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  1. Johannes Borchardt

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    Hello all,

    as Android is open, I am too. That's why I posted my private income made by Android apps in my Blog. Maybe this is interesting, motivating or demotivating to someone :)

    Android Money Report #1: May 11 | Android Blog

    Kind regards
    Johannes
     

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    Johannes,

    Thank you for posting this here on AF. It is a very interesting article that you've written.

    I've got two apps in the Market (really four, since I have a free version and a donate version of each ;)).

    My first app, AFV (Android File Verifier), was written to learn Android programming and to give back to the Android community, especially the root users who need to (should) check their MD5 sums and file integrity of the files they download and flash.

    My second app, BattMonX, was done as a user request / challenge (LOL) from a moderator here at AF. Its been a fun project, but I have spent an inordinate amount of time updating and debugging this app compared to AFV.

    My money-making "strategy" for these first two forays is / was basically non-existent since I only created the donate versions at the request of many of my users who wanted to show their appreciation.

    Since my apps are not games and don't have a lot of "face time", if you will, adding advertising to the apps seemed inappropriate and probably not worth the effort.

    I do look forward to someday creating an app that will make me a few dollars to help pay for my Android "hobby" (i.e., different phones and tables to develop for and play on ;)) and I very much appreciate the information you provided in your posted link.

    Cheers!
     
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    Thank you for posting these Johannes, at the recommendation of scary alien I'm going to add them to our development sticky, they are very helpful I think :)
     
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    That would be great! Thank you for that.
     
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    Congrats on exceeding your goals! You are making aweswome progress.


    I really need to start trying ad supported apps.
     
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    scary alien's evil master plan:

    cat android-money-income-report | sed 's/Johannes Borchardt/scary alien/g'

    If only it were that easy...(and not illegal or morally wrong) :D ;) :p :).

    Cheers and thank you again!
     
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    Hi Johannes,

    Thank you for all the great quality information you provide.
    Just wanted to say thank you again.


    Regards,
    Jorge
     
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    Hi Jorge,

    I'm really glad you and so many others like it that much. That's the reason why I'm doing this.

    Best regards
    Johannes
     
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    Thanks for posting this. Any tips for someone starting out in the Android Market? I'm having trouble getting my apps noticed at all.
     
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    Scott,

    Welcome to the AndroidForums!

    I checked-out your app that you mentioned in your Introduction post and it does indeed look very well done. My wife used to be a preschool teacher and I'm sure if she still was this would be very useful to her and the little ones.

    Anyway, you are certainly welcome to post information about your app here in this forum:

    Application Announcements - Android Forums

    Be sure to read through this thread first, though:

    http://androidforums.com/application-announcements/210153-minimum-requires-posting-thread-here-read-me.html

    Our goal and hope is that you'll continue visiting AF and become a contributing member here outside of any announcement thread you might make.

    Let me know if you have any questions :).

    Cheers!
     
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    Thanks Scary Alien! Just posted over at Application Announcements. I plan on checking out the developers section of this forum.
     
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    did you stop posting these reports?
     
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    Thank you for asking.
    No, I'm just very busy at the moment.
    I will probably post the reports for July, August and September in the beginning of October.
     

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