5 Things You Need to Do Before Building an App

Welcome to AppsGeyer. If you are reading this page, then you must be considering building an app. Great, we are very excited to help you take your first steps into Android app making. In this post, we are going to look at the things you need to do before building an app.

Things to do before building an app

1. What is Android?

Before you begin building an app for Android, it is important that you understand a little more about this operating system and the audience which it attracts. Android works on an open source platform that allows developers to freely create apps without restraints. It is advanced in technology, and allows app makers to create interactive apps that appeal to a wide audience.

Android is a standardized operating system, and therefore it is not limited to one single company or device. There is, in fact, a huge range of manufacturers, including Samsung, LG and HTC that use this integrated technology on a vast range of mobile devices, from cellular phones to TVs, and even medical equipment.  Due to the versatility that it provides for app makers, Android has quickly become a huge success.

2. What is your reason for making an Android app?

There are a number of reasons why people create apps. Not everyone is a budding app maker out to create an app business. Some people make apps for existing businesses, and even just for fun. It is important to understand what you want to achieve from your app prior to building it. The extent to which you need to focus on content creation will also vary, depending upon the reason you are building an app.

3. What style and content do you want to use?

Once you have decided the reason behind your app creation, you need to decide on content and app style. Will you be using existing content, or creating a variety of new content pieces for a range of apps? Most existing businesses will have content available and a clear brand style. However if this is a new venture, then you will need to plan your app content and branding style for the audience that you wish to entice to your app.

The style of your app will depend on the content you are seeking to use and the audience you wish to attract. To help you collate your content and present it in an appropriate style, AppsGeyser has created over 50 different app templates for free usage.

4. Will you earn a revenue from your app? 

Prior to building your app you need to decide how you will monetize your app. Will you add private ads within your app? Are you going to charge a download fee, or will you seek to up-sell from the app? Already built into each template is a free banner ad service which will initiate automatically when the app reaches 1000 installations. At this point you may add your ad code into the app, and begin to earn from affiliate advertising.

5. Marketing

Marketing takes a lot of time and effort. In order to be a successful app maker you need to be known. This means you need to network, and get your name out there to the public. You may need to spend a lot of time engaging with your audience and building relationships and numerous apps before you begin to see any rewards from your app venture.

Should you quit your day job?Are you seeking to build an app and quit your day job? If the answer is yes, then let me please open your eyes to the fact that making an income from apps is not something that will happen overnight and takes a lot of patience. You need to focus on building numerous apps, building a reputation and a loyal audience, base and be critical of your apps so you can update them as and when required.