Appillionaires: Secrets from Developers Who Struck It Rich by Chris Stevens

By Chris Stevens

Turn your app principles right into a money-making goldmine

More than 10 billion apps were downloaded from Apple's AppStore and with the correct mix of unique rules, nice positive aspects, reliable coding, targeted designs, and savvy advertising and marketing, your apps can be a a part of that incredible quantity. This booklet indicates you ways to show your rules into profit-making luck tales. bringing up a desirable array of real-world examples, this beneficial booklet invitations you to satisfy the wealthy and recognized of the app improvement global. you are going to glance behind the curtain of those profitable visionaries to profit their secrets and techniques first hand and become aware of how those "bedroom coders" grew to become in a single day millionaires.

  • Serves as a must have creation to the attention-grabbing, state-of-the-art international of app layout, the place innovation reaps reward
  • Shows you the way to constitution your app improvement technique in response to the Appillionaires who made their fortune
  • Explores what works and what does not with reference to getting your app featured and engaging buyers
  • Looks at profitable apps comparable to offended Birds, lower the Rope, Fruit Ninja, and so forth that experience taken the app global by means of storm

If you have been ignorant of the aptitude to generate income from promoting your apps, then app-arently, you actually need this book!

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Now, let’s play the game. SUMMARY Here’s a roundup of the important points covered in this chapter: n Achieving a top-selling app on the store is an overwhelming buzz. It combines the thrill of accomplishment with the raw financial reward. You might just lose your mind for a while in the process. n A few very public successes have created the impression that the App Store is an easy competitive landscape. In reality, it’s a very tough market. Nevertheless a “gold rush” has occurred and creatives across the world are keen to get involved in the scene.

PROFITS AND DOWNLOADS GROW “Thanks a billion. Over one billion downloads in just nine months,” Apple announced in April 2009. 1 million apps every day. An astonishing 97 percent of iPhone owners had downloaded at least one app, more than 43 percent had downloaded more than 10 apps and 17 percent had downloaded 31 or more apps. If there was ever any doubt that Apple had begun a revolution in computer software, that doubt had now evaporated. 5 billion apps had been downloaded by Apple users and the App Store was now home to over 65,000 apps created by some of the 100,000 programmers now signed up to the iPhone Developer Program.

2 THE RISE OF THE APP “TURN ON THE iPhone and the first, and only, thing you see is apps. When the iPhone came out it was striking that everything, everything, was an app. Even the voice call functionality was encapsulated in an app. This was a massive departure from phones at the time, which all had Send and End buttons. ” — John Gruber, Daring Fireball. It’s September 7, 2005, and Steve Jobs is standing on stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to unveil a phone. It is the same stage he’ll take to in 2007 to launch the iPhone, but Jobs is here today to launch a very different product — a product that will bear very little relation to the iPhone.

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