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Decisions to make before making an iOS app

Posted In Mobile App Development - By Techtiplib on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 With No Comments »

Most businesses come to a point in their life where they see a need for changes. There is a common theme that businesses that refuse to change with the world around them will be left behind, and creating apps is no different. Our world is starting to revolve around technology, and where it used to be acceptable and even profitable to simply have a website online, that is no longer the case. Technology has advanced, and now consumers are looking for an easier interface to use to interact with businesses of their choice. Because of this, it is important that you create an app for your business so that you can keep up with the competition. Recommended reading: Leading iOS Apps for Developers and Designers.

Decisions to make before making an ios app

What do I need to consider before making an app?

Budget

One of the most important things you need to consider before making any decisions is if you have enough money to start this project.  Depending on other choices you make about hiring someone or doing it yourself, if there is enough money to do the project, you need to set aside exactly how much you can afford to spend in research, development, and maintenance of the app.

In-house or outsourced design

Some companies that are already hosting their own website may have people on staff who are experienced enough to do the ios app development themselves. This is extremely helpful because you will not need to outsource for the development of your app. However, if you run a smaller business and hired someone else to do the website development for you, then chances are you will be doing the same thing with your app development, and that is fine. Just make sure to do your homework about the business you are hiring to develop your app before making any commitments. 

Content of app

The app itself needs to have some kind of purpose or value for your consumers, whether it is an easier way to look at your available products, an easier way to read articles posted or to keep up to date with current information, or even offering discounts or coupons.  You want to make sure that the app has some purpose to it, otherwise it will be downloaded but possibly never used again. 

Should I charge money for my app?

This has to be one of the hardest choices you will make. Most businesses end up offering their app for free or for a very low price in the beginning. People are not familiar with your app, so having to pay a large amount for it will not be something they want to do. Most people like to download an app and try it out before they spend money for it. It’s up to you to decide if you want it to be free or paid. But most of the big players in the industry offer their apps for free of cost, at the same time they release the free versions with an advertising bar on it, this is where the big money came from. Big shots in the industry are making great money coming in from the advertisements they post in their apps.

Expanding your business by developing an ios app is without a doubt something that will benefit you in the long run. If it isn’t something that is within your budget at the moment, take the time to start setting aside money to fund it sometime in the near future, or start to slowly put it together over time. Doing your ios app development does not have to be a process that is created overnight, so take your time and create a product that will be satisfactory for your users, no matter how long it may take.

Author Bio:

Laura, a passionate tech writer writes a lot about apps and ios app development. His posts have showed the ways of creating apps and generating revenue through app advertisement campaigns. Read his posts to get a clear overview about how to make money with the App business.

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