Why am i listing the ways to create an iphone app? Because my team and i are making one! This is just my humble opinion and with words of recommendation from my advisor.
The simple steps listed in order of importance are:
1. Design, Functionality, Market Research
2. Developement and Icon
We started on this process about April 10 and nearing completion of the design step. Finding a good designer took a while and thanks to the help of Max, our developer, it was faster and easier.
For us, we put a heavy emphasis on design and make sure that the core product works and as our advisor, Tuyen puts it; “Remember to keep it simple and focus on the core functionality. If you can’t get that to work, no amount of icing on top will make it better.”
Some helpful links:
1. Fonts: www.myfonts.com. we decided to go with this font (the ‘black’ version) for our logo and landing page: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/kostic/argumentum/ $40 bucks for the font, cheap and we can get a logo in the future when we get funding (i rather pay more for the icon anyway).
3. We found our color palette here: http://www.colourlovers.com/ a
4. http://maniacdev.com/2011/02/tutorials-how-to-grea-looking-ios-apps-even-if-you-are-a-design-noob/ some info about designing iPhone apps, been reading that to get a clearer idea on how design should look and function.
Here’s a screenshot of the app so far. Let me know what you guys think.