In the mobile app development world, it probably isn’t a good idea to hang your financial future on the assumption that your great idea will make you a millionaire. That being said, there is still plenty of room in the mobile application economy for those who have a good idea that is well thought out – and it could be enough to provide you with a good living.
A recent article in the New York Times paints a fairly bleak picture of the mobile app landscape, talking of a family who “bet the farm” so to speak on the success of their mobile development enterprise. As successful mobile application developers, we know that this is not the “norm,” that most people have far more common sense than to sell everything they own, quit their jobs and wait for those millions to start rolling in.
What to do? Go about having your app developed smartly. Consult with a development team who can advise you in advance approximately how much your project will cost.
It’s also important that you do plenty of research. There is no need to spend a substantial amount of money on hardware to test your own apps; outsource your beta testing to professionals, and you’ll lose a lot less sleep worrying over your financial situation, and what will happen if your idea isn’t well received after you’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars.
Remember that a successful app relies on a solid foundation; your idea ultimately determines the success potential. It’s not enough to have one of those “light bulb” moments in the shower and then jump straight into the execution of your idea.
Explore which types of mobile apps make money, and which don’t. Some are profitable, others are not.
Make it simple. When you have a great idea for an app, it’s essential that your idea isn’t too complex. Apps should concentrate on doing a single task really well. Define your mobile application and the market it targets in a single sentence.
No, it isn’t easy to make a fortune on an app idea, but it’s absolutely possible to make some great money as long as you focus on excellence in design. At EBB Interactive, we’re ready to help you take your idea to its greatest potential!Google+