I have a million ideas for great apps. I bet you do too. Here’s the problem—I couldn’t program my way out of a paper bag. I don’t think I’m alone in this quandary either. So…
Knowledge to the rescue! We’ve got a cool ebook—Turn iPhone App Ideas Into Reality With This Ebook Bundle: Learn How to Successfully Build & Launch iPhone Apps—that solves a lot of pain points for the whole “turn an idea into an app into money” problem.
Let me focus on just one of the facets of this book that I think makes it worthwhile—writing a spec that you can hand off to developers. Heck, if you are a marketing person who works with developers of any sort I think that section is worth your $50. Here’s the God’s honest truth—I’ve worked with hundreds of developers over the years and the biggest barrier to getting things done on time and on budget is giving developers a plan they can use that speaks their language. If you can’t write a good spec or description of what you want, you’re pretty much hooped.
You need to be able to convert what you think developers want to what developers need and make sure what you tell them means the same thing to both of you. This isn’t an easy task and I see it time and time again in projects. Things like “fix the carousel images on the homepage” gets “there isn’t a carousel on the homepage” then “the image, that change on the homepage, the big ones, at the top…” gets “oh the slider images…”. Semantic details lost on both parties.
That example was just from a simple website, amp that up a few notches to an app and you can see why this iOS app book could be worth its weight in gold.
So if you have a great idea for the next awesome app, but don’t know where to start or how to go about having an app made for you, then…this book logically follows doesn’t it?