In my previous company, I had two amazing app designers. Whenever I had some wild idea in my head, I would go to them and they would turn that crazy idea into something I could see. As I do the opposite, I really can’t afford to have a designer on staff basically sitting around 99% of the time. Design is a very personal feeling, you need as many inspirations as possible from many people, not just a couple.
You can scour the web on sites like dribble, behanced and many others to get ideas from. Heck, some of these sites you can purchase the templates from $15 to $50. Need a logo or brand design, another $250 to $500 and sites like 99designs can get you started. You give these designers some of the examples you like, then they all submit their mockups and you vote on which one you like the best. Narrow it down and purchase and you’re done. Literally, designs will take just a week instead of months.
When you’re building a software company, all the old ways you have been taught the last 20 years you need to throw out the door and into the trash. Pivot your thinking on process and you’ll see amazing productivity gains and cost savings. Design is one of them, you think it has to be done a certain way, but it doesn’t have to. Experiment with these sites and see what you come up with. I think you’ll find more inspirations and ideas from this method than the old way of doing it.
Help that help. Patrick
The best thing about being an independent developer again is I can work on multiple projects at the same time. In the morning I’m working on my mobile applications and in the afternoon I’m working on my VR/AR app.
The screen above is the fundamental infrastructure that is shared between 3 different apps I’m working on. 3 apps basically use the same 50% functionality and the remaining 50% is unique business logic to those verticals. I look forward to showing you more in the near future.
Stay tuned, Patrick
This opportunity doesn’t come along often in your career. I’m selling the IP to my MEFIRST app because I’m currently focused on another application and cannot give MEFIRST enough time for marketing as it deserves. That’s right, I’m selling all the IP associated with it as I’m looking for the right business/persons to take it to the next level.
If you EVER wanted to jump into the mobile app space with the right idea, you’ve come to the right place. Please contact me here or on LinkedIn and grab it before someone else does.
Just finished up a new application. I built it for myself because I really like the different social apps out there, but I didn’t want to post everything to their sites. It was my data, not theirs. Anyway, visit MeFirstApp.com and download.
I just finished up an app that I believe is important for all of us. I call it ME because socials app like Facebook are great, except that they own your data! Why not take the best features of Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc. and put them in one app that puts you in control of your social data and whether you want to share or not.
Venture over to http://mesocialapp.com/ and try it for Android and iPhone. Best price ever, FREE!
Capture your photos, locations and notes into your own private social feed.
Just swipe from right to left to share if you want to share.
And best of all your social data is backed-up to your favorite cloud drive!
Take it for a test drive at http://mesocialapp.com/.
This forecast shows the anticipated number of smartphone users in the U.S. from 2014 to 2018, based on figures from 2010 to 2013. The source estimates that there will be more than 196 million smartphone users in the U.S. by the year 2016.
When it comes to downloading apps, Apple, Amazon and Android users share a love of gaming. Indeed, gaming accounts for a highly impressive 61 percent of downloads in the Amazon Appstore. The number is 41 percent for Google Play and the Apple App Store. Entertainment comes second for both iOS and Amazon users while communication comes second on Google Play.