With 3.8 million apps on the Google Play store and nearly 2 million on Apple’s App Store, there really does seem to be an app for everything. As an app developer, we see this as a positive thing.
Apple’s marketing slogan told us, “There’s an app for that” – and more often than not that seems to be the case.
However, you’d be surprised at how many amazing app ideas we develop that are new and fresh to the app marketplace.
If you create something that people will love or find useful, then the users will come.
Before you can get started on your app store domination – you need to solidify your great idea for an app.
Read on to learn about some strategies and ideas to help you generate some exciting app ideas.
Tips for Thinking Up New App Ideas
You can never have too many ideas at the beginning of your app building journey. Remember that apps can be fun or serious. The most important thing is thinking of something that will provide value to users.
Brainstorm as Many Ideas as Possible
At this stage, there are no bad ideas. Just remember that a silly game where you throw birds at pigs became one of the world’s hottest apps spawning a line of copycat games, merchandise, and even a Hollywood film.
Reach Out to Friends and Family
Asking the people around you will give you insights into what other people wish their phones could do. You can also ask your friends and family for feedback on the ideas that you’ve already had.
Research on Social Media
Especially if you’re looking at creating a practical app, social media can be a great tool to get ideas for an app that you could build.
Identify Common Problems
Think back to all the times you’ve heard yourself or someone else say, “I wish my phone could do X.” Someone wished they could hire a taxi from their phone and Uber was born.
Someone else wished they could communicate with people in their industry and that led to Twitter. From apps that can identify the song on the radio to ones that convert measurements, each of these was developed to solve a problem.
The Only Limit is Your Imagination
When you step back and think about it, the scope of apps on our smartphones is amazing.
Even just a decade ago, imagining that you could have a video call with someone across the world, book taxis and hotels, as well as swiping through lists of potential partners all from your phone would sound absurd.
When brainstorming app ideas, forget about turning your app into a viable business. Instead, think about how your app will improve people’s lives by adding value or by saving them time and you’ll have a good starting point for developing a new app.
So you have a great app idea, what’s next? If, like many app developers, you don’t have the technical expertise to build an app – don’t worry!
Contact us and we can help you build your app from the ground up.