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Why Startups Need Android App?

Wajahat Karim
December 04, 2019

Why Startups Need Android App?

A talk at PAF-KIET North Nazimabad campus, Karachi on the theme of "Technical Entrepreneurship"

Read the detail article at: https://android.jlelse.eu/why-startups-need-android-app-c1a52d1e9d3d?

Wajahat Karim

December 04, 2019
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  1. Why Startups Need
    Android App?
    Wajahat Karim
    PAF KIET - North Campus - Karachi
    WajahatKarim

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  2. I am Wajahat Karim
    And I work at Contour Software.
    Hey There!
    WajahatKarim

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  3. WajahatKarim
    Coding
    8+ Years Experienced
    Android Developer
    Writing
    Authored 2 Worldwide
    Published Books
    Passion
    Open Source Contributor
    (many Android libraries)
    Community
    AndroidPub, FlutterPub,
    Articles, and Talks
    Things I Do...

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  4. Open Source =
    Github Profile: github.com/wajahtkarim3

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    It all starts from the...

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  6. WajahatKarim
    Does your startup really need an app?
    I am simply doing what the others ones
    are doing.
    Role of the app in bridging gap in
    product-market fit

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  7. WajahatKarim
    How app can benefit your startup?
    https://yourstory.com/mystory/why-every-startup-need-a-mobile-app-y2gzziew7b

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  8. WajahatKarim
    Why even Android app?
    Huge Market
    - About 80% smartphones are
    Android
    - Faster and more app downloads
    - Quicker feedback iterations
    Low Entry Barrier
    - Open Source
    - Lower cost in development
    - No fancy expensive equipment
    - Just $25 one-time for Google
    Play account
    Customizations
    - Easy to experiment with different
    app features
    - Faster & easier approval
    processes
    - Less headache with access to
    device hardware

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  9. WajahatKarim
    What is X-Factor in your app?
    Better Service? Better User Experience? Better Pricing?

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    How much does it cost to create app?

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    Is your startup bootstrapped or funded?

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  12. Number of Features
    - Don’t get trapped in perfection
    - Create an MVP first
    - Divide features in a roadmap
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    How long will app take in development?
    Complexity
    - Is it a research kind of app?
    - Or totally game-changing idea?
    - Or a time-sensitive app?
    Usually 4-6 months for full app. 6 Weeks for MVP

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  13. WajahatKarim
    How to develop your startup app?
    Sketching & Wireframes
    - Explains the “What” in the screens
    - Focuses on User Experience
    - Easy to build, iterate, & improve

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    How to develop your startup app?
    Theming & Designs
    - Explains the “How” in the screens
    - Focuses on User Interface
    - Takes more time than wireframes
    - Material Design as a common language

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    How to develop your startup app?
    Development & Coding
    - Focuses on functionality of the app
    - Takes lots of time

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  16. WajahatKarim
    How to develop your startup app?
    Launch & Deployment
    - Alpha / Beta Tracks
    - Analytics & Feedback Monitoring
    - Reviews
    - Regular Updates

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  17. https://wajahatkarim.com [email protected]
    github.com/wajahatkarim3 @WajahatKarim medium.com/@wajahatkarim3
    Any Questions?

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