The world as we know it is evolving. If compared to the previous few generations, we’ve skipped a few steps to evolve faster than usual. From just making calls on the landlines to potentially doing everything right on your phone, we’ve come a long way and an app-entrepreneur knows that for a fact. So, you’ve probably come up with several ideas that make sure you’re ready for an application. However, there are several things that you often miss out on. Today, we’re going to discuss all of that, to help you understand what you need to check off your list when making an app. Let’s first start with the basics:
Why a Business App in the First Place?
It happens to be the most potent & evident of all facts thronging the human history that coming off the Stone Age, the Bronze Age & finally the Iron Age all occurring in prehistoric times, we as the descendants in the current era, are left wondering as to how on all earth our preceding generations managed doing without the Digital Age of our times with a major revolution tied to it.
Yes, beginning with the barter trade right up to the present day trading that wholly or very seldom, partially revolves around the World Wide Web, we have seen through our share of thick and thin. Sufficiently swift-paced are the modern times wherein time is equated with money & vice versa. Rendering it over the online arena, your business can actually do wonders for you. And, by stating online we don’t intend restricting you to a mere desktop presence; your online existence would remain incomplete without letting your clients have a sneak peek at your offers through the development of an efficient mobile application.
Decide it, Nail it:
Be it any mobile app, it comes as a bi-faceted feature; you may either upload it for leisure purpose with paltry returns or getting it done professionally attired & groomed to bring forth its intent of being customer centric & portraying your business passionately. In similar terms, the former purpose falls under getting your hobby quenched as your pastime while the latter is accounted for none less than a game-changing strategy. Needless to say, it all ends up with your level of commitment & desire with which you make up your mind to adopt the idea with all solemnity & dedication.
Getting Around the BIG Idea Prior to its Implementation:
Before you decide to actually pounce on the idea of getting your “sales assistant” created & firmly placed within your business procedures, you should ask yourself some pertinent questions to let your decision stand verified. Here are a few of them.
- What is your scope of investment?
Yes, we all are so well aware of it. All pragmatism solely depends upon one resource to actually replenish that very resource — the available finance. Put yourself in ideal situations to break free from the shackles of indecisiveness, such as thinking of obtaining the idea from other sources & the extent of investing into it. Conversely, consider yourself as its brainchild & approximate the financial figures with which you are ready to embark upon this journey. Strictly speaking, here your level of sobriety comes into play; whether or not you consider it as an additional prospect for your earnings to actually taking up the idea, even being aware of the risks that might be lingering around. If you stand dubious & skeptic yourself with respect to this novice venture, anybody is liable to be in your shoes to tread along the same path.
- What is your extent of time allocation?
Getting a mobile application ready for any operating interface is a matter of a single sitting. What actually counts is the level of hard work & quality put into it for it to shine bright. With a couple of hours spent over it on weekly basis, can be as good as mucking up the entire project and causing your funds go begging. It should be realized that quality does require diligence & focus which, in turn, require your all-precious time. To make it work for you, time would be your second line of investment. Turning it into a limited duration affair would get your project jinxed even before it has attempted to take off.
- Is this your part-time or full time occupation?
It is more out of human psyche that what makes your day, paves your way. Your interest would certainly rest upon your monetary expectations & the actual statistics obtained off it, whether you are going along with it as a “top-up” with your main course or pursuing the objective as your prime source of income. Quite evidently, investing a sizeable chunk of your funds into something not-so-important would be a folly best avoided. On the contrary, if your business is aimed at being your sole bread winner, app development should be taken up in all good intention & faith. Whether your app is destined to acquire a professional look or get lost into mediocrity would rely upon your own consent of giving in your full or working on it half-heartedly.
It’s Time to Enter the Concluding Phase:
Having answered yourself with all realism, arriving at a decisive point should not be a time consuming process. It should be realized that a hobby is to be treated as a pastime game without being involved in much of a fuss. With almost zero investment into it, the expected gains should not exceed the actual gains attained. Speaking otherwise, a solemn project should be worked on with all gravity & determination to let your business outshine others in due course.
So, to top it all off, there are several questions that you need to ask yourself before considering to take on an app development project . If you feel that you have all the necessary elements required to kick it off then we suggest not to waste a minute and take the leap forward.
Imran Abdul Rauf is a Digital Marketing Strategist, employed at CMOLDS, and specializes in content marketing, email marketing campaigns, lead generation, and other aspects of digital marketing. A content enthusiast by the day, and hardcore gamer by night, Imran is also a regular guest contributor at some of the top tech and digital marketing platforms.