How to Create an App in 2022: Make an App in 9 Easy Steps

  1. Come up with an idea for an app
  2. Do the market research
  3. List out the app features
  4. Design your app
  5. Build an MVP
  6. Test, Test and again test your app
  7. Add features iteratively — Make your app market fit
  8. Market your app
  9. Go with the trend

9 Key Steps to Build an App

1. Come Up with an Idea for an App

Raise from your own pain

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An enhanced version of the already existing app

  • What are the pain points you are going to address?
  • Who will be your target audience?
  • What are the metrics you are going to consider?

2. Do the Market Research

  • Who will be your target audience?
  • Demography of your target audience.
  • Who will be your competitors?
  • What are the drawbacks of your competitors?
  • What are your customers’ pain points while using your competitor’s app?
  • What is the price range of your competitors?

Some ways to do your market research

  • Begin with surveys
  • Conduct interviews with your target audiences
  • Analyse your competitors

3. List Out the App Features

  • Signup or Sign in
  • Login
  • Menu
  • Logout option
  • Dark mode
  • Push notifications
  • Embedded GPS
  • Calendar
  • Search bar
  • AI chatbots
  • Shopping carts
  • Video or any other content spots
  • Your unique feature

4. Design Your App

  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Invision studio
  • Zeplin
  • UXpin
  • Adobe XD

5. Build an MVP

  • Appy Pie AppMakr
  • Buildfire
  • Zoho creator
  • Bubble
  • MobiRoller
  • Bizness app

6. Test, Test and Test Your App

  • Usability Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Interruption Testing
  • Manual Testing
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Localisation Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • Installation Testing
  • Automation Testing

7. Add Features Iteratively — Make Your App Market Fit

8. Market Your App

  • Traditional marketing in the form of newspaper ads and billboards
  • Digital marketing channel focuses on social media platforms where your customers hang out
  • Try to get your app featured on Apple’s App Store.
  • Do paid and free promotions on different social media channels.
  • Do influencer marketing.
  • Create content on your website.
  • Offer referral bonuses.

9. Go With the Trend




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