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[JV] My App Went Viral, Now I Want To Make Money Out Of It

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by plojhy, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. plojhy

    plojhy Registered Member

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    Hi my BHW friends,
    recently I have been working on my project and I completely forgot about my previous application I've developed.
    Few months ago I've published an app called AirSwiper on Google Play for free. Basically, you can control your phone just by movements of your hand - for example, picking up calls, controlling your SMS or adjusting sound, turning on/off lock screen and many other features (you can find it on Google Play - I'm not allowed to post URLs) - these functions are avaible only on Samsung Galaxy S4, but with my app you can have these features on almost any phone.

    The app became quiet popular - I got contacted by XDA Developers about making an interview, writing a review an offer on future co-operation. There are plenty of articles, reviews, videos on the internet on huge sites such as androidcomunnity.com or 1mobile.com and many others, not mentioning videos on YouTube. (just Google term "AirSwiper" and you will get tons of results reffering to my app)

    I have done absolutely no promotion, no advertising, I haven't contacted anybody about my app - it all went "naturally", and also I haven't earned anything out of it - I made it for fun.

    I didn't know anything about BHW and IM at all that time, but now, when I'm here I realized there might potential in this app and I would like to earn some money. I would be working on updates - making new features, fixing bugs, etc.
    Currently, the app has 4/5 star rating, about 500 G+ recommendations and 80K downloads. Just itself, I uploaded it on Google Play and that was all, I kept working on fixing bugs and after few months I stopped working on that, don't know why, I was working on a new feature - when you would pull your phone out of your pocket or bag, it would unlock it self automatically. I also still have many ideas in my head till now.

    I'm looking for someway to earn money out of that. I've though about free/paid versions, because adds have no sense in this.
    I can make some landing page, some SEO and this basic stuff, but promoting is not my strong ability.
    I think, that with some promotion the app would become very popular and viral, when I considered what happened only by uploading it on the market.

    Cheers, Plojhy
     

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  2. dannym954

    dannym954 Regular Member

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    Add more features and release it as a paid version. Or why not make a control panel to turn off/on certain features and put ads on there?
     
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  3. plojhy

    plojhy Registered Member

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    There's no space for ads IMO, I might put a control panel, as you say, but I don't think it would earn much money. The concept of the app is to control your phone just by gestures and moving your phone, by adding a panel it would lose the "charm". I don't know how to explain it properly, sorry.
     
  4. CriminalMind

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    u should just sell it for 1$ i can promote it for u through social networks worldwide traffic or targeted traffic let me know if u r interested
     
  5. iwillnbd

    iwillnbd Regular Member

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    Hey!
    Just for your info, every JV thread needs approval by the Moderator before going live and the 50 posts requirement is there to prevent spam/scam. Opening a JV thread outside the JV section is not allowed.

    Regarding the app, you could try making a new "Pro" version of the app (most of the apps have these "lite" and "pro" versions) where you could make some cool new features available (like the one you mentioned in the OP)!
    If you need help in promoting it, Let me know!
     
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  6. dannym954

    dannym954 Regular Member

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    No it probably won't, but that's the nature of this type of app, it's your best shot that I can think of for ad revenue but your only alternative is to have your users pay you. I can't see in app purchase being any good for you, so a pro version is probably your best option with it.

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  7. oxonbeef

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    Need to post this in the JV section.
     
  8. plojhy

    plojhy Registered Member

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    dannym954: Yeah, I guess so. So just make paid version, promote it somehow and bank. I knew about this way before, but I was wondering if there's some other way to go.

    oxonbeef: I cannot, because of posts. Should I delete the thread then?
     
  9. phirex

    phirex Power Member

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    good luck there, i believe you already started receiving some PMs, i see great potential in this, i just want to warn you to be picky with the person you choose here, many here are just talking, you should probably just do it yourself.
    is this possible in iOS? or only through cydia? the iOS community are better buyers ...
     
  10. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    I remember when few years ago, on asmallworld forum (used to be network for highly connected people, company owners and CEO's, hotel chain owners, etc) , owner of WhatsApp asked for opinions of his brend new app and asked people to download and test it and give comments. Response was more than miserable, almost nobody responded. Last year, someone mentioned interview with him in some news, after app was downloaded and installed one million times, found his old post, resurrected it and that post was eye opening for many people there, many enterprise company owners, ceo's and entrepreneurs figured out how small and on first look insignificant apps or businesses can turn "over night" into something much bigger.
    Your app have future, you should do it professionally and start asking for a lawyer to protect your interests. Forget jv on blackhat forums,when time comes you will have to share profits based on percents that you had started like jv an later you will have to pay a big fines if you want to go out from deals. Find professional manager who is experienced in dealing with this type of business, this is not just an ordinary business where you make site or landing page and promote it to make sales of your app, this can make you rich if you do it right.
     
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  11. goins

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    Add me on skype Goins0410
     
  12. plojhy

    plojhy Registered Member

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    phirex: That's the problem, I don't have a clue how to promote it or earn money out of that... I'm just the "technical" guy.

    TZ2011: Thank you for your post, really "eye-opening" for me.
     
  13. samlocalguy

    samlocalguy Registered Member

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    Congrats for your successful App..