Updated: Apr 12, 2020
Here at Appifany, we hear hundreds if not thousands of startup ideas each year, and all of the most common startup mistakes that come along with them. Unlike other app development companies, we really take the time to investigate whether a startup idea will work out and how feasible it is.
Often people have great big app ideas but don't have enough finances or funding, the time to commit to the project, and some app ideas may not be feasible for a range of reasons. Even though you may have spent a lot of time coming up with the next big app idea, sometimes founders are too close to the project to see the flaws and know how to fix them.
We want to share our experience with you, so here's a list of the 5 most common startup mistakes.
1. Jumping to Conclusions
You obviously don't need a software or tech background to form an app idea and a startup, that's what you've got Appifany for. However, not having these skills means that you will need outside help and you need to be able to understand your own limitations and be willing to listen to others in areas you might not have much experience.
Another important thing to note, is if the tech side of it all isn't your area of expertise, don't blindly follow everything you read on the internet about what you app will need to be or how it will work. Just like me, the people writing these articles don't know exactly what your app is and all the extra technicalities that will need to go into making it. Yes, we can all give general advice online, but don't necessarily think it will all apply to your app in particular.
At Appifany, we pride ourselves on our good reputation and reliability, however there are a lot of sources on the internet that are less reliable. Until you explain your app idea to an app developer in person, you may not be getting all the correct information you need.
In order to not jump to conclusions about how to develop your app, how it will work, the features it needs, etc, you should validate your idea, build an MVP (minimum viable product), and get as much feedback as you can. Make sure to challenge your assumptions and ideas in order to give your app idea the best possible chance of taking off.