Asking yourself whether your app is cut out for the mobile market may seem like a bit of an oxymoron, however, believe it or not, some apps simply cannot compete against other apps of their kind.
Truth be told, not every mobile app that is thought-up, or actually created, ends up being successful in a mobile marketplace. For such reason, it is vital in terms of your money, effort and resources that you detect, as soon as possible, whether your app is cut out for the mobile market. To help you do so, here are a couple quick tips to get you started.
Is It Too Expensive?
As an app maker, you will grow to hate apps that cost you a lot of money. That is, if you have not reached that point already. The majority of apps that are expensive to make, typically also do not perform well in the mobile market. It is important to realize that your app is overly expensive and will quickly have to produce large amounts of revenue just to keep up with its expenses in order to stay afloat. More often than not, such is the case that a mobile app that is expensive to make is simply not worth finishing. This is primarily because the odds of becoming profitable are predominantly against it. If you find yourself in a similar spot where your app is exceeding the limit of reasonable expenses, then you may, in fact, want to consider scratching it and starting over on a project where you can better control the app’s expenses from the beginning.
Test It Out
Testing your mobile app out before you commit it to a full time spot in the mobile market is always a good idea. Perhaps most notably, it is a good idea because then you get to see what it’s true potential will be. In doing so, you should pick your sample wisely. In other words, you should ensure that the group of people that you are testing your app with comprise a fair representation of the market in general, as well as your target market. Then, if it is a flop, perhaps it will not be cut out for the mobile market, and instead, should be scrapped or reworked to better fit the target market. On the other hand, if your app performs famously in its test, then it likely is cut out for the market. In such case, you should at least give it a shot and see how it performs when put live on the market. If it does well in a test, you at least owe it the opportunity.
Depending on how your app performs in pre-release testing, it may or may not be cut out for the mobile market. However, a trial test of your app with an accurate representation of the market as a whole, along with your target market, will give you the ability to see what sort of potential your app has. What’s more, before you even get to that point, if you realize that your app is too expensive to turn a profit, then you should most certainly scrap the project for a more fiscally responsible one. Through these two methods you should be able to tell pretty quickly whether your app is truly cut out for the mobile market.
This was a guest article from Jennifer Lewis.
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