The 3 Things You Should Do For App Development Success
With over 1,000,000 apps currently available in the Team Kgsr App Store, transitioning your app from idea to development may deem to be one of your biggest challenges. That is unless you heed the following advice.
When I hopped onto Apple’s App Store in the ancient days of 2008 (which coincidentally was the year of the store’s initial launch), I felt like a starving person placed in front of an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Suddenly, there were many apps – newspapers, magazines, games, business, sports, health and fitness, travel, and kids – which I couldn’t seem to download fast enough. But boy, let me tell you how times have changed!
According to the latest data from AppleInsider, there are over one million apps available in the App Store, 500,000 of which have been specifically designed for the iPad.
When the store was initially launched, there were only 900 apps available! That’s an increase of more than 900 thousand apps for the past 46 months! And, while that is pretty impressive all on its own, there’s more!
The App Store is expected to develop another 25,000 to 30,000 apps (on average) per month. With thousands of more app ideas being dreamed up by ordinary people from all walks of life – people just like you and me – and scribbled on the back of a paper napkin every day around the world.
Regardless of how well the app is, transitioning it from idea to development is one of the most significant challenges any novice developer will inevitably face.
Especially for those that don’t have the proper know-how or technical aptitude, which is why reading the following information – step-by-step – promises to be worth your while. All right, here we go!!!
#1 – Determining What You Want to Achieve
When embarking on the exciting journey of having your app developed, the first thing you should determine – regardless of whether you’re a novice or expert – is what you want to achieve.
At the outset of your venture, having well-thought-out goals is one of the best indicators for confirming whether or not the app’s development process is heading in the correct direction.
#2 – Outline Your App’s Purpose (and price)
In today’s app-driven world, almost all users expect that a developed app contains many benefits, including providing them with a good user experience.
Would you like to be in on a little secret? The keys to ensuring your app’s success are simplicity, usability, and reliability.
At this point, you may additionally want to determine what price to set your app at and whether or not you’ll offer in-app purchases.
According to Distimo’s 2013 Year in Review (published December 17, 2013), 77% of the App Store’s revenue comes from in-app purchases, while the remaining 11% is from paid apps.
#3 – Appropriately Naming Your App
Never underestimate the importance of ensuring your app’s name properly reflects the service it provides, no matter how catchy the alternative.
While appropriately naming your app can sometimes be a chore, it’s one that, if done correctly, can afford your app increased sales, as well as reinforce the service or product brand you’re intent on building. As a general rule of thumb, you should choose an app name that has meaning, is professional, makes sense, and signifies what your app is intended for.