THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING AN APP-BASED BUSINESS - NOW REVISED AND UPDATED FOR 2017 'A must read for anyone who wants to start a mobile app business' Riccardo Zacconi, founder and CEO King Digital (maker of Candy Crush Saga) 'A fascinating deep dive into the world of billion-dollar apps. Essential reading for anyone trying to build the next must-have app' Michael Acton Smith, Founder and CEO, Mind Candy Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success. Berkowski draws exclusively on the inside stories of the billion-dollar app club members, including Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Candy Crush and Uber to provide all the information you need to create your own spectacularly successful mobile business. He guides you through each step, from an idea scribbled on the back of an envelope, through to finding a cofounder, building a team, attracting (and keeping) millions of users, all the way through to juggling the pressures of being CEO of a billion-dollar company (and still staying ahead of the competition). If you've ever dreamed of quitting your nine to five job to launch your own company, you're a gifted developer, seasoned entrepreneur or just intrigued by mobile technology, How to Build a Billion Dollar App will show you what it really takes to create your own billion-dollar, mobile business.
An accessible, step-by-step guide to building an app-based business—essential reading for anyone who has an idea for an app, but is unsure of where to start Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact, and travel, and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. InHow to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski—one of the minds behind the internationally successful taxi hailing app Hailo—gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success. Berkowski draws exclusively on the inside stories of the billion-dollar app club members, including Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Candy Crush, Square, Viber, Clash of Clans, Angry Birds, Uber, and Flipboard to provide all the information you need to create your own spectacularly successful mobile business. He guides you through each step, from an idea scribbled on the back of an envelope, through to finding a cofounder, building a team, attracting (and keeping) millions of users, all the way through to juggling the pressures of being CEO of a billion-dollar company (and still staying ahead of the competition). If you've ever dreamed of quitting your nine to five job to launch your own company or you're a gifted developer, seasoned entrepreneur, or just intrigued by mobile technology, How to Build a Billion Dollar App will show you what itreally takes to create your own billion-dollar, mobile business.
'A must read for anyone who wants to start a mobile app business' Riccardo Zacconi, founder and CEO King Digital (maker of Candy Crush Saga) 'A fascinating deep dive into the world of billion-dollar apps. Essential reading for anyone trying to build the next must-have app' Michael Acton Smith, Founder and CEO, Mind Candy THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING AN APP-BASED BUSINESS - NOW REVISED AND UPDATED Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success. Berkowski draws exclusively on the inside stories of the billion-dollar app club members, including Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Candy Crush and Uber to provide all the information you need to create your own spectacularly successful mobile business. He guides you through each step, from an idea scribbled on the back of an envelope, through to finding a cofounder, building a team, attracting (and keeping) millions of users, all the way through to juggling the pressures of being CEO of a billion-dollar company (and still staying ahead of the competition). If you've ever dreamed of quitting your nine to five job to launch your own company, you're a gifted developer, seasoned entrepreneur or just intrigued by mobile technology, How to Build a Billion Dollar App will show you what it really takes to create your own billion-dollar, mobile business.
George Berkowski, serial entrepreneur and one of the minds behind the internationally successful taxi hailing app Hailo, is the expert on mobile apps. In this free digital ebook companion to How To Build a Billion Dollar App, he includes an outline of the entire book and the chapters from step 1 of the journey, 'Building and Founding a Team', 'Validating Your Product' and 'Raising Seed Funding'. Through his experience, research and insights, readers will receive the beginning they need to start creating their very own Billion Dollar app!
