An app startup is all about a great idea. What the app can offer and is the app really needful, will it hit the market are some of the questions that comes to every entrepreneur’s mind. But coming up with one of the best app ideas is not as easy as it seems. It is the most crucial and difficult part of the process that you have to overcome.
Solution-Based App Ideas
One of the best ways to come up with mobile app ideas is to create a solution for a problem people face in their everyday lives.
First, you need to identify a problem that you experience on a regular basis. Can you think of a solution to make this problem less prominent? If you can, then you might be at the root of a new app idea. Can this solution be achieved with an app? If the answer is yes, then there’s a good chance you’re on to something. The last thing you should ask yourself is; do other people have the same problem too? If the answer to this is also yes, then you have a solid idea for a new app.
This is a common approach for creating new apps and businesses in general. It works well because it encourages you to look at things in simple terms. It’s much easier to fix a basic problem than to come up with a complex and completely new idea. And if you understand the problem yourself, then you’re in a good position to fix it.
A lot of people do a lot of searching on a lot of stuff throughout the day. Chances are, by the end of the day, 80% of that data slips out of their minds. That does not mean, such data has to slip out of your mind too! They made a search because they needed the thing.
Push notifications do that for you. They keep your prospects informed about anything that they were interested in, a while back.
This basically solves two different purposes — they keep a door open for a prospective action, on your side, they help develop loyalty like nothing else, on your prospects’ side.
Beacon/Location based services
The use of beacons, NFC and GPS for mobile apps will go northwards. Brands have already started installing beacons within their stores to send push notifications (targeted messages) to their target audience. Also, location-based services apps will see more takers. These are another type of apps wherein you define a geographical area and send push notifications to people who have downloaded your app.
Color + Typography
Considering the difference between mobile and desktop screens, in context with their size and angle formed with eye, typography and colour schemes used for mobile screens have to be different from what is used for larger screen sizes.
Clarity is the key here.
Users have the habit of thumb scroll down on mobiles, and that happens quicker than scrolling with a mouse. So basically, they skim. Typography used for mobile apps have to be such that the most important information has to get registered the quickest.