With today’s announcement that LinkedIn has opened up their API to software developers and TweetDeck stating in their blog that LinkedIn will be integrated into their next release, it is only a matter of time before we all have more business apps than the iPhone.
Design smart by drawing out a few screen shots and then making them HTML before you start to program
Create a buzz before release with a few snippets and ask for email addresses to get early adapters enabled
Be passionate and create a blog for your adopters and keep your readers updated
Don’t wait til everything is perfect to launch…get a beta out for people to try
Keep it simple and streamlined so no one needs training to use your app
Offer a free version that’s easy to signup for
Focus…not every app is for everyone. Keep your eye on your target audience!
I thought this would get you all to read the whole book. What’s in it for me? Better designed, useful apps for me as a LinkedIn user of course! I’m ready to try out new Web 2.0 apps for LinkedIn (especially for those focused in the construction, architectural & engineering industries) and hope to hear about all your successes soon.