Getting started on your app making career can be an exciting prospect, but there are many things you need to consider before you embark on your first free Android app. Today I am going to talk you through the five most important factors you need to consider when you start making your first free Android app.
1. Why do you want to make a Free Android app?
There are two main reasons that people want to make a free Android app and this will determine the type of app and approach you need to take in order to gain app success. They two reasons are:
To promote an existing business – If your main reason for app creation is to promote an existing business then you will find you have less research to undertake before you being the app development process. The main goal that you will need to target in your app planning is the marketing structure that you wish to incorporate. For more about marketing you can click here.
To create an app empire business – If you are seeking a new career and want to make money from your free Android app, then you will need to create a in depth business plan and undertake a lot of research prior to starting the app creation process. You can read more about becoming an Appreneur here on our blog.
2. Should you charge a fee for your app to be downloaded?
I feel quite strongly about this subject, but everyone has different opinions on what is best for their app. Research shows that apps that charge a download fee are less likely to succeed and app makers will earn a lower revenue from the app than those that do not charge for their app to be downloaded. The only time I believe that an app maker can begin to charge for an app is once they have established a strong audience and brand recognition as an app developer. There are plenty more monetization strategies that can earn big bucks rather than from download fees.
3. What app style should you make?
AppsGeyser offers over 12 different app template styles for you to choose from, ranging from an app version of your website to completely customized zip archive apps that you can code yourself from scratch. Each template will suit a different audience style and developer style and we always suggest that you research your audience preferences before you publish your apps by creating different apps using a range of the template tools to see which is most popular amongst your research group.
4. Should you hire someone or learn how to make the app yourself?
Creating a free Android app with AppsGeyser is very simple and it is free, therefore we do not suggest that you spend your money on getting someone else to create your app for you. What is more important, if you get stuck and need help our technical team is on hand to help you out. Creating an app is the easy stage of app creation, the most difficult step is getting started which, after all the advice we are sharing with you, won’t be so difficult after all.
5. Should you risk putting all your efforts into one app?
Most definitely not. The most successful apps are those that are part of a portfolio of apps, research suggests that app empires with at least 7 apps in their portfolios are 10 times more likely to be successful than apps that stand alone. There are a few reasons that app empires are more successful:
1. Risk – The risk is lower if you spread it amongst many apps rather than putting all of your energy into one big app.
2. Learning curve – The more apps your create the more you learn from app making and what your audience likes and dislikes.
3. Revenue – You will earn more income from an app empire than from one singular app
4. Costs – It costs the same to publish 10 apps than it does to publish one app, therefore the cost to build each app lowers each time you publish another app.
So, do you feel ready to start planning your app empire today?