The Other Side of App Development: Support

That was a review someone had posted in the App Store for Winery Passport on Saturday night. When I read it Sunday morning, a feeling of extreme satisfaction came over me. Outside of developing and marketing all of the apps and Web properties I maintain, I always put a strong emphasis on supporting them as well. One of the ways I do that is through blogging. I often write about…

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A Chat with Mobile App Chat’s Steve Young

There is a wealth of mobile app development and marketing knowledge to be found on the Web. Both companies and “experts” post blogs regularly about how to create the next Angry Birds or Uber. But, let’s be honest, some of it is luck, and some of it comes down to deep pockets. Other times, however, independent developers emerge from the crowded app marketplace victorious on the charts. It’s through strong…

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Ten Ways to Monetize Your Apps

Making money with your apps doesn’t have to stop once it is downloaded from the App Store, and that’s if it costs money in the first place. If you’re only utilizing the paid-for-download method, you are missing the opportunity for a passive income stream outside of the one-time payment. Many of these monetization methods also don’t take a 30 percent cut like Apple, which means even more money in your…

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Apptopia Adds Fire to App Sales Market

There’s money to be made with your app outside of the Store, in-app purchases and ads. The thing is you’ll never again generate any revenue for that app from those channels with this monitization method. That’s because it means giving up ownership in exchange for potentially big bucks. The place to facilitate this transaction is Apptopia.com. Apptopia is the premier online service putting apps in front of buyers. With a…

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Mastering the App Store with SensorTower

I literally spent a full weekend in March researching ways to get more eyes on LetterSlider in the App Store. Our download numbers aren’t tremendous, but they also aren’t bad. Word games are popular in the App Store, and we always seem to get positive reviews when people find us. That’s why I knew we just weren’t visible enough, most likely due to our keywords. By the end of that…

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