Steps involved in creating a Mobile App – Part 1

A little background

The number of mobile app downloads each year has been steadily increasing. 

  • By the end of 2022, the number is projected to grow to 258 billion—a 45 per cent increase over a five years period. 
  • The revenue generated from mobile apps is about to hit 188.9 billion in 2020.
  • According to recent research, the “average smartphone user has more than 80 apps on their phone and uses close to 40 of them each month” and will spend over three hours a day in those apps.

Do you have an App Idea?

You might be one of the many, seeking direction for a possible app idea but don’t know how to proceed to the next step. 

Every mobile application starts with an idea. Whenever you have a mobile app idea, identify what problem does your app solve and who is the target audience?

Most successful apps are the ones that solve a small problem for niche users— You want to target a small market that will grow over time. Because if you’re going to solve a big problem for a big market, you will be competing against already existing industry giants such as Google, Facebook etc. It’ll be virtually impossible to stand a chance against their existing user bases, pools of money, and hoards of talented team members.

Next step?

Once you have a basic idea about what would be your App functionality, ask friends and family if they would use the app.

Also, try to find apps similar to yours on search engines and app stores and find out what can be changed in functionality.

Another most important thing to do is asking some simple questions to people in that specific niche to discover what are their most significant issues or problems related to that niche. Then you can build your app to address those issues specifically. 

Don’t forget to log all these details in a notebook as it would be valuable during the design stage of the app.

Mobile app prototype

At the end of the previous step, you would have a low-fidelity prototype of your app (notes and ideas); the next step is creating a high fidelity prototype to understand the user experience of your app.

BAM by design’s expert team in Brisbane can help you stage your idea to a working high fidelity app prototype. So, you can visualise your concept into reality before going to the next step.

(to be continued)