How to Create an App (Part VI)

Step 11: Beta Testing

You’ve checked out your app via various lenses. You think you’ve succeeded in developing an effortless functioning, problem solving, visual pleasing app.  Now, you need to see how your app is going to act in a live environment.

Android makes this easy. iOS likes to keep things in a controlled setting.  There’s bad and good to both techniques. The bottom line is you need to go through one last hoop.  You can just upload your app file on any android device and test it live.  From here on out in your Android app development method, you can monitor the progress of your app from your device. iOS needs you use a platform called TestFlight to beta test your app.

Step 12: Release Your App

Ready to go!

You’re at the finish line.  You’ve brought your app to reality. The last step is to bring it to the world.  With any luck, you’ve gone on to solve a big issue. Your app should have features that can make someone’s like easy. Nonetheless, you’ve achieved something huge.  Now it’s time to display it.

Again, android and iOS are quite different when it comes to marketing apps.  If you stick with creating apps, you will see a pattern develop and that is that Android is a just a little less strict.  Again, there is bad and good to both approaches. As an app entrepreneur, you’ll need to learn the regulations for both.

You can just add your app to the android play store.  It will not be reviewed instantly.  You will be selling your app right away. On the other hand, iOS will review your app before it can start selling.  While there’s is no set time frame for the team at Apple to review your app.

How to Create an App (Part V)

Step 9: Test Your App (once more)

A second round of testing is critical. In this round, you will have both a functioning app and a user interface to test.  All your app screens should accurately work at this point, and your app should be aesthetically-appealing too.

You need to run lots of tests on your app in its finished form to make sure the feel and of the app satisfy your expectations. Proto.io and Pixate are good platforms for testing your app.  Both of these programs will let you put clickable links to use your app. They will assist you in assessing the final layers, design, and interactions of your app too.  You can use the info you get from this testing stage to help you go forward.

You may be asking yourself over and over at this point, “Didn’t I do this with my wireframe?”  The answer is, “Yes, sort of.”  While this may seem just like your wireframe, it’s much more detailed.  Your wireframe was only the frame of your app.  At this point, your app should be both visual pleasing and operating.

Step 10: Modify and Adjust

You’ve taken your model for a spin, and you’ve discovered that there are just a few more adjustments you need to make.  Now that you’ve viewed your app in its fully functioning state, you need to bring the troops back and request they should do the same.

Ask the same folks who viewed your app in its enhancement phase to assess it in its testing phase too.   Again, open yourself up to solid criticism and use the feedback wisely. Remember, these are the folks who you want using your app. Last, ask your designer and your developer to make any adjustments that you feel would be helpful to your app.

How to Create an App (Part IV)

Step 7: Get Building

With the groundwork in place, you can begin to put the pieces together to creating your app.  First of all, your developer will put up your databases, APIs, and servers. If you are using a good DIY app builder, this will be completed for you.  Do not forget to take into account the feedback you got from your testers. These are the folks that you want using and talking to others about your app. Adjust the app’s functionality to show any changes you make based on your 1st stage of testing.

At this time, it’s the point in which you sign up for the stores. You need to get an account with Google Play and Apple so that you can get your app out on the market.  It could take a couple of days to go through the procedure, so don’t procrastinate this step.

Look at these app building platforms:

  • www.biznessapps.com
  • www.kony.com
  • appery.io/
  • eachscape.com

Step 8: Create the Look

Now it’s time to hire the designers to create your user interface (UI). The user interface is a really vital part of your app since folks are drawn to how things look and how simple they are to use.  Through the design stage, you need to keep the feedback you get from your testers in mind. You need to ensure the navigation and design show the feedback you got.

If you’ve employ a graphic designer for your app, you will need to have high resolution skins or good-looking screens centered on your wireframe for your app.

If you are hiring a WYSIWYG editor, you need to choose your template and layout for your screens yourself.  Let it be said again, keep that testing feedback in mind when creating the look of your app.  You are creating for users, not for yourself.

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Step 5: Start Defining the Back End of Your App

We left off with your wireframe. At this state in your app creating, you have a storyboard of how you would like your app to operate.  Now it’s time to use that storyboard to start assessing functionality.

Using your wireframe, you must delineate your APIs, data diagrams, and servers. There are some good DIY app builders that can give you the tools to simply do this.  A few of them do if for you.  If you’re not sure of what this technical jargon means, you should perhaps use a service that offers hosting and a way of gathering data on your app usage.

It doesn’t matter what method you pick to use to progress your app, it is vital that well-defined diagrams are made as they will act as the directions for all those working on your project.  Should you come across any technical issues, you should change your wireframe to reflect any changes.

