The application development market has gained notoriety in recent years. After all, in order to have everything in our hands on our smartphones then someone needs to think about creating the MVP?
Want to start acting in this market and do not know where?
A software and mobile software company that now makes more than 200 apps a year gives infallible tips to anyone who wants to create a successful application. One of them is to use the programming language React Native makes it possible with the same source code if it manages native versions for iOS and Android, which saves many hours and programming costs.
I have a brilliant idea for an MVP (Minimum Viable Product), but I have no concept of programming. Should I outsource my project?
At first, right after the idea before you go looking for software development companies or even developers, it is advisable to mature your idea. This will greatly help you save time and money up there. To err is a part, especially when we talk about startups, however the better the planning the more mistakes you can avoid and when you have your idea better defined the more you are prepared to take it to the technicians. Be it a company, a freelancer or even a partner who risks risking with you. Start by researching the market, scribbling the screens and streaming the app experience.
No need to worry about making a beautiful design but on the experience, it will provide for your future use. That is where your idea is going to start getting off the paper and it will be easier to quote it with companies or with developers. At this stage quote and talk a lot with companies and professionals or get opinions from other people and get all your questions. Outsourcing with a specialized company is interesting because you already get an experienced team, a process and a structure in place right away, this is very noticeable when you talk to one and it will give you a competitive advantage. Quote options and see which partner is the most appropriate and also remember to think in the long run and not only in the first version of your application. Finally, draw conclusions after all the research.
When creating an application, what should be prioritized?
Do not prioritize the application, prioritize your business. The application is the tool that will allow you to scale from a few to thousands of users, in United States and even globally. But it is a business and needs to monetize itself to stay alive. At first, it is very complicated to have an idea of revenues and costs, but this concern needs to have from the beginning because it is something that you will need to follow and optimize.
Is there a programming language best suited to developing apps?
Yes, today we highly recommend React Native, a language that enables the same source code if it manages native versions for iOS and Android, which saves many hours and programming costs. There are other technologies that allow this, but unlike them, React Native delivers excellent performance. Applications like Facebook, Instagram, UberEATS, Airbnb and Nubank were developed with React Native.
At Bacancy Technology, we developed the new version of the MVP application with this technology and the result is fantastic. In addition to the language of the application, you will probably need a server and database in the cloud for those who are starting we strongly recommend Firebase because it is free for up to 100 simultaneous connections and with a small cost of 25 dollars a month it can meet up to 100,000 simultaneous connections! It helps a lot who is starting an MVP. These two technologies were responsible for climbing and holding the bar of the Pokemon GO, one of the applications that had one of the highest growths in a short time. Both are gaining a lot of space here and the demand is high.
Android or iOS? Which operating system is easiest to develop?
As a react native development company, we understand that Android is less rigid in its rules for applications and this has been changing and Google has been making more demands. Apple has been making things easier by speeding up the application publishing process. In 2009 it took from 2 to 3 weeks to approve the application, today, 10 years later, we have already achieved in 3 days. Another difference is that the annual cost for a developer account is $25, Apple is $100.
Why is Design Thinking so critical to building good MVP?
Design Thinking causes a more critical look at the product being developed and how it can solve people’s problems. Creating an application is a collaborative process that involves a lot of creativity, the Design Thinking approach brings good results and helps you make better decisions. The MVP (Minimum Viable Product) concept must always be in mind so you can launch faster, fewer investment applications, that’s what everyone else is looking for, and Design Thinking gives you guidance on that as well.
Why is validating an application important?
There is nothing like practice. Validation is the time when you start up and test your theories. The earlier you can do this the better. Often you can do this even before your application, Easy Cars, for example, before offering dry cleaning in your application already serviced customers by WhatsApp. It was so certain that the application and the platform came later but the customers were already enjoying many experiences of its validation by WhatsApp.
Among so many options in app stores, how to highlight my?
First you need to focus on having a good app so that it has a very good rating because that will make it rise or fall in the ranking of the stores. Sometimes the difference is in the details, in 2012 for example, when the ninth digit began to be included some individual created a $1 application to automatically update the calendars, it is obvious that his idea was not the only one when he launched his app had about 30 apps doing the same thing.
However, his was the only one that had the name with the word ANATEL and when people were looking for ANATEL in the App Store, it was the only one that appeared so it went up very quickly and ran into the 3 most downloaded applications. I managed to earn $ 10,000 in sales per day! All this because of a strategic word that appeared a lot on TV and on radios. The difference was this balcony since other applications were also good and had even some were free. Today there is a startup, RankMyApp, which has its own technology to find the best keywords, it is worth talking to them and we are having good results together.
Now that the application is ready and in the app stores, can I forget it and move on to the next one?
Never, your application can always improve and this is a long-term persistent work. You can only stop when a giant, like Google or Facebook, buy your application. Before that, there is plenty of roads ahead!