7 episodes

Have you ever wondered what makes some Apps successful and others not? Do you have an idea for an App but don’t know where to start? This six-part series will give you valuable insights into seeing if your App has got what it takes.  

With the help of three successful App founders and our resident App expert - we’ll be investigating and answering some of your questions. Chris O’Hare, Sussex graduate and founder of award-winning technology consultancy Hare Digital, drills down into common mistakes and things to consider at every step of the App development journey. 

This limited series will tackle everything from developing your idea, testing it to see if there’s an audience willing to pay for it, to building your prototype and funding your App. Later in this series we’ll also be looking at things you need to consider when building and launching your App, as well as investigating how and when to grow your business.

This podcast series is brought to you by the University of Sussex and is part of the University’s knowledge exchange programmes. 

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Have you ever wondered what makes some Apps successful and others not? Do you have an idea for an App but don’t know where to start? This six-part series will give you valuable insights into seeing if your App has got what it takes.  

With the help of three successful App founders and our resident App expert - we’ll be investigating and answering some of your questions. Chris O’Hare, Sussex graduate and founder of award-winning technology consultancy Hare Digital, drills down into common mistakes and things to consider at every step of the App development journey. 

This limited series will tackle everything from developing your idea, testing it to see if there’s an audience willing to pay for it, to building your prototype and funding your App. Later in this series we’ll also be looking at things you need to consider when building and launching your App, as well as investigating how and when to grow your business.

This podcast series is brought to you by the University of Sussex and is part of the University’s knowledge exchange programmes. 

    How and when should I grow my business?

    How and when should I grow my business?

    The benefits of bootstrapping and growing at the right time. The importance of thinking about the bits of your business that will need to grow, as your App reach grows. Chris O’Hare in discussion Peter Lloyd, the CTO of  TRIM-IT, about the founding story of UKs first App powered mobile barber service, securing investment and growing sustainably.
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    • 24 min
    How and when should I launch?

    How and when should I launch?

    When to launch your App and things to include in your launch strategy. This episode is filled with marketing tips that will help you to build your app audience and keep them! Chris O’Hare in discussion with Georgina Smith.
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    • 17 min
    How do I build an App?

    How do I build an App?

    Chris O’Hare in discussion with Phil Watten, founder of MAVIS about his experiences of building an App, the importance of listening to the user experience and the benefits of software as a service (SaaS). This episode explores different App building options to turn your idea into reality.
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    • 30 min
    Where’s the funding coming from?

    Where’s the funding coming from?

    Essentials to include in your pitch deck, finding a technical co-founder, commercial sponsorship, seeking out investment and more. Chris O’Hare in discussion with Ian Wakeman from the University of Sussex, founder of TribeHive about his experiences of securing funding and investment.
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    • 20 min
    What’s an MVP and why do I need one?

    What’s an MVP and why do I need one?

    What’s an MVP and why do I need one? How do you decide on your App features? Chris O’Hare in discussion with Ian Wakeman from the University of Sussex, founder of TribeHive about his experiences of developing an MVP and testing it.
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    • 32 min
    Is my idea any good and where do I start?

    Is my idea any good and where do I start?

    Is an App the right way forward? Where to get started, developing your idea, testing your idea and checking if there’s a market for it. Chris O’Hare in discussion with Georgina Smith.
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    • 18 min

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