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     Deborah updated 1 year, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Deborah

    March 20, 2021 at 10:39 pm


    I am interested in starting a side project that would require an app.

    This is probably the worlds dumbest question, but what sort of education does that require? I’m pretty tech-dumb already.

  • TMoney2Socks

    March 20, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    To make my first iOS app I bought a course (I think it was on Udemy) and it was enough to get me to basically turn my app into a glorified website and it was a fair amount of work.

    If you like that sort of stuff than you should invest in learning how to make apps with Xcode etc.

    I however have since closed to pay a programmer to make my apps since. This too can be a long and painful process of getting my vision clear to the programmer and having them return a working app the way I like but they can generally do a better job than I could for a few thousand dollars or more.

    Depending on how complex your app is the cost to have it created could go up.

    Lastly I just want to add that you shouldn’t make an app unless it NEEDS to be an app. If you can solve the same problem with a website do that. Most apps don’t get many downloads and even then most people only use an app a few times and then never use it again. That is assuming you are making an app for other customers.

    I hope some of my experience with apps help you and that you find success!!

  • DrawPortal

    March 20, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Would depend on what kind of an App. There are SDKs (software development kits) and services out there that can shield you from a lot of the nitty gritty… Folks make games with Unity, for example, avoiding a lot of the engineering headache. And there are services for making typical Apps without code. Obviously there are limitations and costs associated with this path. But then again, learning coding, going through App engineering, testing and launch is far from trivial.

  • MSMmfg

    March 20, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Try buildfire. Gets you pretty far without needing a lot of knowledge.

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