Unless you’ve been living on the Moon for the last couple of years, you will have heard of the Apple iPhone. It has become one of the most desirable appliance of the last decade with millions of them being sold around the world.
The huge popularity of the iPhone is mainly due to the large number of apps that are available for it. An app is a very small software application that can be downloaded from the iTunes store and installed on the iPhone. These apps can be downloaded for free or for a small charge, usually not exceeding a few dollars.
There is big money to be made in this field, not only for the large software houses with large teams of experienced programmers, but also for the ordinary man in the street who might want to have a go at designing one himself.
All you really need to design an iPhone app yourself is a great idea. Now even if you’re not the inventive type and think you’d never be able to think of a game that could make you rich, do not despair. Nobody said your idea had to be original.
Go to the iTunes app store and browse through the most popular free and paid games and apps and get familiar with the type of app that is downloaded the most. The design app market is huge and many of the games you will see are very similar to each other. This is because design app developers take a successful theme and tweak it slightly to make it even better. They then go on to re-brand the app as a new game and promote it in a different or better way.
You can design an iPhone app even if you have no programming experience. There are a few software packages available that allow the complete novice to design one and get it published on iTunes ready to be downloaded by millions of eager users.
Why there is money to be made in designing iPhone apps?
The best way to make money is to produce an app with a limited functionality or a trial version of one. An iPhone owner will download your free app and try it out. If they like it, they can pay a small fee to upgrade to the full version.
You can also design an app that has locked levels. The user has to pay a few cents or a dollar to unlock them. The possibilities are endless.
Some internet marketers have realized how profitable it is for them to design an app and give it away for free. They use the free app to build a marketing list. Imagine having an app that is downloaded a few thousand times. That means the app owner has all those prospective customers they can send marketing messages to. Those messages maybe asking them to download another iPhone app, or to buy something else, or even to click a link to visit another website.
The market for iPhone apps has great potential for anyone who wants to make serious money. If you were fortunate enough to come up with the next Angry Birds game, you could find yourself being bought out by a large company for a few million dollars within a year or two.
Author: Abdullah Maricar