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Monday, February 23, 2009

Creating an app in one month

10:56 Monday, February 23, 2009 Posted by Markus Eisele
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Found this awesome tutorial today.
Building PhotoKast: Creating an iPhone app in one month.
Beside the fact, that it is quite interesting to read about the project, I do love the thought before the actual implementation happens.

What’s in a name?
Discovering a good name for your product is important. Spend some more thoughts on it and do not only check for an available domainname :)

Designing the 7 deadly sins
Make sure your application concept is addictive. This part gives credit to Tim Chang's speech at a little Web 2.0 event held in Orange County CA last year. There, he perfectly summarized a key design rule for social networks: build them for one or more of the seven deadly sins. Mapped to software this could mean:








LustDating
GluttonyShopping
GreedBudget, Financial
SlothProductivity
WrathDebate, Politics
EnvyShopping
PrideOnline Identity Management


Easy as 123. Or not.
Make sure your application is intuitive and easy to use.

Short term commitment or marriage?
Think about the shelf-life of your product
before releasing it