Developing iphone Apps: Ideas & Resources Part 2
Top 10 iphone App sites worth reviewing
Have you ever wanted to research or know in detail about a topic or a new interest but don't know where to start?
Well you have come to the right place. I am a researcher and find myself investigating or working on a wide range of projects and more often then not over the course of a few weeks i have compiled large amounts of information. so I have decided to share some of the resources i have found in my hubs.
This Hub Page is the second in a series i am planing called " Developing iphone App Ideas Resources" i wanted to use a short and focused hubs format as i am not fond of large amounts of text and with the variety of topics in the development of Apps makes this a practical solution.
In my last hub "Developing iphone App Ideas Resources" i outlined websites, books and links that provides a overview of the world of iphone Apps and how to generate and refine your ideas. Now during this len i will outline links which will enable you to do more in detailed research and refinement of your idea.
Refinement of ideas by looking at similar apps & features
Once you have an idea for an app the new step is to do a in depth analysis. Here i have provided links to some of the most useful reviews website i have found. First pick a few of the site that you are comfortable using.
Start searching for similar apps and note the results and developers. Begin to compile a list or database of the results.
Once you have compiled the information a comparative analysis can be done in terms the pro & cons of there feature.
Features to note:
- Design & layout
- Price points vs free or lite version
- Category and potential cross overs
- Reviewers comments & social media results (FB or twitter follower)
Top 10 iphone review sites
By no mean is this an extensive list or a ranking of the sites themselves but these are just some of the most useful and well designed site i have come across.
- App Safari
AppSafari is a good looking site with a simple layout, Top 25 apps list and also a app giveaway section.
Appolicious is a popular Apps review site in association with yahoo. It contains a wealth of information including video reviews as well as Android Apps. Worth spending a few days going through all the content.
- 148 Apps
148 Apps is a great site as it have a ranking list of the top 148 Apps in various categories. The layout is well designed and not over loaded with information.
- Apple Iphone School
The Apple iPhone School is a very well designed website with lots of content ranging from App Reviews to tips on Jail breaking. The site is a good general source of information but lacks a ranking list. but would be useful as an extra reference sourc
- Fresh Apps
FreshApps has a very nice looking and easy to navigate website that lists apps in terms of a freshness rating. It also allows you to add your own app.
- The iphone App Review
Contains video reviews, as well as a section for ipad apps. Areas of focus for this site are Games, Entertainment, Productivity, Utilities, Education.
- App Store HQ
Contain hottest apps on the web list & reviews. Information on all platforms including Android
- iphone AppStorm
Simple and well designed site with plenty of information on How to!
- Daily App Show
Reviews for iphone, ipad, Mac & Android apps. Search can also be performed on price. A fun site to spend a few hours with.
- Whats on iphone
Contains iphone, ipad and hardware reviews.
During this process, you will also generate new criteria for comparisons, i generally start with a few and let then grow, it quite a creative and organics process. but eventually you will have that eureka moment of that killer app, with great design & features.
The key is to not plan one app but maybe two for a second version so as not to add too many "bells & whistles" to your app.
Also keep in mind and always ask yourself what problem or niche does your app solve. or whats cool about it.
Note: Although i have focused on iphone Apps but the method and resources can also be applied to ipads, itouch and Android Apps.