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