3 Tips to create new software solutions

3 Tips to create new software solutions

Apr 04, 2017 | By Matt |


If you've ever thought about creating a new software product, either for your existing business or something new entirely - then let's explore what creating a new software solution entails and a few tips to get you on your way.

3 Tips to Create New Software Solutions

Creating something entirely new is hard work, but here are a few quick tips to get your brain in the right mindset and explore the possibilities.


1. Research Existing Solutions

Before you get all excited and waste the next days, months or years of your life - do some basic research.  You don't want to begin a tech business dominated by multiple existing players, but you also need to be wary if you can't find any competitors.


Why you ask? Well you might be on to something entirely fresh and new (and we hope so!) but you might also have an idea that simply isn't technically possible, or affordable.


2. Discuss - then discuss some more

People get all caught up on not sharing their business idea with others, and there is some truth to that.  You certainly don't want to share with someone who will take it and run.  However, you do need some feedback, and not just validation from immediate friends and family.


Take some time to reach out to people in the industry or target market and find out if they perceive the need and would value a software solution that solved that need.  If you can't find anyone who has the problem, or who wants to pay for it, you're starting a losing battle.

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3. Sleep on it

Don't rush into building a new software solution - there is a lot of work and planning that needs to go in to help ensure you're building an affordable solution that your customers want.


Working with an experienced software development company is a great place to start, but you'll still need to put a lot of time into communicating your idea to your new vendor.


Written by Matt

Dad, husband, and Founder of Lotus Apps providing Rails and RubyMotion development out of Knoxville TN. Creator of http://www.gemprospector.com for #ruby devs.
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