The other day I was reading an interesting news article about how there are more than one million apps in Apple’s App Store! You know all those TV commercials about how there is an app for “just about anything”? They weren’t kidding!
I can almost guarantee you will find something related to your chosen search criteria when you search the App Store! One of the top benefits to mobile apps is that you can develop them to help solve problems and make some cash at the same time.
Some developers go for the “freemium” model. That’s where they build a “free” app but charge for extras, like removing ads, for example. Others prefer to charge a one-off fee for the whole app from the outset.
If you are a self-confessed smartphone addict, you might be wondering how hard it is to create an app. The thought of learning to program in Objective-C (iOS) or Java (Android) might be a nightmare to some folks.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to build a mobile app. It just depends on what you are comfortable with doing! Here are some of the most common ways to do so:
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Learn the native programming language
Are you a die-hard computer programmer or developer? If so, learning a new computer language might not be hard for you. Are you are familiar with the syntax used in languages like C, C#, and C++? You will be able to pick up mobile development languages relatively quick.
I once spent some time learning about Objective-C as I had an idea for a new iOS app. It can take a bit of getting used to, but then all programming languages take some getting used to.
Pay someone else to do it for you
Perhaps you are an ideas person rather than a computer geek. If that’s the case, you might find it easier to pay someone else to do the hard work for you!
If you search for “App Developers London”, you are bound to find an individual or company that can build you the app that you need. It’s often easier to describe what you want and have a pro do the behind the scenes work than taking the time to learn how to be a programmer.
Build it yourself using an online tool
What many people won’t realize is that there are scores of online app building tools that you can use! Although you have to pay for them, they are, in effect, drag and drop app builders.
You can select from different designs and layouts for your app. And you can then add functionality to it without needing to come from a programming background. If you want to make some money from it, you can even choose to charge users for it.
These days it is so simple to choose a suitable way to build a mobile app. You never know; your new app might be the next best thing that people download in their millions!