When it comes to being the type of app publisher that you want to be there are a lot of key factors that you will want to consider. If you have a profitable idea for an app – that’s great, but going from an idea to a published application is a whole different story. There is competition, financial risks, and platform decisions among other things. There are over one million apps on the market. You don’t have to have a completely new and unique idea, but you do need a fully formed idea of the type of app that you want to develop.
The first thing that you will want to consider is that creating an app is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes time and money to create an app and how popular it will become is a gamble. Not every game can be “Angry Birds.” In other words do not think that creating one app can become a full time job.
So your idea is great, innovative, and unique…or is it? Your next step is to check out your competition. With the amount of apps on all of the markets there is literally an app for almost everything. Researching as many apps as you can may give you an idea of how truly innovative your idea is, what the competition looks like, and how you can improve on other’s ideas.
One the most important things to consider is which platform you want to publish your app on. There are monetary factors when it comes to publishing on Apple; however Apple still holds the crown for the most money made from apps. Android development is growing daily, partly because of its open source development. Most publishers begin on one platform and move on to develop the same app for other platforms once it has become popular. Your job is to decide which platform will deliver the best results for the type of app that you want to develop. A good idea is to choose the platform that is on whatever device(s) that you use.
At the end of the day the most important things is for you to develop the type of app that you would personally use. Creating a product that you have faith in will show in your work. Becoming a full time publisher takes time and practice but if you are serious about it and have marketable ideas, you can eventually turn it into a full-fledged career. Mobile application development is already the next billion dollar industry and it is becoming more popular every day in both consumer and business markets. It is not entirely impossible that with a few good ideas and a little practice that your apps could be gracing the top of the App Store.