With people spending more time than ever indoors, everyone is eager for ways to keep occupied at home. Many are using this time to improve domestic skills like cooking or stay in shape, and they’re exploring the vast world of Android and iOS apps to give them lessons and inspiration. Others are taking their digital experience a step further by planning to create their own app.
Here is a round-up of some popular mobile apps as well as tips for making your own, so you can stay busy and productive while flattening the curve.
Improve Your Kitchen Skills
Apple users who want to take their cooking skills up a notch are flocking to Project Foodie. This iOS app lists great recipes and includes detailed how-to,mobile videos for each meal.
Both Android and Apple users turn toAllrecipes Dinner Spinner, an app with consistently tasty recipes and features you’ll use in the kitchen, like a built-in shopping list.Everyone at your dinner table will be glad you found these apps.
It’s challenging to stay in shape while gyms are closed, so fitness apps’ ability to track our health and inspire us with new exercises takes on new importance.
Aaptiv is an audio-based personal trainer appthat allows you to work out without having to look down at your phone for further guidanceperiodically. It recommends suitable exercises based on your fitness goals, so your workout doesn’t get stale.
Flattening the curve from home doesn’t just mean remaining on the couch.
Make Your Own App
Some people are using this time at home to dream up their concept for an app, or take real steps to finally make a great mobile app for their business orside-hustle they’ve had for a while. The key is to find a real experienced partner, not a provider, looking to collaborate at every phase of development:
- Defining the scope
- Wireframing (UX)
- User interface
Startups and more mature companies looking to develop their own native mobile app don’t need a factory approach that churns out digital products. They want lean support from experts who have successfully launched many apps for effective, efficient guidance.
The best app development teams carefully select the projects they work on because they can only take on so many. Connect with a developer who shares your vision — ultimately, you want them to feel as passionately about your project as you.
If you have a compelling idea for an app but need help designing, coding, and making an attractive user interface, get professional assistance.
Staying at home can be extremely productive, but sometimes it takes some coaxing or encouragement to give you the push you need to accomplish your goals. If you want to work on self-improvement while flattening the curve, use popular mobile apps that help you refine important skills, or finally get around to developing that app you’ve always wanted to build for smartphones, tablets or wearable devices.