How do People find Ideas for Smartphone Apps?

If you’re interested in becoming a software developer as your future career, you may sometimes wonder how people find ideas to create Smartphone apps after another. Actually, if you’re planning to work for a tech company, these ideas will come to you and you’ll be required to develop apps for the people where the idea originated from. Usually, people would often get stuck at finding ideas for apps when they are required to think of one. Inspiration doesn’t come quickly and  developers may take quite a while before they start thinking of an app that will be able to engage with their users.

Generally, the most common way an idea begins is from a problem. Developers will need to find ways to solve the problem by identifying the steps it will take to solve it through an app. For example, when people had problems with missing phones, an app is developed to find it. A German developer has created a phone tracking app also known as the “Handy Orten” or the “handy orten ohne app”, that allows users to track the location of their phones and also used by employers to track their employees on their whereabouts during office hours.

Next, after the developers have identified the problem, they’ll need to work out a plan that can solve it with a series of steps. You could relate this step as if you were in the process of purchasing something online, which involves a workflow of selecting the item, check out, payment, and receipt.

However, if there are no real problems that triggers the interest of a developer to create an app for it, they may also refer to adaptations of previous apps. Finding ideas for an application can be hard at times, but the ideas will often come when we least expect them to.