Mobile devices have been on top of the game for quite some time outselling PCs and laptops. But what’s on the inside is actually what truly matters as an average user spends a substantial amount of time and money using apps on their phone. Therefore a large number of entrepreneurs have been eagerly seeking IT developers to create iPhone and Android apps to bring their money-making ideas to life. Some apps became huge hits, while the others struggled to gain traction. And, of course, some ideas don’t even materialize.
Before you start looking for an app development team there are some key questions you’ll want to answer beforehand. If you can’t answer these 6 questions then you might have something to think about:
Why are you building this app?
What is the motivation behind this idea? Getting more money and becoming famous is great, but that’s not enough. You need to be passionate about your idea and have a clear-cut understanding of what your app can do for users and what problems can it solve. There will be lots of ups and downs so having strong faith in your product is a must. There are simply too many challenges when building a company from the ground up.
When you talk about the app, do people get excited?
Thinking that you have a great app idea is awesome, but as you begin sharing it, does anyone actually get excited? When you talk with IT specialists, does anyone want to join your team or even be a co-founder? Are people willing to commit their own money and time to kick-start the development process? The best sign of possible success is when professionals agree to work for a piece of company’s equity and a low wage. This means they believe in your idea and entrepreneurial skills.
Can you put your idea in simple terms?
The main issue with ideas is perceiving them in broad terms. An idea that can fit on a piece of paper and is clear to a five-year-old is what you need. Do you have a 10-seconds elevator pitch to tell possible investors? You ought to be able to share it with one simple line. If people get excited, then you’re on to lots of buzz and curiosity. And free publicity is what every new app needs. By listening and evaluating people’s opinion, you can better your app and include/exclude the features to make it more user-friendly.
Can you afford to build the app of your dreams?
You get what you pay for and developing a superb app cost a lot. You might have $10,000, and some developers will take that, but to build a great app and go through every single process of making it work and promoting it costs much more than that. Specialists argue that a minimum viable product starts from $100,000, excluding marketing and PR. So unless you represent a large enterprise, you’ll need investors. So returning to the previous point, hone your presentation skills.
Can your app stand out from the crowd?
There are millions of apps, literally. So how your app stands out? Find your differencing factors and geographical target market. This can help you and developers to choose the right product directions.
Can you sacrifice several years of your life for this project?
The main point is that you need to decide if your app is just a side-job or you are going all-in and fully focus on your new business. The stakes are high and financial risks are even higher, but fortune favors the bold. Of course, if the bold have a great app to offer.
So when you’ve found a design and development help, secured financing and made all your acquaintances excited with your idea, you can truly have a shot at creating a successful mobile application.