This post pertains mainly to those in the industry of building apps for mobile devices, tablets, as well as web but anyone can feel free to share.
I've been doing a bit of research lately on building a product (app). I have a long term goal to make a product and I've had success finding some sources for building and launching apps, but what I'm struggling with is the overall idea.
Main question is : How do you come up with a great idea for an app?
To most, these ideas my come naturally but I've noticed that any time I've come up with something I'm back to square one because that "idea" has already been created.
Questions that are always on my mind:
Do I take an existing idea for a product and make it the better?
- Do I continue on searching for something that hasn't been thought of yet?
- Do I nix the whole idea and focus on the bread and butter of my business (web design, development)?
While I love client driven website design and development (the day job), my long term goal is to great something ( a product) to maintain and author for anyone to use.
A big inspiration and an example is Basecamp. They started as an agency but quickly went into product mode.
Any thoughts on the matter? Thanks in advance