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5 Steps You Must Follow Before Building Your Mobile App

April 21, 2017 |
Mobile App

You might assume that you have a “never thought before” business idea which you will use to make a unique app. But, there is a big chance that someone would have already made such an app or at least someone is working on it. In order to stay competitive, it’s necessary to convey your message to consumers and build a strong relationship with them. This could be very well achieved through a mobile app. But it wouldn’t be wise to straight away jump onto building an app. Here are 5 steps you should follow before building your own mobile app.

1. Use Competitor’s App:

As mentioned earlier, it’s nearly impossible that there isn’t a single app already in the market similar to what you are trying to develop. It is essential that you differentiate your app from your competitors to get an edge over them. The best way to do so is by downloading their app and using it.

2. Get Involved With The Users:

Firstly, identify your target user groups. Once identified, you can form focus groups of these real users to get their opinion and feedback on your app. Extract information from them like what are their needs, wants and areas of concern. The app you are building aims at providing a solution to their need or problem. Involvement of real users will create a buzz among them about your app along with providing you the vital information required for development.

3. Decide Your Timeline & Budget:

It’s important to set timelines and budgets right at the start for a better planning and projection. You must analyze your resources and funds in order to plan the release of your Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Knowing how much you want to spend and when helps in zeroing on the features that you want to implement in the first go. Certain non-essential features can rest in your wishlist for awhile.

4. Pre-Design Project Planning:

An efficient project initiation will assure the long-term success of your product. Pre-Design Project planning helps you to cover all essential information and details. This will help you in effectively conveying your message to the app development agency. When you have clear information about your vision, brand persona & a marketing plan, your agency can put in their technical expertise to drive you towards your goal.

5. Join Hands With A Perfect Agency:

Choose an agency which can fill in your shortcomings. There is a possibility that you may have a great product idea but require technical assistance. So go for an agency which has a strong technical background. You may have all the business logics in your head but might lack on artistic front. So go for a team who is very creative. If your marketing team is unable to market your idea properly, then look for an agency who has some marketing experts in their team.

Partnering with a single agency that can cater to all your needs like application design, development, and marketing will provide consistency to your product and the process of building the app will always be on track.

Reach out to our expert team today and our developers, designers, and digital marketers would be happy to help you with developing your dream app.

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