Before the Build: 9 Questions to Ask When Creating a Mobile App [INFOGRAPHIC]

Business.com / Technology / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

We put together a list of the nine questions to ask before building a mobile app to help entrepreneurs avoid an expensive failure.

Everyone today seems to have an app idea, but are these app ideas any good?

Usually not. The main reason for this is most entrepreneurs don’t ask the right questions when deciding whether or not to build their app idea.

With the mobile app market expected to reach more than $100 billion in revenue by 2020, there is massive opportunity in the mobile app market.

But before getting started there are critical questions every entrepreneurs should ask.

In addition, the cost of developing an app is extremely expensive and can be a huge sunken cost for entrepreneurs if they do not do their research prior to development.

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According former CEO of AppVee and AndroidApps, Alex Ahlund, a survey of 96 mobile app developers found that the average cost to develop an app was $6,453 for a very simplistic app.

More advanced apps can cost upwards of $100,000.

Now you may be asking, how can I avoid such a costly financial pitfall when developing my app idea? The answer to your problem is simply asking tough questions about your app idea before you begin development.

Is it a need or a want? Is your app idea something that already exists in the market today? How much will it cost you to launch your app and test the market?

Will your app solve a problem that will have your users running back to the app every day? Doing your homework before you begin development is critical to launching a successful mobile app.

To help, we put together a list of the "9 Questions to Ask When Building a Mobile App" to help entrepreneurs avoid the expensive trap of building something no one wants.

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In the infographic below, Bizness Apps details important questions every developer should ask before becoming an app maker. 

9 Questions to ask when building a mobile app infographic

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