Fifteen questions to ask yourself once you get a great idea for a mobile app

  1. Can you sum up the purpose of your mobile app in one sentence?
  2. What do you plan to accomplish using this mobile app?
  3. Who will use your mobile app? Why?
  4. Have you done enough research to make sure there are no one else doing the same? If yes, what would make your app different?
  5. What are your short and long-term goals with this app?
  6. How will you attract your users and manage them?
  7. How do you plan to keep the mobile app active?
  8. How much do you plan to invest upfront in building your mobile app?
  9. Will you / your company build this app or will you outsource it?
  10. How will your protect this idea?
  11. How much do you want to charge the users?
  12. Do you consider using mobile ads?
  13. What are the mobile devices are you going to support? iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Blackbery ?
  14. What programming language? Is it just iOS and Android or Cross-platform like phonegap or Titanium?
  15. How do you promote your app?