How to make Money with Android

Posted: December 30, 2009 in Android, Java, Mobile
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I debated how I should do this post. I am going to talk about certain points and behaviors without naming people as I can more points across without us focusing on names and titles.

1. Apps pre-installed on devices. Be EXTREMELY CAREFUL.  It is my experience that both OEMs and middleware companies will after having chosen which APPs to be pre-installed per device to inquiry of non-informed android  app companies in order to reverse engineer ideas.  Not just foreign OEMs and companies. This is not to say you canto trust its just to say trust upon proof and verification of honesty.

2. Use non-OEM  IDEs and Android plugin tools.  Handset OEMs have an agenda to lock you in to using their tools to develop for their handsets and they do this usually by limiting power of the plugins and IDE tools. Some OEM personnel will even go so far as to be disingenuous in stating that additional plugins can be installed beyond SVN/CVS despite it being not true of that specific OEM IDE edition. do not fall for that effing bullshit.  That is not to say that you cannot use JetBrains, Netbeans and other android plugins. in fact certain Netbeans infrastructure is used in certain android tools in the android sdk and both JetBrains and Netbeans IDEs are comparable to Eclipse and Google’s ADT.

3. Okay, making money.  Ad wise if you can get USA application users you can make some serious ad money revenue.  On the non add side money made will tend to come about if you build a service coupled with the application that adds to the application in some manner. Once we have the information on Jan 5th about Android Market changes that answer will of course change and improve.

Now, I have caught both domestic and foreign companies pulling above mentioned bad behavior towards both android developers and android application development companies.  That is why I am some pleased that Google with Nexus One is determine to kick their effing heads in. Nexus One gives us leverage against the abuses outlined above. I look forward to the Android 2.1 SDK from Google coming out shortly.

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Comments
  1. I do not get it, how is the body of this blog post related to the title? Except for the getting ad revenue from users in US, just how and why would avoiding non-vanilla API:s magically make money?

    I am a Swedish developer, and I am very interested in how to make any money on Android development? Apart from doing work for OEM:s, which is the best option for me currently.

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