I started coding at 8. I spent between 3-6 hours every day for the next 15 years learning new languages and on my computer writing various types of software.
I am sure that a reputable boot camp can teach you how to make an very basic MVP in one type of language for a specific purpose in around 3 months, but you’re not going to be as overall “good” as someone who has had a similar background as myself. And I don’t even program much now (only for fun, like when I’m on vacation) as it can be pretty bad juju for a CTO to get mired “in the code.”
If you’re interested, absolutely learn how to program. I encourage everyone to learn. However, focus on your strengths. What can you bring that someone technical cannot?
Focus on finding customers before spending any resources on development.
Part of that is fine-tuning the idea. Part of it is research. Part of it is general hustling.
Once you know that you have a customer base that is willing to pay for your product, you should be able to attract a team who is already talented who will work with you without needing to learn how to do more than you already know.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/For-a-start-up-involved-developing-a-mobile-app-should-I-invest-in-learning-the-app-development-or-spend-the-resource-to-solidify-the-idea
Originally Posted On: 2015-12-15