Look at these back-end services:

  • www.parse.com
  • www.applicasa.com
  • www.kinvey.com

Step 6: Check Your Model

Here’s when you should call in the troops.  Present your demo to family, friends and those who will give you constructive criticism.  Don’t waste your time with folks who will just say, “Oh, that’s neat.”  Go to the critics and cynics. Real honesty is critical at this stage.

Don’t be scared to look over their shoulder as they are going over your demo to see how they use things.  If you need to change any of the navigation paths or layouts, do it.  Always have your users in mind and try to follow their logic and not your own.

You must have the brains of your app functioning before you begin adding design to avoid aggravation down the line.

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Step 3: Research, research, and then research some more.

Now you can turn your computer on. This isn’t the time to begin blindly creating your app.  The leg work is not even close to being done.  You must dig deep and research the competitors of your app idea.  You might think you have a unique idea. However, the numbers are not in your favor. Odds are another person has already tried it.

You can see this in two different ways.  One, you can become disheartened and give up. Two, you can check out the rivalry and make your app better.  Go for the latter.  Look at the competition’s reviews.  What did folks dislike or like about the app?  Then, use that info to your advantage.  Go back to notes from steps one and two. Change and adjust your idea accordingly.

After reading and adjusting, your research needs to change focus a little.  It’s time to use the power of the web.  Is your app a real feasible idea?  Here’s where you will check copyright limitations and possible technical holds ups.  This step is critical because it saves you money in the long run.  You can’t go forward and spend time on an idea that doesn’t work.  Look for any glitches and discover ways around them. You don’t want to have to back track.

Step 4: Wireframe

In the technology world, a wireframe is just a good-looking story board.  Here is where you take your design and your sketch idea add some functionality and clarity.  This will be the basis for your app’s development. It is a really vital step. There are many wireframing websites that you can use to assist you in bringing your sketches to digital life with functionality like icons and click throughs. The secret is discovering one that you like and that is simple for you to use.

How to Create an App (Part I)

Like so many ahead you, you have a good app idea stirring in your brain. You have no concept on how to bring it and all its profit potential to reality. And like those who have created the way for app entrepreneurs, you must learn the ropes.

While some will suggest you employ a developer and put some serious money into your idea, realists will tell you the danger is too big. There are plenty of app building programs out there that can aid you in making your vision real. The simple truth is with some methodical work and planning, the process is really easy.

We’ve created a guide that will go with you through the steps of benefiting from your big idea. Let’s begin on how to create an app…

Step 1: Set a Goal.

Get away from any type of technology and get out paper and a pen and define what you want to achieve. The beginning place in the world of app development is paper and pen, not intricate designing and coding. Ask and answer these questions:

  • What exactly do you want your app to do?
  • How are you going to make it appeal to users?
  • What problem is it going to solve?
  • How will it simplify life for people?
  • How will you market your app?

Step 2: Draw your Ideas.

You still don’t need to turn on your computer.  What you need to do is use the paper and pen that has the solutions to the questions about your app’s purpose to create a sketch of what it should look like.  This is where you move your plainly worded ideas into visual representations of your ideas.  You can decide to offer in app purchases.  If that is something you would like to do, make sure you sketch out those ideas too.

Best Video Conferencing Apps for Teams

Video calls came in fits and starts. The earliest came from AT&T’s labs in ’27 with a space full of equipment. Public videophone booths were accessible by the 70’s and in the early 90’s, you could buy a video phone for about $1,000.

Then, wider bandwidth and apps came along. Video calls and conferencing was

Getting people together has gotten easier

more abundant, as long as you had a good internet connection and a capable device. In today’s world, if you’re shopping and want suggestions from a friend, a video call is just a few taps away. If you want to interview or consult with a dozen people who live in another town, you can do so face-to-face and never leave your desk. Sometimes, FaceTime is cheaper and clearer than a standard phone call.

The Top Quick Video Call Apps

You’ve got an idea and want to give it to your team members ASAP without all that unnecessary back-and-forth. Or, you want to talk with a partner and see how a project is coming along. All you want is a fast way to make a video call without any hassle.

These apps are the ones you go to for that. For more details, check them out online. Some can be used on Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, or the internet. Others can only be used on a couple of these apparatus. The best part is that most of them are free!

  • Zoom -Best for reliable, clear group video calls
  • Google Hangouts-Best for quick calls from Google Calendar
  • Amazon Chime-Best for jumping on a call right on schedule
  • Appear.in-Best for quick small group chats in a browser
  • Slack-Best for making a call directly from team chat
  • GoToMeeting -Best for professional video conferencing
  • FaceTime-Best for one-to-one video calls that feel as simple as making a phone call
  • Gruveo-Best for receiving video calls in your browser

What Type of Channel Should I Create?

