Last time, I profiled three case studies about the first apps I’m developing.
At the end of the post I asked a simple question:
“Do you want to learn more about mobile app development?”
The response was overwhelming. Over 80% of the respondents said they wanted to learn more about this topic.
I consider myself to be a beginner on the apps market. I’m confident I’ll figure it out eventually. For now though, I don’t think it would be fair to post additional content – UNTIL I’m sure I know what I’m talking about.
With that said, I’ve done my homework on this subject. I’ve discovered lots of excellent websites and a few blogs that provide top-notch information to anyone who wants to jump into the wonderful world of mobile app development.
Today I’d like to talk about four of these blogs and explain why you should start reading them today…
[title color=”green-vibrant” align=”scmgccenter” font=”verdana” style=”normal” size=”scmgc-2em”]#1 – Blue Cloud Solutions[/title]
Blue Cloud Solutions is run by Carter Thomas who has over 45 iPhone apps and is quickly building more.
Carter is a great example of someone who gives away a ton of valuable information about mobile app development. (He even did a great post here about how affiliate marketing will evolve into app advertising.)
What I love most is his transparency. Carter provides specific examples of what he’s doing with his business – Both the mistakes and the breakthroughs.
My favorite article is where he talks about how to maximize your mobile apps earnings. Here he recommends the RevMob.com advertising network. I have a feeling that this single suggestion will be a game-changer to my budding mobile app business.
Go check out Carter’s blog and be sure to download his free report – 4 Hour Apps.
[title color=”green-vibrant” align=”scmgccenter” font=”verdana” style=”normal” size=”scmgc-2em”]#2 – App Clover[/title]
App Clover goes beyond the standard blog – It provides a community where mobile app developers can meet and share ideas.
With over 20 expert contributors there’s a ton of valuable content to be found here. I’m talking about 170+ articles.
What makes this site great is it provides a collection of ideas from different app experts. You’re not just getting one person’s opinion. Instead you’re gaining the knowledge of dozens of people – All who are on the cutting-edge of what’s working right now.
Go check out App Clover and grab a free copy of their Appreneur Magazine.
[title color=”green-vibrant” align=”scmgccenter” font=”arial” style=”normal” size=”scmgc-2em”]#3 – Trey Smith Blog[/title]
Trey Smith Blog is similar to Carter’s because he’s not afraid to show some transparency with his mobile app development business.
What I like about Trey’s blog is he adds personality and humor to a topic that is often very boring.
Recently he wrote a post about how to find a good programmer. This is seriously the best thing I’ve ever read about the app hiring process. It’s a must read!
[title color=”green-vibrant” align=”scmgccenter” font=”verdana” style=”normal” size=”scmgc-2em”]#4 – Mobile App Tycoon[/title]
Mobile App Tycoon is run by a 16 year-old named Thomas Strock. Here he chronicles his journey towards building a mobile app empire.
I included his site in this list because it provides a different perspective on the mobile app development process. Thomas doesn’t talk about all the money he makes. Instead he shows what it’s like to start an app business from scratch. He even includes a monthly report with real download and earning numbers.
So take a look at Thomas’s site and grab a copy of his free report: Killer App Ideas.
[title color=”green-vibrant” align=”scmgccenter” font=”verdana” style=”normal” size=”scmgc-2em”]What About YOUR Apps, Steve?[/title]
I’m working hard at developing my apps. My current monetization strategy didn’t work. So I’m in the middle of switching everything over to the RevMob.com revenue model. Plus, my 3rd and 4th apps are in the Apple store waiting to be reviewed. They should be out in a week or so. And finally, I’m developing a few more in the next couple of months.
Like I said at the start of this post, I’m not going to talk about mobile app development until I’m confident that I’m providing valuable information. It would be irresponsible to do otherwise.
Till then, I recommend you check out these four blogs and dive into their excellent content!Take Action. Get Results.