How To Build A Mobile App?

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A friend asked me how does one build a mobile app. Since that is not what I do I am hoping people smarter than myself can help me put together an answer.

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How To Build A Mobile App?

  1. 1. How To Build A Mobile App?<br />seven@durvasa.com<br />30 Sept 2010<br />Who was Durvasa? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durvasa<br />
  2. 2. App Requirements<br />Should run on iOS and Android devices.<br />Interactive<br />Users will send queries via SMS or by selecting a category from within the app.<br />SMS queries will have to be in a particular format.<br />Backend system should recognize queries & match them to answers in a database.<br />A URL pointing to the answer will be sent by SMS or email.<br />2<br />
  3. 3. App Requirements<br />Should allow broadcast of the query to a Closed User Group via SMS or email from within the app. <br />Separate email & SMS clients not needed. App should open user’s preferred client.<br />App should have a favourite/expert list for each category of questions.<br />Replies within CUG should be one-to-one, not ‘To All’.<br />Multiple answers submitted by CUG should be viewable as a stack of URLs.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. App Requirements<br />Sync Q&A between different devices owned by a user.<br />Rating system for peer answers.<br />In-app ads.<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Now For The Questions<br />What skills should a team possess to build such an app?<br />How many types of people will be needed?E.g. DBA, OS, web server, programmer, data entry.<br />Thank You!<br />(Answers will be compiled & published)<br />Answers can be sent to:<br />seven@durvasa.com<br />5<br />

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