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Is there a market for buying and selling apps? (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by J1218, May 2, 2011.

  1. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    Everyone knows of Flippa for buying and selling websites, but is there something like this for smartphone apps? Is there even a market for flipping apps?

    I'm just wondering because I'm about to start getting some apps of my own developed and if I want to sell them in the future for some reason, I will need a place to list them.

    I tried searching Google and did turn up a few marketplaces, but none of them seem very active at all. Do any of you know of some good ones?
     
  2. dextor1372

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    hrmmmmm I dont know of such a place but its something I wouldn't mind creating !
     
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    hrmmmmm I dont know of such a place but its something I wouldn't mind creating !
     
  4. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I would bet you could sell them on Flippa if they were attached to a website ;)
     
  5. J1218

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    Yeah that's what I was thinking too, I just wasn't sure if Flippa would support that since it deals strictly with sites + domains and there's a bit more to an app than that.

    I haven't ever seen an app being sold on Flippa either, so I'm not sure. That's something to look into though.

    Well you would want to make sure there's even a market for this type of thing. Like I mentioned in the original post, I did find a few marketplaces that claim to be for buying/selling apps, but they weren't very active at all.

    That could mean there's no market for it, or it could be that they just don't know how to market their site themselves. It's tough to tell.
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I was the first person to ever list and sell a Facebook app on there about a year ago, and quite a few people have done it since. As long as you have a domain, it's fine. You can just offer the app as a "bonus" :)
     
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  7. J1218

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    Oh cool, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info :)
     
  8. etips

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    There is one, similar to flippa, only for apps.
    apptopia