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6 Things To Know Before Getting Into Mobile App Development

It’s actually such a fun time to get into education revolving around the technological world, specifically regarding mobile technology and development. Here’s why: in a nutshell, everyone’s using digital!

Everyone’s doing it, wanting it, needing it and, well, basically enjoying it. So if you’re looking for a profitable profession and have a creative mind, go into something that involves cell phone apps. You wouldn’t believe what’s out there in universities and colleges these days….

There are some things to know before jumping into the mobile technology waters, though. And, for sure, finding the right mobile development courses that suit you is important. You have six points to consider that’ll help your success in the field.

• Find Your Niche

First off, know your audience and why. In other words, if you’re interested in the Blackberry arena, know that you’ll be dealing with a lot of business-minded individuals, so make sure any application you create will be focused on some sort of corporate level. In other words, create an app that suits the audience.

• Put Your Dukes Up

Don’t be too scared, but just know this: you’re going to be facing a lot of competition. Be aggressive. Be innovative. Be ready to put your gloves on, step into the ring, and start throwin’ ’em.

• Take Your Sweet Time

That seems to contradict the second point; but the reality is it doesn’t. Why? Because chances are your application will have a few rough edges, a few bugs. That’s to be expected. One thing a user hates is an app that doesn’t work too well. Recognize that and make sure you work out all the kinks with debugging until it’s polished so nicely that Michelangelo Buonarroti would burn red with envy.

• Security Is Crucial

These days smartphone applications use a lot of sensitive information, such as phone numbers, addresses, logins, passwords. So one profitable and marketable feature your app will have is high security. That’ll turn a lot of customer’s heads, knowing their phone is protected with the application you’ve created.

• Interactive Marketability Is Key

Have you seen a smartphone lately? It’s the utility knife of the science fiction future, for God’s sake! There’s a camera, a video recorder, a taste tester, a rocket launcher, everything! So know this one point: utilizing even a few of these interactive features in a smartphone for your application will make it that much more appealing to buyers.

• No Copycats!

Do you even need an explanation for this one? With the explosion of apps on smartphones such as Apple iPhone, you better make sure you hit a new need out there that’s never been done before, or at least hasn’t been done as well as you will do it. You’re assured a definite demand for your application if you’re the only one out there providing the supply.

It really is a fun field to tackle, so enjoy it if you do. Just follow these points, and you’ll be a mobile development guru faster than you can text. Are you inspired?

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Erin is a true writer at heart. She's venturing into the blogging world to test the waters and loves everything about it. Her Twitter handle is @erinscribblez.

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Matt

    June 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Some really good ideas but the app market already seems saturated. Is it as profitable as it was a couple of years ago?

    • Sandra

      September 4, 2011 at 1:51 am

      There are still things to invent. The possibilities are endless.
      There are even more people with a smart phone now, and people are getting more used to spending money on apps and games for their phones, so I think it is more profitable then a couple of years ago.

  2. Asad Mubeen

    June 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I think the first question you should ask yourself before making an app is that what benefit it would provide to user.

  3. Rajan

    June 27, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Hello….. i read this page and its very informative really i was searching for this type of page to learn about mobile application development… really thanks….

  4. jesty

    June 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    yeah.. I must agree with Asad.. The purpose of helping you users will make you a success..

  5. Impinge

    July 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Hey…. the blog is really nice and informative i will keep visiting it for latest updates…. thanks for sharing this info……..

  6. Rajan

    July 13, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Really quite informative 6 things which should be in mind before entering into Mobile apps Development. really i would also keep this in mind. thanks a lot….. i was searching for this type of informative blog….

  7. ibyang

    August 1, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Hello,
    It is a great blog especially to those who are planning to venture in cellphone business. Mobile apps are continuously developing to make mobile experience much better for people. Entrepreneurs should know all the pros and cons first before venturing but any business needs a leap of faith and some investment.

    Regards,
    Ibyang

  8. malagala

    August 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

    As mobile phones are developing in a rapid manner this kind of update posts are quite useful for not only people who are dealing with the mobile phones but also for the interested persons as well. What is more interesting is that learning about this digital world is not difficult at all.

  9. Sam

    August 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Yes i think its really necessary to find your perfect niche first and security is also another aspect. Some crucial points given over here and I will keep in mind.

  10. Taa

    August 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    All great comments! I feel the best step is to find your niche. Every niche is going to be saturated with competition, but if you choose the specific niche you are most comfortable with you should be able to build an app that differentiates itself from the competition.

  11. Robert

    September 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I agree with your six steps, but I would add one: usability. Programmers need to be weary of implementing and overly done or designed UI into an app. Many times navigation on these stylish apps is hindered by button size and font legibility.

  12. Saud Hussain

    October 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I also want to add another point in your article that before developing an application you must check out the content or help for what platform you are going to develop. Check for active good blogs and forums or channel which can provide you help later on.

  13. Rob

    October 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I disagree with one of the former comments. I would say that you should be consistent with the UI when design mobile apps. You don’t want to have your users learn a completely different navigation system. Sometimes things are just better when you pick them up and they just work.

  14. Adam Wills

    May 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Really a very nice article with an awesome stuff of information. My curiosity to learn more and more on this blog. I emphasize to this blog. I really appreciate to read their stuff.Cheers!

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