Built a prototype for an idea I had. Really confused on what to do next . Help!!

by og_realslimshady. Posted on Sep 15, 2020    1    9

Two weeks ago i had a unique app idea. I learnt Figma and built the prototype for the app in like two weeks. I showed the app prototype to some of my friends and they really seemed to like it. Now tbh i don't know what to do next. Should i go on and build an mvp (which might take 2-3 months) or should i do more market research, survey and pitch the prototype to more people. Feeling really lost any help would be appreciated. :)


aftermath_staff00 1

Ok....I'm in the development stage of my MVP app. I would just do it for the knowledge and experience. Once you have completed and tested, advertise on facebook for like 50 or less a month to see if it takes off.

sobbuh 1

Think about your growth strategy.

How will you get your first 10, 100, 1000 users?

If you want to answer here, I can give you suggestions for a next step.

_Apps4World_ 1

MVP in 2-3 months, that’s probably way too much in my opinion. I speak from development standpoint.

Unless your app is really complex and has 10-20+ screens.

Let me know if you want me to give some insight.

I normally develop 2-4 apps each month, you can call these simple apps MVP for sure, but may not fit all business owners.

Having the MVP sooner on the App Store (or even TestFlight) will give you more REAL feedback before spending thousands of dollars and months of development.

Take care and good luck with your app.

aftermath_staff00 1

I got a question for you...How is the backend api setup for apps? is this done by HTTP requests?

_Apps4World_ 1

Yes. If you have the APIs ready. Or use Google Firebase for the entire database system, store there some demo data and Firebase has a built-in system for user authentication, if you MVP needs that. Such MVPs can be done for $1000 or less (again, depends on your actual requirements)

aftermath_staff00 1

Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it.

Tiamatisus 3


Have you heard of the "Mom test"? The basic concept of it is that your friends and family will always say "Wow, that's an amazing idea!", but this is not a market validation.

I run a small company for web and mobile development and website design. We've built many MVPs and sustainable projects over the time. I've seen a lot of people spend their money on having the application and then not being able to monetize it.

That's why my advise to you would be:

  • Do a Market research
  • Do a Competitors Analysis (SWOT Analysis pointing out your unique selling points)
  • Conduct a survey and keep in mind that if 80% of the people on the survey say "Yes, I'm willing to pay", the realistic number after you launch the app will drop to 10-20%.
  • Create an initial Business Plan (Put KPIs and measurement of your results + budgets)
  • Create a Go-to-Market Strategy.

    Then if all the pieces fit in together, build the MVP. Test it. Launch it. Grow.

    We've done MVPs for as little as 10 000$, but there's no point to invest this amount of money if you're not sure about the market.

    Hope that I was helpful.
oztWCwlNBJXzrWXVyoUO 3

Friends and family will always be nice. If you truly want to test it, try to get them to pay for it. Ask them for money.

Same goes with strangers. People generally will be nice and supportive until it comes time to put their money where their mouth is.

If you have people willing to buy it now, you're onto something.

Twice_Knightley 2

yeah, show it to me. I'll tell you if I hate it, why I hate it, and why I subsequently hate you for wasting my time.

(I'd also tell you if I like it though)