7 Burning Questions Startups Need to Answer Before Developing an App
There is a lot of burning sensations in the head the time when you decide to build a mobile app. We can better call it as complications. If you’re a startup thinking to develop your own app to drive your venture, you obviously have a set of questions to be cleared. In the span of 9 years, we’ve worked extensively with many early-age start-ups that have today headed up as multi-million businesses.
Whether it is an entrepreneur who comes out of the long-standing career to build his own venture or a group of inspiration-backed like-minded people, they have the same kind of questions we are helping to answer below. We’ve helped many startups understand how app development costs, how long it takes to develop an app and common reasons behind app failure. Let’s help you in the same:
Questions Startups Should Have Answered Before Building an App
How Do I Protect My App Idea?
You have a great app idea now, but it will be brain-fade if someone else will steal it and launch the app before you. So you should be pro-active enough to patent your app idea. (The method of patenting or the cost incurred to patent differs from country to country and even all the inventions may not be eligible for patenting. In fact the idea should be detailed enough and solution-oriented).
In some cases, the idea may be leaked from developers end, so you should make sure you’ll enter into NDA (non-disclosure agreement) with the mobile app development company you’re going to hire.
Which Platform Should I Build App First?
It all depends on your target customers, though, you can dig deep into our article on which to choose first – iOS or Android?, which helps you take a right decision on time and cost required to develop the app, revenue models of the platforms and more.
How Much Will be App Cost?
The cost of app development mainly depends on three factors: the platform you’re going to develop the app, design preferences, and features and functionalities.
How Long Will My App Take to Build?
Standard apps take 4-6 months to build. This doesn’t just include development, even it covers wireframing, prototyping, design, and quality assurance. So you should make sure your app is developed by an experienced and expertise team who doesn’t fall in repetitive mistakes.
How to Raise Money for My App?
Investors don’t just look into your good idea, instead they dig deep into scalable capability your idea possesses and the execution strategy. So you need an impressive MVP (minimum viable product). When your MVP is impressive enough, you can be sure to raise fund for your startup.
How to Avoid My App from Failing?
Just developing an app and launching it at the store doesn’t bring any success. In fact, you need a fine-tuned marketing, customer experience and analytics strategies. And even competitive analysis plays a huge role in making app successful.
How Often Should I Update My App?
You work doesn’t end once developing the app and start marketing. In fact, you need to analyse your app performance and fix bugs or errors with the growing amount of users. Some errors you can find out only when your app is being used by real users. So updates should address user concerns and feedback and include additional features that you had kept away in the v1.0 of the app. You should have a plan to release 1-4 updates a month depending on user feedback and your budget.
When you make sure you’ve found out proper answers to all these questions, you can build app with confidence and achieve the desired success. Finding answer to these questions is easier with collaborating with a right mobile application development company.