Over the last few years of working with clients and meeting prospects for mobile app development in Orange County, CA, we kept hearing the same things over and over again:
- Where do we start?
- How much does it cost?
So here you go:
Let’s go thru cliche talk first: The best place to start a mobile app development project is always at the users’ doorstep. Meet each prospective user, converse with them, understand their needs, and discuss the solutions.
Of course no-one has time to do this and of course your idea is the best. So start with a simple and thoroughly written definition of the problem and proposed solution. Draw up a simple wireframe like below. There is no need for a tool.
Ok, for costs, read our other post on mobile app development costs. It never costs as much as you fear, if you are able to define your requirements properly. Do remember that mobile app development costs consists of iPhone app development, Android app development and any backend portal development costs. We have seen requests with the same verbal one-liner – “oh…I need a video site like YouTube.” That confuses us and the quote annoys you.
Try the above and then ask a development company for advise (or a quote.) You will be happy you did your homework.