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Paid Apps that Pay Off: $150,000 in a Month

We all know the Android Market’s bad rap: developers make money on paid apps. Rovio said so. Larva Labs said so. Even Google said so recently, saying that the number of paid app purchases are not increasing as they should with the increases in use of Android in general. So it must be true, right? Developers trying to make a buck on Android should just monetize with ads?

Well, maybe not. Certainly, it’s worth pointing out that there are counter-examples to the conventional wisdom, examples of developers whose paid apps have generated a decent chunk of revenue. This series of posts will look at a few examples, including one developer who brought in more than $150,000 in revenue in less than a month from a single app.

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Android Market – New Countries

After allowing developers from more countries to sell apps, Google said that they would give access to paid apps to users from more countries. Well, it happened yesterday, now paid apps are

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Paid Apps soon available in More Countries

As you might know, you can buy Paid apps in the Market only if you are located in a country from a list of only the few available. Well, the

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Take the Paid App Pledge!

Android users get a bad rap. They say we expect apps to be free, that we won’t pay for apps like users of other platforms will, and that consequently it’s

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Is Something Happening to Your Android Market?

I’m thinking that something is brewing on Android market.  Yesterday afternoon I noticed that order of many apps in the “Productivity” category had changed drastically.  The last I checked, at

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Android Market Doubles to 20,000 Apps in 5 Months

The Android Market has doubled its size over the last five month, going from 10,000 to 20,000 apps.  According to Androlib, the number of apps hit the milestone earlier today

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Android Application Top 10 Countdown – Week Ending 11/14/2009

Along with the LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ESPN and AndroidGuys my day starts with a quick glance at “Top of the day” on www.Androlib.com. I regularly find applications I

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Microsoft adCenter Within Android Apps: A Cautionary Tale

It’s a tough decision for developers to make – Do you charge for your app or do you embed advertisements instead, hoping for clicks?  If you’re considering writing your own

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Even T-Mobile Thinks the Android Market Needs Better Filters

Cole Brodman, T-Mobile’s CTO, thinks the Android Market could use a little help on the filter and search side of things. Pointing to YouTube as an example of how things

App Reviews

App Review: a2b (VIDEO)

Join us today as John takes a look at a2b, by Froogloid.  John really likes the app , calling it very complete.  Judging by the video below, a2b responds very

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Android Around the World: Paid Apps Have Arrived in UK

By the time many of you read this, G1 owners in the UK will have already started downloading their first paid apps from the Android Market.  This is great news

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Enhanced Version of CallerID by WhitePages Released into the Wild

One of the first major name releases in the Android Market, Caller ID by White Pages, has been given an overhaul with all new features.  Features like reverse lookup and

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Android Market Now Accepting Priced Applications

Looks like the Wall Street Journal got it right.  The Android Market is now accepting priced applications with availability starting next week. According to the official Android Developers Blog, Google

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Android Market to see Paid Apps Within a Week? Why Not?

Yesterday was relatively quite day in the land of Android, save for one small mention in a Wall Street Journal article. Hiding at the very end of a piece called

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Android Market to Allow for Paid Apps and Geo-Based Targeting Soon

It’s going to be an interesting first quarter for the Android Market.  It won’t be long until paid apps start showing up for people to download.  An email made its