It is maddening to see that everyone else is selling glamorous iPhone apps these days. They not only make money out of the creation, they gain fame too.
Have you ever felt the despair of not being able to join the fun? Have it ever crossed your mind that if only had technical knowledge you could have built one of those brilliant iPhone apps and be an Apple celebrity? Well, if yes, let me assure you that you are not alone in this. There are others who feel this helpless despair at not having technical knowledge.
If you are disappointed, this article might cheer you up. It does not take in-depth technical knowledge to build a simple iPhone app. Of course, you will require some level of knowledge. Yet, there are thousands of how to build an iPhone app manuals available that will help you jump start the development process.
Now, you must have goal in your mind when you are starting with the project. You must have spent hours dreaming of creating something unique. Keep that in mind. Or, better yet, write down the objective. What exactly you want to achieve? Whom you want to target? Every app is built for a group of people. Don’t try to win them all. A business man’s need is different from a creative person. Therefore, define your targeted group before doing anything. Write this down where you can see it every day.
When you are starting a new project, you need to be patience and have a positive attitude. Lot of hard work is waiting for you. Don’t be afraid of coding and decoding your programming. Have the desire to learn about the different applications. What is selling in the market? Who is making the biggest splash? What trend is Apple following at the moment? Stay updated.
Success Depends on Different Factors
There are different factors that contribute to the success of your iPhone app. Cost, popularity and marketing strategies are the factors that determine the success. Sketch your marketing strategy before planning the app. You will require this while writing the code.
Define Starting Point
A couple of years ago you could have launched an app without much promotion and live to devour the success. However, in this age of digital marketing, you need to create an online presence to sell your product. People will download your app only when they will be able to see it.
Consult an Expert
Your idea may look good on paper. Yet, there might be some technical limitations of the project. Without talking to an expert programmer, you will not be able to find the imitation out. Therefore, hire an expert and seek advice. Is there any ground for alteration? What are the features that will be compatible with the app? Is there a similar app? Seek information before executing the project.
Once you know how to make an app, you need to sign up for the developer’s account. You will have to establish a company, if you want your app to be published under your brand. Otherwise you will have to find a company which will sponsor the application.
About the Author
Jerry Ahern is an iPhone app developer. He runs his own company and in spare time tutors others to create apps that will rock the world. His article How to Build an iPhone App – A Brief Discussion is a part tutorial about how to make an app.