When you think of an app developer, you might picture some geek, or even a team of geeks writing thousands of lines of code. Then testing, tweaking, debugging, and doing whatever else it takes to make the app work. Although this may be true now, the face of the app developer is definitely changing.
Ever hear of Angry Birds? I’m sure you have. It was created by a team of developers, probably doing a lot of the things I mentioned earlier. However, one 14 yr old decided to create an app on his own. It’s called Bubble Ball, and it recently topped Angry Birds for the number one free app in the app store.
Experienced programmers still develop the more complex apps, the majority of which are directly related to businesses and major app erstellen hamburg corporations. While the average joe developer will have most likely created the simple app that’s downloaded for fun and or everyday use.
So how easy is it to create iPhone apps? Due to the demand and popularity of apps themselves, multiple opportunities have become available for anyone wanting to learn how to create their own iPhone app. Some options include the following:
Colleges and Universities
Not only are colleges offering individual classes on mobile app development, some offer actual full 2yr and 4yr degrees in iPhone and Android app development.
Again, here you’ll find courses from colleges and universities along with businesses (Apple), and groups or individual developers.
Physical and or downloadable products where the software will usually have a graphical user interface to walk the user through the process of creating an app. Programming may or may not be involved.
Most likely written by former and or current app developers in a “how to” style. May need additional software in relation with the book.
The barrier for entry into app development has lowered making it easy for the average person to get involved in creating apps. There may be other options available than the ones listed above.
I do recommend that anyone wanting to create their own iPhone apps thoroughly research each option and try to pick what’s best for his or her learning style. Again, with the demand and popularity of apps continuing to rise now is the time for new developers to jump on board, be it as a hobby or as a career choice.
Creating Apps for Local Businesses
App creation is far more cost effective than it was just one year ago and now you can create an app for any type of business for just a few hundred dollars. When it comes to App development, the price has come down, but be warned, creating apps for local businesses requires an understanding of the features and ensuring that you don´t have limitations that will put your App out of date in the next twelve months.
Many of the App creating programs available right now have limited functionality and do not offer unlimited upgrades, so your App, which seems so innovative today, may be passé tomorrow. To ensure that your App can grow with the times and that it´s not stone aged by the end of the decade, make sure that your Application creating software offers excellent support, increased functionality over time and has a team of developers working on new features regularly.
Our Changing Relationship with Online Searches
Local businesses are beginning to understand the different relationship that can be created through mobile marketing and while computers are still used for the majority of online searches, the trend towards mobile searches is growing at an alarming rate. In many countries the cost effectiveness of searching on a phone far outweighs the cost of having a standard internet connection at home. People also tend to have their mobile devices on them and powered on for many more hours than ever before and the interactive nature of smartphones makes them both fun to work with and highly rewarding to market with.
The Importance of Monitoring Your Marketing
Local businesses tend not to have a great deal of money to spend on marketing, so want to ensure that the money spent has an excellent return on their investment and mobile marketing via Apps is of the most effective marketing tools. Not only are you assured to marketing to your local community, but through the software analytics, you can see exactly when people download your App in real time. Making use of the internal marketing features app erstellen hamburg such as push notifications, you can see instantly if there is a response to your marketing.
There are few other tools available right now that can achieve what an App can for the price and while the industry is still growing, there is time to capitalize on this trend. Creating Apps for local businesses is a great way to ensure that local businesses can take advantage of this great trend too.