Creating Top Charting Apps For Entrepreneurs in 2017
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Create beautiful and cost effective apps that will get the attention of thousands of customers!
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Created by Grant Wilkinson
Last updated 2/2017
English
Current price: $14 Original price: $20 Discount: 30% off
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have all the tools needed to get an app developed and run like a business
  • Have a keen eye over what apps to look at building and which ones are performing well
  • Understand and implement the process of creating cost-effective apps
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Requirements
  • Have an Apple computer of any kind
  • Download Sketch (explained in video)
  • Have an open mind on working with new tools and new experiences
Description

Have you ever created an app before? 

Has your app ever been featured by Apple? 

In this course I will put my years of knowledge and experience on the line as I teach you how to build apps for entrepreneurs in 2017, no programming required!

I cant begin to tell you how many great app ideas I hear about that can make a lot of $$$ but never get built. Why? Two reasons. Either they just do not know what to do with their idea, or contact a developer and it is simply way to expensive to produce. In this course we are going to learn not only how to come up with ideas, but work to put your app together so that when it comes time to develop your app, you are saving thousands of dollars in the process! I have taught this process to many of my friends and colleagues and they have created amazing apps for a fraction of the normal fees. Anyone can do it!

Why should you believe me? I have created several top charting apps (Fluid Browser is the latest one) and have learned the secrets and insider information to get Apple and developers to love working on your ideas. If you have created apps before or just want to build your first one, I will teach you the best ways to go about this to get high exposure and way more downloads than ever before. 

In this course you will learn:

- How to find app ideas and strategies that are prime for attention and downloads.

- How to lay out your app idea and save hundreds and thousands of dollars in the design and development phase.

- How to find top freelance talent to work on your ideas

- How to market and promote your app

- Best practices for contacting Apple and working with them to help with your ideas.

- So much more!

Who is the target audience?
  • Any age entrepreneur that is fast paced learner and open to try new things
  • Any current app entrepreneur that is looking to refine their skills
  • Anyone looking to start or grow their app business
Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
04:23:32
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Welcome
2 Lectures 02:35

Very excited for you to be taking this course! We will go over my process on creating apps in a cost effective and high quality manner.

Preview 00:45

Laying out expectations is important to know if this class is right for you. We will go over what this class is and what it is not.

Preview 01:50
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State of the App Store 2017
2 Lectures 11:25

We will dive into a brief history of the apps that came out on the app store release date, July 2008.  We will compare that to the modern apps today.  It is important to have context moving forward.

Brief History
04:11

We will go over in detail with articles and references on the current state and future of the App Store.

Growth of the App Store, Who's Winning?
07:14
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Setting up an Apple Account
1 Lecture 02:05

This is an important and overlooked step in the process. Getting your Apple account created can take time for some developers and needs to be started early.

Setting Up Your Apple Account
02:05
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Forming your Idea
7 Lectures 01:03:43

We will go over what "Re-Skinning" is and how it is not a viable strategy anymore for 2017.

Re-Skinning Apps is Dead
02:05

Going over the pros and cons of innovation vs. invention in the App Store.  We will learn what makes up a medium quality app and why to strive for them.

Innovation vs. Invention - Medium Quality Apps
05:13

Passion is equally as important as opportunity. Here you will learn what features adds to an overall development cost. You will also learn about what opportunities are better to pursue than others.

Preview 04:29

Resources are king. Learning where to go look for new app opportunities is a huge step in the ideation process. Learn about the latest and greatest sources.

Where to Look / What to Look For (Part 1)
18:22

Resources are king. Learning where to go look for new app opportunities is a huge step in the ideation process. Learn about the latest and greatest sources.

Where to Look / What to Look For (Part 2)
16:59

Resources are king. Learning where to go look for new app opportunities is a huge step in the ideation process. Learn about the latest and greatest sources.

Where to Look / What to Look For (Part 3)
05:50

Take your ideas and run them through our matrix. Looking at apps from a pragmatic standpoint will often help which ones to tackle.

Idea Matrix
10:45
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Designing the MVP
4 Lectures 56:30

Learn the basics of laying out simple sketches to refine and construct your idea.  Learn why wire framing is an important first step of creating an MVP.

