How to make a cool app without having to go to the app store
Posted On August 1, 2021
Next Big Futures article The biggest challenge is getting the app right.
Developers need to be more agile in how they develop the app, to get it ready for the launch and launch it in the right way.
In a recent post, Eric Biederman of Y Combinator and Y Combsite founder Sam Altman discussed how this approach can help developers understand the app better.
Biedeman wrote that it’s critical for developers to understand what they’re trying to accomplish and how the app is different from the average app.
“If the app isn’t a new app that people are excited about, it’s not going to have the impact that you expect,” Biedermans post reads.
“So when you look at the top apps of the last few months, you see a lot of those apps that are really popular, but they haven’t been created by the big guys.”
So Biederemans approach to app development is to create a different kind of app.
Bierman is trying to be as agile as possible, but he also has to be careful about what his team can do to optimize the app.
He wrote that developers should be able to build a “bulk” of apps with a single developer, instead of multiple developers.
Developers should be incentivized to work on their apps more efficiently and with a better understanding of how to use the platform.
Bieseman and Altman also suggested that app developers can get an idea of how popular the app they’re developing is based on the top app of the past few months.
They also pointed out that developers can use the data from this process to find out which apps they should build.
BIESEMERMAN: There are a lot more ways to be successful in the app world than just creating a bunch of apps.
Altman and Biederen said that the goal of Next Big Development is to make developers more efficient and effective.
“The big thing that we have to do is make it easier for developers,” Altman said.
“We can help them find out if their app is popular enough to be on the front page of Google Play.
We can also find out how many people are using their app, and how many apps they’re getting.
And we can show them how their app’s been used by other developers and how their apps have been used.”
Altman continued, “We have a tool called Next Big, where you can create an app, upload it, and get a notification that you’ve made it.
And that notification has a number that’s called your score.
We call it the score.”
That number is then used to help determine the likelihood of getting more users to your app.
Altmann added that developers need to understand their app and its audience better, and be aware of what other apps are doing.
“I think a lot is missing from a lot a lot developers,” he said.
BIEDEMER: The best way to find apps is to understand your audience.
Altmer said that it was important to understand how people interact with your app before launching it.
BIDEEN: There is no app that’s perfect for every person.
“People are not a perfect audience.
We have to find ways to make it better,” Bideseman said.
Altmen said that developers also need to focus on their users and their experience, rather than focusing on making an app that will be used by only the top 1 percent.
“That’s a big problem in a lot apps,” Altmann said.
“[Apps] are just an extension of how people do things.
It doesn’t really matter how good you are at making a great app.
That doesn’t mean you’re good at making the right app.”
Biedemans advice is to focus less on how great your app is and more on what your app does for your audience, so you can focus on building a good app that helps people.
Altimans post also said that if you’re trying your best to be the most efficient developer in the world, you’re not going as far as you think you can.
“But that doesn’t stop you from being an efficient developer,” he wrote.
“In fact, it might be one of the biggest things that helps you be an efficient programmer.”
Altimand and Biesemers post has gotten a lot play.
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