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    How to start a mobile App store.

    I am thinking of starting a mobile app store.

    but i am at ground zero can anyone guide me on how i can start and proceed forward on this.

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    Well you would need a platform,on what would your apps run ?
    Is there competition ?
    Would you make the apps or do you have developers who are interested in making apps for your store ?
    Just the first questions that came to mind when I read your post.

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    My first thought is that you will have a very difficult time selling mobile apps from unknown developers unless you have a source for the most popular apps that users are already familiar with.
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    apps mostly for java based handset with addition of android or iphone apps at a later stage.

    competition includes getjar as the largest one.

    thinking of developing something which is Zedge.net + getjar combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anantshri View Post
    apps mostly for java based handset with addition of android or iphone apps at a later stage.

    competition includes getjar as the largest one.

    thinking of developing something which is Zedge.net + getjar combined.
    you are reffering to apps for so called dumb phones...you have a lot of limitations for those platforms...like your apps would have to be free in order to be popular and they should not require a internet connection,and also work on as many devices as possible (can be a pain in the ass)
    But there is a tiny market for that,for example. a good offline dict. would be a nice thing and things like that,but not the ideal business model if you ask me,too many complications,you would have to create a market for yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxtoni View Post
    you are reffering to apps for so called dumb phones...you have a lot of limitations for those platforms...like your apps would have to be free in order to be popular and they should not require a internet connection,and also work on as many devices as possible (can be a pain in the ass)
    But there is a tiny market for that,for example. a good offline dict. would be a nice thing and things like that,but not the ideal business model if you ask me,too many complications,you would have to create a market for yourself

    well another side of the coin i am not targeting small no of high end phones but trying to target large number of low end phones which are now available to most of the people.


    Note : I belong to India where smart phones are still considered luxury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anantshri View Post
    well another side of the coin i am not targeting small no of high end phones but trying to target large number of low end phones which are now available to most of the people.


    Note : I belong to India where smart phones are still considered luxury.
    I do understand your point,and yes,smartphones are far from the majority of cell phones,but you should keep in mind that the apps will always be somewhat of a low quality and the functionality is very limited.
    For example I use a k800i as my cell phone,just for calling and texting,but I use a iPod Touch for Email,Calendar,Notes etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxtoni View Post
    I do understand your point,and yes,smartphones are far from the majority of cell phones,but you should keep in mind that the apps will always be somewhat of a low quality and the functionality is very limited.
    For example I use a k800i as my cell phone,just for calling and texting,but I use a iPod Touch for Email,Calendar,Notes etc.

    thanks for the info.

    i will definitely keep this in mind.

    another thing that i plan to mix match is provide a sleek way to get wallpapers, screensavers, gif, themes etc coz that is something i can provide a lot quickly.

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    No problem,just keep in mind to keep the apps avaliable for as many phones as possible and try not to make them internet dependent

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    Good luck with this,I'm sure its gonna take a lot of work

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