App Dev 3: 30+ Ways To Make Your Mobile App A Success

May 6, 2013 in App Development

iPhone App DevelopmentI’ve only been working on my app project for a couple of weeks now but I have been thinking about it for much longer than that! Since then, I’ve been keeping notes of things that will come in useful when I start building my app. For this post, I thought I’d share the resources I’m using or will possibly use in the future as I attempt to build a successful app development business.

Over time, I will be making updates to this list as I discover more resources that I think you’ll find helpful in your own app development journey!

Source Codes with Video Tutorials

I am following the practice of reskinning apps. It keeps costs down and I don’t have to know programming. However, there are a few technical related tasks where a little help can go a long way. The following tutorials will help you get started in app development and reskinning. The first course on the list includes a game source code along with the video tutorials that can help you get your first app into the Apple App Store. And in the world of reskinning, the price is extremely low. The Jelly Flow course below is the video instruction and source code for an app that I am personally reskinning at the moment. There are intro videos on each course below that I think you should check out.

Make Your Own iPhone Game in One Day Without Coding (includes Pinball game code)

Make & Publish Your Own iPhone Jelly Flow Game (includes Jelly Flow clone game code)

Reskin Your Own Candy Crush Game (includes Candy Crush clone game code)

Podcasts

These are the podcasts I listen to when I commute back and forth to work. I’ve learned tons of information in the many hours I’ve spent in my car. These are not the only podcasts I listen to but they are the ones that are related to my goal of building an app business. Read the rest of this entry →

App Dev 2: Finding A Killer App Idea And Defining Guidelines

May 5, 2013 in App Development

iPhone App DevelopmentNow that I’ve officially started the process of creating my first iPhone app, it’s time to start brainstorming ideas. This is one aspect of creating apps that could mean stellar sales or no sales at all.

One thing I want to say right off the top, at this time, I’m not revealing the niche or name of the app I’m going to build. This may change later but this is my first time around and I’m still pondering whether I want to reveal all that info. I apologize for that but like building niche sites, it may not be wise for me to introduce competitors for my app. Although it’s possible that when I finish my app, I will be so excited about it that I won’t be able to keep it a secret anymore!

Finding A Great App Idea

Ok, back to the topic of this post. I’ve been doing some research into different types of apps I want to build and to help you understand the process I’m going through, here’s where I’m getting my ideas from:

  • Personal interests
  • My favorite apps
  • The iTunes Store
  • Friends and acquaintances

A lot of this process is similar to the steps I take when I build niche sites… although I’m not very successful at it. But let’s look at each step a little closer. Read the rest of this entry →