The first step to create a successful mobile app.
I do not miss any Appcircus since whenever I go; I smell the inspiration in every corner. Several entrepreneurs present their applications and there are always some in which I cannot stop thinking: it never would have happened to me! And this happens. We are all different and we see the world according to our experiences.
What I am convinced of is that these great ideas that I see in each edition are not spontaneous but are very and very worked. This is why I want to present you with 5 rules that work for me when I want to have a good idea.
Rule # 1: Ideas do not come out of nowhere
If we want to have a good idea to create a mobile application we cannot stay at home waiting for it to arrive because it will not come. Ideas only if they are sought, are found. But never forget:
“Everything is still to be done and everything is possible”
Therefore, do not be discouraged before you start. An idea is not something easy and possibly when we believe that we have already found THE IDEA, we realize that we cannot carry it out. The important thing is to have an open mind and an enterprising mind and not let us win the first time we stumble.
Rule # 2: Attitude matters
“If you are looking for different results, do not always do the same” Albert Einstein
If what you want is to come up with a good idea to develop your app, start by changing your attitude: be more curious, proactive and observer.
How can you do it? Well, with very simple things: change your route to work. Observe what you find on the road (people, houses, shops,). Enter places that call you curiosity.
In this way, you are already “getting” your mind to be more and more creative.
Will it work? You will only know it if you try it. What can you lose?
Rule # 3: What could you improve from your day today?
The best ideas are those that give us a solution. If we continue with the observing attitude that I have proposed in the previous section and extend it throughout our lives, we are sure to find some things that can be improved.
Rule # 4: What would you do if money did not matter?
If we want to invest part of our free time developing an application that gives us a medium-term income, we better do it with an app that we like, right? If not, in the end, we will leave the project abandoned before giving it the opportunity to be profitable.
Rule # 5: Brainstorming
I love brainstorming and I think they are very useful. There are people who get scared because they say real nonsense but forget that the best ideas come from well-defined bullshit.
If you can, it is recommended that you brainstorm with another person, at least, and that you record so as not to waste time pointing out these ideas that are emerging. Then, you only have to play the video and, while you laugh at yourselves, write down what you said. At this point, you already have not one … but several ideas.
And now that? Well, choose the one you like and polish it. To work on the idea, I always recommend that you share it without fear of being copied. Having the idea is the first step often, therefore, there is a lot of work ahead and, as you have chosen something that you are passionate about, it will be difficult for you to carry out less effort than someone else. Speaking of your idea, I’m sure you’ll see if the future app tastes, you’ll have a clearer focus and, all of that, it will help you in the next steps.
It is also important to see how you would see this mobile application in 1, 3 and 5 years and if you like it, go for it!
Now I can tell you which were the app that I liked most about the Mobile Premier Awards. I loved Atooma, not only because of the application itself but because of the passion with which one of its founders explained it. Atooma allows you to develop mini-apps without programming for your mobile phone or tablet. Do you realize the formula for success?
CREATIVITY + PASSION
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