Again about how to earn

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by LucaMs, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    [Sorry, I did not find the old thread]

    How many sw AND apps like Candy Crush were developed before it? I suppose hundreds.

    How many similar apps have 100,000,000-500,000,000 installations? I suppose none.

    Are these "low quality" apps ? I don't think so.

    So, an important factor, in my opinion, is advertising (it affects at least 50%, I think).
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015
  2. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    I don't know which was the first candy crush like game but it goes back to the late 90s or early 00s I guess.
     
  3. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    Yes, it is an old game.

    Precisely for this reason I think that the success of an app depends largely on the advertising (if the app is not hurt).
     
  4. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    yes, but these companies have bugets for marketing that are bigger than what most people earn in a decade.

    I even saw a commercial on belgian TV a few time for one of the games from King. Who can afford that as indie dev?
     
  5. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    You are right; I saw Messi as testimonial :D.

    Your earnings will be proportional to how much you spend on advertising (if advertise will be made in the right manner and places).

    Of course, if you can advertise on television, you would reach many more people rather than putting it on a little known site.
     
  6. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    indeed, Luca.

    you might reach millions in a few seconds. and if only a portion of them install the app they might start earning enough again to get out of that marketing cost.
     
  7. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    Start with advertising on Google is a great start.
    Also, add "share" to the app
     
  8. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    Well, for my next app (which will be my first app published :)) Madonna will be the television testimonial, playing and enjoying it more than having sex :D

    I will ask for a small loan to the... Bank of Italy :D
     
  9. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    I don't know about the sharing stuff. I never used the share nor ever received one for a mobile game.

    Only these annoying ones on facebook that I never follow.
     
  10. ilan

    ilan Expert Licensed User

    you are right that candy crush games exists long time ago but it was not made like candy crush..

    the graphics are really great... after your app got popular and you have lot of downloads (also without any advertisement) then its pretty easy for you to invest in advertising, so i don't think they invest from the beginning, i think after a while they did good money from the first "boom" and then they could effort it

    whatsapp got more the billion downloads and they have not put 1$ for advertising... i guess also indi devs can make big money if they got a winner they can advertise also there other not popular apps on the big winner apps and got also downloads from there...

    take for example KETCHAPP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Ketchapp

    every new app from they is a big winner because they advertise it on there big apps, if you have their games you will always see advertising from new games, they even have not to spend money on advertising they use there own apps, its like a snowball...

    you just need that only 1 million downloads app, after that "with smart advertising" you can leave pretty good from it...
     
  11. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    How? No one knows that your app exists; very few people will reach its link, coincidentally.
     
  12. ilan

    ilan Expert Licensed User

    If you are lucky and your game got from the beginning a good start then google will do the rest.

    Btw put a share button in your apps, many people use it...
     
  13. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    Me? Sure :D:(

     
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  14. ilan

    ilan Expert Licensed User

    i tried it and result was very very poor, i spent about 100$ and got maybe 25 installs...
    you pay for every click but lot of guys click and dont install your app so google adsense is weak :D
     
  15. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    @Filippo considered it a good investment.
     
  16. ilan

    ilan Expert Licensed User

    I have tried it and got a very poor result maybe for others its a good investment but i had bad experience with admob...
     
  17. LucaMs

    LucaMs Expert Licensed User

    You and @Filippo should compare your experience (and keep us informed :))
     
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