How To Build Your First Mobile App

August 8, 2018 | Ananya S

You have the power to make the next billion-dollar mobile app that can break the market. Your idea could be the next Flappy Bird, Instagram, or Whatsapp. All you need is a simple idea and a great development company to guide you. How, you may ask can an app be built? You first have to understand the trend in the various apps on the market and how they are perceived by the audience. Next, you want to create an app that can grab everybody’s attention. Listed below are the exact building blocks on how to create your own app.

1. Finding a topic

It is difficult to have an original idea in a world that is constantly being bombarded by new and creative inventions. Gather your thoughts and freewrite possible apps you would enjoy which either are already on the market (to improve them) or something unique that you would personally would like to use. Draw comparisons to other applications. For example, if you are thinking about creating something like a social media app, you can gain inspiration from Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and several others.

2. Draw it out!

Create a cluster-sketch where you write your main topic in the center of the page and surround it with sub-topics. This will help you brainstorm ideas which will provide you with various possibilities of apps and highlight some major options. This also helps you define the foundation for your app. Having a solid foundation for your app idea is incredibly important to take your time with this and be sure it’s exactly what you want.

3. List pros and cons

Always remember that when an app gets released on the market, it is bound to have some advantages and disadvantages. List out the apps potential while not forgetting the likelihood that somebody out there will find a reason to complain- don’t give them the chance. The best way to do this is to think about who you are creating this for and what they would find the most useful. Then, think about the people that wouldn’t use this and why. The answers you receive will help you improve your ideas about what the functions are and how they work.

4. Fieldwork I

Although you are set with your app idea, remember to run it by others to get their opinions so you are sure that the app you want to build is something that can be enjoyed by people you know. Post your app idea onto social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook where you can ask your audience for some feedback as well.

5. Fieldwork II

Now, it is time to take a look at the technical aspects of your app. You need to get in contact with companies such as SDI that can provide the wireframes, designs, and bring your storyboard (roadmap) to life.

6. Development

A really good option to test out the potential of your app is to develop a prototype which is basically a simplified working version of your app. It wouldn’t have all the features only the main, most important ones. It is perfect if you don’t want to waste money on developing the whole app and people don’t quite take to it. This is also a great option if you want to get funding. It’s the best presentation tool to use for presenting to investors.

You can, of course, skip that and jump right into developing the full app. Make sure you stick to the original scope of your app so it can be completed on time. Also, ensure you are using a reputable mobile app development company so your app gets created correctly.

7. Testing

Once your app is in the final stages of development, it is time to test your app (or prototype app). If you are satisfied, ask your friends and family to test the usability of your app. Make sure that the people who are testing it provide you with honest feedback.

8. Publishing the app

Once you have approved the app and it is ready, it can be submitted to the app store for millions of people to find and use.

There are so many different kinds of apps on the market and many that are similar to one another. It can be hard to launch an application that hasn’t already been thought of. The biggest secret to pleasing your audience and gaining recognition is to create a unique version of an original as this opens doors for better apps. Find an application that you enjoy and add your own twist to make it unique!

If you are ready to get started, contact Sakshi Sharma at 408.621.8481 or email her at because she can help you create an app that users will love and you can be proud of.

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