You’ve got yourself a pretty good idea. You’ve even drawn wireframes and have your idea documented on paper. You’ve written your functional needs, and now you want to step up and develop your app for Android, iOS and the Web. You approach your favorite app development studios and request a quote, but the prices are way over your small budget…
What do you do then?
First-time app entrepreneurs generally do not understand how long and difficult it is to develop a working product, with its millions of features, and have it developed for all platforms.
MVP Your App
Before you overload your app with a lot of features, think only about the core features to start with. Most features are not necessary in the beginning. The only thing necessary at first is your core idea because you don’t have users yet. Once you do get a few users, you do not want them to get lost but to have a clear interaction with your service. Also, features should be thought of and designed to meet the users’ demands, so you have to have at least some users to start with.
Get Your App Working on ONE Platform First
Choose only one platform to start with! This way, you can not only decrease your quote but also learn from your users and fine tune and change your app as users’ demands change. This will also allow you to determine if your service is working the way you thought of spending more money.
By implementing the suggested points, you can decrease your app quote and have it developed on a smaller budget than you were initially quoted and start your journey to success sooner. Also, if your app is successful, you will have a better chance of attracting investors to fund the next steps.