Anyone can make an app, but whose instructions should you follow? Drag-and-drop app makers allow designers to focus on an app’s concept and appeal.
It’s open season in the mobile app development field. Although knowledge of coding is still helpful, you no longer need to be a coder to make an app. Anyone can leave their mark in the mobile app marketplace, and even earn some money while they’re at it.
An app maker can help you design any kind of app you want, regardless of your experience level, finances, or time investment. Many such tools are available, and it can be difficult to decide which to use. Some app makers may be better suited for your needs than others.
To decide which one is best, you first need to think of the app you are going to make. Then, you can brainstorm which app maker would be best for that kind of program. Using an app maker, you could create an app in only twenty minutes, and possibly for free.
Decide What to Make
Take it as a given that you will figure out how to make your new app. Focus on this question first: what will the app do? You can search app stores or browse popular app websites to spark ideas.
Here are some questions to think about as you decide:
1. What is your favorite app? What do you love about it? How could it be improved?
2. How could a mobile app help your business? Could it collect data, connect users, or advertise directly to consumers?
3. Do similar apps to what you have in mind already exist? How do they function? How popular are they? Are they designed well?
4. How is your app going to be different?
5. In the current mobile app market, a unique and beneficial app can do extremely well. Don’t be afraid to think outrageously. Make it your app.
Decide How to Make It
Once you have an idea about what you want to make, explore your options for development. Business News Daily has created a list of powerful and affordably priced app makers that could be used for various purposes. None of them require coding experience. This list includes Infinite Monkeys’ own AppMakr, which is free with ads, and features a unified platform.
Here are some questions to consider as you decide on an app maker. There are no wrong answers.
1. What platform do you want your app to be on? Major platforms include Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry and Windows.
2. Do you want a unified platform? A unified platform allows for simultaneous development on multiple platforms.
3. What resources do you have, or do you want to have? Resources include types of software, coding or design experience, and the like.
4. How much time and money will you invest in this project?
5. Why do you want an app? Do you want to earn from it? Do you want to use it to advertise? Do you want the app to be published under your name?
6. Do you want to gain anything from the experience of making your app?
If you are already familiar with code or want to gain coding experience, following the instructions on Android’s how-to page could be a good place to start. You’ll be using a lot of syntax and testing your code as you go--your process may eventually necessitate hiring an experienced coder.
A benefit of developing your app with Apple is that they use a simpler coding language called Swift, which cuts some redundant syntax.However, Android and Apple’s app-making options cost much more in terms of time and money than Infinite Monkeys’ AppMakr, or other app makers with similar DIY approaches.
Once you have decided what tool to use, go ahead and make your app happen. Keep in mind that there are regulations that you must follow. If you breach these regulations, your app may not get published. Most app makers, including AppMakr, will run a test to let you know if you are breaching regulations. You can also learn about these regulations from the websites of relevant markets and platforms.
Publish and Share
Your app will enter the marketplace under the procedures and conditions of the app maker and platform you used. Share it with friends, through Twitter, over Facebook, and through other platforms that are relevant to you or your business.
Finding your app-development niche could take some time. Let your ideas germinate. Plan ahead, but don’t be afraid to experiment. App makers like AppMakr exist to help you fully realize your ideas and potential through an intuitive user interface, because who knows your mobile app needs better than you do?
Here's a fun video to guide you through how to make your first app - absolutely free:
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