Not every tech startup founder has technical skills. Honestly, in today’s digital world, you don’t really have to be a techie or a developer to figure out how to start a mobile app startup. Starting a mobile app startup isn’t just about knowing how to write code – as a startup founder, you will have to deal with product conceptualisation, design, development strategy, marketing, validation, product management, testing for product/market fit accounting and finances as well as customer service aspects like retention and engagement.
There is a mixed bag of non-technical skills that you can brush up on in order to complement any technical skills that you or your co-founders possess. See, the thing is, even technical co-founders do not do that much coding once their product starts gaining traction in the market. You could either:
Learn to code yourself which is expensive and time consuming
Outsource to an outside team which is also expensive and you may not get the decimated effort you need or
Hire a good developer which can be expensive and difficult as most qualified developers already work at bigger companies.
There is a fourth option that you might consider: on-boarding a technical co-founder like &Apps. If you have an app idea, &Apps will convert it into a reality for you. The advantages of on-boarding a technical co-founder is that you will get good a variety of dedicated technical professionals without taxing your finances. A technical co-founder can help you with everything during the following steps of your product launch lifecycle:
Mapping out a concrete idea:
Beginning with a proper briefing on your vision, strengths, weaknesses, a tech partner can help you figure out a detailed business plan, timeline and budget.
Setting up a team structure:
A tech partner can help you assign roles and management, define reporting structure, deadlines as well as best practices to be followed.
Creating a business strategy:
From deciding tech specs, features, frameworks, user engagement strategies to collaborating on strategic planning, a tech partner can help you chalk out a strong business strategy.
Designing the prototype
During the design phase, the application is still conceptual, so it can be easy, sensible and inexpensive to create rapid design iterations for your product. Mock-ups drive maximum user engagement, so wherever necessary, your technical cofounder will create prototypes to bring your powerful designs to life.
Technical development phase
From drawing up software requirement sheets, to detailing the designs to secure a clear and scalable roadmap for your application and business, a technical co-founder can ass immense value beyond developing the feature list or user interface.
Taking your product to market
A few technical co-founders even have the expertise to guide you through the product launch phase. From ongoing maintenance, to social strategy to integrated marketing campaigns & analytics as well as regular monitoring, testing and maintenance, a well-equipped technical co-founder can help you follow the product trail back to the end user to build a robust product that your early adopters will love.
From ideation to management, business strategy to prototyping & technical development to marketing – &Apps is well-equipped to lead the way for you on how to build a mobile app startup! Contact Now to make your app idea into a reality.