Making money on apps without pushing ads

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The first thing most developers think about when they hear the words “revenue” or “advertising” seem to fall in the same ballpark as the terms CPM and impressions. These old conventional methods of advertising are becoming more antiquated as new categories of applications arise. Ad pushing, interstitials, and smart-wall banner networks promise to draw in… Read more »

How the EU will change your app business in 2015

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Starting in January 2015, a fundamental shift will happen in the EU affecting all app developers. If you are doing business in the EU (as defined by an end user in the EU downloading your app), you will have to start paying VAT (value added tax, or sales tax, GST, whatever you may call it)… Read more »

Minor adjustments to your app creative = huge increase in downloads

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The Mobile App Minute has a fascinating segment on the Road Riot mobile game from Tango. By simply doing some A/B testing on the app icon, Tango had huge results in driving more app downloads. Learn what changing your app icon can mean to you, and how to go about doing it. Some insights from the… Read more »

3 key principles when making games for kids (and profiting)

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Making apps for kids can be incredibly lucrative. In the US alone, kids generated $2 billion of games revenue last year (we are assuming generated = harassing their parents to pay).  A staggering 83% of kids aged 6-13 say the use/download apps, and they use apps an average of 24.5 times per day on their… Read more »

Search: The untapped goldmine for app developers?

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As an app developer it is already well-known that a placement in the top 25 is worth its weight in gold. However, chances are you paid almost (or more) than that weight in gold in ads to get there. New research however, confirms that users find apps through search more than half the time. So… Read more »

Low cost and effective marketing strategies to improve your app business

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We have spoken with Puneet Yamparala, owner of the active & prominent App Entrepreneurs and Marketers Group on Facebook. We asked him to share tips and strategies on how developers can implement low cost but effective marketing strategies to improve their app businesses. What mistakes do you see most often by developers when it comes to… Read more »

Get two thousand downloads for less than $50

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How can you get over two thousand downloads in 2-3 days with a budget of less than $50?  Does it sound too good to be true? Well, it does involve some work, but it may be closer in reach than you think. Puneet Yamparala has put together a great how to kit for achieving this through… Read more »

Perfecting your customer service strategy as an app developer

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As a developer you probably put a lot of thought into your app design, the mechanics, the features and functionalities. You may even thing hard about analytics and monetization strategy, and certainly (we hope) you pay attention to your distribution strategy. But how much time do you spend thinking about how to support your users?… Read more »

Is the carrier app store making a comeback?

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News of a potential new app store from Verizon has caused at least what is called a marginal stir in the US wireless community. The tech press and analysts are not exactly believers though.  Why is this the case? Are mobile operators doomed to fail yet again? Perhaps there are driving forces simply requiring them… Read more »