iPhone, Ipad and android have become the big thing for apps and online websites. In this post you will find Tips to Developing an iPhone App.
1. The Main Idea
There’s millions of apps in iTunes and the Android market, so there’s always a lot of pressure for a new company to create an app makes a difference in the industry. Start by improving ideas that exist. I think improving existing ideas is step forward in making a better app. You don’t need to focus all your time on just the idea, but more on how to improve it.
2. The Community Can Help
Feedback is important when creating your phone app. One way is finding a community. In the long run, it will help you give feedback, new add-ons, new ideas, and sales. The community will be your marketing team, strategy team, and your Q & A team, so take all the feedback you can get. It will help improve your rating on iTunes or Android market. Get the community to play with your app by making it free on the market. The limits of the community is up to you. This feedback can go back and forth for weeks.
3. Designing Your App
When it comes to designing your app, it’s important to have a friendly user interface. Once a user has downloaded your app, you have about a minute or less to keep them as a user. Easy navigation should be your main goal when designing your app. Buttons, text, and images should all be clear. The best way to know if your design is user friendly is by doing Q & A testing with your community. Let them see 2 to 3 different concepts and see which one is the best to navigate.
4. Developing Your App
Here is the nightmare step: finding the right developer or company that can do the job. It’s very important to look through their portfolio. My strongest recommendation is to team up with a developer if you’re a designer. I’m pretty sure there are developers out there looking to work with designers. Your next step is visiting developer.apple.com to get all the requirements needed for apple to approve your app. Timeline at this point is very important because you will need to collect and optimize assets to fill your app with.
5. Test/Release your App
After all that hard work, it’s time to test your app before releasing it to the public. Head over to developer.apple.com and download the iPhone simulator (Look like this). Apple will also give you testing keys, but I think it is limited to install your app on your iphone and 2 others. I would give one to your top community user to get a user’s point of view. Make sure you meet all of apple requirements before submitting your app to them. Once you’re done with testing and submitting to Apple, it will take about 2 weeks before they Apple give you the”ok.”
6. Have a Marketing Plan
Marketing your app to the public is a vital step. This is when your community will play a big role in promoting your app to the world. Have blogs write about your app and exchange links with them.
Tags: Iphone, Mobile, Mobile design, Phone