Saturday, April 3, 2010

Can Money Be Made From Android Apps?

In the near future I'm going to release Speaker Phone on the Android Market and will be making it available for free so I'm not going to profit from that but ultimately I'd like to make my living from writing Android Apps. I decided to search through the Market Place's most popular Applications and I think I only found one paid App in the whole list, MyBackup Pro to give it a plug. Everything else was free. Getting things for free feels nice but does it affect the whole community? Surely its going to put off professional developers if there is little to be made from the community and this may lead to poor quality applications. The Market Place needs a health mix of amateur and professional developers. The professional developers should be producing robust quality applications and giving something for the amateur developers to aspire to as they develop their careers.

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