7 Tools for Getting Started on Mobile App Development

7 Tools for Getting Started on Mobile App Development

By Christine Erickson 2012-05-07 11:27:39 -0400

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum. where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

Developing an app has become a much more approachable undertaking, which in turn makes things a lot more complicated. Thousands of apps are launched and streamed through the App Store and Google Play every day — how do you stand out?

For starters, it’s important to do your research. Know the common mistakes mobile developers and designers make during the process. Gather the tools you need and use them effectively to give your app the best shot at becoming the next Instapaper or Draw Something. There’s even an app to help you build an app .

We’ve gathered seven useful resources for you to utilize before, during and after you’ve developed a mobile app. What other services do you find useful? Let us know in the comments.

7 Tools to Get Started With Mobile App Development

1. MobileDevHQ

An important part of the planning process is consumer discovery, a fancy term for how users will find your app or mobile website. Think of this app as the SEO for mobile apps: You can track your rankings and competition, and optimize keywords for search. In short, you’ll have a better idea of where your app is going and who is interested.

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