I got an idea for an easy to use app for a niche market. At least I thought it was going to be a niche market. It turns out that there are a lot more people interested in the solution I put in my app than I thought there ever would be. Most apps seem to do extraordinary things. I found one that tweaks photos I take with my smartphone making them into showpieces. Now that app is actually free so how do I compete and earn money with my app? I added mobile banner advertising to my free to download app to help me earn a little bit. I wasn’t expecting much, but that is because I was not expecting so many people to actually download and use the app!
There are probably volumes of information out there telling you what you need to have in order to make an app people will like. If you are going to serve a niche market with your application, you can pretty much ignore everything the mega app makers are touting. You are making the app to serve a purpose even though it is for a small market. I underestimated just how many people would appreciate the app I made. (more…)