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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:

GreedBudget, Financial
WrathDebate, Politics
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