Can I design, develop, and market an iOS app all by myself or should I hire staff?
I'm a UX/UI Designer with some knowledge in computer science, I know how code works, how database works, etc. I just need to learn more in deep to being able to do the things my app needs to accomplish.
With that being said, do you think it is a crazy idea to do it all by myself?
- Design -> I definitely can do it
- Development -> I'll figure out with trials and errors
- Marketing -> I know how to create landing pages, Facebook ads, and Google Adwords, how to create email campaigns.
Or do you advice that I must hire staff? Problem is, I don't have the financial capacity to hire staff. What approach you think I should take, the same if I want to move to web apps?
There's no such need for using an expensive company's service for making your app, It is possible to make and release it with your own hands, the only minuses are that it can take more time and hard work from you :)
Your main things, in this case, will be creating an interesting idea for it and setting a certain goal. Then you need to make many sketches for its structure, functions and others specs. After ending work with sketches, you can wireframe. There are many special websites for it and it's smth like an upgraded, digital drafts for your work. And after that you can finally build your own app, you'll need some programmer skills for this, many special app builders are really helpful in this case. Making a cool, interesting design is important too, as is checking your model, adding some modifications, and beta testing. The main goal is to make the app of highest quality and ease of use for your future customers.
Conducting a market research is important too, https://idapgroup.com/blog/got-idea-app/. You need to know customers needs and possible profit which you can get after its releasing.
Hi, Javier. If you decide to develop an app by yourself and it is related to healthcare, you can follow this advice on creating an mHealth solution: https://www.codementor.io/yana_yelina/five-things-every-mhealth-developer-should-know-9zcc7b6rs
To launch the app, try https://www.producthunt.com
I have recently participated in a PH meetup in Minsk and learnt many interesting things. Don't pitch the app by yourself, instead find a reliable hunter and then start with your marketing strategy aimed at gaining as many as possible upvotes during the first 24 hours. Under the marketing strategy I mean posting the link to the PH homepage (not the direct link to your product there) in social media, relevant groups, communities, forums, etc. Make sure to prepare a welcoming message for PH by inspiring discussion.