Have you ever asked yourself a question, I have an app idea; what next? Do you know how to turn your app idea into reality?
Before you bring an idea to life, it is essential to answer a few questions:
- What do you need for building an app?
- Do you have enough time to work on your idea?
- Which problem are you going to solve with an app, and how?
- What is the impact you want your application to make in the world?
- What is the best way to build your app?
Predictions say that the mobile industry will contribute $4.8 Trillion to global GDP by the year 2021. When you consider these statistics, you understand why people tend to create applications.
In this article, we bring you the main things you need to consider and focus on once you have an idea for an app.
What do you need to know before you start creating an app
First, you have to decide whether you go into development on your own or find the right development team to develop an app for you.
Building an app is challenging and pricey. But to make things a bit clearer and easier for you, we wrote key elements to have in mind when creating an app.
Do a market research
Before you dive deeper and start working on an app, it is essential to research the market, explore the industry, your competitors, and your potential audience.
According to Statista, in the third quarter of 2021, there were around 2.22 million apps on the App Store and more than 3.48 million apps on the Play Store.
Research provides insight into your competitors’ strategies and mistakes and helps you build an effective plan. It also allows you to understand your target audience and their needs better.
When creating an app, it is also essential to know what your target audience is. For an app to be successful, it has to attract users’ attention, give them a specific value and solve their problem.
Explain your idea
When you have an idea, it may seem that things in your head can seem easy. But the reality is a bit different. It is crucial to know and understand what your app should include and explain your idea in detail to ease the development process.
If you explain, describe, and document your idea well, add sketches or wireframes, you will save resources and time later in the development phase.
Does your idea need an NDA?
When you discuss your app idea with a potential app developer, investor, or agency, it would be a smart move to protect your idea and sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement.
A non-disclosure agreement is a legal contract between at least two parties that protects knowledge, confidential information, or material and restricts parties from sharing this information with other parties.
Find the expert dev team
Working with professionals and experts will enable efficient workflow.
The expert team will know how to bring your vision to life. They provide insight into the development process, explain it, give suggestions on running it, and design an app that best suits your business needs and represents your brand.
Our expert team at Async Labs always works hard to ensure that the created apps add value to the finished product and are precisely aligned with the company’s vision.
Develop an MVP for an app
Minimum Viable Product is the first iteration of your app that contains the core features of the application. MVP is the next step from your prototype that gives you feedback and helps you refine your app.
MVP helps you resolve some of the most critical questions:
- What problems does your app resolve?
- Why will users download the app?
- What are the main features of your app?
This is not the end of the application development process. Transforming a brilliant idea into an excellent app is a complex and continuous process. You have to regularly update the app with new, valuable, and exciting features. After you accomplish all these steps, you have to create a marketing plan and launch an app.
Before users become committed to your application, it is essential to create awareness that the application exists. Users have to be interested in downloading and using an app.
Learn more about promoting your app, creating a marketing plan, executing your marketing strategy, and launching an app by reading our full article Where to Start If You Have an App Idea?
Shift yourself from thinking, “I have an app idea, what next” to “I’m ready to bring value to my user. Where do I start and how?”
If you have your own experience in building an app or any questions, feel free to write them in the comment section below.