The new App Store is HERE accompanied by iOS 11 and the iPhone X. This wave of fresh energy marks a new starting point for all of us to maximize our potential and reach our dreams. If you're like me, you want to jump in and be the first to capitalize on these new opportunities and hot trends. But [...]
It's no surprise that celebrities have taken notice of the app store. Last year Kim Kardashian's app minted (ahem) $200 million bucks for Glu Mobile. Not bad. Of course, sister Kylie Jenner had to out-do the older sibling once and for all with her own app (that is now more popular than Facebook and Instagram [...]
The other day I saw this tweet: To be honest, this guy has a point. There are a LOT of engineers out there who have suffered this fate (he is an engineer at FB). I don't blame him for posting something so depressing. Back in the day, engineers had a huge advantage - they were the [...]
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It's estimated that 1 out of every 2 smartphone users will download a health related app in the next 2 years. WHAT?!? This is an app developers dream! Apps in the Health Category don't even rank in the top 10 in popularity on the App Store. Well that is all changing since the release of iOS 8 and the Apple Watch. Healthcare providers are jumping at the opportunity to help customers and patients. Everything from monitoring glucose levels for diabetics to notifying paramedic for heart attack victims. Not only is this a PERFECT OPPORTUNITY to get your idea out there while the competition is low, but you can also change peoples lives. Checkout this article for more information and how you can dive into app development.
Apple rewards those who are first. That's why classic apps like Fruit Ninja are still dominating the market. Apple's algorithm takes in consideration an app's history, relevance, and quality.
The Apple Watch has opened up a new market that is going to hit big with new development strategies and unlock tons of revenue. We don't even fully know how this technology works yet. One simple idea could be revolutionary and lead to buckets of money.
The best news is, Apple is pushing developers to create simple 'lightweight' apps. There's no need for intense resources or heavy functionality. This reduces costs and makes updates more affordable as well as other development strategies (skinning?).
If you have some extra money lying around, look into the Apple Watch. Be one of the FIRST developers to create or recognize trends that can be taken advantage of. Already have a successful app? Great! Lets upgrade it to sync with the Apple Watch.
Put your thinking cap on and figure out how to take advantage of this technology!
Emoji apps are giving app developers big smiles. Ever since their mobile debut, emoticon apps have been dominating the rankings. With Apple's unveiling of 300 NEW emoticons, a wider emoji net has been cast.
Theres an emoji for everyone now. Developers have created animated emojis and even taken it a step further with animated gif projects. Now there's no limit to the extent how we express ourselves. People immediately know the severity of a LOL or WTF.
But can indie developers compete in the competitive emoji market? ABSOLUTELY! Speaking from experience I can tell you that emoji apps are not just incredibly cheap to develop, but also a great longterm sources of revenue.
As long as we're texting emoticons are going to flood the Top Rankings. But the development secret is simple. There are 3 main rules to being a successful emoji developer, read to learn what they are and how you can make big money with emoticons.
New Apple devices, tools, and trends for 2015
Real quick. I had a bunch of people asking me about my twitter post regarding 2015 app trends (https://twitter.com/carterthomas). These predictions come from my own networking/conversations in San Francisco and from looking closely at historical markets, specifically the internet. Apps will evolve very much how websites did, but the MARKET will evolve differently...because apps are [...]