It’s easy to come up with an idea. Everyone does it. All the time. Specially nowadays, where everything could be an app. Me, my friends and even my relatives have already had an idea to create an app. But as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, so most of these ideas end up going nowhere, because that’s everything they are, ideas.
Even if you have a business, for example, creating an app could make the user experience much better. Responsible websites are great, but having a mobile application could step up your game.
In fact, turning your idea into reality and building your own app doesn’t need to be a struggle. It could, indeed, be super easy. So, are you ready to be part of this market? I’m going to show you how you can make it in 3 simple steps!
How to Turn Your App Idea Into Reality
1) Develop your idea
As I said, it’s easy to come up with an idea. However, an idea is just an idea. If you don’t develop it, if you’re not able to elaborate it, it will never get off the paper. Then, what should you do?
First you should really think about it and be real. Ask yourself: does my idea have any chance to succeed? There are so many people coming up with apps. In 2017, for instance, there were more than 3 million apps available for download on Google Play.
I’m not saying it to discourage you. I strongly believe you should follow through with your idea, but you should really give it some thought. Think about these questions: What’s your app about? Is there anyone doing something similar? Why is it different from other apps that already exist? What are the assets and tools you have that could help you to succeed?
If you take some time, I’m sure you’ll find answers to all these questions. Then, you’ll ready to move to the next step.
2) Define your target audience and how you’ll make money
Is your app going to be hybrid or native? Are you going to develop your app to iOS and Android? Are you considering any other operational system such as Blackberry or Windows Phone?
Considering your target audience and in which platform you are going to create your app is essential for your strategy and also to determine your budget. Developing a native app is usually cheaper since it requires only one resource allocated to that task, while hybrids would need two.
Besides that, developing the idea of how you’re planning to monetize your website is very important. First, to make all your investment pay off, second, because if you want to attract investors at some point, this should be really clear.
3) Think about your budget and hire someone
Unless you’re a developer and can develop the app by yourself – which I know, requires a lot of time and effort – then, you should hire someone. So, if you want to make it happen you need to have a budget.
But, if you think it will be extremely expensive, I have good news for you. Prices vary a lot depending on the company. Wilde-IT, for example, offers high quality services – developing not only mobile applications but also web and business applications – for very attractive prices thanks to their partial offshore development. The best part is that they offer a customized experience, where everything is tailored according to your needs.
On this market there’s no generalization. Prices change according to the companies that provide the service, and they also fluctuate depending on your needs – or your app’s needs. So, it’s up to you to establish a budget and to talk to the developers and come to terms to finally hire someone to make your app come true.