So you have your website or blog, which I assume you've optimized for mobile web viewing, right? How do you determine if you even need a mobile app? There are many variables that may apply here but let's simplify this and say you have a product or service that can help your audience/customers. I think most persons considering a mobile app are looking to explore mobile app monetization or how I can make money with my new mobile application?
If you have 30 minutes to spare in your day, check out this Google I/O 2011 Briefing [start from 2:30]. Granted the presenter is kind of a sleeper but if you can get through it, you will come away knowledgeable and with a better idea of what direction you need to take before moving forward.
Grab a coffee, water or Sapphire and tonic, sit back and explore the possibilities of not just building a mobile app but possibly building a business.
Congratulations, you made it through the presentation!
Thanks to the people at http://mobiledesignpatterngallery.com you can now explore some mobile designs and what solution is right for your entrepreneurial aspirations. Bottom line, even though apps are smaller than designing a full blown desktop application there are many things to consider.
Congratulations, you made it through the Slideshare!
Congratulations, you found an open source framework!
Finally, from our friends at Google, a video showing us how mobile apps are changing our world in 5 distinct scenarios.
Who knows you might be the next person to develop an gps pizza app that doesn't require an exact address for delivery?