How to make an app for your small business

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Nov 12, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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ANSWERING QUESTIONS

Read the article
below
and answer the following questions
:

1.

Why has creating your own custom apps never been easier than it is today?

2.

Who can getting started be daunting for?

3.

Can you expect to produce
world
-
class, professional
-
quality
apps

from the very beginning?

4.

What should you expect and do before producing anything useful?

5.

Are your first apps likely to be quite
as efficient as those created by experienced developers
?

6.

What is required for you to be able to create useful apps for your

business and customers?

7.

Which decision can be the most baffling?
Can you explain why?

8.

How has the typical use of Java
Script changed?

9.

What does the author of the article refer to when he says

the commonly accepted or intended uses
for a given language are

by no means written in stone.
”?

10.

Is it possible to
build iPhone or Android mobile apps

out of any popular language
?

How to make an app for your small business

Creating your own custom apps has never been easier than it is today. Thanks to an abundance of s
mart
frameworks for Web, desktop, and mobile development, anyone with the right mindset, focus,
and
determination ca
n build
data
-
driven apps for almost any platform. But getting started can be daunting
for a would
-
be coder. In this article, we will

explore how to get started in app development.

First, a few caveats:
Programming is not

for everyone.

Although it is

now rela
tively easy to get started,
it is
unrealistic to expect to produce world
-
class, professional
-
quality apps right out of the gate.
So set
your ambitions accordingly, and expect to spend a few months learning a language and framework
before producing anything remotely useful.

And be prepared for the fact that your first apps aren’t likely to be quite as sophisticated, efficient, and
p
olished as those created by experienced developers. But with some planning and dedication, you can
create very useful apps for yourself, your business, and your customers. As we’ll discuss further below,
development is an iterative process, and you’ll have

ample opportunity to refine and improve your apps
as you go along.

Pick a programming language

Possibly the most baffling decision a new coder can make is the selection of a programming language
and accompanying framework. Every language has its advantag
es and disadvantages, and

to make
matters more confusing

old concepts about the proper role of a given language are breaking down, so
it’s no longer all that easy to pigeonhole a language into a narrow purpose. For example, JavaScript,
typically known as a

front
-
end language for browser
-
side effects, is now widely used on the back end.

It’s worth pointing out that the commonly accepted or intended uses for a given language are by no
means written in stone. Thanks to a growing body of available multi
-
platfo
rm frameworks, you can
build iPhone or Android mobile apps from code written in just about any popular language. A good
example is
PhoneGap
, which compiles your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into native apps for iOS,
Android, or Windows Phone.