I have an idea for an app

“I have an idea for an app” – this is the most common introduction we hear from our clients. In fact, many companies are faced with situations when the client comes to them and says that he has an idea, but he does not know how to start an app. The mere fact that a person does not know where to start, is not a problem, we are always glad to help you realize your idea and create a project, and you don’t need to understand the programming or project management methods. Probably, due to this precise reason people choose outsourcing to develop their application. The idea might be the biggest problem. As for developers and for client. Not only in mobile development, but also any business. Globally.

What I mean. Probably every company, that have passed a certain stage of development, is faced with such a problem, as a client with the phrase: “I have an idea for an app”. And particularly now I’m not talking about those clients who have the slightest understanding of how the Android or iOS works, and have a clear idea, possibly even a name for it. I’m talking about those clients who say that they just have some ephemeral idea. And that’s it. Just an allusion of idea.

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Why it is not good? For example, a customer can say that he has a great idea of an application / service / function that Apple or Google will want to buy. And then talks about some standard things that could easily be integrated into their device, but they may not know about it. And thit is ok, there is nothing wrong in the fact that we are not all quite proficient in high technologies. Someone writes great code, and someone paints a stunning scenery. We do not consider this a problem, and always ready to listen to our clients and help them understand some of the details of their ideas.

What I mean. Probably every company, that have passed a certain stage of development, is faced with such a problem, as a client with the phrase: “I have an idea for an app”. And particularly now I’m not talking about those clients who have the slightest understanding of how the Android or iOS works, and have a clear idea, possibly even a name for it. I’m talking about those clients who say that they just have some ephemeral idea. And that’s it. Just an allusion to the idea.

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Why it is not good? For example, a customer can say that he has a great idea of an application \ service \ or function that Apple or Google will want to buy. And then talks about some standard things that could easily be integrated into their device, but they may not know about it. And that is ok, there is nothing wrong in the fact that we are not all quite proficient in high technologies. Someone writes great code, and someone paints a stunning scenery. We do not consider this a problem, and always ready to listen to our clients and help them understand some of the details of their ideas.

The problem is that such a person could be deceived by individuals who conduct their business not quite fair. They will take the money for the project, which probably the customer would not need if he knew some of the subtleties.

And it’s quite a sensitive issue, because we can not force you to be non creative. But we can help you save money and time by writing a small reminder that will tell what to do with an idea for an app.

What to do with an idea for an app

Think well about your idea, try to imagine how it should be. After that, try to look for alternatives, possibly App Store already have some applications that are similar to your idea. If not, or you know how to make them better, you probably should move on!

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You need to come up with the purpose for which you are going to make this application – whether you want to do entertainment applications (maybe a game), or an application that would help users. Or you have a business, and so you want to improve its work or to establish some new processes?

On these depends the future positioning of the application and possibly (if you have it in the plans) – monetization. Or maybe you want to make a paid app? It is also worth to think about.

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Should you hire someone to build an app

If you are even thinking about should you hire someone to build an app, then I can safely mention – yes. Unless you are a developer. In this case, I will ask you a question: do you have a clear understanding of the future architecture of the application and is your qualification good enough to realize your project? Will you have time to do it after work? And if you plan on firing, whether you have an additional source of income that will cover everything spent on the development?

Developing mobile applications is though quite fast (by the standards of desktop applications) process, but still larger projects can last six months or more.

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Is there an alternative? Of course, you can try to use the application constructor if your idea does not go beyond its functional. And, of course, your idea is simple.

What’s good is this option? It’s simple, quick and virtually free.

What’s wrong with it? Such application is unlikely will be not very popular among users, and therefore will not be in the top of app stores. Yes, and monetize such application is quite difficult and in many cases – useless. Furthermore, if you want to add new functions which constructor doesn’t have, then you just can’t get it done.

Steps to turn app idea into reality

Do not think that everything will turn out right. It is worth remembering that 90% of all startups fail. To be in the range of 10% of those who have paid off, you need to work hard. Yes, because ideas can be developed, analyzed, improved, and so much more. If you think that idea that came to mind today is the best thing you could invent, write it down, think about it and wait until tomorrow. Maybe tomorrow the day will surprise you  with a new idea, or you’ll see how you can improve the old one.

Then you probably need to hire a developer. Maybe it will be one person, which you will find on the freelance platform, or an entire outsourcing company, with a lot of departments and a bunch of professionals. The second option is better. Why?

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It’s simple. One person can not cover all aspects with his knowledge : development, design, testing (and quality control), conducting the project and its progress. In addition, the freelancer can get sick or go on vacation, which would entail an increase in time as a whole and production time notably.

It’s simple. One person can not cover all aspects with his knowledge : development, design, testing (and quality control), conducting the project and its progress. In addition, the freelancer can get sick or go on vacation, which would entail an increase in time as a whole and production time notably.

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And outsourcing company has all necessary specialists who not only do their job, but also ensures that their product is high quality and consistent with current trends. Do you think the developer who wrote the backend can make a good design? Simple and easy most likely, yes, but to maximize the user experience when working with the application, you need a good UX specialist and creative UI designer. And they are. In most of these companies.

Basic steps to turn app idea into reality are: work hard and be smart!

Make an application idea come true

I hope that after this article, you became clear with some things that you might not think about before. And also I hope that after the reading you have new questions that will help you move forward in the direction of your dreams! And its accomplish has a simple recipe: All you have to do to make an application idea come true is contact us and we will tell you how to implement your app idea.

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