Tips For Creating Smart Phone App


The process of creating a smart phone app starts with validating one’s idea, and then the hard part begins. Creating a great app for a tablet or smartphone starts with a fabulous idea. However, once a person has an awesome idea, the development process, then becomes a matter of analyzing and comparing a number of options.

Top Tips for Creating a Smart Phone App

“Look for an up–going trend or a niche.”

When brainstorming about a good smartphone app, it would be a good idea to take advantage of all the freely available information on the Internet. One should do some research about what is selling or trending at the moment. However, it is important to distinguish between an opportunity market and an over–saturated market, and go for the idea that offers the most profit potential.

“Understand that more work does not necessarily mean more profit.”

Supposing one wants to develop a 3D racing game knowing that there is a huge market for such games and a lot of money to be made. The thing is, designing and developing such a game takes a lot of time and effort, but the time and effort one puts into it does not necessarily mean that one will make more profit. With such a game, one would be in direct competition with giants, such as Gameloft and Electronic Arts, which have huge and professional marketing departments.

“Make sure that the app is not already in existence.”

This is one of the most common mistakes that most inexperienced app developers do. A great idea strikes them, and instead of confirming whether there is a similar app, they spend weeks fantasizing about it and designing its functionalities and features, only to come to the sad realization that there is a very similar, if not better, app in the app store.

Other tips for creating a smart phone app include:

  • Give it a great name
  • Highlight all the great features in its description so as to turn a visitor into a customer within a couple of seconds
  • Do not make it too complicated
  • Set up a business model before developing the app
  • Do not waste valuable time on a dead cat
  • Make a lot of fuss about it

It is difficult to design and develop a compelling app that is simple and easy to use. The best smartphone apps are often gripping, easy, and intuitive; therefore, people who want to build a good app must spend time producing a workflow, generating the graphics, and designing a great user interface. Even something that may seem as simple as designing icons usually takes a lot of time and effort, but it is time well spent.

Your Digital Publishing Cheat Sheet has many more great ideas for people who want to learn how to create marketable smartphone apps. Follow us for new ideas and articles on writing and publishing.

1 comment
  1. Kev said:

    I’m not a developer, but I know sound advice when I see it. Good article.

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