The Elements of a Killer App Idea

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Your idea is worthless, execution is everything. Jeremy used to believe that but after building apps for four years, he thinks different. His Apple Design Award winning app, Grades, had everything going for it but his second app Languages made more money in one day than Grades made in it's lifetime. Why? Grades was missing one of the key elements of a killer idea. After this talk, you'll know how to find and validate an idea that works on the App Store.

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The Elements of a Killer App Idea

  1. 1. Jeremy Olson ◦ Tapity.com ◦ @jerols The Elements of a Killer App Idea
  2. 2. Hello. I’m @jerols
  3. 3. Ideas don’t matter
  4. 4. Ideas matter
  5. 5. A Tale of Two Apps
  6. 6. The Elements You duh interface money vacuum
  7. 7. 1 You
  8. 8. What can YOU make better than anyone?
  9. 9. Expertise + Resources + Connections
  10. 10. 1 You
  11. 11. The Elements You duh interface money vacuum
  12. 12. 2 duh
  13. 13. “A good app has a clear message and purpose” — @chartier
  14. 14. “Grades shows college students what score they need to aim for on their next exam.”
  15. 15. “A feature that users don't understand is a feature they won't use.” -Steven
  16. 16. Clearly Valuable.
  17. 17. 2 duh
  18. 18. The Elements You duh money vacuum interface
  19. 19. 3 interface
  20. 20. Think like a human
  21. 21. Think like a human
  22. 22. Don’t make me work
  23. 23. Do Usability Testing
  24. 24. Eye Candy Matters
  25. 25. Touch is Magic
  26. 26. Joy is in the details
  27. 27. 3 interface
  28. 28. The Elements You duh vacuum interface money
  29. 29. 4 money
  30. 30. “Two App Stores” Marco.org
  31. 31. 4 money
  32. 32. The Elements You duh interface money vacuum
  33. 33. 5 vacuum
  34. 34. “Find a vacuum”
  35. 35. Siri
  36. 36. More Siri Functions
  37. 37. SayHi
  38. 38. iTranslate Voice
  39. 39. Meet your new best friend
  40. 40. Meet your new best friend Also see: appannie.com
  41. 41. “Ultimately as a developer you must aspire to be the best in your category” — @hamburger Journalist, The Verge
  42. 42. 5 vacuum
  43. 43. The Elements You duh interface money vacuum
  44. 44. “Smashing Jeremy Olson”
  45. 45. Jeremy Olson ◦ Tapity.com ◦ @jerols The Elements of a Killer App Idea

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