What does it take to launch a social media app?
September 4, 2014 5:08 PM Subscribe
I'm talking about a start-up app that is like Instagram when it first started (in terms of server needs as well as the kind of professionals that are needed to make it happen). Are there any online resources that can help a layman with a budget explore the depths of such an ominous endeavor?
I'm not worried about marketing because I have a detailed plan for that. What I'm talking about are the basics on how to launch such an app (iOS app, Android app, as well as a website).
Of course I know that I need a web developer, iOS/Android developers, and a graphic designer, but are there additional professionals I need to seek out?
I also need some helpful tips on where to start looking as far as server specs are concerned. For instance, what's a good size or a good service for that sort of thing? What kind of hardware am I looking at? Can I start on a Google or a Windows cloud and switch to my own once the app gains more traction? ...
What I need is something along the lines of "Mobile app start-up for dummies" or at least some resources about how an app like Instagram first started out as reference.