Due to advances in technology, it’s now hypothetically possible to create your own app without any programming knowledge. App meaning it’ll run on both Apple (iOS) and Google (Android) mobile devices, and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Sounds simple, right? It should just be, in theory, a matter of drag, drop, and deploy.
Well, not so fast. Although the technology exists, it’s still no replacement for a seasoned, skilled mobile app developer.
- You don’t need programming knowledge.
It takes years for developers to learn several languages, and then be able to masterfully use them in the ways a client wants. We’d know – both of the owners of Rebelution Promotions have been developers for at least a decade! You, on the other hand, don’t need to know it as a client. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to learn and hone our craft so you don’t have to sit through hours of programming, debugging, and troubleshooting. Sometimes for several days and hours on end just over a tiny bug!
- The developer can bring fresh ideas to the table.
The fact there is a human being writing the code makes a world of difference. Having a human being with creativity and technical skill on your side cannot be undervalued. At Rebelution Promotions, Bobby King – our company President – is the main app developer. As a business owner, you have all sorts of ideas on how things should go. But do you know apps? Like, really know apps? The answer is likely “probably not”.
- The ability to customize what you want is invaluable.
Many of the DIY solutions, whether for mobile apps or anything similar, are engineered that way because they give a broad tool set but not always very specialized features that you can fine tune. There is no way on Earth that a DIY tool could possibly encompass every single feature needed for every industry imaginable. That’s not realistic! Having a skilled mobile app developer means you can go through it with a fine toothed comb, and get what you’re paying for.
Regardless of your timeline for getting a mobile app for your business – whether that’s in the near or distant future – it is always important to consider more than just price. In the technology industry, you often do get what you pay for. It is well worth your time and energy to make the most of your investment.