Creative ideas for app development (as a business product)

by Andy Jones ,
June 16, 2020
App Developer

Where do you get the ideas for creative app development? Solid app ideas are hard to come up with, especially if you don’t have experience with the development process. If you need the app to become the main product your company will be selling, you can go through the following steps.

1) Observe Your Life

From the time you wake up until the time you go to bed, potential ideas surround you. All you have to do is slow down the life rhythm and look around. If you need an app for your business, pay attention to what’s lacking in your work.

Imagine that an app is a magic wand which can help you do something or achieve something that is currently difficult or lacking. What power would you need this wand to wield?

2) Browse The Web

There are many creative app ideas scattered around the internet. All you have to do is find them. The ideas may be shaped in a manner different from what you need, but you can get the basis for your app anyway.

Usually, the ideas you get online require tweaking to the point where they become truly original. What they give you is a general concept, such as:

  1. Telemedicine app – Application for private healthcare providers to arrange doctor-patient consultations.
  2. Dating app – Application to help people find their perfect partner using information available in social media profiles.
  3. Cooking app – Application to offer you tasty recipes when you type in the ingredients you have.
  4. Car Parking app – Application to find the nearest available car park and/or free spot using your GPS.
  5. Accountancy app – Application for sole traders to scan and save receipts and issue invoices on the go.

3) Make A List

Whenever you have even the slightest idea about a new app, write it down. When you look around, you are bound to see a problem that needs solving. Can it be solved by an app? The best apps appear when a common problem is solved in a novel way. For example, searching for a taxi, finding the best deals on products, locating the nearest car wash, etc.

4) Ask Questions

Taking a strategic overview of a business often means overlooking the minor problems faced on a daily basis. Hone in on the details and identify the problems that take time to deal with but do not have automated or efficient solutions. Perhaps an app could help?

Ask co-workers, suppliers, friends, and associates. They may have hundreds of creative thoughts for your new app. Even the craziest ideas have a chance of turning into moneymaking apps.

Let Us Help

If you need to create an app to solve a business problem or become an addition to the products your company offers, you can use these ideas to kick start a brainstorming initiative. Or you can take advantage of a professional app development service. App development agencies can help you develop a budding idea into an effective software product that provides real value to users.

At Make IT Simple, all we need is a raw idea of what you would like to see done. We will tell you how it can work and what it takes to create the application.

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