If you gain interest and signups, there is the possibility of you getting funded as you will have some numbers to present to investors saying: Hey, my idea is working. Before starting to software development that will cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, try to do it for free. This way, you can see if you can validate whether or not it’s a good idea. For instance, if your idea is to create an app that locates all cafes with Wifi, you should start by tracking all the locations down yourself, adding them into a spreadsheet, putting them on the map and social media, and building a free or cheap website and app to see if you can gain traction. You have to figure out if this is something people would be interested in.
Please read the originial post here: https://sites.google.com/view/cornerstone-digital/culture-of-mobile-app-development-developers-in-calgary