Path for a Successful iOS App Development
If you lack development skills, you might take online tutorials and classes to learn the latest techniques. After getting sufficient training, you may be ready to dive right into creating your mobile application. Wait! Designing and development is just one step on the huge ladder of a successful mobile application development.
Whether you are planning to develop applications for Android, iOS or Windows, it is important to determine the need for development and other important factors cited below:
- Why you are developing the application?
- Who will use it?
- What is the specialty and how will you develop?
- How it will help users?
- When is the deadline for completion?
This might appear silly and time-consuming for you, but attempting to create an iOS application without defining the process, objective and USPs of your application is like walking on the road at midnight without any reason.
This piece will guide you on iPhone app development as well as explain the importance of defining why, what, who, how and when of app creation.
1. Why and Who?
Why are you building this app? Who will use it? I know, you might have a straightforward answer, “Everybody, because this is going to be the next big thing.” The answer seems alright, but you need to explain what is that “big thing,” only then users will buy your creation.
You cannot blindly say “Everyone.” Your application should have a purpose and target audience. In simple terms, why would people invest your app, if it is of no value to them? Hundreds and thousands of iOS applications already exists on iTunes. Unless yours has something appealing and great, no one will download and definitely won’t purchase it! So, give a purpose to your development.
2. What and How?
Once you are thorough with why and who, the next step is to define your app idea and development process. You probably have a rough idea about your application, but in the market general or crude idea doesn’t work!
For iPhone application development, you need to exactly know what would you like to build like defining the features of your application and compatibility, and how would you inculcate those features.
Once you are clear with what and how, it’s time to define when. A development plan document needs to be created to list down your decisions – the process, target audience, features of the app, your schedule, tools you will need, extra help you might need (may be a designer) and the expected cost.
The plan need not be a book with thousand pages; it should be short in bullet points. The development plan will help you fulfill your goals without going out of budget.
To conclude, focusing on just tutorials to learn the process might not help you in successful development. You will have to dedicate yourself to answer this Why, Who, What, How and When, for the process to be productive.