5 Tips to Help Your App Make More Money

Often we are asked how apps can make money on the app store. I have complied a list of 5 tips that will help your app make more money on the app stores: 1. Positioning & Marketing Marketing is a very important component to apps making money and often overlooked.  There are over a billion

Making Money on the App Store

In the early days of the App Store it was easy for developers to enter the market and make a lot of money with a paid app. There were many iPhone users and apps were hot and nearly anyone who made an app made at least a small fortune. Thus began the craze where everyone

Seeking Inspiration for Design

One of the most exciting things about our business, (aside from the cool apps we build!), is when we get to meet new clients and learn about their business.  From this first discussion we hear develop mobile app ideas that can enhance their business and give some sort of value-add to their clients.  Once we

Is Mobile Web Finally Dead?

“Is mobile web finally dead?” This question has been discussed for years. In terms of user preference, apps have won out as 85% of users prefer an app over a mobile website. But is mobile web truly dead right now? The answer depends on the demographics of your users – or more specifically, their phones

ROI – There’s an App for That, Part One: Apps that Generate Revenue

As you would imagine, every company that inquires about a mobile application wants to know the ROI. Of course, they want to earn revenues to pay off the development of the app. Well, there is much more to apps than revenue! Mobile apps can be divided into three main categories: * Apps that generate revenue * Apps

Why Smaller Tablets and Larger Phones Need Apps

  During my presentation at the CANHEIT (Canada Higher Education IT) conference last year, a gentleman asked me something along the lines of, “what about app development for tablets? Do you need to create a new app, or can you just blow up the smartphone version?” I explained how the use case is often different

How to Earn Revenue with Mobile Apps

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but there’s an app for that! I don’t even have to say it, but I will anyways – profit is the end goal of getting a mobile app for your organization. Organizations can earn revenues indirectly through enhanced recruitment and/or retention, or directly by charging customers in one way or

Postcards from Apple WWDC

CollegeMobile Software Developer, Alan Yeung, attended the 2012 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).  WWDC gives developers an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X. Developers learn and are inspired by more than 100 sessions led by Apple engineers.  Developers also have access to help directly from Apple experts through an extensive set

What is Open Data?

CollegeMobile is proud to host a forum in Saskatoon entitled: An Open Discussion About Open Data on May 23. We’ve got a number of Saskatoon city managers coming, and are hoping that the development community will respond with insightful and constructive ideas. I’m writing this from the perspective of a developer, and I’m operating from the standpoint of