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Great answer with loads of information: my problem is somewhat similar however it goes one step further: I have created a functional prototype using a simple web design platform for my application. I do not have the necessary skills to develop the true program myself and I currently find myself at a standstill:
Do I launch a simpler version of my concept now, using the features of the prototype that are functional? Or do I use seek the proper financial support to properly hire a true developer.
See, I originally created the prototype so I may start testing demand and functionality for the purposes of attracting angel investors and possible team members...however the development of the prototype was a great learning experience because it showed me those ideas that work and inspired some new features to be added or adjusted. Here I am 12 months later with no seed financing or co-founder to develop it: however I have just applied to a local tech incubation firm (Chicago), and I have begun exposing my idea to the startup community at Angel.co (https://angel.co/philip-higgins). It's a critical time for me to make the right next steps.