What are the Barriers to Developing an iPhone App?

The Apple App Store is an amazing marketplace that has changed the way we interact with technology and how we purchase and deliver software solutions. It is a great business model. The strength of this model is in the way Apple has encouraged others to build product specifically for their devices.

As many of you know, I have recently developed a couple of iPhone apps for business users (Force Field Analysisand Competitor Analysis) and have become intrigued by the concept. The exercise is going well (I could always do with a few more sales!) but I’m not going to give up my day job just yet!

When I released my first app, I had so many enquiries asking “How do you develop an app as I have some ideas?” that I decided to write an e-book about my experiences and the knowledge I picked up along the way. The book is 75% complete.

I can honestly say that building an app “blind” (no knowledge or skills) was really challenging but I have learnt a lot along the way. The internet is full of resources that are applicable if you have some programming (coding) knowledge but pretty light on if you are technologically inept like me.

However, what I’m interested in is if so many people have so many ideas for apps – why don’t they just dive in and make it happen?

What are the barriers that are stopping you from developing a smartphone app?

You can comment below or send me an email or respond to my posting directly. I’d love to hear from you.


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