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App Development Guide

You've got a great idea for an app and you want to take it from idea to reality. This app might be mobile or web only, or both! How do you get started, and what are the typical pitfalls? Let us guide you through the life cycle of any application in 5 simple steps.

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idea

Step 1: Get a great idea

If you are reading this then you probably already have an idea and you found this page while looking for a mobile app development company. Read on, you've come to the right place.

Check whether it's been done

Step 2: Check your competition

Your idea might be great, but is it new? We get approached by many people who think they've invented something original, but often a simple Google search will reveal several other mobile apps that do almost exactly the same thing.

Check your competition to know what you're up against. If you've confirmed a gap in the market and that there is demand, then you might be on to a winner.

Write down the requirements

Step 3: Write down the requirements

Your requirements are the basis of your entire application, so make sure you've got everything covered:

  • List out everything you want to see in your finished product
  • Focus on the problem that you're trying to solve rather than the finer details
  • Treat it as a living document which you continuously revise
Make wireframes

Step 4: Draw wireframes

Spend some time creating some simple wireframes. Wireframes are line drawings that you can make using pen and paper, or wireframing tools like Balsamiq. Don't worry about the design at this stage. Just focus on the main screens and what content they should have, e.g. buttons, input fields, lists, etc. Start by listing out all of the screens that would appear in the workflow and drawing them out.

Proposal

Step 5: Request a proposal

We'll be happy to make a no-commitment proposal for developing your mobile app idea into a usable product. Just give us a call, or contact us here and we can have a chat. The minimum starting price for a basic mobile app is AUD 3,000. 

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