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Steps to Take After You Have a Mobile App Idea

If you have a great idea of a startup mobile app then you are not alone as so many people might also have a similar idea. But only those people will succeed who follow a perfect strategy and have power and capability to execute it with full dedication alongwith an extra bit of luck. Around your app idea, you have to make plans to materialize it and get your desired app up and running for real. If still you have not thought of how to execute these plans, then read on as in this article we are presenting before you a quick and simple guide which might help you to understand what a complete mobile app development process looks like and what are the important factors you need to take care of to get your mobile app ready to go and succeed in the marketplace.
Coming up with an idea is easy but taking it forward and executing it is bit difficult as it requires proper planning and research and you will need services of a professional App Development Company to build your app. By reading this article, you will have a clear idea of parameters you need to take into consideration to make you app idea a success.



Risk Analysis of Launching Your Mobile App

You should do proper and thorough risk analysis of building and launching your mobile app based on your idea. This doesn’t mean that you lose your confidence in the potential of your idea but we just want that you are 100% committed to your app idea. Before actually starting the development process, you need to carefully evaluate the risks associated with it otherwise you might end up losing lots of money and many hours of hard work. Before starting off with the app idea, be clear about how much you are willing to invest and how much time you can commit for your app project.

Create a Requirements and Specifications Document

In next step, you should create requirements and specifications document carrying all the details of your app. Listing all the features in the beginning may not be possible therefore you can list the basic and main features of the application and gradually all others features can be added as the development process progresses. Do research about your target audience and find out what are the problems which your mobile app can solve. Also find out apps similar to your app idea, analyze them and note down the features which should be added, modified or removed. By following all of these tips prepare your basic feature list document. Also note down about designs, visual effect and your color preference for your app and select the platform i.e. either iOS or Android for which you want to build your app.

Get a Quotation from Mobile App Developer

Get an initial quotation from an app developer or a company. They will provide you a rough estimate of the cost and time it will take to build your app. This will help you plan your budget and give you a schedule and timeline of the app development process. After selecting the app development company, review the specifications once again. Once everything is finalized, let a software agreement document to be signed by both the developer as well as from your side and begin the development process.

Look for Investors and Venture Capitalists

If you are pretty sure about the potential of your idea but you don’t have enough budget to turn it into reality, then you can start looking for investors or Venture capitalists. There are many forums and platforms from where you can find them and get the required funding. You can search for them on Internet, or in your college Alumni association or you can ask some of your friends for their reference.

Wireframing and Design

Wireframe creation is an important part of any app development. Wireframing provides you with a draft version of how a user will interact with the mobile app user interface. Wireframes tells you about how the final app product will look like and it also enables you to see the potential functionality and layout elements in the mobile app. The wireframes should tell the answer to the following questions i.e. What are then main sections? Where is the information about the app’s structure and how the description of user interface interaction and its approximate visualization will happen?

Development and Testing of the Mobile App

You can also go for Hybrid App Development to build your app for multiple platforms. You have to take this decision yourself. Once the design of the app has been approved, the development process of the app can be started. The app should be tested appropriately simultaneously at every step or stage of the development process.

Give a Proper, Unique and Easy to Remember Name to Your App

Finally, it’s time to give your mobile application an attractive and catchy name which should be unique and easy to remember too. Describe the name beautifully in few words. Now your brand of mobile app will be known by this name. Now using this new brand name start your marketing campaign.

Proper Technical Support and Future Updates

After your mobile app has been launched, it will require many updates including about design and development to attract more people towards it. These updates can be about new design, color theme or any additional feature which can boost the chances of success of your app. You have to make sure that these updates are implemented and reached to the potential users in a timely way. Make sure that your app development company provides proper technical support and maintenance services.



We have discussed in detail what essential steps you need to take regarding making your innovative app idea into a successful and popular mobile app. If your idea has a potential and you implement all of the strategies and processes about it in a most professional manner, there is no doubt that your app will become popular among mobile app users in a short period of time bringing lots of benefits and profits to your business.


About Author
Aman Malhotra
Aman Malhotra

Aman is a business consultant and strategic leader bridging the gap between technology and client satisfaction. With 15+ years of knowledge, innovation and hands-on experience in providing consultations to startups, agencies, SME's and large enterprises who need dedicated development and technology partners. He has also lead to the delivery of countless web development and mobile app development projects with 100% client satisfaction.

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