Mobile App Development: 10 Tips for Small Business Owners
Apps can be traps. Or specifically, time and money pits. Yet in the increasingly app-friendly world where smartphones and web-enabled devices are essential, many businesses can reap bountiful revenues, reach new markets and garner awareness by hopping on the mobile bandwagon.
That said, a business owner shouldn’t produce any old app, nor can you just throw an app online and hope it will be found. You need to have a plan for development, and a plan for marketing. And once somebody downloads your app, it must provide value — otherwise, you can almost guarantee negative comments and feedback. In short, app development is not for the faint of heart.
To help you maximize your mobile potential, I asked a panel of successful young entrepreneurs what to expect during the app development process, what features are best for your business, and the pitfalls to avoid.
- Deals and Directions
- Create Special Promotions
- Forget About It
- Does It Solve A Problem?
- Mobile Payments Are The Next Big Thing
- Social Media-Friendly Apps
- Give Them Magical Powers
- Make It Share Worthy
- Focus On Your Audience’s Needs
- Prepare For The Worst