Dreaming of making a fortune launching your iOS program for iPad or iPhone? Your dream have a chance to become reality. The internet is full of stories about ambitious iPad app development experts who made millions creating apps and games and publishing them in App Store. There is no need to be a tech brainiac to develop an app. Just follow the steps we are going to outline for you.
Just think of how much fame and money you can get for another “Half Life” for smartphones and tablets. However, if your company is not Valve Corporation or EA and have never taken part in game development of any kind, it is unlikely that mobile games are your best niche. Remember the girl? Think of something that captivates you, something that you love and would like to share with others - this might become a perfect background for your application.
How to find a developer who is reputable and affordable?
If there is a previous experience in programming or enough time to learn the basics of app development, you can do the job on your own once you have studied the Apple’s develop guidelines or other tutorials on mobile design. Another option is to hire a professional who will spare the pains to learn coding.
First of all, try asking around - is there anyone who has designed a mobile app? If your budget is limited, look for independent developers because their prices are lower as a rule, however no one can stop you from hiring a large digital agency. One can also search for app development events and tutorial on the internet and contact the authors, as they are likely to be professional programmers who know their craft. Obviously, you have plenty of choices.
When your company has finally found a developer that seems okay, organise an interview and ask them questions about their development process, prices and project that they have completed. Search the web for references and customer reviews, there are many specialised web portals like clutch.co that can proivde this kind of information. Remember that it is not possible to provide you with a fixed price on development, so ask a developer to give you an estimated cost. The cost largely depends on the complexity of the project and on how much of it has already been done. If there is a need for a lower price, supply the developer with ready images and probably a layout of the design. On the other hand, if there is only have a vague idea about the project or want it to be coordinated with a website that is still in progress, the budget is likely to soar.
It is most likely that you are building a program not only for fun, but also for profit. If so, it is time to think of the monetisation strategy. Apple keeps one third of the price, which means that if your app costs $3, each download will bring $2. It is easy to figure out how much downloads you will need for your program to pay off, for example, if 10,000$ are paid for the development, your investment will pay off after 5000th purchase.
However, be aware that the laws of supply and demand do not always work in the mobile industry. For instance, one developer has published a rather trivial game which saw poor rating when it was priced at around 3$. The developer hiked the price, but left the game as it was. Guess what happened? The app saw an increase in downloads. It may be deduced that price does not play a big role on the customer's decision to buy the product. Therefore, set a price that will cover your investment and allow to put the app on sale in the long run.
Let us remind you: there are already 2 million apps in App Store. It is going to be extremely hard to get to the top. Creating an outstanding product is the first step, but nobody will know about it if you do not make it visible on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, and other social networks, blogs and websites. If you are sure that your product is really awesome and worthy, engage your friends, by asking them to share their rave reviews. Another option is to hire someone who will write articles about your software and send them to blogs and forums.
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