As we stressed in Episode Four, with the exception of buying Apps (lots and lots of Apps!), neither of us has much experience in the creation of tech products.
However, yes, for sure there is a huge and growing market for products such as:
- iPhone/iPad Apps (too many to list!)
- Web Applications (i.e. Freshbooks, ScreenFlow)
- WordPress Themes (i.e. Genesis WP themes)
..that cover a spectrum of usefulness related to productivity, meditation, photo editing, scheduling, games, weight loss, habit creation, accounting, social media management, organization, the list is endless.
I love the story of Laura Roeder who was a long-time blogger and social media expert, who several years into her career created a WebApp called MeetEdgar, a social media scheduling App, which now provides her with over 80% of her annual income. How did she come up with the idea? It was the App she wished she had access to each day.
Or Nathan Barry, who was tired of the complexity and expense of Infusionsoft, but found MailChimp lacking in functionality. What did he do from his Boise, Idaho home office? He created ConvertKit, the world’s fastest growing email software App. (yes, we use ConvertKit at Slash Podcast)
What if you have an idea for an App but don’t have the technical expertise? Visit UpWork and look for a highly-rated, qualified App developer.
Nanci is super frustrated with the lack of user-friendly investment portfolio tracking software available in Canada. She would love to build an App and even knows one or two trusted App Developers. What is holding her back? The usual stuff, lack of time, project priority (trying to install Minecraft mods for her kids!), but don’t be surprised if in an upcoming Slash Podcast episode she announces development has started on her first App!
What App would you like to use that hasn’t been launched yet?
Not sure if anyone has time for 71.5 hours of on-demand video, but if I was serious about learning more about App Development, I might start here.