Apps are the big thing for startups these days. They’re a major player in the tech industry, and everybody wants a piece. Yourself included. The problem is that the app market is very crowded right now. It’s full of developers tripping over themselves to be the next big thing. So how do you think you have a chance? Well, you need the right guidance to reach success first of all. Take a look at this guide we’ve built. It’ll give you a few tips.


Rome wasn’t built in a day. You will not be a success overnight. Don’t get frustrated if things don’t go as planned. What’s also important is that you don’t rush the app to market. If it is incomplete and full of bugs, you won’t be able to build the user base that’ll support your app. You need to take the appropriate amount of time. There’s something to be said to a speedy and concise development, but rushing is not going to help.


Sticking to just one mobile platform isn’t smart. Even if you are on the dominant mobile platform at the time, you’re just limiting the availability of the app. It can be tempting just to develop for iOS and leave it at that, but don’t. You have to try getting on Android platforms too.

If you don’t know how to program Android, visit this website for more information on how you can learn. Spreading the availability of your app will always increase the chance of it being used.

New Ideas

Don’t try and copy the big apps. You won’t succeed. They’ve got the resources and money to improve on that app way beyond your capability. What you need to do is find a market that isn’t being served right now. It may mean iterating on what a larger app is doing, but not copying it directly. If a community for an app has complaints about it that are not being addressed, you can try serving those people instead of feeling out a market. Beware though, you may just spur the rival app to fixing their problems instead of being legitimate competition.

Market Research

To be the next big thing, you need to know which way people are headed. What do they look for in their apps today? Most big app companies have research groups working on this right now. You don’t have that. What you do have is the internet. You also have a more intimate connection with users. This should make it easier to determine in plain language what they want. Market researchers can get too bogged down in the math and sociology questions of the research actually to figure out what people want.


You have to be ready to accept a few failures. You are not going to be the company who hits it big on their first try. Almost no app company can do it like that. Just be willing to keep trying again and again until you get it right.

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