So you have a brilliant idea for a mobile application? Great, that means it’s half the battle! Now it’s time for the next stage, which will take much longer: putting your idea into effect. It’s a tedious task, which can take a lot of time. However, a good project is a precious thing, so you probably wish to accomplish it as soon as possible to be sure that nobody uses similar idea before you. So how to quickly create and app? The best tip is to stick to few things that you need to prepare before looking for a developer.
It’s the first and the most important thing that you need to make your app development process quick. Creating a specification is equal to making an exact plan of your idea. You have to analize your project, list every detail, from core functionalities to the least important parts of app. The more specific your specification is, the less questions will developer have and he will be able to develop your app quickly. You shouldn’t be scared by the number of pages in your specifiaction; Every little thing that seems to be obvious for you can be entirely foreign for someone that contacts your idea for the first time. If you are afraid that someone can overtake your idea, you should ask the company to whom you’re showing your project to sign NDA – it shouldn’t be a problem for a reliable software house.
Creating mockups is a second thing, that can help to visualize your idea. Do you want to have unusual login screen in your application? Try to draw it up, at least in a schematic way. Mockups are also a great way to present a complicated mechanism in your app that would be problematic to explain. General advice is – if you have problem to describe something, draw it, it will be a great hint. Any idea about application design, complete or partial, should also appear on a mockup.
If you’re not completely sure whether your idea is something that is really needed, but you still want to try, it might be a good idea to create MVP. When you think about functionalities that will appear in your application, list these which could be described as the „core” and are crucial to make a mobile app prototype. If you follow this advice, you will create a product which is ready to present to the client and which can help to spare your time and money. Time because creating a prototype will take far less time than creating whole product and will help you to probe the market, and money because you can check whether your idea is really as worthy as you think it is without wasting any unnecessary resources.
Communication is vital in every part of life, so you can’t forget about it if you want to design a mobile application quickly. Proper communication is a key to accomplish a project in a faster way: if you’re getting a lot of questions, it probably means that you haven’t been clear enough and project might be in a dead end. If you’re in a process of developing an application, don’t make it hard to communicate with you and respond to the questions as soon as you’re able to – it will help to accomplish your goals much faster.
So you think that you can’t write a specification that is even more specific? Read it once again. Maybe mockups aren’t really that important? But they will probably help to sort out some doubts. Or maybe it’s a prototype that won’t be useful at all? Maybe, but it might be a good idea to have a backup plan. And you seem to have no problems with communication? Well, it’s a good sign that your application will bring you a lot of revenue.
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