Fastest Way To Make Apps
We all want to know what is the fastest way to make apps, and here is where I explain How.
If you’re a bit like me, you have also had a great idea for an app, and if you are like me you have procrastinated on it because you think it’s too difficult to code and you have no idea on where to begin.
The other big reason is that if you tell someone they will take your idea for themselves.
Yep been there done that, well until a couple of years ago.
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The Fastest way to make an App is to use templates and drag and drop software to get your idea out into the world. Like most things in life, it does not have to be perfect at the beginning, if you are clear on the idea there will be people or companies willing to help you take it to the next level.
So how exactly do these applications work?
You probably have heard of WIX, SQUARESPACE, and WordPress. these are user-friendly software developed to help nondevelopers and noncoders to achieve professional results.
I currently use WordPress to develop webpages and it literary takes me minutes to make a website.
I talk about these platforms so you can get a general idea of what to expect from the software that you select to make your app.
Disclaimer: Most of the large companies employ thousands of coders and developers to get their apps to where they are now, If you are expecting to code a and Instagram Or Whatsapp from scratch you might want to rethink and adjust your timetable.
Please check out our previous post on related topics such as:
- How Long Does It Take To Make An App Like WhatsApp
- How Long It Can Take To Code A Website?
- How Long Does It Take To Build a WordPress Website
Starting to make your First App
I know you are too excited to wait, but the planning stage of your app might be the most crucial of all, this will determine the type of app and what it can actually achieve.
If you have your app idea well structure you can skip this step and go down and check the available software that you can use to make your app as fast as possible.
No App Maker Will Ever Surpass Coding
Yes, this is very important to have in mind, this software has advantages but they will never surpass coding from scratch.
If your app wants to use specific code from android or ios you will need to code in each language for this to occur.
Coding from scratch will make your app way more compatible with the software that is going to run it.
This is the main reason why a lot of companies hire developers to make the app in each language they require.
Here are some topics you might want to research before you start building your App, these are my personal suggestions.
You can start making your App straight away but thinking about these topics might save you some time and help your success if you understand them.
Do Not reinvent the wheel, so please build upon what many others have created already.
- Create a user-flow diagram for each screen.
- Create/draw wireframes.
- Choose design patterns and color palettes.
- Create mock-ups.
- Create an animated app prototype and ask people to test it and provide feedback.
- Give final touch-ups to the mock-ups to have the final screens all ready to begin coding.
If you want a more in-depth look into the topics above please go to www.freecodecamp.org
I highly recommend the site, even if you don’t want to learn to code this will give you a good overview of what you need to understand.
So get to work, now that you have designed your app you can create it.
and here are my top selections of App Creator Sofware online.
I Prefer the third one since I have worked with it before.
This app is famed for making app creation “easy as pie” and true enough, you can have an app ready using this app in only a couple of clicks.
To create an app with Appypie, you begin by selecting your app’s category, then its basic layout and by clicking on a demo of the app, you can adjust text, include pages, photos, color, media, links and more.
There is a free plan with Appypie which allows you to tweak your creation for up to 48 hours after creation although it embeds Appypie advertising into the app.
Appmakr has a less-slick interface compared with Appypie however it is still easy to use.
It is ideal for making icon-based apps and just like Appypie, and you get a mock-up of a smartphone that allows you to drag apps directly to its face from the menu on the right.
Compared to apps designed using Appypie, apps built using this tool are better at linking content rather than providing native content.
For example, if you drag the “blog” icon, you will be asked to provide a link to your blog the same thing with when you drag the “news” function, you are required to provide your RSS feed address.
You also have the option of changing the look of each icon and customizing the background image to your choice.
Appmakr has a free version that allows you to create an ad-free website and for $39 each month, you can create ten android apps without branding and with access to the source codes.
Buzztouch is a great choice when it comes to designing interactive android apps.
