Pete Sessler was driving to work one morning and thinking about how invasive apps can sometimes be.
He was also thinking about how little he really understood about his phone or how it works.
So, Pete decided to create an app designed to help protect mobile phone users like yourself.
Specifically, he wanted to know if an app may be suspiciously tracking his location, or using his mobile device’s microphone and camera without his knowledge.
That’s why Pete came to BrainyApps with an amazing app idea: Make an app that quickly and easily shows you which apps on your device currently have permission to use GPS, microphone, or camera.
We carefully listened to his awesome idea, then shared our plan and details of our process for bringing his app idea to life.
Mr. Sessler liked what he heard and agreed to move forward to develop his dream app with BrainyApps.
Continue reading to see the easy steps in the development process that turned his app idea into reality!
3 Simple Steps Of Making An App With BrainyApps
The first step of making an app with BrainyApps is called the Brainstorm phase.
This is where our creative design team created some concept screens that showed the color, theme, and overall look and feel of the app.
Pete also finalized the name of his app: Gotchya.
After Sessler approved the Brainstorm phase of our development process, his personal project manager created a blueprint that showed exactly how his app would flow from screen to screen, as well as the functions and navigation of each screen in his app.
Then, we created an actual prototype of his app that could be viewed directly on his Android phone and demonstrated exactly how the app would appear when completed.
Most importantly, we discussed the best way to monetize his app.
Pete wanted his app to be free (and free of in-app purchases), so he decided to display a small banner ad on the bottom of the main screen.
After he approved all the parts of the BrainyBlueprint phase, we moved on to the final stage of the development process.
The last phase of our process for making an app is the actual coding of the app.
This is where the magic happens!
Our expert team of programmers rolled up their sleeves and began creating the actual app by closely following the Blueprint designed by Pete’s project manager.
When the programmers finished writing all the Java code for his Android app, our QA team tested the app for bugs or other issues before sending the app to Sessler.
Then, when we were finally satisfied and sent the app to Sessler, he promptly approved it and we published Gotchya in the Google Play Store.
If you have an Android device, press here to install Gotchya app on your phone.
Next, choose if you would like to know which apps are using your Camera, Location, or Mic.
To disable access to any of these services, or to easily uninstall the app from your device, simply swipe left on the name of the app.
That’s how we took Pete’s amazing app idea and turned it into a simple, effective app that users from the around the world can now download and benefit from.
And for Pete, the best part is that he makes a little money every time someone clicks an ad on his app.
Helping you find YOUR inner genius,
Deron | co-founder @ BrainyApps