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Biz idea

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by deeminionz, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. deeminionz

    deeminionz Junior Member

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    A friend of mine write a simple app for mac, called show desktop or something.

    If he sells it almost nobody buys.

    If he give it away for free, every day 300 people sign up but he's not making money.

    The app is simple, it simply display desktop duh....

    I think the app needs a few things.

    1. User must sign up to facebook.
    2. Apps would ocassionally post to facebook when used. User is aware (in front) but doesn't have to keep giving permission.
    3. Apps would display ads on lower left screen for 10 seconds.

    What do you think?

    I would need a facebook account with tons of friends then. Where can I buy those and how much?
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Deeminionz,

    I think this is a good business model and it is also one used by many development companies. Sometimes people love to use software but they don't want to pay for it. One of the only other methods for income is to either set up in-app purchases or monetize it by giving advertisers a chance to get their products/services in front of the user base.

    Here is a pretty interesting article on tech crunch about how free apps can actually be more profitable than the paid ones,

    http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/26/how-free-apps-can-make-more-money-than-paid-apps/

    Best,

    Shawn