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Mobile App Flipping – The Ideal Process
So how do you go on about making the most out of this useful process? Initially, it may seem like a mess that you cannot make sense out of. It may seem to have too many steps with many details that may be difficult to get a hang of.
However, all you need for this is the BIG picture. What you need is to overview the whole process in a systematic order and framework, and start right from the beginning gradually working your way to the top. The key here is to make yourself known and to stand out among a crowd of thousands, where everyone looks the same.
How do you make yourself popular and compete with countless others who are aiming to achieve exactly what you are looking for? Here are the steps to making the best use of mobile app flipping, and eventually overthrowing your opponents in a systematic fashion.
While mobile app flipping does not need as much effort as an original application does, it does need the intellect and the mental expertise. The first step, in fact, is the most crucial. If you are to use an original app, the one you use can greatly determine your success. Spend your time in going through search engines and app stores. Which are the apps that are most willingly paid for? Which are the apps that have spent a lot of money on marketing and succeeded through it? Which apps have immediately made it into the market and which are the ones that have worked their way to the top? Which apps have the most competitors, and which have ones that are the easiest to overthrow? Go through all of these details and answer every related question during your research, before picking out the best app.
- Source Code
Buying a source code may not be as simple as you think it is. Take your time in researching and determining the best source code for your app. While there are several popular app frameworks in the market, you can decide on one by picking out the best combination of affordability and need fulfillment.
Sure enough, you have borrowed the idea from another app. However, the key here is to achieve uniqueness despite the similarities that are bound to be there. Come up with a unique design for your new app. Ideally, you can change everything from the menu to the images and from the audio to the text. The best part about working with an existing framework is the room for improvement. Look for glitches and disliked features in the existing app, and come up with a new one that has all the good features of the existing up, new features that improve upon it and none of the aspects that the app did not need.
New developers often fail to understand that the key to creating the best app is not by selling it at a high price, but using it as a tool to generate money indirectly. With your app, there are several ways you can generate cash. For one, you can look for other apps, programs and even websites that want to be promoted. Once your app is up and running and has had a considerable number of downloads, you can add a moderate amount of ad banners within it. However, you must realize that advertisements within your app can make or break it. You must keep some factors in mind to ace this part of monetization:
- Do not go overboard. Loading your app with advertisements right from the very beginning will immediately earn you a very low rating, causing the number of downloads to fall.
- Go for related ads. Your users do not need to see completely unrelated ads. Go for something that might interest them, or something that falls in the same category as your app.
- Wait for your app to be slightly popular. Do not load it with ad banners right from the beginning, but introduce them as updates after a considerable number of downloads.
- Keep changing them. Replace the ad banners from time to time to keep users interested and to keep generating money from them.
- Heck it! You do not need ads in order to monetize. Read on.
The last thing you need your new app is to have operation glitches or errors. Before publishing it, run it through a testing process to ensure smooth operation of the new design and features installed. Refer to Resources at the end.
Now that you are done with making your application, it is the time to publish it. Ideally, you should make multiple version of the app, and upload it on both iTunes and Google Play Store. The process is simple, and all you need is a developer profile. Your app will be up and running in less than 24 hours for Google Play but for iTunes it will take about 7 working days.
Now that your app is up and running, there is no limit to how much you can improve it. The more you market it, the better your returns will be. But wait, before you spend your money. Ideally, you can make use of social media to make your app popular. Whether by a well-managed Facebook and Twitter page or through paid advertisements on these platforms, you can reach out to your potential customers and make your app known.
The key, therefore, is to understand the big picture.