One of the common concerns that can be heard from entrepreneurs is: “I want to create a mobile application for my business, but I don’t know where to start and how to make it attractive.”
Many experts and successful entrepreneurs address this question by explaining the best options that they usually choose while developing apps for their purposes. They elucidate about what are the best features that should be added in an application, how do the features help gain more revenue, and how does an app help them enhance the productivity of their business.
Once I also faced issues regarding the app development, I went to such technicians and business personalities to get all my doubts cleared. And, they helped and clarified each of my queries.
Here I add some of the things that they suggested me to consider before developing an application.
- Come Up With an Idea
The most important thing that should consider before creating an application is the monitoring of the idea that you want to execute. Make sure that your idea is unique, specific, and dynamic. Also, ask yourself many times that is this a new thing or just a slightly better version of an existing app. Its answers will guide you to come up with a final statement.
Apart from this, make sure that you are not going to solve all the problems through your application. For example, instead of announcing, “Our mobile app is the best to chat with others,” try to focus on one problem in chatting. “We empower people to converse instantly, even if offline” is an example of how your key offering should be.
- Identify Your Audience’s Requirements
Having effective conversations with people help you gather several insights and feedbacks, which are good enough to build an application. Beware that your idea is most likely to receive resistance at first. Listen carefully and try to converse with those who are not in favor of your idea and see why they don’t like it. It’s a healthy exercise to pinpoint major issues in your ideas or to boost your confidence in it and convince them. In all cases, you must present your idea with passion and enjoy the challenge.
- Lay Out the Flow and Features
Validation of your app idea means that you have something that people want to use. Now is the time to detail your product onto a document, or if you want to go the extra mile, use a wireframing tool. When putting your idea down on paper, remember to be as detailed as possible. Include the flow of how the user will navigate the app as well as all the features envisioned. This will help your developer to clearly understand your expectations.
- Avoid Irrelevant Features
From the flow and features document you prepared, start looking closely at features that you can remove. Offer only the core value of your app idea. Do not build features in the first version that are ‘nice to have’ and can always be added later as an update. This will help keep the initial costs of development down and also help you get to market quicker.