The time is right for professional software developers to get their ideas out into the world, as there is lots of money to be made and success to be had. However, one of the most disastrous things that could happen to you is to have a bad software launch, where all that momentum gets lost because of bugs.
So, there are ways to prevent this misadventure by taken certain steps, including getting your software professionally tested, using early adopters and beta versions to get rid of bugs, learning everything required through the app providers, getting social media in order, and being prepared to scale.
Get It Professionally Tested
The best way to make sure your software is as clean as a whistle before launch is by having professional software testers look it over. They will go through every possible scenario and tell you if there are any glitches, and because they have had so much practice breaking things in the past, they will know doubt find things that you could even imagine happening.
Use Early Adopters and Beta Version To Squish Bugs
If you have never heard of early adopters, then it is time to get your research on about who they are and what they do as well. Because you can use them to your advantage for software development purposes. These are the people who will really kick the tires on your application for practicality purposes, which means you can get feedback from the people who are going to be the actual users of your product eventually. These are also going to be the people who tell their friends about your software, so pay attention!
Clear the Launch Date With Providers
If you are selling an app through an app store, like the iOS or Android marketplaces, be sure you have everything in order before the launch date. There are technical as well as legal considerations, and you have to have all of your financial information in order as well. Establishing this relationship is very important.
Get Social Media In Order
For a successful app launch, it is a good idea to have social media organized as well. First, it gives you a platform to advertise what you are doing. And second, it gives other people a platform to share the fact that they enjoy your product.
Be Prepared To Scale Quickly
Finally, if there is a huge demand for your software right away, be sure you have the resources ready to scale quickly. This may mean having a large web server, or it may just mean having great tech support, but in any case, be prepared for a large volume spike at some point to occur during production.