Almost every per­son in the world uses com­pu­ter the­se days. With that, the demand for new desk­top app­li­ca­ti­ons has been reaching an all time high. Deve­lo­p­ment of desk­top app­li­ca­ti­ons is not an easy task. If you are self-employ­ed or a small time deve­lo­per, you have to make sure that the who­le deal is cost-effec­ti­ve and does not cost you too much. It’s not necessa­ry that you would earn a lot through an app­li­ca­ti­on and the­re­fo­re, the money quo­ti­ent has to be hand­led with care. Thus, app­li­ca­ti­on deve­lo­p­ment can be a daun­ting task. Howe­ver, here are 6 con­se­quent steps to build your own app without expe­ri­en­cing a lot of problems.

Deve­lop an Idea

Deve­lo­ping an idea for a desk­top app­li­ca­ti­on is actual­ly the most dif­fi­cult part. It inclu­des various com­plex aspects. For instance, you have to think why the cus­to­mers would use your app­li­ca­ti­on and how it bene­fits them. You also have to check if the­re are any simi­lar app­li­ca­ti­ons alrea­dy avail­ab­le in the mar­ket. The app­li­ca­ti­on deve­lo­ped by you should be somehow refer­red to your pro­duct or ser­vice, so that peop­le can rela­te it to your company.

Deve­lo­ping the Application

This is in fact a very daun­ting task in the deve­lo­p­ment of desk­top app­li­ca­ti­on. First of all, you have to make sure that the app­li­ca­ti­on you are deve­lo­ping is sup­por­ted by maxi­mum num­ber of devices. For tho­se who actual­ly do not know how to wri­te code or deve­lop an app­li­ca­ti­on, hiring a deve­lo­per com­pa­ny is the best pos­si­ble option.

Tes­ting

It’s important to make sure that you test every aspect of the app­li­ca­ti­on. You should also com­pa­re it with other simi­lar app­li­ca­ti­ons to ana­ly­ze its per­for­mance. For an unbia­sed opi­ni­on, give a tri­al ver­si­on of the app­li­ca­ti­on to your friends or fami­ly members.

Mar­ke­ting

In order to mar­ket your app­li­ca­ti­on, crea­te a buzz among the public. Pro­mo­te your app­li­ca­ti­on on various social net­wor­king plat­forms and blogs on the Inter­net. Talk to influ­en­ti­al blog­gers or online media giants about your app­li­ca­ti­on. Use all the dif­fe­rent chan­nels of mass com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on in order to pro­mo­te your app­li­ca­ti­on. Make sure that you build some exci­te­ment about your app­li­ca­ti­on in the market.

Sub­mit Your App­li­ca­ti­on to an App Store

This is the final sta­ge of the app­li­ca­ti­on deve­lo­p­ment pro­cess. Uploading your app­li­ca­ti­on to an appro­pria­te app store is the best way to publi­ci­ze it. You should not for­get to mar­ket and pro­mo­te your pro­duct even when it has been uploa­ded on an app store for the public.

Track Pro­gress and Seek Feedback

Once the app­li­ca­ti­on has been uploa­ded, it’s very important to track pro­gress. Bes­i­des your app­li­ca­ti­on, you should also keep a check on your competitor’s app­li­ca­ti­ons. With feed­back from cus­to­mers, you will get a bet­ter idea of chan­ges you need to make, and updates you need to bring.
In addi­ti­on to this, you need to make sure cus­to­mers con­si­der your app­li­ca­ti­on trust­worthy. Thus, you should encou­ra­ge cus­to­mers to wri­te reviews for the app­li­ca­ti­on. This will help you build a good repu­ta­ti­on on the app store. It’s always bet­ter to per­so­nal­ly reply to peop­le who post a review. This gives an impres­si­on that you care about the pre­fe­ren­ces and needs of the customer.