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Help: How to come up with an app idea?

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New Contributor
Mar 25, 2019
I have been searching a long time for an app idea that can earn me some money. But I don't know how to find which idea will work and what won't. Can anyone who have prior experience in this area help me? Where should I look to get app ideas and how to validate it like that.

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Jun 8, 2017
Pick a community (based on interest,hobby, profession, location or some combination) and ask them what apps they use, what they feel is missing from those apps, what type of app could help them solve their problems, etc.

You will find many people have 100 apps on their phone, and use only two or three of them regularly. You may also discover that there are many problems that should not be solved through an app, even though it is possible.

When you find a common theme (a problem), you can collect their info, make a simple MVP app that solves the problem, offer it for free or a small token amount, gather their feedback, and decide based on that (the amount of interest, if they were willing to pay, their feedback) if the app can provide enough value to justify further development and promotion, and then maybe it can make you a few $.


Speedway Pass
Sep 9, 2021
I have been searching a long time for an app idea that can earn me some money.
Jason, it seems like the premise for wanting to make the app is a little off.

Your first sentence yells "me me me, what can I get out of this".

Until you can get yourself to ask "how can I create an app that serves others" or "where does the untapped-value lie in this niche", then you'll probably have a rough time.

Believe me, I've been asking what's in it for me for A LONG TIME, so I don't blame you.

It takes effort to ask "where can I provide value".

But when you ask such questions, more ideas come to mind and you can run that idea with the market to see if there's room for you to jump in.

Now, this is actionable. You could try looking things backward in several niches, see what apps out there are doing really well, and reverse engineering their process then see if you can apply or improve the process with an app in another niche.

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