From one generation to the next, technology makes great strides from being unimaginable to integrating into everyday life. The first mobile phone call was made over 40 years ago on April 3, 1973 by Motorola. Now we have a variety of apps that have made living without a cell phone unimaginable.
Apps are undoubtedly taking over many aspects of our lives. As of June 2016, Android users were able to choose from 2.2 million apps and Apple's App Store provided over 2 million apps. With so many options to choose from, it’s no wonder that a Nielsen analysis found that on average, “U.S. smartphone users accessed 26.7 apps per month in the fourth quarter of 2014.”
The irony is that with so many apps to make life easier, finding the right one to do exactly what you need it to seems almost impossible. What’s worse is trying to sort through those 2 million apps, reading the reviews, and then playing with the app just to try to figure out how to use it. Wouldn’t it be easier just to make your own? Can you even DO that if you’re not a computer programmer or software developer? Yes, and here’s how:
If the high expense of hiring a developer isn’t an option for you, you may want to look into an self-serve app platform like AppSheet, which was designed for anyone to use (aka “non-techies”). Just plug in all of the above information into a spreadsheet, upload it to a cloud based platform, add those “extras” and share it with your team.