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How to buy an App?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by udt89, Aug 8, 2015.

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  1. udt89

    udt89 Regular Member

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    I've searched the forum pretty well looking for a thread with a "how-to" on buying an app, whether it be from Flippa or direct from the developer.

    Has anyone done this before? What questions should you ask? How are the apps hosted? How are the apps updated? Where can you find trustworthy coders? Is there a certain code that you should stay away from? How easy is it to take an app that is written for iOS and make it for android?

    If anyone finds a link Id appreciate it posted or if you wish to share a first hand experience......even better.
     
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    Vandyke Junior Member

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    Use a marketplace like chupamobile.com, you will get a nice overview of what is available, hot selling apps. I strongly suggest that as starting point for your quest.
     
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    is there a place that has a guide about purchasing an app? Buying a website I'm comfortable with but an app i really dont know much about the workings of owning and operating one.
     
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    the "flippa" for apps is https://www.fliptopia.com/buy . BUT the apps there are greatly over priced , by times 10 IMHO.
    Best and cheapest way to get into the apps business is to find an existing app you like and want to have one like , go over to Upwork ( ex "odesk") and hire a freelancer. Post a job and see what kind of offers you get, if it's in your price range and the freelancer has a good rep - go for it. Always get them to code you an android and IOS version in Unity or something. Set milestones and pay the guy when he reaches them, final payment should be only after the app is live on Google Play and the App store.
    That's about it . Unfortunately, that's the easy part - the hard part is promoting it and making money
     
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    Pretty solide piece of advice. I recommend you the same, finding what work, either buying a source code on chupamobile/Bluecloudsolution (I think they would stop selling codes soon), or developing from scratch (pricey). What name Dante12 the hard part, isn't really that hard, If you pick the right app/Niche to work on, all you would need is a good ASO, and good monetization system (IAP/Ads). You can also buy downloads and reviews to make the app jump in it's ranking. Et voila!

    BTW flippa sell apps and portfolios. I recommend you before buying to go to Appannie/SensorTower and check out the ranking/reviews the app is getting, so at least you have some data before buying. If you don't have a solid strategy stay away from Casino and Match 3 games. There's only sharks in that field :)
     
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    Thank ypu for the good information. I will report back if and when I buy an app
     
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    So I went and found some developers via upwork. The price range was huge depending on the country they lived

    How can I be sure the guy from India charging 2k will write the app as good as the guy in Germany for 8k?

    I want to limit my exposure to having a poorly written app that will run into problems later on. Any suggestions?
     
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    For that, you need to look for reviews and then proceed for the same mate.

    I would suggest http://www.rebrandapp.com/ for the same which I have used myself personally in the past.
     
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    That site is awful.
     
  10. Ekoch1997

    Ekoch1997 Newbie

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    Looking to buy an app?
    I sell messaging apps developed with the Telegram API and Slot Machine games (this genre of games is notorious for high maintaining a high CPM with Adsense.
    $15 Each

    Skype for more information: Ekoch1997