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How To Create Apps For Brick And Mortar Stores
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How to create apps for brick and mortar stores

A lot of people associate making money with having a job, going into work and getting a paycheck at the end of the week. While this is true for many people, there are alternative methods to earning money that can be just as effective. One method that has potential is to create apps for brick and mortar stores. Like a 9-to-5 job, this approach requires hard work and dedication, but it is achievable.

Technology continues to develop, and this has resulted in the growth of smartphones and devices like the iPod and iPad, as well as their Android equivalents. Both Apple and Android have an application store, where customers download applications for use on their devices. This is an area where there is a lot of potential to make money, because apps can be highly desirable, and sometimes go ‘viral’, where they become very popular and frequently downloaded.

An important aspect of developing applications is working out where there is a need. Often, people just make whatever is interesting to them. However, this often means that people spend a long time working on an app, just to find out that there are twenty other similar apps already in the store. Needless to say, when this happens the app developer doesn’t end up making a lot of money unless there is something really distinctive about their apps.

An approach that is underused is to develop apps around the needs of brick and mortar stores. This requires a little bit of research, because you have to decide what stores you want to target and what they are actually looking for. If you develop an application for a store, then this potentially gives you the ability to tap into their database. For example, the apps for stores like Subway and Starbucks are frequently downloaded and used.

If you decide to create apps for brick and mortar stores, you also need to figure out how you are going to make a profit from the process. If the application is free to download, and you don’t get any fee from the store that you made the app for then it may have been a nice gesture, but it didn’t help you to earn money through app creation. Instead, you need to consider what approach would be most realistic and beneficial for you, and go with that. You may also want to talk to the store that you are considering developing the app for to work out what their opinion is.


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