From Idea to App
Have an idea for an educational app but don't know where to start? Join me as I share the story of my journey into app development. What began as an idea in 2011 led to my first released app in 2012 and then two more apps in 2016. Learn about the process and software used to create apps, peek behind the scenes of app development, and dive into the murky world of app marketing. With just over 300,000 downloads across 3 apps, I'll share what I've learned thus far. Download the 3 apps before the session to give them a try.
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The steps involved in going from idea to app.
Step 1: The Idea
TIP: Just because there’s an app for that doesn’t mean you should give up!
Ideate. Research what already exits. Think about ways to be innovative. Ask yourself these questions: How can you take an app that already exists and make it better? How can you solve a problem? How can you meet a need?
Step 2: Wireframe
TIP: Don’t underestimate the value of wireframing!
Step 3: Visual Design
TIP: You don’t have to do this yourself!
Visual Design Resources/Tools:
Step 4: Build it!
TIP: You don’t have to do this yourself, but if you do…learn Swift and build native.
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