If you are currently creating apps or if you are thinking about becoming an app designer, I have some interesting news you might want to consider about communication apps…

Communication Apps

According to a recent study from eMarketer, US college students are relying on mobile apps to communicate with friends and family.

Of all the demographics, US college students are the most likely to own and use smartphones.

Communication Apps Are Hot

According to researchers at DigitalMediaIX, the most used category of apps among college students are communication apps, followed closely by social media apps.

What does this mean to you?

As big media and gaming companies jump into the mobile apps business, you might want to consider designing and outsourcing communications apps and social apps.

What’s the most popular smartphone amongst college students?

If you guessed that it’s the iPhone, you’re right.

A full 515 of those surveyed reported that they use an iPhone, which is good news for you if you are developing for the App Store.

Perhaps the best news is that 71% of those surveyed said they are willing to purchase these apps (ahead of music even).

Here’s What to Do Next

So, consider communications and social apps and sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar today and you’ll be the first to know when a new mobile app creation course or app building software is released.

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One of the challenges of building your mobile app business is getting people to download your app, which will start to increase your position in the App Store.

In App Empire, Chad Mureta teaches a number of ways that you can increase the visibility of your app within the app store, which leads to more downloads and eventually leads to increasing your ranking within the app store.

The higher your rank, the more people that will see your app.

Another strategy is to build a network of apps that you use to cross-promote your apps or to tap into the app network that your fellow app developers have already created.

But, here’s the big question…

What Can You Do to Promote Your App Outside of the App Store?

There are number things you can do to promote your app outside the App Store to make people aware of your app so that they’ll go and download.

One of the things you can do is create a website for your app and then drive traffic to that website, which will have a link to the App Store where users can download your app.

One new strategy that I haven’t seen publicized much is to use the viral power of Facebook to promote your app.

Tap Into the Power of Earned Media to Promote Your App on Facebook

Review Engine ROIWith the release of the new Facebook app called Review Engine ROI, it’s easier than ever to ask the users of your app to rate your app and to write a testimonial.

Here’s the masterstroke of genius behind Review Engine ROI – positive reviews are shared on the reviewer’s Facebook wall and they are collected on a special page on your Apps Facebook Fan Page.

That means the users of your app will essentially be sharing and recommending your app to their friends and family who see the review on their wall.

According to Nielsen’s recent Trust In Advertising Survey of more than 28,000 respondents, 92% said they trust the reviews and recommendations of friends and family above all other forms of advertising.

That means you can use tools like Facebook and Review Engine ROI to harness the most powerful form of advertising on the most powerful social network in the world to drive more traffic to your mobile app.

That’s pretty cool.

Click here to find out more about Review Engine ROI and think about how you can use it to promote your mobile apps.


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So, you want to create an iPhone app but you’re not a programmer or graphic designer.

What do you do?

In a minute, I’ll tell you what two friends did to build their own highly-profitable app business.  Here’s a little excerpt of where these guys have been featured:

But first, let’s talk about how you can build your own apps.

Should You Code Your Own Apps?

You could learn how to program the apps yourself.  The problem with this approach is that it could take years before your skilled enough to build high-quality apps,  and by then, the market will probably pass you by.

Of course, you’d have a great skill, but you probably won’t have an app empire you can call your own.

Here’s an interesting fact you may not be aware of – a lot of app programmers who decide to build app businesses end up either finding outsourcers or hiring an in-house team.


Because they quickly realize that they need to focus on running their app business while their programmers develop more than one app at a time (or maintain the apps they already  have in the App Store).

Is There a Better Way to Build Your Apps?

Free the AppsLet me share a little story with you about Quoc Bul and Michael Moon, the two guys behind Free the Apps!.

These guys were working corporate jobs that were paying them decent money, but they weren’t happy with the way their lives were going.  They wanted to do more than just make somebody else rich while they watched the years pass them by.

They made a decision to do something about it.

That’s really the beginning, isn’t it.  You have to make a decision, otherwise you’re just stuck in neutral hoping things will change.

Quoc and Mike decided that they were going to start building iPhone apps, but there was just one minor problem.

They didn’t know how to program apps and they weren’t graphic designers.

Small problem, right?

Like any good entrepreneurs, they decided that they wouldn’t let minor details and problems slow them down or deter them from their dreams of escaping from corporate America.

So, they outsourced their apps.

They found iOS programmers and graphic designers that were already making apps and they hired them to build their apps for them.

They had a good idea, so they found a way.

Free the Apps App Creation System

Here’s what happened as a result…

They built an app business that does over $800,000 a year.

Now, Mike and Quoc have 22 apps that have been downloaded over 30 million times.

Just think of the opportunity they would have missed if they let themselves be stopped when they realized they didn’t have 10,000 hours to master Objective C and Adobe CS5 so they could make their own apps.

They’d still be stuck in their corporate jobs instead of loving life like they are now.

So, why am I telling you this story?

