App Business

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could make money while you sleep? App business concerns itself with conundrums like that, and more.

Just like robust software development is essential for a great app, making the right business decisions is a cornerstone of a good indie app. Strategies like choosing the a profitable business model, like the Pro upgrade or subscriptions, and doing market research.

Let’s dive in!


  • How To: Market Research for Your App Idea

    How To: Market Research for Your App Idea
    July 28 2020 in App Business, Crest App Series Market research is essential for the success of your app. In this article, I show you exactly how I researched and tested ideas for my own apps. Let's dive in!

  • Finding The Most Profitable App Business Models

    Finding The Most Profitable App Business Models
    July 23 2020 in App Business Your app's business model greatly affects how much money you make with your indie app. Which app business models fit your app best? Let's find out!

  • Get Started with the App Subscription Model

    Get Started with the App Subscription Model
    July 23 2020 in App Business The subscription-based business model is a great way to monetize your app. In this article, we're going to look at how to build such a subscription powerhouse. Let's get to it!

  • App Ideas: The X-for-Y Approach

    App Ideas: The X-for-Y Approach
    July 22 2020 in App Business What do great app ideas and The Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra have in common? They're both worth talking about! In this article, you'll learn how you can come up with great app ideas with the X-for-Y approach.

  • How Much Does It Cost to Build an App?

    How Much Does It Cost to Build an App?
    May 19 2020 in App Business How much money does it cost to build an app? In this article, we'll discuss what factors determine the cost of an iOS app development project and how you can get a good price for your app – whether you're buying or selling.

  • Should You Build an App Yourself or Outsource It?

    Should You Build an App Yourself or Outsource It?
    January 19 2020 in App Business You've got an app idea that you want to publish in the App Store. But... you don't know how to code iOS apps. Should you learn to code, or outsource to another developer? That's what we're going to discuss in this article.

  • How To Build a Profitable App with a Pro Upgrade

    How To Build a Profitable App with a Pro Upgrade
    January 11 2020 in App Business, Crest App Series In this article, we're going to look at a trend in the App Store economy: prosumers. We'll discuss how you can benefit from this consumer-to-professional shift, and how you can build apps for the prosumer niche. Let's make a profit!

  • How To Launch Your App

    How To Launch Your App
    August 20 2019 in App Business Got an app idea? Awesome! Learn how to launch your app in the App Store, even if you don't have any coding experience. Get from idea to launch with these 9 steps!

  • How To Build Apps for Enterprise and B2B

    How To Build Apps for Enterprise and B2B
    July 10 2019 in App Business Building apps for enterprise and B2B is the next app boom. Apps usage in the workplace has increased, and it's slated to grow even more. How can you benefit from this new app economy?

  • How To Become A Remote Developer

    How To Become A Remote Developer
    July 20 2018 in App Business Can you publish apps in the App Store, while sipping from Mai Tai's on a pearl white beach? Sure you can! In this article I'll walk you through my recipe for going remote, how to find out if it suits you and how to make a living as a location-independent iOS developer.

  • How I Built A Wolfenstein 3D Mod (2006)

    How I Built A Wolfenstein 3D Mod (2006)
    August 30 2017 in App Business When I was 16 years old I built a modification – a "mod" – for Wolfenstein 3D. It was awesome! Thanks to modding Wolf3D, and an awesome community of coders, I now value building projects so much. Here's how it started...

  • How Do App Makers Become Rich in a Year, Month, Week or Overnight?

    How Do App Makers Become Rich in a Year, Month, Week or Overnight?
    September 22 2014 in App Business, App Marketing We all know the stories. A 12-year old makes an app and it becomes a success overnight. An unknown indie game developer becomes world-famous in a matter of hours and makes millions. How do they do it? What makes an App Maker successful and more important: how do you get rich fast making apps?

Reinder de Vries

Hi, I'm Reinder.
I help developers play with code.

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