Do you have an excellent idea for an app, but are afraid to share it with anyone else?
If so, you are certainly not alone, but this situation creates a dilemma.
If your mobile app idea only remains in your head, your dream of creating the next superstar mobile app will never become reality.
Although keeping the idea of your iPhone or Android app confidential is important, there are simple steps you can take now to ensure your amazing app idea remains safe and secure.
Continue reading to learn how to protect your app concept today, while swiftly moving forward in the development process to bring your app to life.
The KEY To Confidentiality:
The biggest action you can take right now is to ensure you have a Confidentiality Agreement with the mobile app development company you are working with.
Also referred to as Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), your Confidentiality Agreement should be in place before you begin sharing the details of your app.
These agreements are standard with reputable app development firms such as BrainyApps, which provides you with a full NDA before discussing any details of your app.
We won’t get into all the legal mumbo jumbo of such an agreement, but your NDA should simply state the company cannot use, disclose, or sell any part of your ideas and concepts without your consent.
This is the single best step you can take to protect your app because it would cause too many legal hassles for a company to break such an agreement in an attempt to steal your idea.
If your chosen mobile app development firm does not offer you a Confidentiality Agreement, or tells you it isn’t necessary, you should walk run away and take your business elsewhere.
Having a Non-Disclosure Agreement in place is the most important action you should take now, but here are a few other tips that will help ensure smooth sailing as you begin to design and develop your app:
- Domain Name – It is smart to secure a domain name for a website once you determine the name of your app. This prevents anyone from taking the name before you and charging an inflated price in the future if you wish to obtain the domain name. If you don’t know how to do this, GoDaddy provides an easy and inexpensive way to do so, although there are many other domain registrars to choose from.
- Social Media Handles – Register and secure as many social media handles for your app as possible, such as your Facebook business page, Twitter account, etc. Even if you don’t plan on using some of them, it will prevent outsiders from using your handle and misrepresenting your company. It will also help with your company’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization) efforts.
- Keep it quiet…at first – Although very exciting, try to keep your app concept under wraps in the beginning stages. Wait until you have taken care of these preventative steps before you begin sharing or promoting your idea to others. Although it is not likely someone would take your idea and run with it, we all know it’s better to be safe than sorry.
With a solid plan in place for your app’s confidentiality, you are taking one more step to ensure your success as a mobile app entrepreneur.
Furthermore, even if your mobile app idea already exists in the App Store or Play Store, this article explains why it doesn’t really matter.
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