I handle dig marketing for a teen rehab and we are looking at creating an app. Any suggestions on how to proceed?
The app could pose questions and provide answers for teens and moms. New questions could be submitted and answered by team and added to the database.
I would consider creating a mobilized website over a mobile app. Apps are great for the things that we use everyday (think of facebook, calculator, email, etc.), however, people hate downloading an app to their phone that they dont use all the time. Not to mention having an app created and then available for download in app stores can be costly.
Creating a website, or using an existing one, then optimizing it for mobile use would most likely be a far better option for you than paying someone to design and app and then getting it placed in the app stores. A mobile website is accessible from anywhere, no download is required, and they are quick to load.
You need to know if you need a single app (once published you will not be able to modify it without republish) or an app with a CMS backend.
The best thing is to be able to modify and manage your app whenever you want!
Like a website.
You can come to check reservoirapps.us.
I am Kirtan Thaker, Co-founder at WhiteLotus Corp a mobile and web development company based in India. We would love to work with you on this concept of yours and create a very niche mobile app as per your objective.
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What you can do is either you can start developing application on your own or you can also hire offshore mobile application development companies to work on this for you. Let me give you an overview on this,
What a mobile application development company do?
-Development of idea with proper market research and analysis.
-Planning and forming the strategy with understanding the industry and audience types
-Designing app’s front-end and getting approval from clients
-Coding the app for the design, features and functions approved by client.
-Testing the app, finding, and fixing bugs, fine tuning the performance, and improving productivity
-Once testing team approves the app, the app is submitted to store(s) or launched internally.
What does an Individual developer do?
Individual developer does the same thing that a mobile application development company does there is some pros and cons.
Pros: You can hire an individual developer that can cost you less i.e. you'll have the chance of getting application developed at lesser cost.
-It maybe true that, your idea will get all the attention of a developer but "I think you may have heard that no one is perfect at every thing" i.e. how can you compare the experience, skills and creativity of an individual with a group?
-Another problem with Individual developers is that they have limited resources and they may have not worked on several projects of same kind and thus there expertise is limited too.
- Hiring a single developer is that you cannot expect the same level of security as you do from a company.
Hope, I have help you in clearing up some of your doubts that always comes across our mind when we think about the mobile application development.
Scott - first and foremost you need to understand the user base. Sounds like you are pretty close to the coal face so that shouldn't be a problem. Simple questions like what devices to the majority of them (iPhone, iPads, Android (what sort), Windows 8 etc.
Following that you need an understanding of the when and how they'll use the app. Is it while travelling, as a concerted "sit down and learn" time etc.
With the above 2 bits of information you can start planning what will be in the app and perhaps start sketching out some designs (pencil on paper is fine). List out the types of features you want. Maybe even do this with some of the end users.
THEN it's time to get some coding help. This could be from a local firm, a single consultant or even farmed out via Rent-A-Coder type sites such as Freelancer.com. Cost will be variable across these options and potentially quality but as a starting point I'd go low cost, watch and learn how people use the app, then iterate back as appropriate.
Happy to help guide you through this. Cheers
If its a quite simple app, you can try Conduit Mobile, which enables you to create it very easily.
Or else, you can get a dedicated person and invest in a book or training on app dev. I did it myself, its not so complicated if you have time to study it.
Scott-not sure if you have the answer you wanted yet, but I have a friend that works with mentally challenged individuals and he might be a good source for you if interested? Please advise! Rex
Great work and I hope all is well.
We are working on an easy to use app building platform, and will be having an internal launch soon.
It would be great if you could private message me. We are pleased to support non-profits for free. No obligations, we just need to know timelines.
Hope to hear from you.
try project siena app on MS store to build your own for free