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Lifecycle of a Mobile App

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Talk I gave for the Expert Network Speaker series for Entrepreneurship @ ASU on hiring, building, and monetizing mobile apps.

Talk I gave for the Expert Network Speaker series for Entrepreneurship @ ASU on hiring, building, and monetizing mobile apps.

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Lifecycle of a Mobile App Lifecycle of a Mobile App Presentation Transcript

  • Lifecycle of a Mobile Application
  • tappforcewww.tappforce.com
  • Building a Team
  • Building a Team
  • Building a Team
  • Building a Team
  • Building a Team
  • Building a Team
  • Cost• We’ve found that good developers onshore cost $80/hr - $150/hr• Offshore $30-$50/hr
  • Cost• Pro tip: Negotiate a fixed bid on a project if possible
  • Write Awesome Specs
  • What is Awesome?• Create a mockup of every screen• Describe what every button/click will do• No assumptions, everything should be defined like colors, fonts etc.
  • Awesome Specs• adding features will cost extra• define everything before hand
  • Developer Management• get a build every day• get screenshots/videos every day• test everyday and report back every day
  • Tools
  • Tools
  • Tools
  • Tools
  • Tools
  • What Makes a Good App
  • Single Function
  • Minimize Clicks
  • Custom UI
  • Fast• App should always be responsive• Minimize Loading
  • Test Everything• Test on all Phones• Test on all OS• Test every button on every screen• Test all network conditions
  • Gestures
  • One Size Does Not Fit All• Design for iOS• Design for Android• Not Both
  • Web AppsSaves Money $
  • Why NOT Web Apps?• Doesn’t feel native, affects user experience• Scrolling is slow• Takes longer to load• Can’t be used offline
  • UI Patterns
  • Dashboards
  • Activity Feeds
  • Tabs
  • Empty Screen
  • Making Money
  • App Stores
  • App Stores
  • App Stores
  • App Stores
  • Freemium
  • Freemium
  • Freemium
  • Ad Supported
  • Ad Supported
  • Ad Supported
  • Ad Supported
  • In-App Purchases
  • In-App Purchases
  • In-App Purchases
  • One more thing... We’re Hiring. Android iOS tappforce DevelopersDevelopers
  • Questionssheehan@tappforce.com reyaad@tappforce.com www.tappforce.com