This is how you’ll develop an app
Most tech savvy people have probably considered developing their own app at some point. But creating an application from scratch can be more difficult than you think. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about how to develop an app. However, if you feel that you need help, we are always here for you.
What is an app?
An app, or application as it is also called, is a type of software that you can install and use on a computer, tablet, smartphone or any other type of electronic device. Most often, however, when people speak about apps, they’ll talk about apps for smartphones or tablets.
Read more: What is an app – a more in depth answer.
How to develop an app
Before you develop your app
Before you start the process of building your own app, you must first come up with a great idea. Ie. your app must solve a real problem that people want solved. In other words, your app must create a unique value in order for you to make a profit out of it.
When the above mentioned step is completed, please make a simple sketch of your app on a piece of paper, where you’ll also try to be as detailed as possible. It’s also important that you’ll Include the app’s design patterns and how you want the navigation menu to look.
Should you hire a developer or make the app yourself?
There are several ways for you to develop your own app. You can either hire an app developer. Another way to create an app is to use a program or a platform where you choose a template (you usually have to pay a fee for the template), and build the app by using the very same template.
A third option is to program the app yourself. However, this method requires expert knowledge in coding. Generally speaking, you can use Xcode by Apple or Objective-C for iOS and Android Studio for Android.
If you have a website, you can actually convert it to an app. A prerequisite for this is that the website is mobile-friendly. If it is, you do not need to be especially tech savvy to convert your website to a working app.
Frequently asked questions about developing an app
If you have a great idea for an app and you have questions and/or thoughts about how the development process works. Remember that you can always contact us at LoopLabz if you need guidance. We will develop your app, regardless of the scope or your budget.
Below you will also find answers to a couple of the most common questions about how you’ll develop an app.
How long does it take to develop an app?
Developing a basic app can take 3-6 months while more advanced apps can take up to a year to finish. Developing and launching an app for iOS takes longer compared to Android. Mainly because Apple must approve your app before it ends up at the App Store, so anyone can download it.
How much does it cost to have an app on the App Store?
It costs $99 annually, and other than that, Apple currently collects 30% of the app revenue. If you want to become an iPhone developer so that you can test the applications on a real iPhone and upload them to the App Store, you will always have to pay $99.
What is a programming language?
Programming languages are lines of code that describe how to solve a problem in a language that the computer can understand. The most common programming languages that are used while developing apps for iOS are Objective-C and Swift. For Android, it is Kotlin and Java.
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