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  • Genre:TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SubGenre:Mobile & Wireless Communications
  • Language:English
  • Pages:76
  • eBook ISBN:9781483512136

App Success Stories

8 Success Stories from Developers Who Beat the Odds!

by Sean A. Casto

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Overview
Whether you’re a designer, a developer, or an entrepreneur, App Success Stories shares the secrets of success, from coming up with the great idea to executing it. App Success Stories takes you through a broad and diverse range of success stories from indie developers to small and midsize app development firms in iOS, Android and Windows. This nontechnical, easy-to-follow guide walks you through 8 real world examples to inspire those looking to hit it big. The following chapters provide insight on improving your chances to release a best selling app. The following developers have beat the odds and are in the top 20% of developers that have reached over 60,000 downloads (some reaching in the millions) within weeks of their launch. These are the developers behind award-winning apps such as Overkill 2, Cannon Crasha, Boom Boom Hamster Golf, Fling Theory, Survival Race, Memorylage, Toy Store Delivery, and Sudoku Quest. One trait ALL these successful developers share is their support for the PreApps solution that assisted in providing them with early stage traction and exposure and that positioned their apps for success. App Success Stories delivers advice on the most necessary qualities your app must have to achieve success. What You’ll Learn: ⎯ Discover the secrets of success from developers that beat the odds in iOS, Android, and Windows. ⎯ Learn marketing strategies that few developers know. ⎯ Discover the secrets to why some apps hit it big and why others don’t. ⎯ Get insights on the mobile app industry and lessons learned from the pros. ⎯ Receive a mobile marketing checklist created by the experts.
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Whether you’re a designer, a developer, or an entrepreneur, App Success Stories shares the secrets of success, from coming up with the great idea to executing it. App Success Stories takes you through a broad and diverse range of success stories from indie developers to small and midsize app development firms in iOS, Android and Windows. This nontechnical, easy-to-follow guide walks you through 8 real world examples to inspire those looking to hit it big. The following chapters provide insight on improving your chances to release a best selling app. The following developers have beat the odds and are in the top 20% of developers that have reached over 60,000 downloads (some reaching in the millions) within weeks of their launch. These are the developers behind award-winning apps such as Overkill 2, Cannon Crasha, Boom Boom Hamster Golf, Fling Theory, Survival Race, Memorylage, Toy Store Delivery, and Sudoku Quest. One trait ALL these successful developers share is their support for the PreApps solution that assisted in providing them with early stage traction and exposure and that positioned their apps for success. App Success Stories delivers advice on the most necessary qualities your app must have to achieve success. What You’ll Learn: ⎯ Discover the secrets of success from developers that beat the odds in iOS, Android, and Windows. ⎯ Learn marketing strategies that few developers know. ⎯ Discover the secrets to why some apps hit it big and why others don’t. ⎯ Get insights on the mobile app industry and lessons learned from the pros. ⎯ Receive a mobile marketing checklist created by the experts. Sean A. Casto is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of PreApps.com, the leading platform for introducing new mobile apps to users and the marketplace prior to release. Viewing the frustration in mobile from his vantage point as industry employee and app and web developer, Sean identified that problems were based on early stage traction and exposure. Sean discovered this underserved pre-release niche of the mobile market through his business experience in the industry, both as an employee and as an app and web developer himself. To provide direct insight on creating the PreApps solution and to change the way mobile app developers gain early stage traction and discoverability in the marketplace, Sean built out a powerful team of mobile experts from Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry and Admob/acq Google. Sean loves mobile and focuses his entrepreneurial innovation and passion on the app industry to successfully lead and inspire the PreApps Team.
About the author
Sean Casto, a Boston-based entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of PreApps.com, the leading platform for introducing new mobile applications to users and the marketplace prior to release. He has been a guest speaker at industry conventions for Microsoft and Samsung and has lectured at universities such as Northeastern and Harvard. He has also appeared on and been mentioned by The Washington Post, USA Today, The Boston Globe, Boston News Network, and The Associated Press. Through his work and industry experience, Casto has acquired a deep understanding of the struggles developers face and a passion to serve the growing mobile app community. He is now the Chairman & Founder of App Demo & Drinks (a mobile nonprofit) and holds an advisory position for numerous start-ups. Casto’s entrepreneurial drive ignited at the age of 15 when he began acquiring and selling dozens of web domain names. At the age of 18, Casto built his first company, Rummagers Group LLC, which developed a network of 8 entertainment-based websites and apps in gaming, music, movies, and news. Casto discovered this underserved pre-release niche of the mobile market through his business experience in the industry, both as an employee and as an app and web developer. Sean loves mobile and focuses his entrepreneurial innovation and passion on the app industry to successfully lead and inspire the PreApps Team.
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