While I was in college me and some friends starting writing a web app for student organizations. It wouldn’t have been Facebook, but it was fun nonetheless. We spent a considerable amount of time working on the interface and trying to take our ideas to actual code. We never finished it. There was just too much coding to be done by inexperienced coders.
I’m not a designer. I know enough about graphic design tools to be dangerous, but it’s just not my strong point. At anytime that I’ve wanted to build an app, building the interface was always the most frustrating.
Today, getting the interface part done is much easier. Recently I had an idea for an app and I started sketching out the design. I headed over to ThemeForrest to see if I can find a template to fit what I want. Sure enough, I found a web app template that did 90% of what I wanted in a very appealing design. I also got a template for the public facing site. After getting a logo designed on Elance for $50, I’ve spent $90 to move past most of the interface design and go directly to coding the app. Awesome sauce. It’s amazing to me how low the cost of entry is for developing web applications now. Why are you reading this…go create an app!