How to create a apps without knowing how to code
DIRECTIONS FOR USE — Two million apps available on the App Store, not far from having as much on the Google Play Store: the application market has become an Eldorado that many covet. If you are not a developer or a computer scientist in the soul, you may not know everything about this possible course of the combatant but realizable even for newcomers.
With millions of applications available on different blinds, developer has become a future business. In recent years, this new booming market has created nearly 200,000 jobs only in France. Apple announced it had even donated some $ 20 billion to its developers around the world last year. So why do not you start? If you have a good idea and willpower, here are some tips to accompany you. Here you can get more idea from Tech News UK.
1- Finding a Supporting Idea
To create an application, find a relevant idea that meets a need or solves a problem. Above all, study its potential market, its competitors, and define its user profile (Smartphone only or tablet, target, age etc.). If you find your idea fabulous, but there is no one to use your app, you will have lost a lot of time and possibly money.
2- Give your application a background and form
It is important to know what you are going to put in your app, to elaborate its great features — the main ones and those to be added in a second step — but do not dwell in too many options. The best apps are sometimes the simplest ones and those that display only one feature. Using PowerPoint or online software like Balsamiq, you can design a first visual prototype of your app. Even if it is not yet functional, its ergonomics, its architecture and its headings will already have a first idea, even with simple animations.
3- Think about financing
At what price will you sell your app? To download or to buy integrated? Apple or Google do not tolerate purchases outside their store even for monthly subscriptions. Advertisement could be your ally, but you must skillfully tune in to avoid running away from your users. The “freemium” model (free download and integrated purchases for options) is often a good solution as for sponsoring a unique (an advertiser has the exclusivity of banners).
4- The piece of bravery: the design
YouTube became the “school” of many budding developers who did not necessarily have computer knowledge. The MOOC (online course often in English) can also enlighten you. Google has released its tutorial to create an Android app. If you know how to code, all this will go much easier once the design, name and functionality are defined. If you do not know anything about it in code, there are practical and simple solutions:
Software on the Internet
Good Barber is a website that allows you to create a cross-platform application easily by steering you step by step. The service offers different designs and various ergonomics. You will be able to modulate your app, set up even the pushes and ensure audience monitoring, statistics, widgets, all from 16 € per month (first month offered).
Apps-builder is quite complete. This site also allows you to embed PDF files, RSS feeds, your website or online presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blog, Google services, etc.). The service offers many designs that you can also personalize according to your tastes or your brand. With a few clicks, you’ll be able to upload it to the App Store or the Google Play Store, and even make improvements.
Apple and Microsoft teach you to code simply
There are now many internships or workshops to learn how to code. But also the tools put in place by the tenors of the sector. Apple has launched Swift, a simplified programming language that focuses on its intuitive side. It will allow you to develop obviously only apps under iOS or MacOS. You can use it to create your app on an iPad or Mac/MacBook but not yet on a PC, except to use small unofficial programs.
Microsoft is also very interested in learning code, especially among younger people, and has made available Windows App Studio to create universal apps for its Windows Store (running for PC, Smartphone and tablet Windows). With a few clicks and minutes, the trick is played and your app can be sent to the Microsoft store.
5- Test it again and again
Put your friends to contribute for their opinion, hire beta testers eventually, on iOS or Android, on different screen sizes if you can. So you’ll know if your app is as effective as you dreamed, if all its features are really useful and used, if the ads are not too invasive, if the price set is consistent, and so on. Throughout the creation of the app, do not hesitate to ask for advice, whether for design or use, to get out of your certainties.
6- Put the app on the blinds
“This is not the most difficult stage, but it is scary, especially at launch,” said Taïg Khris, ex-roller champion who launched his Onoff app. “You have to be careful not to have bugs on your app to avoid penalties and lengthy correction times.
Make sure before putting your application on the store (s) that it is fully operational. And make yourself a list of things to check, to get back up from the first downloads, to avoid bad return. For a developer account on the App Store, it takes about 100 euros a year. At Google, you only have to pay $ 25 to become a lifetime member. If your app is paying, Apple like Google will charge a commission of about 30%. But it is notorious that iOS users are quicker to pay for an app than those of Android. The availability of an app on the Play Store can be done in a few hours while it will take from 7 to 20 days of validation at Apple.