I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about this…
App Development is a knack!
Just like Ikebana is a knack.
Just like Knitting is a knack.
Just like Public Speaking is a knack.
Knack = There are certain principles to follow and master. When you implement those principles, you get predictable results.
“Open your speech with this statement, communicate these 3 points swiftly, make people think about X point and Boom! your speech is loved.”
The same works in App Development.
“Get Agile, create a prototype, then develop an MVP, then test it in a niche group, if it is accepted, make it better and release v1.0, if it doesn’t work, pivot.”
What is the opposite of knack?
Spray and Pray.
Sure, there are masters of knack, people who make App Development look like an art. Just like there are people who make Public Speaking look like an art.
But you don’t have to be an artist to see results. You just have to learn the knack.
How do you learn the knack?
By saying no to 1000 things.
…and saying yes to what enables you to learn the knack of App Development.
“But I’ve developed 30+ apps and none on them has worked well,” you might be wondering, “I haven’t cracked the code yet …”
Practice. Find out what works. And what doesn’t. Reflect. Learn the lessons. Develop one more.
It is scary.
It is frustrating.
30+ apps. None has been super-successful yet.
It. Is. Frustrating. For sure.
Keep working on your next one. You already know 30 ideas that don’t work well. Only a few people know that.
Success is nearer than what it was when you were developing your first app.
Sooner than later, your knack will look like an art. And you, an artist!
Master the knack, and you master your trajectory (aka your ability to accomplish your dreams).
App Development is a metaphor. The same logic applies to marketing. Or writing. Or cooking. Or singing. Or learning Spanish. Or any other skill-acquisition.
And once you start-in on this particular learning journey… your life will never be the same again.