Posted by 2014-10-10 18:44:00
Title: My wife and I have an idea for an application that we strongly feel could save families a lot of tim...
It sounds like you have taken a considerable amount of care in conceptualizing the app, and putting together a business plan. I believe in bootstrapping and creating a minimum viable product without external financing. When launching an app, many people want to pack it with features right away. You need to simplify the concept as much as possible, launch, and learn. Ive seen people develop apps for $10,000 and Ive seen people spend over $100,000 on their first app. You need to look at your personal savings and investments and decide how much you would be willing to put on the line to turn your idea into a business. There are websites like Elance.com where you can find developers. Make sure you get an NDA signed before showing developers your wireframes and plans for the app. You need to start speaking with developers for feedback, a quote, and what the timeframe would be to launch. A big mistakes people make is investing in the development and then running out of funds for marketing the app and getting it out there. Apps are a saturated market and youll need cash to stand out from the crowd. In terms of next steps, definitely speak with some developers and start putting together a budget. Business incubators and events for start-ups will help you get advice from people who have been-there-done-that so check out some events in your local area too. Good luck!