Learn how to make an app—from idea to launch

Resources for making your first app.


Testing the viability of your idea by testing your riskiest assumption using techniques that allow for initial feedback from users.

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Terms you should know


A minimum viable product (MVP) is a scaled-back version of your app that's released publicly to gain feedback.

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User Interface

The series of screens or pages, and visual elements—like text, forms, and buttons—that enable a person to interact with a web or mobile app.

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Hi, I’m Kim! I’m the founder of BOURN and the creator behind this website, The App Makers Manual (formally How to Make an App). It’s a new and growing resource for beginners centered around how to make an app, from idea to launch.

There’s a lot of ground to cover, so every week I’ll be releasing articles, terms, tools, and more in the official newsletter, The A.M. Dispatch. I hope this manual helps you move forward with your app idea by making the process a little bit easier to digest.