I have two huge idea's but no experience and I'm looking for a place to start. I wish i had the capital to just hire someone to do the coding but that isn't an option so I'm running with the idea of learning how to code and make the app and web interface myself.
I will keep this post for my development on the way, as almost an interactive diary of my business. All help towards my goal will be greatly appreciated and I hope to develop some strong relationships with members of the forum along the way.
So there is my introduction, now i'll give a brief for my challenge.
First of all i need to learn to build an app in android/iphone, I'll also need web interface, If you think facebook, your on the right lines. So here is my first question, what program and language should I use to create an app similar to facebook or linkedin? A comprehensive list of suggestions would be appreciated. Also good sources to learn coding? I'm sure there is a thread on it so i'll get hunting but likewise feel free to make suggestions.
The next question would be what type of web hosting will i need, what should i use to build the web interface, and any idea's on the kind of bankroll I will need for something with a few million users?
Last of all, how long do you all think this will take to achieve alone?
Thoughts, opinions and introductions would be hugely welcomed. This is going to take me years, but I'd be a fool if I didn't try and make the most of an obvious opportunity.
p.s if your a mod and there is a more suitable place for this post, please move it for me, it's my first post here so I'm alien to the layout right now.