Making your First Mobile App

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A collection of practical tips to follow when building your first mobile app.

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Making your First Mobile App

  1. 1. MAKING YOUR FIRST MOBILE APP 8 TIPS FOR
  2. 2. These tips are distilled from Kinvey’s eBooks, “How to Make an App: Android Edition”, “How to Make an App: iOS Edition” & “How to Make an App: HTML5 Edition”
  3. 3. #1 Identify a function that improves people’s lives DECIDE WHAT NEW “THING” YOU WANT TO DO
  4. 4. It’s difficult to gain traction on a stale idea MAKE SURE YOUR IDEA DOESN’T ALREADY EXIST #2
  5. 5. Your app’s feature set should be as small as possible KEEP IT SIMPLE #3
  6. 6. Your app’s core functionality informs the architecture BUILD A STATIC PROTOTYPE FIRST #4
  7. 7. Allocate time and budget to design–it permeates all levels of the app INVEST IN QUALITY DESIGN #5
  8. 8. Decide whether you want to deploy on Android, iOS or HTML5 CONSIDER EACH PLATFORM’S PARTICULAR ADVANTAGES #6
  9. 9. If you want Apple or Android to feature your app, it’s best to use their newest features #7 INTEGRATE THE LATEST OS AND HARDWARE RELEASES
  10. 10. Use the Android,Apple or HTML5 de- veloper tools to get started #8 SET UP YOUR DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT
  11. 11. Check out “How to Make an App: Android Edition”, “How to Make an App: iOS Edition” & “How to Make an App: HTML5 Edition” for more tips

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