If you’ve got a big idea for the next best-selling app, but you know nothing about coding, don’t panic! Making an app doesn’t have to be complex. In fact, in just a few simple steps, you can produce an entire app from start to finish, no coding required.
Here’s how to develop a mobile app in 5 easy steps
1. Draft out your idea
An idea in your head can become so much more on paper. When you draw or write out your plan, you’ll be forced to think about the specifics that you might have missed in your imaginings. Aside from the visuals, getting a draft down in front of you will give you a better insight into how users will navigate your app in the simplest way possible (your overall goal).
Even if this draft ends up changing quite significantly in the actual developmental process, it’ll help you immensely to have an idea to go off initially.
2. Find a suitable app building service
When you have a solid idea in place, you can move onto searching for an app-building service that will help you to best represent your idea. For instance, if you’re looking to increase customer loyalty for your business, you might want to look at a service that offers templates for producing a punch card app. Consider your intentions thoroughly before deciding on a service to use.
3. Select your template
After deciding on an app-building service, you can get into the actual design. Choose your preferred template out of the selection of templates that are on offer, keeping your app’s intentions at the forefront of your mind. Don’t worry if you don’t like the particulars of any design; you’ll be able to customize them at a later stage.
4. Add theming and customization
Now you have your basic template for your app, it’s time to make it your own. Here you can add any relevant theming that will represent your app, using your idea draft as a guide. If you’re designing an app for your business, it’s a wise idea to use your business’ logo, images, and color scheme to make it clear “yours”. You can also customize your app at this point, adding and deleting any features and tabs as you please.
5. Make your app live
When you’re completely happy with your end result, you can communicate with your app-building service to make the app live. They’ll be able to work there behind the scenes magic and work with you to make your app at its very best for customer use.
If you discover, once your app is live, that you really dislike a certain feature that you’ve used, that’s not a problem. Many app building services will allow you to make amendments to your app just as you would if you’d built it from scratch. This may also be helpful in future months or years, when you may need to amend the information or update notifications to your customers.