Ever thought about making your own mobile app development business on your own? Most people will consider that to be too difficult for one’s own skill level. But it can be easier than most believe it to be. Obviously making money quickly or going big after making a single app is rather difficult and doesn’t happen too often. However it is possible to step in to the business even if you’re a not really good at programming. It requires steady and determined work to understand this business and a commitment to invest time and money into it. One major advantage to getting into this business is that if one puts in high level of initial work to start up, it become very easy to automate a lot of the app development process. This can make your game development business into a passive income source after it has been established. Once it reaches that stage it will require very little work from an individual to make good money from the process.
The major components to starting an Application Development are:
1. App Idea and concept development
Most people think too much about the app idea because they believe it is very important. Our first idea about app development is that we need to make a very unique or outstanding app to even make money. However this is not the case, most beginners give up when even trying to start this step in the app development process. One of the best ways to develop an app is to meet the demand of the market overall. Start by looking at trends in the market. This not only includes trends in the app stores but also social media such as Donald Trump, Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. If they are currently trending in news and media then that must mean people are looking for those topics and there is a demand for them even on the app store. If you were to make an app based around trending topics or celebrities then your marketing for your App is basically done for you.
Another method to develop a successful App idea can be to look at simple games developed by other companies that regularly hit the top charts on the App store. One of the major company that does this very well is Ketchapp. One can observe how they develop their apps and emulate their style and develop similar apps that are easy to make and program. This method is very successful, because you’re basically taking a success of a big company and turning it into your own personal success. Another method is to observe the market by looking at the reviews for similar app to your own app ideas. Apple has a very convenient option to filter critical reviews. Simply search up Critical reviews for these apps and make a to-do list for your own app. This works because these reviews are basically what people want and don’t want in your app. It is necessary to collect this data and develop an app based on this data. You would be surprised as to how many developers fail to do this and end up making app no one wants to play simply because it is not what the app users want. App development has to be about meeting the demand of the users. Don’t make an app that is obsolete and is not what people are looking for.
2. App Programming
When staring out, programming can a very daunting to most beginners. However it is not as bad as most people believe. Once you have a general app idea it’s only a matter of researching and planning for your steps in your program. Also a lot of the work can simply be passed to an outsourced working force especially if you’re a beginner. Simply give tasks you can’t do to sites like Upwork or Fiverr. An app can be built in a relatively short period of time. It is necessary in this step to quickly get your app in a functioning state. It is not required that you get your app to a perfect model of your initial idea, just make a functioning app and immediately place it on the market. And update afterwards to improve functionality as required. This is important to have you gain initial experience and understanding of the App development process. It is necessary to get as many apps out there. And keep working on new ideas. Most people remain stuck on one idea and rely on the success of that one idea. But that could be the death of your app development business especially if you’re a beginner. Never obsess over perfection. Always focus on quantity over quality. Quality of your Apps will automatically improve as you develop more Applications. If you develop 10 Apps, it is likely that 2 become successful. If that is the case just focus to perfect the successful apps using updates. Never aim for perfection on launch.
3. Marketing of your App
Marketing is the most important step to making money with your Apps. This step is probably more important than the previous steps mentioned in terms of making money. Because without proper marketing there is no money to be made. 99% of your effort should be in this step. You need to utilize the search engine optimization function in the app store to the best of its ability. This will improve the sales of your App. One method to optimize your App is to try to get as many downloads initially as possible, put your app out on other platforms other than the Ios and android like the Nook, Kindle and Nintendo. Adjust keywords, title and icons properly to make the app look amazing. Make your App free on launch for 1-2 weeks to promote more downloads. Promote your App through social media. Get your friends to play and download it. The more downloads it gets initially the better App ranking you will receive overall. That should be your initial concern. After that when switching to pay to play the rank of your app will still be much higher and you will be able to profit from that.