Category Archives: App Development

How Much Does It Really Cost to Build an App? (It’s Not What You Think!)

How much does it cost to develop a mobile app? This is one of the most pressing questions asked by new app entrepreneurs. Yet you never get a clear answer for it. The most repeated answer is ‘It actually depends’.

This is so frustrating! How am I supposed to build an app for my awesome idea, when I don’t even know how much would it cost?

The problem is there is no correct answer for the above.

How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

cost of building a house

House project with model, pencil and rules

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Book Review: Hooked – How to Build Habit-Forming Products?

I planned to read Hooked – How to Build Habit Forming Products by Nir Eyal after seeing it in multiple must-reads list for startups, entrepreneurs, and product managers.

You can find it in the reading list from Wrike – ‘25 Must-Read Books for Product Managers & Product Marketers’, ‘A Product Management Reading List’ by Clever PM and ‘6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read’ by Rahul Varshneya in The Entrepreneur.

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Should You Learn To Code or Outsource Your First App?

Learn to code or outsource your first app

Learn to code or outsource to an app developer? What should you do for your first app?

This is one of the most pressing questions faced by app entrepreneurs. It is right at the top with other 3 questions like

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Android vs iOS: Which Platform to Choose for App Development?

You have come up with a brilliant app idea that can solve a great problem. Not only that, you also successfully validated your idea and are ready to move full throttle on app development.

Just then you hit a roadblock leaving you stumped. Which platform should you build an app for? Should you go for the mass appeal of Android? Or should you rather choose the premium class of iOS? What about both?

This is a question that every app entrepreneur deals with when they start building their first mobile app.

Android and iOS: What if We Choose Both Platforms?

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10 Inspirational People in the Mobile App Industry You Should Follow

A large amount of how successful you will be in life comes down to the people you spend time with. This is basically the law of averages catching up with you.

Jim Rohn, a renowned businessman, and a motivational speaker has an excellent video on the power of association using the Parable of the Sower and Reaper.

‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.’ – Jim Rohn

If the people around you are so important, then you should give huge importance to who do you spend the maximum amount of your time with. Continue reading

8 Things You Wish You Would Have Known Before Developing Your App

60% of the app developer’s make less than $500 per month on the app store. This is often referred to as the App Poverty Line. Also, only 10% developers make more than $10,000 per month.

App Poverty Line

What do these app developers do differently? These are the ninjas of the app store. They have gathered enough experience after releasing multiple apps and have perfected the app development process.

If you want to build a killer app – an app that people love and monetizes well – you need to follow this process. In fact, the power of this roadmap is such that it can be used for building a startup in any field. Continue reading

10 Important Lessons I Learned from The Appreneur Playbook

Do you have a great idea for an app and are wondering how to make it happen? Are you on the sidelines thinking indie developers can’t compete with big companies and deep pockets on the app store?

Are you of the opinion that 90% of the developers lose money on the app store and it’s not worth it? Have you already developed an app and looking for the perfect launch strategy? Are you worried about the crowded app store and how will your app stand out?

Are you wondering about what are the right metrics to focus on your app? Have you already made an app but are worried about not getting downloads?

The Appreneur Playbook by Charlyn Keating answers all these questions and even more. This book has golden nuggets of information which is useful for both an amateur as well as an experienced indie app entrepreneur.

But you have already read multiple books on the topic and wondering why should you spend money on the musings of some Charlyn? Perhaps the story of the how this book came into existence will help your decision-making. Continue reading