Becoming an app developer is a really appealing idea these days.
Apps are the biggest thing in technology software at the moment and there is a lot of amazing success stories of app developers making it big.
The great thing about app development is the accessibility that we all have for making it our career.
You don’t even need to go to fancy schools to do it. It will still require some key components before you can make it as an app developer.
Here are the five things you must have in order to turn this into a hobby or even a career.
1. Reality Check
Unfortunately, app development isn’t as sexy and as straightforward road to riches that many people think it is. There are some of these great success stories out there but there are also many more apps in app stores that no one is buying.
So before you get started with app development it is a good idea to think about why you are doing it and what you are hoping to get out of it. Don’t quit your day job until you have seen your app succeed.
The good news is that you can do it as a hobby at the start and see where it takes you.
2. Great Idea
Naturally, you also need a great idea before you should get into app development. Of course you can even collaborate with someone else by having him or her come up with the ideas while you do all the programming.
There are many great online guides that can help you find out what it takes to make an app succeed. For example, read the Next Web guide to find out what your app needs to have in order to attract people to it.
Take your time in developing a great idea and ask for advice and opinions from others as well.
3. The Right Software
In order to get started with the actual programming you will need to have the right software. It is just a little bit easier to get started with developing apps for Android operating system that to Apple products. This is because Apple monitors the apps it publishes a lot more closely than Google does with Android.
You can find the development kits for both operating systems very easily. Just Google ‘Android app development kit’ or ‘Apple app development kit’ and you can get started.
4. Knowledge Of The Programming Languages
You also need to know the basics of programming before you get started. There are many different programming languages you can use and learning them on your own is relatively simple. The internet has a lot of great guides available for getting started.
Perhaps the best languages to consider are different C languages such as C plusplus and also the Java programming language. These are currently the main coding languages used in variety of apps.
5. Ability To Sell
Once your app is done and you are looking to make some money with it you need to learn to sell. There are some basic marketing tactics you should learn about in order to make the most out of your app.
Naturally the more serious you are about making it big the more you need to focus on this aspect of publishing your app.
Dan loves technology and is especially passionate about apps. When he isn’t looking more into this subject matter he likes to spend time with his girlfriend by hiking in nature. He dreams of going for a hiking trip to Australia one day.