YouTube has now reached the enviable position of being the world’s second most popular search engine. Owned by Google, it has quickly established itself as the site we all head to first when we want to check out video content. We can watch videos ranging from how to do something to movie or music clips. The choice is vast and it is rare to find someone who has not heard of the site.
There are now sites out there that offer a service where you can build your app utilising a wizard or a web based design environment. Effectively they do the smartphone application development for you. Sounds great yes?!
Probably the most profitable approach is to charge users for virtual goods. The very best illustration of this is in the Smurfs game where one can pay out real cash on Smurfberries that may be used to improve your Smurfs village. You’ll be very impressed how many people are prepared to pay $4.99 for virtual smurfberries. If only one hundred individuals a day spend $4.99, the money soon adds up!
So, we have committed to the type of app or game we will develop and we have the tool or tools that will allow us to succeed in making an iPhone app. So, forgive me but, I am going to fast forward to the next important step I would like to discuss, programming.
While online marketing campaigns, PPC campaigns on search engines and social media (such as facebook) are certainly cornerstones of classic online marketing, they don’t necessarily make sense for apps.
Ping is my favorite online How to market an app. I use it in two ways. One, I setup my mobile phone number with Ping.fm so I can use the service from my phone like sending text messages. Short, sweet and simple. I don’t need to login to a site or anything like that. Just open my text messenger app on my iPhone and start typing away. Second, I have my Facebook and Twitter account linked to Ping.fm so I only use this service when I want an update sent to both Facebook AND Twitter. Else, I will just use the Twitter iPhone app (see below).
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