If you look on the Android marketplace, you’ll find a wide array of mobile apps for sale and for free. Of course, there are a lot of apps for many different mobile platforms, but, when it comes to Android, mobile app development is made just a little bit easier. To make an app on an Android device, you really don’t have to have a ton of experience. You might not be able to recreate something like Google Maps, but you could certainly have some fun with it (and even make money, in some cases).
Google along with some other third parties have developed several different app-creation pieces of software that effectively allow you to build, edit, and market your own apps. These DIY apps are really not going to be the most highly sought after slices of digital technology, but creative developers have learned how to earn some money with only a little ingenuity.
These app creators allow you to insert sounds, clickable items, images, and many more media options. The possibilities range from small, text-based games to an entire storybook. Other individuals have created apps that offer some small entertainment value like a set of particular funny sound clips, video clips, or images. The best part about all of this is that you can create android apps free of charge. You may end up with an app that sees increased downloads from across the mobile universe without ever having to pay a dime.
In the event that you do end up with a success, you will likely want to know exactly how to earn money from the app. To optimize your Android monetization efforts, you can really choose between one of three different options:
- Charge for the app
- Charge for content within the app
- Utilize mobile advertising
For one of these rudimentary apps, your best option is probably going to be mobile advertising. The previous two options are likely to get your app overlooked. Even so, advertising might end up being a moot point if you haven’t yet engendered any kind of following or user base. A simple Android app can go a long way, but if the only people using it are people that you know, then you likely won’t need advertising.
Of course, the benefit of mobile monetization is that it’s always available for even the smallest apps on the Android market. If you start to see that your app is selling particularly well, then advertising might be a good route to go. Even if you made the app for free and weren’t expecting anything from it, you might as well make some money on the side. The more download you get, the more advertisers will want their names associated with your app.
When it comes down to it, creating an Android app is relatively simple. You can make an Android app free of charge and still make money off of it as well. With a little Android monetization, you could turn your app-creating venture into a veritable cash cow.
About the Author:
Marty Scott is an aspiring app developer for both the Android and iPhone market. His expertise is in the field of mobile monetization.