Because even though they are successful now, Mike and Quoc know that figuring out how to outsource and how to protect their ideas was still a time consuming process filled with mistakes and mis-steps along the way.

And like most successful entrepreneurs, they now feel obligated to give something back.

They’ve created a downloadable book called, How to Make iPhone Apps with No Programming Experience that will teach you exactly what they did (and more importantly, what not to do), so you can start creating your own iPhone apps and Android apps.

If you didn’t pick up App Empire, you may want to get this while it’s still available.

They’re even including some of the source code they had developed for their own apps to give you a jump start in your own app business.

Click here to check it  out.

We’ll that’s it for today – I hope you’re getting a clearer picture now of how you can create iPhone apps with zero programming skills.


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SkyBuilder ReviewsUPDATE: I’ve included a link below with a $1 trial-offer to SkyBuilder so you can try it today before it closes tonight (yellow button).

Greg Jacobs, the creator of of the app-building software, SkyBuilder, just sent out an email…

He’s announcing that they have sold so many copies of the software that he will be closing the doors to new members on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at 12pm midnight at PST.

I’ll save you a little time with the time zone – here’s how long you have left if you are thinking about using this software to build iPhone apps or to build Android apps either for yourself or for local businesses:

[ujicountdown id=”App Empire 1″ expire=”2012/07/22 23:59″]

If you plan to build apps for yourself, you can monetize them using Google’s AdMob advertising platform – it’s integrated with SkyBuilder and AdMob now allows you to take advantage of other advertising networks as well so you can make sure you are showing ads as often as possible (which increases your chances of making more ad revenue (i.e. money in your pocket)).


You can see how to include AdMob advertising in your apps if you watch my SkyBuilder review video where I put myself and the software to the test to see if I could build a mobile app in 5 minutes or less (watch the video to see how I did).

SkyBuilder Demo Test

Watch the video if you’re still on the fence about whether or not you can quickly build apps with this software for local businesses or for yourself.  I reveal exactly how the software works and what you can do with it in almost no time at all.

I won’t reveal whether or not I was able to complete the app in 5 minutes or less, but I will say that this software is crazy-fast for building information-based apps.  I was pretty shocked during the test.

That’s it for my SkyBuilder software update – if you want to check it out, click here to get it now (you can try it risk free for 30 days).

Update: Here’s a link I just got for you – $1 Trial Offer to Try Out SkyBuilder.

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SkyBuilder ReviewsIs it possible to create an iPhone app in less than 5 minutes using a mobile app creation software like SkyBuilder?

There’s one way to find out :-)

I decided to stress test the SkyBuilder software and push it to the limit to see if I could create AND monetize a niche app with AdMod advertising (AdMob is Google’s mobile advertising company).

The Challenge: Build a Mobile App in 5 Minutes or Less

Can I pull it off? Watch now and find out…

Click here to check out SkyBuilder for yourself.

What do you think? SkyBuilder is definitely fast because of the templates and the easy to select features which you just select and then customize.

I wish I had a splash screen ready to go, but I didn’t think about it before I started and the app will still work without it. Could I have made it if I uploaded a splash screen? Maybe, but either way, it was close.

So you can see how easy it is to create iPhone apps or Android apps using the SkyBuilder mobile app creation software.

I also created a SkyBuilder Member’s Area video and a SkyBuilder Review that you can check out.

Click here to get started with SkyBuilder today.

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SkyBuilder Tour – Inside the Controversial New App Building Software

July 20, 2012

Here’s my video SkyBuilder Review  – I’ll take you inside this mobile app creation software so you can see what’s included in this controversial new software. Now, this software is a bit controversial… A lot of people think that software like this will be a game changer if it can develop quality apps because it […]

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SkyBuilder Review: Is This 4 Hour App Building Machine for You?

July 6, 2012

Today, I’d like to share a SkyBuilder Review with you so you can learn about this new Android and iPhone app building software and determine whether or not this software is for you. This software isn’t for everyone, but it might be right for you depending on why you want to create apps. SkyBuilder Review: […]

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App Empire Review: In Depth Look at Chad Mureta’s App Business Course

May 15, 2012

I’m writing this App Empire Review for you because Chad Mureta recently announced the launch of his App Empire training course and I’m just finishing his book (which is excellent so far). Here are the three big reasons why I created this App Empire Review and why the app business is worth checking out… Reason […]

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May 14, 2012

It’s no secret that Chad Mureta has been working behind the scenes, teaching many of today’s successful app developers how he built his App Empire. I thought you’d like to know what some of them have to say about Chad and his system for building an app business from the ground up. “Chad has radically […]

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App Empire Launch by Chad Mureta Announced

May 11, 2012

So, Chad Mureta has officially announced the date for his App Empire Launchwhich is awesome news if you’ve been thinking about making apps for the iPhone, Android or RIM. Not sure if you can build an app business? Read this guy’s story… “Learn how this guy built an iPhone app empire from his hospital bed with […]

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