"In the grand tradition of Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires (2009)... an engaging look into a fascinating subculture of millions." —Booklist "Breezy...How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars ably if uncritically chronicles the short history of a young company catering to young users, with a young chief executive, and reveals, intentionally or not, the limitations that come with that combination." —Wall Street Journal The improbable and exhilarating story of the rise of Snapchat from a frat boy fantasy to a multi-billion dollar internet unicorn that has dramatically changed the way we communicate. In 2013 Evan Spiegel, the brash CEO of the social network Snapchat, and his co-founder Bobby Murphy stunned the press when they walked away from a three-billion-dollar offer from Facebook: how could an app teenagers use to text dirty photos dream of a higher valuation? Was this hubris, or genius? In How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars, tech journalist Billy Gallagher takes us inside the rise of one of Silicon Valley's hottest start-ups. Snapchat developed from a simple wish for disappearing pictures as Stanford junior Reggie Brown nursed regrets about photos he had sent. After an epic feud between best friends, Brown lost his stake in the company, while Spiegel has gone on to make a name for himself as a visionary—if ruthless—CEO worth billions, linked to celebrities like Taylor Swift and his wife, Miranda Kerr. A fellow Stanford undergrad and fraternity brother of the company’s founding trio, Gallagher has covered Snapchat from the start. He brings unique access to a company Bloomberg Business called “a cipher in the Silicon Valley technology community.” Gallagher offers insight into challenges Snapchat faces as it transitions from a playful app to one of the tech industry’s preeminent public companies. In the tradition of great business narratives, How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars offers the definitive account of a company whose goal is no less than to remake the future of entertainment.
Explains how to design, create, and market a successful application across any mobile platform, including iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry.
Whether you're just starting out or already a Fortune 500 giant, App Secrets is for you. App Secrets will show you how to: - Turn Your App Idea into a Million-Dollar Reality - Build Your App Business from the Ground Up and Love What You Do - Escape Your 9-to-5 Job and Live the Life of Your Dreams - Impact the Lives of Millions Across the World - And Lots More... All of the most successful apps, including Candy Crush, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, and Snapchat incorporate the same fundamental traits. These elements are made easy to understand in what Sean Casto calls "App Secrets," to drive breakout success and achieve explosive growth. App Secrets uncovers how you can use these same strategies that today's fastest growing apps use to create your own Million Dollar or even a Billion Dollar app. You'll discover why some die and others succeed so you can avoid big mistakes and develop big winners. You will learn, step-by-step, highly successful methodologies, including: "Skyrocket Downloads Method" - Discover how apps DOUBLE, TRIPLE, or even 10X downloads through strategic organic marketing initiatives. This same method mastered by Flyp and TagFi can turn an app into a global phenomenon. "Viral App Blueprint"- Learn the specific blueprint of how today's smartest apps like Pokemon Go and Uber go viral and become instantly adopted by Millions. "Addiction Framework" - Discover the framework championed by Candy Crush and Snapchat to get people addicted to using your app every day, and making it indispensable.
Learn to build apps from scratch without any programming experience! Do you have a great idea for an app but have no idea where to begin? Then this is the book for you. Even if you have no programming experience, this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide teaches you exactly what you need to know to bring your app idea to life without a lot of cash or coding. Packed with tips and tricks to get you started, this book shows you - start to finish - how to take your idea and turn it into a fully working, functional app. Walks you through getting started, designing your app, and developing your idea Helps you launch your app and then promote it Reassures you that no programming experience is needed in order to create a fully functional app Idea to iPhone is an easy-to-read book that shows you how to get your idea from your head to the iTunes store!
With the app market exploding, app designers will need a solid how-to guide to help them start their home-based business. This book will guide the reader through all the steps from design to marketing.
We’ve all been told that nice girls don’t get the corner office. And they certainly don’t strike out on their own to start a million-dollar company. . . Fortunately, we all know better. As the head of the highly successful SBTV.com (Small Business Television), author Susan Solovic is an authority on making money and building a thriving business. Now inThe Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business, she shows women how to gain the confidence and knowledge they need to become successful entrepreneurs. Featuring interviews with daring, powerhouse women like Gayle Martz, President & CEO, Sherpa’s Pet Training Company, and Taryn Rose of Taryn Rose International, Solovic offers frank advice and hard-won lessons including:• Taking emotions out of the workplace. Make business decisions based on what is best for the company, not on your personal feelings.• Thinking big and bold. Believe that you can be successful and be willing to announce your intentions to the world.• Managing for growth. Hire the right people and discover the best ways to keep them.• Never being afraid to take a chance. Boost profits by taking financial risks.Inspiring and and unflinching, The Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Businessshows women that not only do they have the power to earn more money and control their financial destinies—they deserve to.