Sitting in front of your tablet, notebook, smart TV/phone, you’ve most likely have absorbed numerous YouTube videos. Some of these might have been advertisements, some tutorials. You might have watched some unboxing videos, seen people applying makeup, enjoying some singer performing, or laughed over some reaction videos.

But which ones are the most popular? And if you were to start a YouTube channel, which of these popular video types should you go with?

Let’s look at your options.

Unboxing Video

It is perhaps the most unusual of all the YouTube videos, watching someone open a box and (with any luck) get some great things inside. Yet this video genre is very popular and really simple to create. All you need is an unopened box full of whatever and a camera placed in a position to video it all.

As long as you’re talking while the unboxing is happening, you should be able to make a video that people will like. Note that some unboxing videos have music instead of commentary. These usually are shorter.

Everybody Loves Time-Lapse Videos

One very easy way to make a video is to use a time-lapse camera. If you’re using a smartphone, then you can use a time-lapse app. These tools are easy to use and can create remarkable results, which is why these types of videos are so popular with creators and viewers.

Video Game Walkthroughs

Gaming enthusiast? With the aid of a screen capture device, or video camera, you can pass on your skill for a particular level and/or while entertaining viewers at the same time. Video games as a spectator sport is a fairly new phenomenon, one made popular by Twitch.tv, where over 50 million gamers come together on a monthly basis. Some gamers have become celebrities in the world of Twitch.tv.

Top YouTubers in the World

YouTube has blown up since 2005 when it first got started It has become the platform for the next generation of celebrities.

We did the math and found YouTube’s biggest independent stars according to how many subscribers each one has.

KSI

2 billion total views
11 million total subscribers

As a child, Olajide “KSI” Olatunji played EA Sports’ line of FIFA video games all day and night long in his parents’ home. In 2009, he started uploading footage of himself playing and commenting on YouTube. His username KSIOlajidebt is a union of his first name, a Halo franchise clan, and British telecom.

Porta dos Fundos

2 billion total views
11 million total subscribers

Porta dos Fundos, which means back door, aren’t well known in the US, but they’re a famous Brazilian comedy group who started on YouTube.

Ray William Johnson

3 billion total views
11 million total subscribers

Ray William Johnson is a YouTuber well known for his show

Ray William Johnson

“Equals Three,” where he offers comedic commentary for viral videos. He has been one of the most well-known YouTubers for a long time, thanks to the show, which has had big celebrity guests like Sarah Silverman and Robin Williams.

He recently took time away from “Equals Three” to concentrate on new TV projects and live shows. “Equals Three” will go on with a new host and Johnson is still posting life blogs from the channel.

Vegetta777

4 billion total views
11 million total subscribers

Samuel de Luque is a widely well-known Spanish YouTuber. His voiceovers are famous for a few game videos (Saint’s Row, Battlefield, and Minecraft).

His signature style is to make highly crafted narratives and back stories for the characters in his video-game videos to make them like a film.

His fan base is primarily in Latin America and Spain.

Kickstart Your Beauty Channel with These Ideas

Getting started with a YouTube channel can be somewhat difficult. You’ve got to consider your name, what you’re going to use to video on and how to market your channel. Over time, there have been many guides created to help vloggers on how to film, what sort of channel you should make, and what name you should go after. Now here’s some information to help you jump start your channel, some ideas bound to get you numerous views, videos that are easy and simple to make.

We’re going to talk about beauty, so if you’ve got dreams of becoming the next high-earning YouTube vlogger, read on.

It can be overpowering when your first start getting your channel together. There are so many remarkable creators out there and everyone wants a piece of the pie. So how do you stand apart from the rest? Our advice for when you do your first few videos is not to worry about making a big unique production. Just get yourself confident, relaxing, and comfortable in front of the camera. These videos are easy to make, simple to edit and let you discover your rhythm.

Facts About Me

What better way for your audience to get to know you than by creating a fact video? This is quite a popular first video and we can see why.

What’s In My Bag

One of the most interesting and oldest sort of beauty videos on YouTube, this can simply be filmed in one take and ready to upload. You record yourself opening and going through your bag, describing and reviewing things a long the way.

A Haul

Who doesn’t love a great old haul? Another simple to film video and one which lets you to do a little shopping, hauls are widely popular on YouTube and a first video for many. Best tip for you? Mark it with the month, year, and store in the video title to help with search. For example “Ulta Haul, February 2018”.