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How to build an app

HOW TO BUILD AN APP THE APP IDEA IS FORMED Define your Goal Having a vision of what you want to achieve at the outset is an important barometer that will confirm whether the development process is heading in the right direction. What Are Your Expectations? Technical limitations Fit for the mobile context Market competition Profitable Popularity Evaluation Refine the idea Cost to produce Managing its success Useful feedback Develop A Monetization And Marketing Plan 80% are NOT generating enough revenue with their app to support a standalone business Today, Application Stores competition Is flerce, and dozens of new high-quality apps are belng launched every day A DECISION IS MADE 2 TO BUILD THE APP OHA Sketch Your Application SSL What primary action will users take within the app? What information will each screen need to present? What is the flow? How will users get from start to finish? How big should the elements on screen be relative to each other? Sketch out all screens of your app libe Information architecture Interaction Brand Name design +Visual Design Organizing the content in your app How the user will move from screen to screen to accomplish their task 3) THE PLATFORM FOR DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT ARE CHOSEN Android iOS BlackBerry Symbian ÓS MeeGo Windows Phone BlackBerry Mobile platforms, languages and SDK's There are many mobile brands, multiple possible platforms and SDK's depending on the devices. Criteria for selecting a development platform TARGET MOBILE PLATFORMS CROSS-PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE RESEARCH ON MOBILE APPLICATIONS VDEVELOPMENT SKILLS PERFORMANCE Mobile software distribution platforms Developer's cut per sale Available Apps Installed base APP STORE 775,000 JAN 2013) 500 MILLION (JAN 2013 70% GOOGLE PLAY 700,000 COCT 2012) 500 MILLION JUNE 2012) 70% WINDOWS PHONE STORE 150,000 COCT 24 2012) 19 MILLION (SEP 2012) 70% Android and iOs come out top 4 THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS BEGINS In this process the application software is developed for mobile phones. These applications can be pre-installed on phones during manufacturing, downloaded by customers from various mobile software distribution platforms. Application software developers also have to consider a lengthy array of screen sizes, hardware specifications and configurations because of intense competition in mobile software and changes within each of the platforms Platform development environment Each of the platforms for mobile applications also has an integrated development environment, which provides tools to allow a developer to write, test and deploy applications into the target platform environment. Execution environments Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile support typical application binaries as found on personal computers. Windows Mobile can also be compiled to x86 executables for debugging on a PC without a processor emulator. Windows Mobile, Android, HP web0S and iOS offer free SDKS and integrated development environments to developers. Mobile application testing Mobile applications are first tested within the development environment using emulators and later subjected to field testing. Emulators provide an inexpensive way to test applications on mobile phones to which developers may not have physical access. THE APP IS COMPLETE O Submit your app to the App Store MY APP 6 THE APP IS MARKETED Strategies Incorporate social media At a minimum, set up fan pages for your app on Facebook and Twitter, and use them as platforms to communicate with users and get feedback. MY APP Pre-launch promotion Start building buzz about your app before it launches. Email journalists and bloggers who write about things related to your app. The more relevant your app is to their niche, the better your chances of getting written about. 7 THE APP IS SUPPORTED MY APP THE NEXT 8 jDEA IS BORN Sources:

How to build an app

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This infographic shows in a wide perspective how to develop an app, from the idea till development and marketing.




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