Hi Guys, John here again and many thanks for coming back to my Make an Ipod App webpage. I can see from my website numbers that visits are increasing everyday which is good to know and also keeps me motivated to write. In this post I am going to get into the nuts and bolts of how to make an ipod app. As mentioned previously I have done a lot of research into the “how to create your own app” niche and below are my findings.
First and foremost, the angle I took for finding a way of making ipod apps that would suit me the best is as follows
- I have never worked for an app company or designed an ipod app before so have zero experience
- I am a software tester by trade but I can’t actually program to save myself!
- The costing must be none or minimal at best
- As I like to see results, the start to finish time to make an ipod app must be short, i.e less than 4 weeks
- I don’t like stress, so I want the process to be both challenging and enjoyable.
Make An Ipod App Process # 1 – A Good Ipod App Idea
This probably goes without saying but before you decide to jack in your full time job to make ipod apps professionally, you must have at least one good app idea.
Make An Ipod App Process # 2 – Design Your Ipod App
This process involves actually writing your idea down on paper and including a design sketch or mock up of the screens needed for the App. The design document or specification does not have to be 100 pages long. It can be 3 pages in length so long as it’s concise, covers all the requirements and includes all of your sketches . Your Design document should never include basic background business information ( example here is no need to write who your target audience is, projected sales etc in a design document) that is not needed and will only confuse developers at a later stage.
Make An Ipod App Process # 3 – Develop Your Ipod App
Pass your Design Specification to an accomplished iphone/ipod app developer or team of ipod app devlopers. The iphone/ipod app developer or team should have an extensive portfolio, or else a personal recommendation to indeed show you that they can make an ipod app. This is where I run into trouble. I don’t know any one who programs in Objective C. This e – course tells you where to find & hire low-cost Ipod and Iphone App Developer Teams. Click here to visit the “How To Make Iphone/Ipod Apps With No Programming Experience” website.
Make An Ipod App Process # 4 – Submit to Apple
Once your ipod app has been developed and has been fully tested (which also is fully covered in the e course), you must then submit to Apple. They will then review it and once they are happy with your ipod app they will post it to the Apple App Store for general sale.
Make An Ipod App Process # 5 – Make Money and Rinse And Repeat
When you decide how to make ipod apps – whether it be a free app or a paid for app – both avenues of making ipod apps can be very profitable. One through advertising and the other through sales. If your app is innovative, then it wont be long before it is viral. If its a remake of an similar app then hopefully you will have discussed ways to promote and market it at the initial ideas phase to guarantee a return on investment. Once you start to make money from your first app, then go straight back to step 1 and come up with a new idea to make your own ipod app and rinse and repeat. Before you know it you can turn your part time ipod app idea adventure into a full time gig.
One Last Word
So to answer my original question, how hard is it really to make an ipod app? I will be totally honest here, it is not simple. If it was then every one who could make an ipod app would be doing it, but it is not overly difficult either. It does involve being committed and dedicated to the task at hand but it is definitely achievable once you know what you are doing. On the plus side once you make an ipod app for the first time, then it becomes a walk in the park after that.
Here’s a success story for all of us interested in the “how to create an ipod app” niche. The iFart app made $27,000 in 1 day alone. Imagine an app idea so simple but yet so profitable! There are tons of ideas like that out there waiting to be developed so if you would like a holding you by the hand guide showing you how to make an ipod app then Click here to visit the “How To Make Iphone/Ipod Apps With No Programming Experience” website.