S4E1: How to Create a Successful Mobile App With Mark Price

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In today's episode of the Learn to Code With Me podcast, I talk with Mark Price, a startup CEO, mobile app developer, and course creator.

Mark is the CEO of Devslopes, a fast-growing startup company that teaches people how to code through its unique course platform. Since starting as an app developer, Mark has built over 57 apps for iOS and Android. He’s also the creator of a top-selling online iOS course on Udemy called iOS 11 & Swift 4: From Beginner to Paid Professional.

In this episode, we talk about how he got into tech and mobile app development, what defines a successful app, how he began teaching online, and what it was like starting, managing, and scaling Devslopes. He advises us to never compare ourselves to others, to find a passion project, and ultimately to keep learning (and coding) every day.

Disclosure: I’m a proud Udemy affiliate. If you buy a Udemy course through my links on this page, I may get a small commission for referring you. Thanks!

Key takeaways:

  • Apps are like businesses these days, and you need to treat them as such if you want them to be successful.
  • The average user currently only downloads about one app per month, so it’s important to make it easy for them to integrate into their existing lifestyle and the other apps they use.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others. Focus on your unique traits.
  • Don’t just learn to code, without ever putting it into practice. You need to actually code outside of courses and work on your own projects to retain what you learn.
  • When you run into problems while building a project, don't give up. Get advice, do research, and work through it.

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