Buzztouch comes with prewritten plugins that you can customize to your choice and on their site, you get a complete guide to how the app works.
You can create an unlimited number of apps on Buzztouch for free although to enjoy more features you would have to upgrade to the premium plan.
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There are hundreds of apps that are awesome but sadly a lot of them did not get the exposure they need it to become unicorns, so we advise you to have a good marketing plan following your app.
What is a great app if nobody knows about it.
The Marketing Of An App
Now that we have taken a look at the tools which you can use to create apps for little or nothing, now we would take a look at a critical aspect of making money off the apps you have created – marketing.
You can make some money by having your apps lie idle on Admob but considering the number of apps being released, this cannot be relied on entirely, and this is why you need some way to market the apps you create.
The more you promote your apps, the more comfortable and faster they make you money.
If you are just getting started on your online entrepreneurship journey, you would probably want to do your marketing with as little capital investment as possible, and you can.
From my experience, I have gathered some proven methods to guide you in marketing your app effectively.
These methods will only cost you time, but if you follow them religiously, you will have a significant increase in the number of persons downloading for your apps.
- Get in touch with potential customers before launching your app so they can provide feedback on what they expect from it and so they anticipate its arrival.
- Grow a mutually beneficial relationship with influencers who can influence the buying and engagement decisions of a particular group of persons.
- Feature your app on your blog regularly and don’t forget to include a call to action at the end of every blog post to invite visitors to download the app.
- Feature the app in every email you send out whether it’s your newsletter, payment confirmation email, customer service email, etc.
- Consider as many app stores as you can – Google Play, SlideMe, GetJar, AppBrain, Amazon Appstore, Appslib, Opera Mobile Store, etc.
- Identify the best-targeted words to rank for when designing your app and naming it.
- Get your app featured on high authority blogs on the first page of Google’s search engine
- Participate in developers and entrepreneur groups on social media
- Design eye-catching app icon
- Optimize your app store description
- Include app download links on your website or featured websites
- If you have profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tinder, and other social media applications, include download links to your app on them.
- Get your apps featured on mobile app review sites. There are many sites where you can get your app reviewed for free.
- Promote your app using social media
- Join Facebook and LinkedIn groups to promote your app
- Comment regularly on popular blogs and forums, and find a way to talk about your blog
- Run a contest if you can
- Sincerely respond to all your reviews
- Integrate social share within the app
Designing Apps is only a part of the process of making money from app creation as just like any other business, marketing plays a huge role in the success or failure of the business.
There are a lot of ways in which you can market your apps for free, some of which are listed above; there are a lot more but if you can do the ones above religiously, you are pretty much covered.
Keep Your App Updated
Don’t think that after you upload your app to the store’s money will come rolling in with no effort.
You have to get feedback from the market and make adjustments to your App.
Your Version 1.0 can not be the finale
How do I know which Apps to make?
I want you to understand something as fast as you can and the best way I know is to tell you this, ANGRY BIRDS was the 52nd Project of the company.
There is no secret formula, but I know timing is one of the most important ones.
Deciding on the kind of apps to make requires a good deal of research.
You have to be online regularly, taking note of the things people are most in need of.
Also, you have to study existing applications to determine what lapses there are in their design.
By doing this, you can stay ahead of market trends and make profitable apps.
Don´t Forget To Monetize Your Apps.
To monetize the apps you create, you would need a site to have them published and get paid for traffic, and this is where Google Admob, an application similar to Google Adsense comes into play.
Unlike Google Adsense, getting approval for Google Admob is easy, and it provides the advantages of Google’s massive advertising networks.
When you publish your app Google Play Store and other similar stores, you get paid for traffic and ads which are done on your app.
Using this method, I could make as much as $30 a month using this method.
It looks like small money at first, but when you consider that you can create an app in only a couple of hours, it means you can create over a hundred a month which translates to as much as $3,000 each month.
This is a one-time thing that you can keep earning from consistently.