The Business of iPhone and iPad App Development

The Business of iPhone and iPad App Development : Making and Marketing Apps that Succeed

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The phenomenal success of the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch has ushered in a "gold rush" for developers, but with well over 300,000 apps in the highly competitive App Store, it has become increasingly difficult for new apps to stand out in the crowd. Achieving consumer awareness and sales longevity for your iOS app requires a lot of organization and some strategic planning. Updated and expanded for iOS 4, this bestselling book will show you how to incorporate marketing and business savvy into every aspect of the design and development process, giving your app the best possible chance of succeeding in the App Store.

The Business of iPhone and iPad App Development was written by experienced developers with business backgrounds, taking you step-by-step through cost effective marketing techniques that have proven successful for professional iOS app creators perfect for independent developers on shoestring budgets. No prior business knowledge is required. This is the book you wish you had read before you launched your first app!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 27.94mm | 891g
  • aPress
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed.
  • 480 p.
  • 1430233001
  • 9781430233008
  • 361,766

Table of contents

Seeing the Big Picture in a Crowded App Store Marketplace
Doing Your Homework: Analyzing iOS App Ideas and Performing Competitive Research
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Your iOS App Is Your Most Powerful Marketing Tool
Social Inception: Promoting Your Apps Within Apps
Money for Nothing: When It Pays to Be Free
Monetizing Free Apps with iAd and Other In-App Advertising Opportunities
Exploring the Freemium Model with In-App Purchase
Testing and Usability: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Get the Party Started! Creating a Prerelease Buzz
Keys to the Kingdom: The App Store Submission Process
Increasing Awareness for Your iOS App
Online Resources for App Research and Marketing
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About Dave Wooldridge

As the founder of Electric Butterfly, strongDave Wooldridge/strong has been developing award-winning web sites and software for 15 years. When he's not creating Mac and iPhone apps, he can be found writing. Dave is the author of emThe Business of iPhone App Development: Making and Marketing Apps that Succeed/em and has written numerous articles for leading tech publications, including a monthly software marketing column for emMacTech Magazine/em. Follow Dave on Twitter @ebutterfly.
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