Given the insane exponential surge in the number of Apps and App Developers over the past couple years, it has become virtually impossible to generate legitimate revenue from PAID Apps. Given so many alternatives out there, people simply don’t want to pay for Apps any more, especially when they can get the same features and functionalities for FREE. I’m not saying anything new here – that’s a proven fact. So many App Developers are going homeless these days because they quit their job in the hopes of making a Zukerberg-esque living from selling Apps and In-App-Purchases, only to find out that you have to spend twice as much on advertising and promotions, just to generate pennies on the dollar, which after you deduct the marketing expenses, results in negative net income. That’s the whole fuckery of the App business, and it takes a whole lotta guts to stay in the game despite all the failures. Take it from me, I’m currently living this reality myself.
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So recently I was at a tech conference where the guest speaker who shall not be named, introduced the idea of developing mobile apps using the Python Programming Language. At first I thought he was just trolling the audience, but after couple slides of his presentation, I was totally, completely, and utterly blown away. For all those not familiar with computer programming languages, I’ll sum up Python as such: The Easiest and The Most Efficient High Level Programming Language In The History of Computer Programming. OK, maybe that might be an exaggeration but you get the point. Python is super easy to learn and boasts an open-source library of user created packages that is second to none. The fact that one is now able to create mobile apps (iOS and Android) using Python is just freakin awesome. Continue reading
One of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face as an Entrepreneur/Investor, is finding the right people to work with. Without a passionate and dedicated TEAM, no matter how much money you invest, you can never quite achieve the level of success that you first envisioned when you started your own business. These days, the latest trend among Individuals and Wall Street Investors alike, is Mobile Apps. No matter where you go or who you talk to, everyone wants to jump in the Mobile Apps business with both hands and feet. And even though many of them have the money and adequate resources, very few are successful, partly because they don’t have a dedicated team of people working for them, or in some cases, a significant lack of knowledge.