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5 Myths That You Have To Ignore When You Want To Launch a Startup App

Developing a word-perfect startup mobile app might be one of the most tedious and arduous tasks that an organization can accomplish. There are so many parameters and aspects one has to be wary about even before commissioning a plan. In fact, ahead of starting your project, you and your team must come across, bust, and solve various issues like myths and frivolous innuendos—just to be on the right path. While setting up a proper plan, your mind will always try to cover all the bases. However, today we are on a myth-busting hunt, and we are going to clear some air about startup app development. So, brace yourself, you are about to get a dose of reality.

Myth 1: You Need the Mega Bucks to Make Your App Successful

Well, you do need to put some time, effort, and money when you want to execute your plans. But, that does not mean you have to break your life savings completely to fund your new app. Many individual entrepreneurs started from the scratch without much funding and have successfully created an empire. In fact, you must always begin your quest with the thought that money is tight. This will allow you to be efficient and responsible. You and your partners might have to take financial help from your friends or family members, but it will be worth it as you will have total authority and control over your app. If you seek investment, you will not only lose complete control but your team will also have to share profits once you are up and running. Also, remember, if you have a good app, you do not need to spend too much on marketing as well, as word of mouth would carry your innovation to more people and bases. If your idea is exemplary and the execution is correctly done, then your app can quickly make money for itself in no time—thus giving you the extra funds to promote and make your app reachable for all users.

Myth 2: You Can Build It Entirely On Your Own

You might have an enthusiastic team that can take up any challenge. However, if you are serious about making a good app, then you need to have a very sound and experienced technical team. It is well and good if your team possesses the required firepower. However, half cooked pies here won’t work. Just because you believe your team has some experience with skills like JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and coding, it doesn’t mean your job is half done. You need a proper professional team to address all the issues or else you might struggle to make a good app, within the scheduled time. The case here is not only about good developers, you also need people who can test the app, use it, give proper feedback, make tough decisions, and design it. Most startups do not have this luxury, unfortunately. Thus, your hiring must be right if you want to create an app just with the internal production process, but the whole project would take the time to see the light of the day—sans the guarantee of proper quality. However, using the help of a development company is the right and the logical thing to do. With their help, you get expertise in all areas and aspects so that you can have a good end product within your set timeline.

Myth 3: You can take a Step Back When You Decide to Outsource

Once you understand the importance of outsourcing your project for better coverage and relevance, it is not at all a smart thing to take a step back. In fact, as soon as you start selecting firms/or select one firm to represent your project, you team must make sure about few things:
  • How competent they are.
  • Check their previous history.
  • What’s their ideology?
  • How much changes they want to make in your existing plan—for the good or the bad.
  • And, their ethics and culture.
When you select a firm, you have to assume the post of a manager and look after the whole project. Outsourcing does not mean you can move aside and expect them to work so that you can have the desired product. You have to be involved in the process and participate so that you get the tailor made a product that you want—the main reason why you will hire a company in the first place! If you believe you do not have the time or the knowledge to overlook the operation, and then hire an independent guy just to work as the manager to check the whole scenario.

Myth 4: You Just Have To Create Something Which Is A Novelty In the Market

There is always pressure to create or envisage something out of the box; something which can be the next billion-dollar idea. Yes, it certainly helps if you have someone new to bring to the party; but that is not always a necessary. People like using things that are a novelty to them. Nevertheless, they enjoy products that are well made and efficient in fulfilling their purpose. There is absolutely no requirement that you must always bring something new to the table. You can take inspiration from other apps or ideas and make them better, faster, quicker, effective, and efficient. You just have to woo the customers with your new product so that they download, share, and use your application. This buzz is easy to come if you have a good product, does not matter even if your idea or the roadmap wasn’t original or was inspired—just make sure you do not copy or plagiarize. The buzz creation can be done with right placement, correct timing, and hard work.

Myth 5: You Need To Use the Cross-Platform Development Strategy

Many professionals believe that making one set of code—cross platform coding—is the right way forward when you want to develop a startup app for multiple platforms. Many factors and pointers make cross-platform very useful, low cost and easiness to develop being primary catalysts. But, the process has a huge drawback too, especially when you want to plan for a long time. For instance, cross-platform Mobile Websites become slow at some point, and excessive JavaScript usage makes the page heavier. This tarnishes the user experience completely and thus you must avoid it if you can. You might at first save some money with cross codes, but ultimately you might have to spend more later on in the long run. That’s because, cross-development may require constant improvement and development, and you will have a bear that expense as well. Even Hybrid Cross-Platform process is also complicated as there some undocumented frameworks related to the concept which may totally fail your plan. It is also difficult to get the perfect synergy between the JavaScript and platform when you opt for this avenue. And, finally, even the HTML5 mobile sites can create issues like they cannot provide good performance nor they can support every web-browser correctly. Native development might be expensive if you want to make it for multiple operating systems, but it is still value for money in the long run. So, when you are contemplating about selecting the platform or the development pattern, do not feel obligated towards the cross-platform development strategy just because you need to save some cash. There you go, the myths are busted, and we hope that this article has answered some of your critical questions. When you are on the verge of making a qualified plan, you must have the right knowledge and intelligence by your side—rather than some unreliable myths.
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