From Idea to App: How Business Owners Can Succeed in Mobile App Development

App Development

  • Published on May 27, 2024
  • Last Updated on May 29, 2024
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    According to, the average American checks their phone 144 times per day, and spends up to 4.5 hours throughout the day on their phone.

    So it makes sense that creating a mobile application can help you to connect with people where they are… their phones!

    But how can you make sure that your mobile app is a success and that its development goes smoothly? Here are 3 easy steps to get you started.

    1. Ask the Right Questions

    Before even starting down the mobile app development road, we need a clear idea of who your app is going to help and how.

    • What problem do you see your small business app solving?
    • Who is going to be the one using it everyday (or as needed)?
    • How does this align with your current business goals?
    • Who’s feedback is most important in making decisions around the app?

    2. Find the Right Mobile App Development Partner

    Having a good business app partner can make all the difference. Here’s a quick list of things to look for when evaluating partners.

    • Expectations and processes around discovery
    • How do they determine cost and timelines
    • If they specialize in a particular platform or industry
    • Past clients

    When you’re evaluating these areas, you’re looking for a partner that is the right fit for YOU. Have they worked with others in your industry? If they haven’t, are they digging in to make sure they understand the habits of your specific audience?

    For example, some of the clients we’ve worked with have been in healthcare, manufacturing, and education. Check out our full portfolio here to see more.

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    Featured Project: The Wonderly App

    3. Maintain and Improve Your Mobile App

    Making a mobile application for businesses is great! But, you can’t forget to maintain and improve as you get more data from your end user.

    Your needs, and the needs of your clients and customers, are constantly evolving. Having a partner who supports you in the following areas will get you the ROI you need to make the mobile application for your business actually viable.

    • Bug fixes
    • New feature releases
    • Optimization efforts (speed, user experience, etc.)
    • Security & Data Protection

    Finding the best partner can make the difference between the long-term success of your small business app, or if you’re a one-hit wonder.

    Discover the Mobile App Development Possibilities

    At TechArk we build for iOS, Android, and web apps; and we have worked with both those who have small business apps already built and those who just have an idea but are not sure how to proceed.

    We love making businesses more efficient with mobile apps. Our clients know what they want to accomplish but often have no idea how to build an app. We come in with a Discovery Process and do the imagining together. That way, before we build anything, our clients have a vision for the solution and an idea of what it will cost.

    Jay Jones, Software & Apps Manager

    Our Discovery Process helps our clients to know they’re in good hands from start to finish.

    This image shows the four steps to refine your mobile app idea before development. It shows the following steps including Planning & research, establish scope of work, Estimate generation, and discovery approval.

    During this process we help you to:

    • Define high level features and functionality of the application,
    • Confirm software and hardware minimum requirements,
    • Establish priorities and create the project phases,
    • Define the scope, timelines, and costs associated with the project,
    • And, provide you with a clear understanding of expectations and deliverables.

    The only surprise you want to experience with us is to be surprised and delighted at how easy it is to work together. Ready to bring your idea to life? Book your free consultation now!