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App re-skinning still a viable business? $10K to invest

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by izeph00i, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. izeph00i

    izeph00i Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've got about $10K to invest and was wondering if app re-skinning is still as booming a business as the past few years?
    If so, does anyone have any recommendations as to which place is the best to get app sources and whatnot?

    Any valuable information that results in a profit will be repaid accordingly to those who gave me that information :)

    Thanks.
     
  2. TheExecutioner

    TheExecutioner Junior Member

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    I think the best time to actually start app reskinning is when a new app becomes viral. Take Flappy bird for example. Many people reskinned the app when Flappy bird came out. Some claimed to have made $2k per day from the app when it was released.

    App reskinning is still a viable business model. If you want to start now, you'll have to make quite a few apps to see any money coming though. Marketing is still important so take that into consideration.
     
  3. amoon

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    -is still good business?...

    i would say yes...but ...its not easy money like it used to be...a lot of reskiners fighting right there ...also developers are mad because they do not earn a lot of money like they was...

    so....if you want to make a place there...you need good quality codes ...and re-sking then with good graphics ...

    -where to buy source codes?

    there is codecanyon, chupamobile, gamegorillaz...and more ...you can also hire a developer to make you a similar app/game that exist in play store

    -how to rank?

    you need o do a good ASO to rank ...also market your app via facebook, forums..and buy installs a well


    cheers<amoon>
     
  4. izeph00i

    izeph00i Registered Member

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    Thank you both, as I expected the app re-skinning business is indeed over saturated, which brings me to anther question:
    What does currently work in the world of mobile apps and is possible to create with $10K? Is it in the utilities world, social media or a location-aware app (think Uber/Cleanr and whatnot) or something totally different?

    How would you guys spend the $10K?
     
  5. izeph00i

    izeph00i Registered Member

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    Still looking for the best answer guys
     
  6. hammonds22

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    I suggest, you buy an app that has over 500k downloads. As it could potentially generate you 100%+ more in the long run.
     
  7. amoon

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    before you spend that 10K...you should find a good idea to work with and develop it ...
    how to do this?
    browse daily in the play store ..take a note about best apps and which apps have users attention and have more installs/reviews
    but you should know that the TOP20 in every category are big companies with their developpers and big budgets

    and the important thing...find good developpers who can brings your idea into reality
     
  8. wayne007

    wayne007 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    The app reskinning is still very profitable, people are still making around $1k-$15k per day from that. but it's not easy like it was before, now you need to publish the app with good ASO and invest your money to promote the app in order to get good result.
     
  9. toxic08

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    Yes we are the same point that app reskinning is still profitable but don't spend $10k for all of that. You can buy codes as cheap as $10 - $13. But the market getting crowded as ever and reskinned app slowly losing fractions of user.

    If I have $10k I will hire freelancer and build my app idea of my own, games cost $1k-$5k while app from $300~. or invest in something better like flipping.
     
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  10. danceparty

    danceparty Junior Member

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    I would say that $10k is viable for any business if you know what you are doing. But as a start, I would recommend launching 2-3 games to get a feel of how everything works first.

    You will probably blow through your first $2-$3k just trying to develop something, then another $2k-$3k trying to learn marketing.

    Then you will have about $4k left over to get a decent app developed and you are left with $0 for marketing. And marketing is KEY.
     
  11. kyjuto

    kyjuto Newbie

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    I think you will have a good investment with 10k$. You should only use your money for AAA games because your money is large :)
     
  12. justhumza

    justhumza Newbie

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    I've been in the game for over a year now, and have seen re-skinning going down in terms of returns. Ofcourse there are the few people who've got the system mastered, but the problem is with the new algorithm changes, re-skins are detected and penalized easily.

    I have a friend who went from doing $500/day to virtually nothing in 1 week's time... He hasn't quite made it back into re-skinning as of yet. PM me, I'd love to discuss the business with you if you're serious too, my team and I are close to getting published and wish to take the gaming biz to a new level. I'd love to discuss possibilities and what you can do for yourself in greater details.
    Let me see if I can PM you, if not, I'd love to hear back from you mate