Because of the various tools available for mobile app development, it’s no longer that difficult to get started. One of the major advantages of creating a mobile app is if it becomes successful in the app market, you could potentially earn a steady income off of your creation. However, despite how appealing that may be, there are also several important factors that should be taken into consideration before decide to call developing mobile apps your full time job.
One of the most important factors to take into consideration is the cost of mobile app development. Even the simplest and most basic apps can be more expensive than you think. If you’re competent enough to take on mobile app development entirely by yourself, this can save you a substantial amount of money, however, you’ll have to put in tremendous effort even if you’re creating a simple app. The more detailed the app, the more it will cost to make, and the harder it will be to create. You could always hire an app developer, in which case you’ll be billed by the hour. Some developers may finish the work for a nominal amount, while others may charge a substantial sum. Developing the app isn’t the only price you’ll have to pay, there are also costs that pertain to registering the app in app stores and app marketing costs.
Once the app has been developed and approved to be placed on the app market, you’ll then need to decide the price you’ll want to offer your app for. You can charge anywhere from between $0.99 to $1.99 (or more) or even make your app completely free. Offering a free ‘lite’ version of your app is a great way to get your app noticed if you plan to charge for the full version; this just gives potential app users the chance to try your app and see how they like it, which usually persuades customers into trying new apps since they don’t have to buy it right off the bat and risking their money if they end up not liking it.
In order for your app to reach its potential and get noticed, you’ll need to do some promoting to get the word out. You can do this in several ways; submit your app to various online sites that do app reviews, share it on social networking sites and sites like YouTube, and you can also create a press release to get media coverage on your app. During promotion, your main goal is to get as much attention for your app as possible, which might mean giving out the app for free (even if you planned on charging) so it can be reviewed and brought to other’s attention.