The 21st century is a land of instant gratification. People need things, and they want their needs met instantly. Ironically, the development of mobile apps have contributed to this culture, and now people are looking to have their apps made instantly as well. People want their means instant gratifications…instantly (say that three times fast). If you find that your business is behind in terms of its mobile presence, a quickly made app might do the trick in picking up some of the lost digital ground. So, What is the Fastest Way to Build a Mobile App?
Well, you could hire a team of developers to work round the clock and pay them astronomical fees and be done in a few days. But, since that is not a feasible reality to most, other options need to be considered. Luckily, there is a way to grow your app from start to finish in a relatively short amount of time.
Set Up Your iOS and Google Play Accounts
Potential users cannot download your app if you don’t have a shelf in the store on which to sit it! Both Android and iOS have different procedures. Apple makes it a bit more challenging to get your app published, and it also takes time to get your account approved. By completing this step right out of the gate, all the logistics will be taken care of when your app is ready to go live.
Find an Online App Creator
In most instances where time is a factor, it is best to use a hosted app program that has a WYSIWYG editor. Online programs such as this offer a plug and chug approach to creating your app that requires no coding or programming knowledge.
Select Options for Your App’s Functionality
To start using your WYSIWYG app creator, you will simply choose your necessary app features from a list of options. Then, you are directed to a form that asks you to input some necessary information. After you’ve selected everything you want your app to do, you can move on to the look and design of the app.
Choose from Premade Templates
When using do-it-yourself app builder, design templates will be available for you to choose from. These templates have been tested to explore user experience and user interface. This is a key factor in saving time testing on how users respond to the design has already been done.
Test Your App and Publish
By installing your app on any android device, you can easily test its functionality. You cannot add your app to your apple device. Instead, you have to use Apple’s TestFlight beta testing platform.
While beta testing may seem like a nuisance, it’s crucial that you do it to preserve your integrity in the stores. You don’t want to hastily publish an app. If the app has many bugs, you may never recover from the bad reviews. Take your time testing your app before launching it in the stores.
After you’ve done your beta testing, you are good to go. Send the app to the stores, and then cross app development off your to-do list so you can hurry up and get something else done!