link your buttons on each screen to the screen they go to. Now ‘Play’ the presentation and click your buttons to fully simulate the app experience. For those with some decent design chops, you can try great apps like Omnigraffle or App Cooker to wireframe and simulate your app.
- Share Your Idea: Believe it or not, once you have completed step 6, you have all the information you need to get a really accurate quote from an Application Development Company. We recommend asking for a fixed bid rather than a time and materials bid. Because the functionality of your app is so well defined, the dev company should be able to give you an exact price and timeline for the development of the app.
- Market Your App: Who is your app for? If you say, “everyone” then you need to ask again in a different way. Ask, “What specific group of people will benefit the most from using my app?” Now do a bunch of Google searches and find out exactly where these people are and devise a plan to get them to try/buy your app. We have found that a Twitter Campaign is one of the most effective ways to market your app.
- Launch: Congratulations. You did it. You’ve got an app live on the App Store or Google Play. Look at user comments and see how your app is being received. What suggestions are people making about your app? Add these features to your original bulleted list and then re-prioritize. Roll out new features and refinements in small updates.