Russell Ivanovic is the co-founder of Shifty Jelly, a software development studio based in Adelaide, Australia. Shifty Jelly develops apps for iOS and Android, including my own favorite podcasts app called Pocket Casts.
- The Australian App Store is about 10 times smaller than the U.S. one.
- Making your app for a specific country can be a way to rank well in that country’s App Store.
- Getting a project to a meaningful level of success requires you to focus your efforts.
- People actually do pay for apps on Android, provided your app sticks out and provides value.
- Targeting professionals can be a way to keep charging for your apps because business owners will usually be willing to pay for something that helps them with their business.
- Both iOS and Android still have underserved app categories where customers might be waiting for a really good app and be willing to pay for it.
- Changing a single thing about your product can turn a failure into a success.
- Building a really good product is required for success, but it’s not enough. You need to get it noticed too.
- To offer a free trial of your app, just make a separate paid version with additional features.