App Development Process

day thousands of mobile apps are published to the Google Play and Apple App Stores. Some of these mobile apps are games, others are social networks, and many are ecommerce apps. All of these apps, if professionally built, should follow a similar mobile app development process. At BHW, we have built over 350 web and mobile apps and in this article I will outline the strategy, design, and development processes we follow.

Each app is different and our methodologies are always evolving, but this is a fairly standard process when developing mobile apps. This mobile app development process typically includes idea, strategy, design, development, deployment, and post-launch phases.

Idea

As trite as it sounds, all great apps began as ideas. If you don’t have an app idea, the best place to start is to train yourself to always think of things in terms of problems and potential solutions. You want your brain to instinctively ask “Why do we do things this way?” or “Is there a better way to solve this problem?” If you can identify a problem or market inefficiency, you are half way to your idea!

The next thing to do is understand why this problem exists and think about why nobody else has made an app to solve this problem previously. Talk to others with this problem. Immerse yourself in the problem space as much as possible. Once you have a complete grasp of the problem, begin to evaluate how a mobile app could solve the problem.

This is where having some understanding of what mobile apps can do is extremely valuable. We are frequently asked, “Is this even possible?” Fortunately, the answer is often yes, but it is imperative that this answer is sound. You are about to invest a considerable amount of time and money into an app, now is the time to challenge your idea’s validity and viability.

Strategy

Competition

Once you have an idea, you need to plan for your app’s success. One of the best places to start is by identifying your competition. See if any other apps serve a similar purpose and look for the following:

  • Number of installs – See if anyone is using these apps.
  • Ratings and reviews – See if people like these apps and what they like/dislike about them.
  • Company history – See how these apps have changed over time and what sort of challenges they faced along the way. Try to see what they did to grow their user base.

There are two main goals of this process. First, learn as much as you can for free. Making mistakes is time consuming, frustrating, and expensive. Often, you have to try a few approaches before getting it right. Why not save yourself a few iterations, by learning lessons from your competitors? The second is to understand how hard it will be to compete in the marketplace. Are people hungry for a new solution? Is there some niche not being filled by the existing options? Understand what gaps exist and tailor your solution to meet them. If your idea is completely new, find other “first to market” apps and study how they educated consumers about their new product.

Android App that Will Let You Take Lyrics Offline

Music is love. Music is life. We all say that. It’s one of that healthy meals that we need to take every day. It’s what drives our life. Many people get inspired by songs and its lyrics. Lyrics that gives you goosebumps, that make you remember your first love. But, sometimes some singers just eat up some words and you’re like – Wait, what was that?

And, in such situation you need to search for lyrics online. So, to ease down this process, we bring to you apps that will quickly show you the lyrics of the song as they play in your music player. And, they’ll also let you take those lyrics offline. In the past, we had shared some android apps and music players that displayed lyrics. But, here we’d like to share with you some dedicated android apps to take lyrics offline. So, without further ado. Let’s dig in.

For the sake of simplicity : The lyrics app are available for free in the Google Play store. You can search and find lyrics for millions of songs of the different genre. While there may be multiple apps of similar category , the reason we picked the following apps , is due to their simplicity. Think of them as a customized Google for lyrics. Just enter the name and get the lyrics. Pretty simple right?

Lyrix 

Lyrix is a simple lightweight lyrics app to search and download lyrics offline . The app uses simple layout and contains all basic options for lyrics. The layout shows big search box in middle to type your favorite song name and a search button to search it from the internet.  Indeed , you will need internet connection first to download lyrics offline, no way around it. The top of the layout have the various tab which you can slide through. The tabs are as following :

Search Tab : Search Tab is a first tab where you can type in the search box to find the lyrics of your favorite songs. It is also a home page of the app.

Search Results Tab : All the results from your search query will be displayed in this tab. The app will automatically switch to this tab every time you search for the lyrics. Here you can click on your  desired song name to check out the lyrics. Click on little heart icon at right side to mark lyrics as favorite and to save it offline.

Lyrics Tab : Here you can see the recent lyrics which you have searched before to quickly access them again. You can also find your downloaded lyrics next to it in the favorites. Note that you do not need an internet connection to view lyrics marked as favorite.

Best Smartphone Apps to Make Real Money

There is a good chance you’re on your smartphone quite often. What if you could make money while you were using it?

You may not be aware of this, but there are many apps that practically gives you free money while using your mobile phone. Why not earn a few bucks while commuting to work, laying in bed, or just when you’re bored? It’s certainly more productive than playing Candy Crush, that’s for sure.

In this post I’ll show you the 8 best legitimate apps in 2018 you can make real money from, just by using it. Install multiple apps and do different tasks to break up the monotony while making some side income each time!

Slidejoy

Slidejoy rewards you for looking at articles that are trending, as well as ads, which appear right on your lock screen. The ads can be specialized to your interests.

Looking at these ads and articles will earn you points, called carats, which you can redeem in a number of different ways, including via PayPal, gift cards, or you can even donate your earnings to charity. Earnings are updated each day, so there will not be a need to wait around for the points you’ve earned to show up in your account.

The site pays out fast, and it doesn’t take long to get to the $2 threshold you’ll need before you can cash out. Besides that, it will not drain your battery like others, which could make it even easier for you to use. Many users have been earning through this app for months and even years.

Moocash

If you are looking for plenty of options, this one has you covered. You can get paid to watch videos, take surveys, and play games, among other things. There is also always available customer service on hand, so any issues you encounter can be cleared up right away.

There are numerous rewards to choose from too, such as different types of online currencies, including Skrill and Bitcoin. There are also many gift cards to consider, and you can even get likes or followers on your social media accounts.

The user experience on this one is quite positive, considering you are able to do so much with this app. There is enough to keep you entertained, no matter what you like. Furthermore, it is easy to use, a breeze to cash out, and you can consistently earn.

Make Money & Earn Cash App

If you are a fan of touch based games, the Make Money & Earn Cash app lets you get paid for doing a lot of touching . Essentially, there is a cube that you need to break by touching it repeatedly. Once you break it, you will be rewarded. You can earn more clicks and points by completing special offers, or by watching ads.

The premise of this app is simple, but can be entertaining because you don’t have to do much. It takes 1 million clicks to break a cube, and the threshold is rather high at 50 dollars in PayPal money.

You can earn money faster than you would think, especially if you refer your friends, spin the roulette wheel for extra clicks, or check out the free promos. The design and user-friendly aspect of this offering is something special, and many users appreciate that they won’t have to fill out surveys and things like that.