Whether you are going to work as a solo practitioner or you are planning to work in an
app development company, it is important that you know how to create mobile
applications. But, how exactly is that done?
In today’s article, I will tell you how you can create a successful mobile application in as
little as 7 steps.
1. Start with Your Idea
Truth be told, app development starts with an idea. But, that idea is not just fabricated
out of thin air; your idea should be made as a means of providing solutions to your
Some research would have to be conducted in order for you to understand your
customer pain points, as well as how you can best solve their problems.
2. Identify What You Need
As an app developer, you have to focus only on the things that you need. For instance,
it is understandable that you want to create applications for both the iOS and Android
operating systems but creating those by yourself can take a significant amount of time.
Therefore, identify what you need and only focus on one operating system at a time.
Remember to always include market research so that you can understand your target
3. Think About How Your App Will Look Like
Your app’s user interface is so important because it can make or break your success in
this industry. Do not think about incorporating as many features as you like; focus on
what your target audience wants and go from there.
If you are not a designer by heart, then you can hire an app designer to collaborate with.
Make sure that you tell them about your aspirations and what you want your app to look
like so that they will be on the same page as you.
4. Focus on Developing Native Applications
Native applications are those that can only be run in a specific operating system
environment. Therefore, if you are going to develop Android mobile applications, these
apps can only be run on a device that is using the Android operating system.
The reason why you need to have this single-minded focus is so that you can
significantly cut your development time to a considerable degree.
5. Develop a Prototype
Along the way, create different prototypes of your application so that you can do further
testing. Only continue with the application that has the best possible performance and
design above all.
6. Consider Beta Testing
Before releasing an application, it is important that you conduct a beta testing phase so
that real users can peruse your app. Only release the full version of your application
after extensive and rigorous testing to ensure that all bugs are quashed and no issues
7. App Launch and Advertising
Once you’ve created a bug-free application, it is now time to launch your app. Make
sure that you get familiar with the guidelines that are set by Google or Apple (depending
on the app platform you’ve chosen).
After your app is approved, you will be given your own page where you can look at to
see important metrics such as how many people have downloaded your application, as
well as other important information.
Make sure to also advertise your application so that more and more people will know
that it exists.