How do you Build an App? Is it hard to create one?
November 5, 2018
It’s 2018 and the majority of internet users access the internet through their mobile devices rather than their PCs. When it comes to business, if you get your app development right, it gives you a lot of competitive advantage over others that do not have an app. App development helps in the following ways:
It helps your business to increase revenue.
It provides some sort of engagement for your community of followers.
It helps you to push for and increase the awareness of your brand.
Although apps can be built for both PCs and mobile devices, this article will focus on mobile app development. When you are done reading you should have a clear understanding of the steps you have to take before creating an app.
Steps to help you build your first app
Define your objectives
You do not have to build or create an app simply because that is what everyone else is doing. You need to have a goal or an objective at the back of your mind. Why are you building this app? Who is your target audience? Will this app improve your business?
You need to have a clear and concise answer to all the questions above before you proceed to the next step in app development.
Outline the features of your app
After defining your objectives, you need to highlight the features of the app that will help in fulfilling those objectives. Some of the features you may need to outline include; social sharing, push notifications, forms, customer feedback feature etc.
Research your competitors
There is a very good chance that whatever novel idea you think you have, someone has had it before and has built an app for it. You need to research apps that are currently out there that also perform similar functions to your intended app. Study their weaknesses and correct them with your own app.
Create your wireframe
A wireframe is a guide that will help show the outline and flow of your intended app without the usual distractions of graphic designs.
Test your wireframe
After putting your wireframe together, the next step is to test it. What you are really testing for is the flow of the app. You need to identify parts that do not flow seamlessly with the others and correct them.
Build your mobile app
After fulfilling the requirements of the previous stages, the next step is to build your app. You can do this by using an app building platform or building it from scratch. Ensure that whatever option you choose has a long-term benefit for you.
Test your mobile app
The process of app development may be tedious. When it is all done, you need to test your app several times and correct any inconsistencies before releasing it.
Launch your app
When you are satisfied with your app, you can now go ahead and launch it on the app stores.
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