How I learned to build
Apps
- My personal journey into building applications
- Started as a designer and slowly migrated t...
Zack Siri
twitter: @zacksiri
skype: zack.siri
What I Do

Yoobook.it

- Artellectual Web Development Agency
- codemy.net Web Development School
- yoobook.it is our upcom...
It all started with…

Cheqin

- Jouney as a application architect started with Cheqin
- Hotel management software
Didn’t quite pan out
the way I expected.
Lessons Learned

- I’ll be talking about some of the lessons I learned over the years
- How someone who doesn’t have any t...
Understand the Tech

- Either learn it yourself or hire someone really good to do it for you.
- You’ll need a tech person ...
Can mean the difference
between spending
300,000 or 30,000
It ain’t never gonna be
‘perfect’

- Get your software out the door early and often
- Don’t spend years perfecting it beca...
Launch - Refine - Repeat
Remember this?

- Gmail was in ‘beta’ for 5 frkin years!
Understand your target
audience but don’t listen
to them

- find a problem you want to solve.
- you can listen to your aud...
“How does somebody know what they want if
they haven’t even seen it?”

–Steve Jobs
Build a good product

- there are many people out there doing crappy things
- set yourself apart by making cool stuff
- ho...
KISS
(Keep it simple stupid)

- People want a solution to problems not make more problems
- Dummy proof
- its all about how your customers feel
- the product, the price, the image, the brand
- make your customers feel like sup...
Accessible

- Your application should be easy to get started with
- Don’t ask me 500 questions
- This is not an interrogat...
30 days Free Trial no
credit card required

- People love free stuff
- Let them try your stuff out
Good Customer
Relationships

- Same as every other business
- Good customer relationships can make or break you
- Tell sto...
Questions?
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  1. 1. How I learned to build Apps - My personal journey into building applications - Started as a designer and slowly migrated to becoming a developer / designer
  2. 2. Zack Siri twitter: @zacksiri skype: zack.siri
  3. 3. What I Do Yoobook.it - Artellectual Web Development Agency - codemy.net Web Development School - yoobook.it is our upcoming product for hotels
  4. 4. It all started with… Cheqin - Jouney as a application architect started with Cheqin - Hotel management software
  5. 5. Didn’t quite pan out the way I expected.
  6. 6. Lessons Learned - I’ll be talking about some of the lessons I learned over the years - How someone who doesn’t have any technical background can get into building apps successfully.
  7. 7. Understand the Tech - Either learn it yourself or hire someone really good to do it for you. - You’ll need a tech person on your team you can trust.
  8. 8. Can mean the difference between spending 300,000 or 30,000
  9. 9. It ain’t never gonna be ‘perfect’ - Get your software out the door early and often - Don’t spend years perfecting it because thats never going to happen
  10. 10. Launch - Refine - Repeat
  11. 11. Remember this? - Gmail was in ‘beta’ for 5 frkin years!
  12. 12. Understand your target audience but don’t listen to them - find a problem you want to solve. - you can listen to your audience about the problems - they don’t know how to solve the problem, if they did they wouldn’t need your product. - you have to figure out the best way to solve the problem for yourself. - if you were in their shoe and had their problem, how would u solve it?
  13. 13. “How does somebody know what they want if they haven’t even seen it?” –Steve Jobs
  14. 14. Build a good product - there are many people out there doing crappy things - set yourself apart by making cool stuff - how do u define ‘good’?
  15. 15. KISS (Keep it simple stupid) - People want a solution to problems not make more problems - Dummy proof
  16. 16. - its all about how your customers feel - the product, the price, the image, the brand - make your customers feel like superman - they have super powers
  17. 17. Accessible - Your application should be easy to get started with - Don’t ask me 500 questions - This is not an interrogation - Lower Barrier of Entry
  18. 18. 30 days Free Trial no credit card required - People love free stuff - Let them try your stuff out
  19. 19. Good Customer Relationships - Same as every other business - Good customer relationships can make or break you - Tell story about AirAsia
  20. 20. Questions?

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