Sunday, 15 April 2012

How to create a hit android app?

Creating an android app is more an art than science. Think it as cooking, preparing your favourite dish. If you know to code means you have all the ingrediants for cooking. But for cooking you need to know the process. These are the old software engineering steps you have to follow. These are just an overview what you should do.

1. Get an idea.
You can refer to my previous blog.
2. Do feasibility studies
Think who will be using your app. Think of your target audience. Whether they will approve it and use it. You can ask your friends whether they will be interested to use it. This is the most important phase but it is often neglected.
3. Prepare a modular design
Think how can you break your app in small modules. They should be flexible enough. This will give you a chance to focus on things one at a time. Divide your app and conqure them one at a time.
4. Combine your modules.
Your modules should be working fine one at a time. But you need to combine them so that you can make them work as one as a whole.
5. Design a good UI
By this time you should have already created an UI in the above steps. Improve it. Dont make it too flashy or too dull. Add some animations in them which will keep your users happy.
6. Incremental approach
Finally it is an incremental approach so you need to go to first step again and follow all the steps. Do this until you are sure that your app is ready to be published.

These above steps will definately help you. Remember it is always good to have your own touch to make it unique. You are always welcome to use and share your development process.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

How to make money with android app? View-1

Making money with android is not an one day task. You are a programmer and created an app worth using and are ready to publish it. But before you do you are thinking how will you earn money from it?

The thing about earning money is dont go behind it. Make yourself so much capable that money comes to you when you call it. Making money is all about how much popular your app is(Apart from how good it is). Making your app popular is to make users know you have an app.

Suppose you have an app like finding location of users say. Google for questions like "Best location finder" or something of that sort. You'll be having the comments section. Speak good about some of them and post url of your app saying to review it and how it is different from the other apps. This is one way. Post a part of your code in some forums helping fellow developers and the url to show how it that is your app works.You have facebook, twitter. Tell your friends about it.

And finally blog it. You are free to post your apps here and ask for review and get some popularity and downloads.

Android idea. Begining of an entreprenuer

How to get an idea for a hit app in android and earn money?
This question is been hindering the developers for good. Getting and idea for an app can be as easy as it is difficult. You could get ideas everywhere around you and search and see if that app is available in android market. And what do you see...1000's of apps better than what you thought are already available. So what should you do? Quit the idea? Forget have dinner and sleep?
Ya this is one way of approach. Who knows you might get a new idea the next day you search the market and the same results are displayed!!!

Get up and believe you can make it. If your idea is nowhere found then thats great. But if its already there then think how can you make it different from  the other 1000+ ones. Just relax and check out which features are not implemented. Nothing is perfect and the thing about perfection is it can be achieved. Even the most downloaded apps have things which they lack so there are version 1,2,3. Give your personal touch to the app.

You have to wear 2 caps. One developers and other users. You dream in one day and achieve it in many days. Never say you cant. But ask yourself how and your app will be downloaded 10k times more than others.

Lets motivate our fellow developers and strive for independence and entrepreneurship. Remember an entrepreneur is born when you say Yes I Will Make It.

What do you say?