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Make An App And Sell it For Profit

October 29th, 2014

There are a number of reasons why you may have decided that you want to make an app, you may want an app for your own business,  this is one reason why people make apps with AppsGeyser’s free app making templates, but it certainly is not the only reason. Many Android app makers use our free app making tools  to make an app that they then sell to other businesses for a profit. The reasons people sell an app may be because you no longer want to manage your app anymore and someone else has shown an interest in taking it over, or you have built an app for another person’s business.

Whatever the reason you have for wanting to sell the permissions to your app; whether it be that your business is no longer viable, you just want to leave the business, you built the app for another company, I can assure you that there are many people out that that will pay for the work you have put in.

create an Android app then sell it
Make an app and sell it

 

How do I sell My Android app permissions ?

 

You can sell the rights to your android app in a number of different ways. You may choose to sell your app through a brokerage or sell Android app permissions independently. Below are two of the top app business selling websites that you may consider using:

 

Appbusinessbrokers – This app brokering company will help you through each step of the app selling process. They will value your business and ensure paperwork is signed and ownership of the app has been successfully completed. Although using a brokerage like this firm will cost you a little more, there are many advantages. Apps are matched to prequalified buyers looking to purchase a working app, this saves you time and effort

 

Apptopia – This easy to use website allows you to list your own app and sell it independently. It has the feel of ebay, you list your product (your app business) and wait for bids to come in. The additional bonus this site offers is that once a deal has been struck; Apptopia will guide you through the handover process. In addition to their added customer support, Apptopia is also free. You may list your app on their site and add a reserve price so you are not tied in to selling for less than your wanted price. If your app does not reach its reserve price you have lost nothing but a little time.

Do I sell the code?

AppsGeyser doesn’t offer you the source code for your app – only the APK file. In order to transfer the app to another owner you will need to give the buyer your AppsGeyser login information. If you created your app using our Facebook login option, please contact our support staff to help you make the transition.

 

AppsGeyser are not able to provide you with the developer’s signature for legal reasons. This means that if the buyer moves the app to a non-AppsGeyser platform, they will not be able to distribute it using the same name in Google Play and all ratings accumulated will be lost. What we suggest is that the AppsGeyser app remains as an AppsGeyser app and can be used as part of a network of apps that link to external AppsGeyser made apps.

 

Selling apps can be a great money making business. This is made easier by the fact creating apps with AppsGeyser is so easy. Why not make an app and sell it today?

 

Don’t forget to let us know how your new career is going.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter,
If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.

Make An App For Android And Send Push Notifications To Promote It

October 27th, 2014

Once you have decided to make an app for Android and have successful uploaded it into the app market you may think that your work has finished. So, now you just need to sit back and the money will begin to roll in and you can move to your next app and forget about this one. Wrong – This is where your work really` begins.

We have recently taken you through the ultimate guide to marketing your Android app. How many of you started reading the guide and then decided that you had enough information and stopped reading it? Don’t worry, I’m not mad, but you may now be seeing that you may be doing well in getting your app downloaded, but your users just don’t seem to be using your app. In order to become eligible for ad revenue you have to not only have a download rate of 100 users per day for a week, but also the ratio of uses per download has to be over 3. Some have complained that this is a high demand, but realistically, using an app that you have downloaded only 3 times really is not a high number. If someone doesn’t use your app at least three times, it means the app is not good enough for them or you are attracting the wrong app audience.

To encourage those that have downloaded your app to open the app and try again can easily be done by using push notifications come.

What are push notifications for an Android app?

Did you know that with your free AppsGeyser account you automatically get 3 free push notifications per month to send to 100 of your users?

Push notifications are a little message that app makers send to their app users. They pop up to remind the user they have a message. Think of them the same as sending a text message to one of your friends. Push notifications are the app makers way of communicating with the app user. They will show a little alert that will open when the app user opens the app or clicks on the message.

Push notifications were created to allow app makers to communicate with the app users. There are many reasons why you would want to use this fantastic communication tool. The original purpose for creating these ‘alerts’ was to let the app user know that an update had occurred to their app, perhaps new content had been added. Their other intended purpose was to increase user usage and say, ‘hello, you haven’t used this app in a while, don’t forget me’.

What are the main uses of push notifications for an Android app?

There are a number of ways in which push notifications are used:

1: New app – 41% of notifications are used to notify the current audience of new apps that have just been released.

2: Notify users of a special offer or landing page – 24% of notifications are used to promote external material.

3: New content – 14% of notifications are used to alert users of new content on the app and encourage them to visit the app.

4: Affiliate marketing – 12% of notifications are used to link to affiliate marketing ads or offers.

The remaining 9% of all push notifications are used for a wide variety of reasons that vary from time to time.

So, now that you are going to make an app for Android, don’t forget you need to send push notifications to promote it.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter,
If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.