Skip to comments.I have an idea for a smart phone application. Where do I start?
Posted on 05/27/2014 7:27:35 AM PDT by killermosquito
I have an idea for a smart phone app. Does any freepers have any experience doing that?
I'm curious to know if charging for the app or selling advertising in the app makes more sense.
Are apps created in java script? Is there an application that app developers prefer? Your suggestions are appreciated.
You can trust me. Give me the idea, and I will handle.
Document your idea (that letter in the mail is a neat idea!) then get a local college student to implement it.
What about me who has some ideas but no talent? They keep bouncing around in my head..
"After the Walgreens, turn right....turn left at the Kohl's then straight on the road that takes you to the new mall"
No need to clutter it up with road/hwy names.
What about me who has no ideas, no talent, no money, and no social skills? What do I do?
I would buy that app!
Serve as an example to others.
I, too, vote for Laz. He’s... smrt.
If you develop for iOS (iPhone, iPad), it will be in Objective C. The iOS SDK is only available for OSX (on a Mac):
Well... you could always be a global warming scientist.
In the US, patents are now "first to file", rather than "first to invent".
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Go to the government.
Tell them the app will promote gay marriages and make people sign up for Obamacare, and will be powered by windmills and solar panels.
They will give you millions to develop your app.
Also, because it is government funded, you can just keep the money and not even bother with developing the app. You will never be held accountable.
Run for US Senate.
here are some other cool options:
Adobe Air (uses Flash coding and bundles it for cross-platform Android or iDevices:
"Proceed forward to the nearest Exxon or Shell station...go inside and ask for directions..."
VBA is not applicable.
Idea’s are a dime a dozen.
There are some pretty good E-Z packages for developing them.
Otherwise bone up on both Java(android) and Objective C(IOS).
Then bone up on your back-end server app skills.
Consider applying for a job as a White House advisor.
2016 there is an opening in DC!!!
You hit it.
I make phoneapps. Trust me that you don’t want to follow the advise you are getting here.
If you don’t know how to program, go to oDesk or sights like that and interview developers to make it for you.
Apps are created in a few ways..
1 Native mode... for Android this is Java for iPhone this is Objective c.
2 Web Based/HTML... basically just enough native code to launch a web view to open the “app” from your web site
3. Hybrid things like PhoneGap etc.
Actually that’s not completely true, I am sure you can write an app for windows phone using Visual Basic... then you can try to make money selling it to the 10 people that actually own a windows phone.
I’ve built apps for fortune 100 (fortune 10) companies and startups.
How to make money (or other value) REALLY depends on the app. Different models work depending on your target audience (and competitors).
The best way to develop the app also really depends on the app and the target audience. In some cases you can get away cheap ($1000s) and in other cases you really need to spend 100s of $1000s to build almost the same functionality.
Nope you cannot
If you're planning an Android App, then you'll need to follow those guidelines. Microsoft has their own guidelines for their apps as well.
Correct, serious programming requires you know these two tools. The Big Nerd Ranch books are top notch. The books assume you have done Java/C programming.
They will bring you up to speed in short order.
Well someone better tell Microsoft then....
Not that I am defending VB, or anything microsoft for that matter, but you can write a winsows phone app in VB... why anyone would want to, well that’s another story.
You could do VB(not VBA) for .Net (C#’s brain dead cousin) but that’s a full fledged OO dev environment and will cost you some big bucks to get started. If you compare C# and VB the programs are line for line equivalent but the VB is just wordy and less powerful. VB developers are kind of like people using COBOL. Stubborn and refusing to change.
If you don’t know .Net or Java you have a long road to hoe friend.
There are some alternatives however. I’ve played with 4D, and Filemaker Pro. They will also cost a grand or two to get an app out the door.
VBA and VB are two separate things. They have Zero in common other than a name.
Not on the iPhone. No java there.
Apply for a patent before telling anyone about it.
I agree, I can’t imagine why anyone would be developing in VB, but like it or not that’s to MS we have a derivative language designed for folks to learn how to program running a lot of crap in the field, and folks won’t be ending it sadly anytime soon.
Thanks for the clarification on VBA.
As one of those people that have and use a windows phone, (I’m using it to post this) it would be nice if there were more apps for it.
Kirkwood, since you have created phone apps, what tools did you use?
It seems that some of the advise I’m being given here is valid.
LostPassword, it seems that I would be creating a native app that does not require the web or access to any of the phone features.
It seems that I would be creating a native app that does not require the web or access to any of the phone features.
My idea seems like a simple thing to create but I don’t want to add so many features that it goes overboard.
Are apps patented?
I wasn’t expecting that I would create something in VBA or VB. I was just indicating that I’m not a complete stranger to coding.
The app would not require a network or internet connection.
Those of you who have created apps? Name names...where can I (we) find your apps? Care to share some links?
If you’re thinking patents, remember, it’s now first to file.
Apologies for double-teaming. Didn’t read past your post #3 nor check existing responses. Will do in the future.
Have a great day, FRiend.