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Tech Talk: Meet Craig from Glappr

Like many, I constantly have my iPhone glued to my little hands. From banking to bills, shopping, emails, social apps the list is endless! If I didn’t have to go to my day job I think I could possibly live my life through my phone. I mean I can even get food delivered to me these days or book someone in to do my cleaning.. who needs human interaction right #LOL! Have you ever thought how those little apps on your screen are made? I sure have. It’s with great pleasure to introduce to you Craig Cavanagh.

First things first! What made you want to create apps?  

I love building ideas into games and software. I really enjoy it I have been interested in software for over 10 years.

How does the creative concept come to you? Where do you look for inspiration when creating?

My ideas generally come from speaking to people on what they like to do and what they need. With DrawnIn, a friend of mine used to play the game with his kids on scrap bits of paper, so I made it into an App.

What advise would you give to others thinking of creating an app?

Go for it. Like everything it takes planning and work but its good fun. I am self taught from online videos and YouTube.

How many apps have you created?

I have created about 5 apps now and designed 3 software packages.

How competitive is the market?

Its very competitive. If you build an app, you also need to ensure you have money to develop AND money to market the app. Not may apps get popular without some form of marketing.

What is your favorite app on your phone? (You can tots say yours)

My favourite app that I use every day is Spotify. I love listening to music, especially when I am designing my software. It gets me in the zone.

Stay tuned for more tech talk with Craig over the coming weeks. Visit Craig’s website here.