Deciding to build a startup, product or app might be the first step in founding a business, but what comes next? If you have made the decision to go forward while having a business idea, or even if you do not have one yet, such exciting venture can be overwhelming at first. Now it is time to figure out the next steps.
Virality is not a feature you can add after designing your product. It is neither adding “Like” or “Tweet this button” nor vigorously integrating all the Facebook Social Graph API features. It is instead something inherently built into your product.
According to John Geleynse, director of technology evangelism at Apple, there are certain fundamental criteria for making your app stand out.
While building EISENHOWER, we tried to integrate as many of these aspects as possible (like finally making it available in multiple languages through the generous help of friends). Sticking to these principles has helped us reach the App Store front page in more than 120 countries, and we believe you can do it, too.
“How to build an iPhone app – a step-by-step guide from start to finish” has been guest posted on VentureVillage, originally published 2012–09–14.
Are you about to launch or have just recently released your freshly built web service or mobile application? There are many ways to get noticed and acquire your first customers. It is always easy to pay for clicks on Google, Bing or Facebook. But with only a little time and effort and without investing any money, you can generate remarkable reach within your target customer group.
A while ago, Alexey Komissarouk posted an article on TechCrunch proposing that founders should learn to code themselves — just as Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley did years ago. Shortly hereafter, Salim Virani also chimed in on this topic with some really valuable remarks. However, this should not mean for graduates from business schools or creative geniuses with a degree in design to spend hours and days desperately trying to get their head into Ruby on Rails before starting their web startups.