"We work with a lot of people looking to launch a mobile app, and what I hear over and over again is that there isn't a trusted resource people can rely on to help them understand how to go from having an idea to having an app in the App Store. A lot of our clients are people who initially worked with off shored development teams and ended up spending thousands of dollars only to be left with an incomplete or poorly built product. I've seen others who ended up getting a great app built, but were rejected by the Apple review process because they failed to submit the proper documentation. We launched IdeaToAppster.com to help people understand what goes into building an app, and hopefully save them from many of the pitfalls that we and other people have faced when launching a mobile app" said Bobby Gill, founder of Blue Label Labs and contributor to IdeaToAppster.com
"I am excited about IdeaToAppster.com because I know first hand the pain of trying to launch a mobile app. I don't have a technical background, and I've never programmed before, so when I started out building my app, I was clueless! It took me almost 1 year to get my first app launched as I bumped into one issue after another. Looking back, I could have avoided so many problems and released my app much earlier if I just knew more about the app development process. I think this site is a great idea, and will help would-be Appsters tremendously!"
When asked about the name of the site, Jordan Gurrieri, a mobile engineer at Blue Label Labs commented, "An Appster is someone who has launched their own mobile app. We actually didn't come up with the name. We were at a tech meet-up and a woman we met turned to us and said 'You guys build apps, you are a couple of Appsters!’ It has a nice ring to it, and it doesn't imply that you are a programmer, or a techie, and it's a whole lot easier to say then 'app entrepreneur’!"
IdeaToAppster.com is live and already contains numerous articles dealing with a wide range of app development topics, from tips on passing the Apple App Store Review process to understanding the fundamentals of good app design. Look for more articles, tips and how-to videos to come online in the coming weeks.
Blue Label Labs is a mobile development lab based in Seattle, WA and New York, NY and specializes in iOS, Android and Windows Phone app development.