Mobile App Business

What is a mobile app business? If you own a smartphone, chances are you use a variety of apps (short for applications) every day on your phone.

In case you don't know -- apps are the little picture icons which lead to a variety of games and other programs on mobile phones and tablets. A mobile apps developer writes the computer programming code which makes the whole application work (behind the scenes) for it's users.

Apps Developer Home Internet Business Idea

If you're interested in developing a new app (application) for a smartphone or tablet, starting a mobile app business could be one of the home internet businesses for you! With the recent introduction of the smartphone and tablets, the demand has escalated and we're seeing a tremendous need for high quality applications. 

This is a growing area of technology and currently the “skies the limit”. No one knows the full capabilities and variety of apps we’ll have in 5-10 years, but you may have a terrific idea for a new app (or several new applications!)

Use your creativity and programming knowledge to start a mobile app business and provide some terrific ideas for a home business. You can develop the app yourself with the right software development skills or find a skilled developer to help you write the code.

There are currently a large variety of games and simple applications for these devices, but the “sky’s the limit” to developing more advanced business and/or industry applications. 

Recent mobile technology has spurred the demand for mobile applications. With the advancing capabilities of "mini" technology, creative business applications, and industry-specific programmers with out-of-the box ideas on the business use for this technology, we'll see terrific ways for you to work from a home business or from a virtual office.    

Do you have specific knowledge of a certain industry and an idea for a smartphone application which would be beneficial to other industry experts? Develop the app yourself or hire a skilled developer to help you write the code.

N2 - Niche Notes

Niche Notes!!

  Start a mobile app business today and share your vision of the smartphone future!  Your apps development ideas are limited only by your imagination – consider one app type or multiple different applications:

1) business.

2) health/medical.

3) education.

4) online games.

5) music.

6) sports/entertainment.

7) travel.

8) lifestyle.

9) industry-specific apps.

10) restaurants/shopping.

Will your mobile applications be for Apple products (iphone, ipad, iTunes), will you cater to Droid, and/or Other operating systems?

Mobile App Business -- What's It Take?

  • Mobile Apps Developer or Invention Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the internet
  • Robust computer skills
  • Software programming and development skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Industry specific knowledge

Resources: Computer, high-speed internet, applications development software to include video and graphics

Time Required: 5-15 hrs/week; full-time 30-40+ hrs/week

Training: Advanced computer, software development, and internet skills

Market: Apps Stores (iTunes, Google Play, Android) who sell to the end user

Home Based: Yes

Internet: Yes

Location: Geographic Flexibility (Local, Regional, National, Global)

Start-Up Costs: $500 - $5,000

Minimizing Start-Up Costs: When stating a mobile app business, you may be able to minimize start-up costs by using freeware or shareware instead of expensive software packages. Look for good online tutorials for minimal expense; investigate low cost training at your community college and local university. Start a online business with smaller projects with less expense. Partner with a venture capitalist or seek other joint financing opportunities. If you’re considering hiring a software development person or staff, consider all the costs. Hiring cheap development talent may cost you more in the long-run than paying for quality talent up front.

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