Expert advice on how to succeed in the mobile market! Experts estimate that mobile app revenues will nearly quadruple over the next few years, but for many business owners and entrepreneurs, figuring out how to affordably create and market an app is a daunting challenge. But it doesn't have to be! With The Everything Guide to Mobile Apps, you'll learn all you need to know about creating a mobile app without breaking the bank account. In this book, you'll discover: What to consider when developing an app Which format best fits your needs and budget How to stand out in the app market The benefits of including apps in a marketing strategy How creating an app can improve business revenue From the development stage to marketing and beyond, The Everything Guide to Mobile Apps will help you develop an app that attracts more customers and boosts your business's revenue.
It is easy to dream up mobile app ideas, but very difficult to uncover and select apps that will provide the most value to your business. The Billion Dollar Apps (BDA) process will help your business identify the mobile app concepts capable of producing the highest Return on App (ROA) in the least amount of time.
How to Build a Billion Dollar Company from Scratch is the story of how Harry E. Figgie Jr. took a struggling $23 million sprinkler company and turned it into a $1.3 billion diversified corporation. As this Entrepreneurial Handbook demonstrates, the principles he used have never gone out of style, and are being used today to create another diversified enterprise.
Launching a business may seem like no easy task. It can seem completely bewildering, overwhelming, almost impossible. Where do you even start? And once you start, what do you do next? With this remarkable book, the impossible is possible. If you have an idea, a spark of a dream, but you're stalling on how to make it a reality, then this book will show you how to do so--one day at a time. There are so many young, hungry entrepreneurs in this world waiting for their big break. The simple secret that most of them haven't discovered is that while they have an insatiable appetite to perfect their idea or product before launching, the real progress only comes one way: by doing the work. A goal without a detailed plan is just a dream, one that will probably turn into a nightmare. This process will help you define your goals and create a plan to see them to fruition. Rick's philosophy for business is quite simple: granular changes every day--hitting singles instead of finding yourself at home plate, in the bottom of the ninth, with two outs and the do-or- die pressure to hit a grand slam. This book is a start-up boot camp. Should you choose to accept this mission, you will spend the next thirty days jump-starting your business. Are you willing to take massive action, ready to make mistakes, fail forward fast, and start taking control of your own life? If so, it's thirty days - let's do this!
How can you make your iPad or iPhone app stand out in the highly competitive App Store? While many books simply explore the technical aspects of iPad and iPhone app design and development, App Savvy also focuses on the business, product, and marketing elements critical to pursuing, completing, and selling your app -- the ingredients for turning a great idea into a genuinely successful product. Whether you're a designer, developer, entrepreneur, or just someone with a unique idea, App Savvy explains every step in the process, with guidelines for planning a solid concept, engaging customers early and often, developing your app, and launching it with a bang. Author Ken Yarmosh details a proven process for developing successful apps, and presents numerous interviews with the App Store's most prominent publishers. Learn about the App Store and how Apple's mobile devices function Follow guidelines for vetting and researching app ideas Validate your ideas with customers -- and create an app they’ll be passionate about Assemble your development team, understand costs, and establish a workable process Build your marketing plan while you develop your application Test your working app extensively before submitting it to the App Store Assess your app's performance and keep potential buyers engaged and enthusiastic
The goal of this book is simple: to provide inspiration to others, so they can build a solid business and grow it into a billion-dollar company. Just as Richard Scrushy took this idea and turned it into a real, tangible product, his book shows you how to take your big idea and turn it into a real, profitable venture. It begins with a dream that you can only pursue by overcoming the fear of the unknown-obstacles, failures, humiliations-whatever form they may take, they can no longer stand in your way. Let Scrushy inspire and encourage you to take that first leap of faith. From there, it is a matter of making the math work, finding the money to get the ball rolling, building the management team, and taking your idea all the way to the top. Scrushy will show you what has worked for him in his two decades of experience, and he will help you avoid the same mistakes he made so that you can overcome obstacles on your climb to the top. With Scrushy as your guide, you're sure to enjoy and learn from his life experience while building your own billion-dollar company.
