So you want to build an App – Here’s How.

So you want to build an app.

Being productive when building an app is all about about prioritising, planning, & executing value adding activities in the correct order

We help you using an 8-Step process designed to deliver results.

THINK > PROVE > MODEL > PROTOTYPE > DESIGN > BUILD > TEST > LAUNCH

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STEP 1: IDEA REVIEW

In this step we consider if your idea is worth pursuing?   We will work with you to do the following:

  • Relevant Market research – Who are your competitors and how do you plan to be different.
  • Value Design – We use the techniques to help you think through what makes your idea unique and truly meaningful to you target customers.  By going through this process you might even come up with some new ideas.
  • Wireframing you app – One of our developers will sit with you and help you visualise what your idea will look like in the form of an app.

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STEP 2: TECHNICAL DE-RISKING

In this step, we check that the most difficult aspects of your app idea can be done? It is important to check as early as possible to avoid spending too much time and money only to find out later that some things may not currently be possible.

  • Our developers will work with you to try and create Proof of concept builds for high technical risk components.
  • If necessary, your idea may need to be adjusted to suit current technical limitations.

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STEP 3: (Optional) FROM APP TO BUSINESS

In this step we help you consider whether or not you app idea could be the foundation of a business?

  • We will teach you about business models, and then we will work with you to help you develop a Business Model.
  • If you have a bigger team, we can facilitate a business model workshop for you.
  • We will teach you the basics of the customer validation process, so that you can understand what you may need to do next.
  • If your idea is good, and you need a business plan to help you with your fund raising efforts, then we can help you create one.
  • If your idea is good, then we can also help you develop a compelling pitch.

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STEP 4: THE APP MVP (Minimal Viable Product)

In this step, we help you build a Minimal Viable Product that contains the essence of your bright idea. This ensures that you don’t waste too much money too early.

  • We help you with MVP Design.
  • If you idea is good, then we can provide assistance with applying for MVP Funding (if you need it, and if such funding is available in the State where your business is based).
  • We can build the iOS MVP for you.
  • We can install this MVP version on iOS devices of your choice.

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STEP 5: THE COMMERCIAL APP ARCHITECTURE

In this step we help you with designing the planned commercial product. The goal is to get a good balance by having enough features, but not waste money by over-designing.  

  • We work with you to design a complete commercial product specification.
  • One of the way is through a Test Driven Development (TDD) process.

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STEP 6:  COMMERCIAL APP DEVELOPMENT

If you idea is good, and all outcomes are favourable so far, then we will help you with commercial development.

If a larger team is required at this stage, then we can help with screening commercial developers to help ensure a good match for your project.  However, you always get to  make the final choice.

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STEP 7: BETA TESTING THE APP

This step is a rigorous pre-launch test procedure to test and have the opportunity to improve your product before the big launch 

  • We can help with setting you up on the App store
  • We can get your App store page/s ready.
  • We can launch your product for Beta Testing.
  • We can show you how to set-up surveys to Feedback from Testers.

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STEP 8: APP LAUNCH

Finally, you get to launch your app. You may also want to obtain insights about your app downloads, and some customer feedback 

  • We can help you create an information website.
  • We can teach you about where to find Analytic insights.

THINK > PROVE > MODEL > PROTOTYPE > DESIGN > BUILD > TEST > LAUNCH

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