Make an Android App Successfully – Get a Feel for the Android Market

All this week we have been looking at how you can make an android app successfully and become an Appreneur. Being an Appreneur allows you to have business success whilst enjoying the freedom of working at your pleasure. We have spoken in length about the need to work hard to make an android app successfully, build your business foundations and then you will be granted with the luxury of working just a few hours per week whilst your business works for you.

Android app store comparison chart
Android app store comparison chart

Today we are looking at the Android app market, and the things you need to look at in order to ensure your app is suited and situated in the right app market.

The Android app market place differs from the Apple store due to the versatility that it offers, there are many alternative Android app stores, not just the one and this gives app makers many more opportunities to make an Android app successfully. It may seem obvious that you need to understand the app market, but you’d be surprised at how many people do not take their time in understanding the app market and fall down at the first hurdle.

Are you ready to become addicted to apps?

It is time for you to spend downloading and playing around with the apps in the app market, getting a feel for what works and what doesn’t work. This is part of your market research, learning what does and doesn’t work in terms of app usage. Write down all the tricks you like and what you don’t like and you will soon see a pattern occurring that will help you when you begin to develop your own app.

GooglePlay has recently changed the way in which it promotes its apps, you may find it useful to look back at our blog post that explains the terms and conditions that are now being imposed on the most influential of all the Android app markets. Remember though, GooglePlay is not the only Android app market that you should be studying, there are many alternatives in the Android world.

Questions should you ask when reviewing the Android app markets

  1. Why has this app achieved such high downloads?
  2. How long has the app been on the market?
  3. What are the reviewers saying about this app?
  4. How many apps does this app developer have in the market?
  5. Is the app free or have a charge to download?
  6. How does this app developer make money from the app?
  7. What made me like this app and would I use it again?
  8. What does this app have that other similar apps don’t have?
  9. What marketing exists around this app?
  10. What can I learn from this app that I would like to incorporate in my own app?

When you want to make an Android app successfully and have all the inside knowledge you are already ten steps ahead of your competitor and are on your way to becoming an Appreneur. Good luck, don’t forget about us here at AppsGeyser when you are rich and famous.