The app success story of Saso Pompe and Sanja Zepan who got more than 50,000 users for their app Homey which helps parents motivate their kids to do chores through gamification. Launching a basic version of the app quickly and continuously adding user feedback enabled them to make $3000 per month.
The app success story of software engineer Alex Genadinik who got more than 2 million app downloads helping other entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Not only that, he is also 3 times best-selling Amazon author, a Udemy instructor with 90,000+ students and host of a popular business and marketing channel on Youtube.
1. Tell us about yourself and what are you working on?
You would have read success stories about mobile app entrepreneurs who just made an app on the app store and became an overnight millionaire. But it’s not 2008 anymore!
Do you think Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds, just happened to create a game that became an overnight sensation and earned them a billion-dollar valuation? Think again!
Rovio went through 51 failures before creating a game like Angry Birds. Moreover, they also had a smart marketing strategy at hand. They made more money from selling Angry Birds’ brand merchandise than from the app itself.
But you don’t need to go through 51 failures to create a successful app! You can learn from the experiences of successful app entrepreneurs and shorten the learning curve.
And what if I tell you, this information is already available out there. These app entrepreneurs who have created hundreds of apps, have millions of downloads and created an app empire are ready to hold your hand and teach you their secrets.
The question is, ‘Are you willing to learn from them?’
The app success story of indie developer Elliot Schrock who got more than a million downloads on Google Play Store and makes Full-Time income from his apps while doing consulting on the side.
|Developer Name||Elliot Schrock|
|App Name||Subway NYC|
|App Niche||Maps & Navigation|
|App Description||Map for subway transit|
|Revenue (per month)||$1,000 – $5,000|
|No. of people||1|
|Reason for success||Solved a problem through app, Chose market carefully|
From 1 website in 1990 to 1.26 billion in 2017 at the time of writing this post, there has been a stupendous growth in information on the internet. (Curious to know which was the first one? It was a website at CERN research lab invented by Tim Berners Lee)
In fact, a new website is added every fraction of a second. It’s fascinating to see the live counter for websites.
Scanning the deluge of information in cyberspace for meaningful and actionable advice is a herculean task and very frustrating at times. So, where to go for credible information?
You need to approach the experts and pick their mind. Are you worried about how will they respond to your call? Don’t bother, you can get all their wisdom from their books.
Why Follow This List When There Are So Many Lists Out There?
|Developer Name||Stuart Hall|
|App Name||7 Minute Workout|
|App Niche||Health and Fitness|
|App Description||Workout Coach|
|Revenue (per month)||3,000|
|Total Revenue (in US$)||72,000|
|No. of people||1|
|Reason for success||Picked up a trend, Apple feature|
There is one question that is repeated by app entrepreneurs quite a bit. The exact wording varies, but it mostly goes like this:
“I have published an app on the app store but it’s not getting enough downloads. It’s a good quality app and I have tried to optimize it but still, it doesn’t work. There are worse apps that are ranking higher than mine. I am so frustrated. What should I do to get more downloads so that my app ranks in the top 10 ?”
The answer is App Store Optimization or more popularly known as ASO. Continue reading
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?
Once the internet boom started in the 90s, there was a rush for getting your website and your shop online. As the number of websites increased, it became vital to rank your website high on the search engine search. This led to the development of SEO or Search Engine Optimization.
On June 29, 2007, Steve Jobs laid the foundation to question the monopoly of websites. He did it by launching the first iPhone with an ecosystem of apps. A decade later, consumer preferences have shifted to mobile and it has become crucial to rank your app higher on the app store.
This has given rise to App Store Optimization (ASO). I would like to suggest 2 statistics to those who question the importance of ASO.
- As per Tunes 2015 survey, a staggering 67% of the users discover an app through the app store.
- As per Mobile Action data, a startling 82% of users never look past the top 25 search results.
So, achieving a top rank is crucial to generating a significant boost in downloads. But how do you learn more about the best practices in ASO, when there is so much junk out there? Continue reading
You have launched your app on the app store but are not getting enough downloads. Although, you have a high-quality app and applied App Store Optimisation (ASO) techniques including a kickass app icon, amazing screenshots, great app title and high-volume keywords still you are not ranking in the top 10 for your keyword on the app store.
Unfortunately, this is the story for a lot of app entrepreneurs out there. But what is missing here?
The answer is a secret ingredient called long tail keyword.