In previous posts we have been discussing how easy it is to take your own ideas, find a developer and begin bringing it to life. This is most certainly the most common method I utilise within all of my mobile applications, however recently I have been intrigued by speeding up development with completed app products.
Enter Chupa - The Market Place for Mobile App Components
In recent months, I have acquired the source code for 3 mobile apps via the Chupa website. In most cases these have been full applications that simply require a change of the graphical assets before they can be distributed onto the store under your account. This relatively easy process, makes it possible to launch an app for a limited price. Here are a couple of the apps I have secured using this marketplace.
The source code for this app was purchased for $99.99. My intention for the code was to utilise it as a component inside of an upcoming mobile app which is going to include a task manager feature, however given the minimal expense I decided to release it as an independent app called ‘Easy Task Tracker’. Before release I simply modified the icon and came up with a new suitable name that would compliment that rest of my apps. Although I make Easy Task Tracker a FREE app, its the amount of downloads and redirects to my other apps that Im interested within.
The following app was purchased for $110 with the full intention of reselling it within a number of months. As a result the app is listed as FREE with it receiving thousands of downloads.
This app was bought for $40 and listed without any changed to the icon or design scheme, all I had to do was change the app name and it was ready for action. To put it simply this app has been designed to compliment one of my existing apps ‘CurrencyPal’, with both apps becoming a package that will be sold via Apptopia.com in a few months time.
So as you can see, it is most certainly possible to fast track your development with the purchase of acquisition of source code. With a relatively low price of entry, you can get your app portfolio started and begin attracting customers. The apps can be sold for profit, or used to direct customers to your paid products.