app store and Google play store, the growth of the mobile app development industry has proven itself over the years. This industry has certainly turned into a multi-million-dollar industry with the passage of time.
Therefore, if you have decided to jump into this industry then this can turn out to be an extremely profitable idea for you. However, your success depends on the success of your mobile app. And you should know that your mobile app’s success is dependent on the way you create your app. The journey of making your mobile app starts from the very, first step of app development.
Now, as far as the app development process is concerned, if you look at it closely, then you will realize that having technical knowledge about coding the app is not as important as people may think it is. Even if you are not a professional app developer, you simply need an entrepreneur’s mind, if you wish to develop a successful mobile app. So, here are the steps, which you would need, if you are planning to get into this rapidly growing industry.
Step # 1 – Understand the “Why”
The most important question, which you need to ask yourself before you get into this industry is “Why do I want to develop an app?” Yes, it may seem like a pointless exercise to many people out there but you must absolutely, go through this step, if you want your app to be successful. See, answering this “Why” will help you in understanding the purpose behind developing an app. Now, if its only money you are after and if you have a lot to begin with then there are better ways, many other risk-free ways of increasing your wealth. You do not need to take this risk.
However, if you have an idea, which will help in changing the lives of your users then yes, you should go for it. See, defining the purpose of, not just getting into app development but in fact, everything in life is extremely important and thus, the need for this step.
Step # 2 – Research, Plan & Determine Your Users
Whether you are interested in starting an iPhone app development company or you are interested in developing android apps, the thing that matters the most is to understand, what you are getting into. You need to conduct thorough research on the people, who you are creating the app for. You must understand what their needs are and how your mobile app can help in solving those needs. And then you need to start formulating an idea about your app.
Step # 3 – The Coding Phase
Once you have determined everything and you know what your users are looking for. It is now the time to start shaping all your app ideas into a reality. Now, if you are simply an entrepreneur then you will have to hire the services of a professional app developer at this stage, which may cost you around $5 to $10 per hour in the international market and if you are hiring from the US market then the going hourly rate of US app developers ranges between $75 and $100. This is also the step where you decide whether you are simply coding the app for iOS or android or for both these operating systems.
Step # 4 – User Testing & Fixing
After you have developed the app, you now need to get it tested from the users. This will help you in getting feedback from your users and using this feedback you can eliminate all the errors and even upgrade the app into something, which your users will find much better.