How to Create App: Your Ultimate Guide
Looking to create app, but don’t understand where to start? Don’t worry, it’s easy! So easy, that the hardest step you’ll have to make is to decide what idea to bring to life!
Follow our simple steps to create app for free in a few minutes!
Step 1. Define Idea
Your first step before starting developing an app is to understand what you want to build? Think of app you want to make:
- what is the theme?
- what are the main features?
- what concrete problem is it gonna solve?
- how can you improve your idea?
There are different tools you can use to look for ideas or check if people are interested in the chosen theme. For example, use Google Trends or Buzzsumo to monitor popular topics.
Remember, defining the clear idea is important to make your app functional and appealing to users. Researching can help you better market and monetize your app.
Step 2. Choose Template
Choose one of the templates that best suits your App idea.
We have good news for you – there are more than 70 templates for you. Look through each category – Popular, New, Web, Media, Content, and Tools to find the most relevant.
Note: if you are looking to create a game, put your attention to the “Gamemaker” tab on the top of your page.
Once you’ve chosen and clicked on the template, read our unique description for it. It will give you the main idea of your app creation journey.
Example: descriptions for Browser and Step Counter apps. You can see unique features, tips, warnings related to each template.
Your next steps depend on what template you’ve chosen. But the method is common for each of them. And it’s simple!
Step 3. Customization and content management
At this stage, you can edit layout and customize buttons, tabs and content. It is important to give your app an unique look. The depth of customization depends on your template. But one thing is common – it is a total fun to do!
To add features, graphics and content, you have to fill out few simple forms.
Some fields in the form are required and you won’t proceed to the next step until you fill it. Why is it important? Following our rules will help you to create app correctly. You should use images with proper dimensions and upload files of the right size and format.
Example: forms to customize background image, text color, toolbar positions and styles. Each template has unique forms. To make whole process more easy, some fields include options to choose.
To fill you app with content you might be asked to insert links or upload files related to your template.
Use Phone simulator and preview to navigate through the App: see pages, click on tabs or buttons. It will help you to understand what do you want to change and improve in your app.
To get app preview click: on “Refresh preview” button on the top of creation form or “Load preview” button on phone mockup. Wait for simulation.
Step 4. Name and Description, Icon
Your next step is to make your app look more appealing to users.
Giving your app a catchy and relevant title is the key to your success. Place the most important keywords in title to increase discoverability of the app. It will help you to put the app on higher places in searches on markets. You can write long or short titles, but be sure to use keywords. If you have some troubles coming up with name, use online name generators, there lots of them on the web.
Note: there are no requirements to use latin-only letters. You can use non-latin names and descriptions for your niche.
Example: for fitness tracker app, use relevant keywords “fitness tracker”. With the name, you can define your app niche (“news web browser”).
Same with description. Use important keywords to describe the functions and features of your app. It gives potential users a better idea of what your app does. And for sure, it optimizes its discoverability on app markets.
Consider your target audience and address their needs. Speak their language, add a specific call to action text and explain to users why they enjoy using your app.
You can always go back to Google Play to research your competitors apps descriptions. Another cool tool to use is Google Keyword Planner. It can help you to define popular keywords that users type in searches.
Example: fitness tracker app’s description with main features and relevant keywords. At the end of the text, there is a call to action text. Try to be even more informative.
Last, but not least, you have to choose an icon for your app. You can use default one or upload your own icon. Remember, the better-looking icon, the higher chances users will notice and install it. You can research on Google Play what icons use top apps in your niche. The custom icon should have resolution 512x512px.
To finish your process and create app, click on the “Create” button.
Step 5. Publishing
The last step of the journey is to publish created app on the market. Google Play is the best option there for three simple reasons:
- It is the biggest app store for Android gadgets with over 2 billion users. Imagine the potential!
- With one developer account, you can publish an unlimited number of apps.
- Only on Google Play, you can start making money with your app.
To publish your app go to the Dashboard and click on Publish tab on the left menu. There you can choose to follow our step-by-step guide or watch video-tutorial first. It’s not harder than creating an app!
Bonus Step: Video Tutorials
In case if you still have problems, you can watch video-tutorials for some of our popular templates. Don’t hesitate to watch it even if there is no tutorial for your template.
Don’t wait another minute to get started building your own Android app! It only takes about 2 minutes, now that you know how to create an app from start to finish!