There are a number of ways to tackle this vast expanse of promise. Applications can be so incredibly basic, yet still radiate with purpose.

This chapter will reveal various functionalities and aspects that have become popular due to specific elements that could be tied in to your own concepts.

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There are by now applications for almost anything you can conjure up in your own imagination, so chances are you will be competing with someone else whether you like it or not.

Any app should be carefully processed in your mind and on paper before committing to any actual coding or detailed graphical efforts. These things can’t be rushed and the wider app community will truly appreciate all the finer details of your work.

This is due to the fact that mobile phones are as much a fashion statement as it is a device to make and receive phone calls, so your unique approach is vital to stand out.

Apps are not just limited to mobile phones and have expanded to a wide range of other devices offering additional technical capabilities and a far larger audience.

So join me now as we continue our trek and progress through the area of application design.

App Creation Series

There are literally hundreds of thousands of applications and games available to download using the digital marketplace. These range from basic clocks to fully fledged 3D gaming experiences rivalling even the leading portable devices that usually only specialise in this field.

Your challenge is competing with this vast library of already impressive offerings which, although a daunting prospect to the fledgling traveller, can be navigated successfully with the right ideas and implementation. Whether you want to create an income generator or simply desire recognition for your efforts, this book will aim to show you the path and inspire your imagination to overflow with possibilities.

Allow James Woodcock to guide you through the wilderness and raise your chances of realising your development dreams by detailing different routes with this light hearted tour of the Apps terrain. Featuring a myriad of exciting and surprising examples, you can glean important suggestions for your own creation.

App Creation Series Index:
App Creation – Beginners Guide to App Design, Development and Marketing

Illustrations by Steve Ince

Starting out as an artist at Revolution Software, he moved over to production before settling as a writer-designer. With various titles like the Broken Sword series behind him, Steve turned to Freelance in 2004 and in 2008 earned a Writers’ Guild Award nomination for So Blonde.

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James Woodcock

James is a Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming, gadgets and technology, both retro and modern. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles, including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, whilst also interviewing well-known industry figures for popular online publications. Creator of the ScummVM Music Enhancement Project and host of the Game & Gadget Podcast. View his portfolio here: James Woodcock's Portfolio.

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