“The future belongs to those who see the possibilities before they become obvious... This is the most exciting time ever to be part of the business world.” Throughout history, there are some events that stand out as so groundbreaking that they completely change life as we know it. The Apollo moon landing of 1961 was one of those events—the invention of the Apple personal computer was another. In this book, John Sculley—former CEO of both Pepsi and Apple—claims we are in an era that is giving birth to numerous groundbreaking events and inventions—moonshots—that will change the way we live and work for generations to come. The time is ripe, according to Sculley, for a new breed of innovative entrepreneurs to build businesses across industries that will bring in billions of dollars—while changing people’s lives for the better. And in this book, he’ll show you how to do it. Moonshot! lays out a roadmap for building a truly transformative business, beginning with a can’t-fail concept and drawing on clear examples from companies who’ve done innovation right.
”This book is your chance to learn from others’ mistakes.”-- Entrepreneur In the 1960s, IBM CEO Tom Watson called an executive into his office after his venture lost $10 million. The man assumed he was being fired. Watson told him, “Fired? Hell, I spent $10 million educating you. I just want to be sure you learned the right lessons.” There are thousands of books about successful companies but virtually none about the lessons to be learned from those that crash and burn. Now Paul Carroll and Chunka Mui draw on research into more than 750 flameouts to reveal the seven biggest reasons for business failure.
"Technology-enabled businesses offer one of today's best available means to creating wealth, and the successful application of technology increasingly separates an industry's winners from its losers. Even better, while a decade ago the barriers to creating a technology-enabled business required a pole vault, they've lowered to where a determined step in the right direction is enough to get started.There are many important things prospective entrepreneurs and business enterprises need to know to avoid common pitfalls in the fast-paced world of high tech business. This book provides these practical checklists and frameworks that business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals can apply to any web 2.0 business idea, whether they are developing software and products or beginning a technology-enabled business. The book includes valuable insights on How do you prepare yourself or your company for successful systems implementation? How do you develop a best-practice user interface for your/your company's system? What are some of the most common disconnects between engineers and business people and how can you avoid them? What are the core functional roles in a technology-enabled business and what skills sets do they require? How do you identify worthwhile partnerships and invest in them enough to make them successful? "--
Do you have an idea for a mobile app that you want to bring to life? From Bobby Gill and Jordan Gurrieri, the creators of the popular app entrepreneurship blog 'Idea To Appster', comes 'Appsters: A Beginner's Guide to App Entrepreneurship'. You don't need to be a programmer or technical wizard to create a successful app business, Appsters will show you how. Using their first hand experience launching multiple successful mobile apps, along with interviews conducted with other successful app entrepreneurs, Bobby and Jordan give you an easy-to-understand and comprehensive look at everything you need to know to take your idea and turn it into a successful app business. Written for a non-technical audience, Appsters breaks through the technical jargon to give you a plain-spoken, entertaining and end-to-end understanding of app entrepreneurship. From designing engaging user experiences, to choosing the right mobile platform, to effective marketing and promotion, follow along as Bobby and Jordan go step-by-step through the entire process of designing, building and releasing a mobile app for the iPhone from scratch. Appsters is a must have guide for the aspiring app entrepreneur. With Appsters you'll learn: What separates the great money making apps from the rest of the pack. How to design beautiful apps that users will love to use and tell their friends about. How to use paid-downloads, 'freemium' functionality and advertising to monetize your app from day 1. How to manage the app development process from managing off-shore development teams to finding the right engineers to work on your app. The secrets to marketing your app. Learn how successful app entrepreneurs use press releases, web sites, and social media to help their apps go viral and get thousands of downloads within a few weeks.

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