Wireframe Basics (Part 1)
19:02

Learn the basics of laying out simple sketches to refine and construct your idea.  Learn why wire framing is an important first step of creating an MVP.

Wireframe Basics (Part 2)
10:58

Learn the basics of using the modern design tool, Sketch. We will learn how to create app prototypes and export them for viewing.

Using Sketch (Part 1)
17:16

Learn the basics of using the modern design tool, Sketch. We will learn how to create app prototypes and export them for viewing.

Using Sketch (Part 2)
09:14
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Designer
3 Lectures 32:01

In this video, it is time to select a name for your application. We will go over how to come up with the best names and tools that you can use.

Preview 09:52

We will learn where to find a good designer and what criteria to look for. We will also learn the best places to discover new talent for being cost effective. 

Where to Look / What to Look For
13:21

It is important to make sure the designer does all the polishing and necessary steps before handing off to you. Often people have to come back to designers requesting for additional resources. We are going to make sure this doesn't happen and saves you time and money in the long run.

Task List
08:48
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Developer Handoff
4 Lectures 32:52

We will learn about the invaluable tool, InVision and how it will help keep everything more organized going forward.

Finding a Developer
07:13

The basics of project management will make the developers you work with love you and save a tremendous amount of time in the long run.

App Project Management 101 (Part 1)
13:15

The basics of project management will make the developers you work with love you and save a tremendous amount of time in the long run.

App Project Management 101 (Part 2)
09:32

We will go over the various libraries and frameworks professional app companies use and why you should get them installed on your app.

Developer Tools / QA
02:52
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Marketing Prep
8 Lectures 52:11

While our app is being build, we need to put together a landing page for our application that will help marketing and customer service. It is very important to be as transparent as possible.

Build Your Website
09:02

Here we will go over the various ways to manage and organize your support emails for your application and stay on top of potentially damaging 1 star reviews.

Build Your Customer Service Strategy
04:32

Building a press kit helps you send out your app to press and reviewers, however also having this on your website can encourage outside reviews as well. We will go over what a good press kit looks like and what to strive for.

Press Kit / Intros
05:03

Being found and discovered on the app store is huge for increasing your downloads. We will go over the basics of App Store Optimization.

ASO (App Store Optimization)
07:34

Have compelling screenshots and a good app description is like having good packaging on a product. Here we learn the best ways to create them.

Preview 06:06

Knowing about some latest and greatest marketing tools will give you an advantage into launching your app.

Marketing Tools
11:16

A new and popular way to encourage downloads on your app is to have YouTubers make review videos about them. We will go over reaching this audience and whom to look for.

YouTube Influencers
04:55

Did you know you can give away free copies of your app to encourage reviews? We will go over this process here.

Free Codes
03:43
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Launch Phase
2 Lectures 05:10

Now is the big moment to let Apple know about your application. I will show you the email to send to them and what you should do to be prepared.

Contacting Apple
02:33

It's launch day!

Launch
02:37
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What's Next
2 Lectures 05:00

What is next for you and your app? Here we talk about future iterations and what you can do to grow your audience.

Refinement and Localization
03:14

Thank you for taking the course!

Takeaways
01:46
About the Instructor
Grant Wilkinson
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Growth Hacker at OrchidLab

With more than seven years experience, I have created, run and managed apps featured by Apple. Two that top charted on the Apple App Store and another that was the best-selling app on the Apple App Store for a full month. All of these apps have received numerous press articles in Tech Crunch, Mac Life, Forbes and more.  My apps have received hundreds of thousands of downloads.

I pride myself in three main areas: developing code that utilizes industry-latest technology and ideas in a rapid deployment environment, developing only the highest quality apps with a mind on performance and user experience, and providing the best customer service and responsiveness we can with unparalleled transparency for my clients. I thoroughly test my code, often bringing in third party QA testers, to ensure your release launch is a guaranteed success.

I pride myself in three main areas: listening to marketing trends and my own experience of the app store to create and innovate apps that are top hits, designing app UI/UX workflow and functionality that is addicting and easy to use, and finally using experienced growth hacking techniques to launch applications with strong momentum to get a large amount of downloads.

I am based in Denver, Colorado, and am a native English speaker. I attend WWDC and have a great personal relationship with employees at Apple.