How to Build a Billion Dollar App

Author: George Berkowski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349401381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 7554

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING AN APP-BASED BUSINESS 'A must read for anyone who wants to start a mobile app business' Riccardo Zacconi, founder and CEO King Digital (maker of Candy Crush Saga) 'A fascinating deep dive into the world of billion-dollar apps. Essential reading for anyone trying to build the next must-have app' Michael Acton Smith, Founder and CEO, Mind Candy Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success. Berkowski draws exclusively on the inside stories of the billion-dollar app club members, including Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Candy Crush and Uber to provide all the information you need to create your own spectacularly successful mobile business. He guides you through each step, from an idea scribbled on the back of an envelope, through to finding a cofounder, building a team, attracting (and keeping) millions of users, all the way through to juggling the pressures of being CEO of a billion-dollar company (and still staying ahead of the competition). If you've ever dreamed of quitting your nine to five job to launch your own company, you're a gifted developer, seasoned entrepreneur or just intrigued by mobile technology, How to Build a Billion Dollar App will show you what it really takes to create your own billion-dollar, mobile business.

How to Build a Million Dollar App

Author: George Berkowski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349408963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 64

View: 5183

George Berkowski, serial entrepreneur and one of the minds behind the internationally successful taxi hailing app Hailo, is the expert on mobile apps. In this free digital ebook companion to How To Build a Billion Dollar App, he includes an outline of the entire book and the chapters from step 1 of the journey, 'Building and Founding a Team', 'Validating Your Product' and 'Raising Seed Funding'. Through his experience, research and insights, readers will receive the beginning they need to start creating their very own Billion Dollar app!

University Startups and Spin-Offs

Author: Manuel Stagars

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484206231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

View: 2405

University Startups and Spin-Offs teaches university students, researchers, and educators the most effective strategies and tactics for launching their own startups from academic platforms with the backing of school programs, public grants, incubators, seed accelerators, and private partnerships in all parts of the world. Serial entrepreneur Manuel Stagars advises students, faculty, and researchers how to test their ideas for marketability, how to develop commercial products out of research projects, and how to engage companies and investors with attractive value propositions. The author has seventeen years of experience as startup entrepreneur, founder of seven companies in the United States, Europe, and Japan, consultant to universities on commercializing their research programs, angel investor, and startup mentor. Stagars’ advice is field-tested, battle-hardened, and supported with a wealth of instructive first-hand examples from his international experience. The author advises academic entrepreneurs to take matters into their own hands instead of relying on the initiative and support of universities and governments. He shows students and researchers how to fit lean startup methods to their existing university ecosystems, leveraging their strengths without getting bogged down in bureaucratic morass. Avoiding theory and jargon, the book focuses on real-world situations, practical steps, checklists, and case studies. University students and researchers will learn the skills they need to become startup entrepreneurs on an academic platform. The final part of University Startups and Spin-Offs addresses university administrators, educators, technology licensing officers, incubator managers, and government grant officers. It shows them with practical examples from the private and academic sectors how to integrate startups into the fabric of the university, develop a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem for students and researchers, leverage latent network effects, build bridges between scientific research and industries seeking innovative solutions, enhance the public image of the university, and motivate the university’s best and brightest to engage in startup enterprises that will deliver benefits to the university and the public as well as to themselves.

App Secrets

Author: Sean Casto

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976542985


Page: 190

View: 3006

Whether you're just starting out or already a Fortune 500 giant, App Secrets is for you. App Secrets will show you how to: - Turn Your App Idea into a Million-Dollar Reality - Build Your App Business from the Ground Up and Love What You Do - Escape Your 9-to-5 Job and Live the Life of Your Dreams - Impact the Lives of Millions Across the World - And Lots More... All of the most successful apps, including Candy Crush, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, and Snapchat incorporate the same fundamental traits. These elements are made easy to understand in what Sean Casto calls "App Secrets," to drive breakout success and achieve explosive growth. App Secrets uncovers how you can use these same strategies that today's fastest growing apps use to create your own Million Dollar or even a Billion Dollar app. You'll discover why some die and others succeed so you can avoid big mistakes and develop big winners. You will learn, step-by-step, highly successful methodologies, including: "Skyrocket Downloads Method" - Discover how apps DOUBLE, TRIPLE, or even 10X downloads through strategic organic marketing initiatives. This same method mastered by Flyp and TagFi can turn an app into a global phenomenon. "Viral App Blueprint"- Learn the specific blueprint of how today's smartest apps like Pokemon Go and Uber go viral and become instantly adopted by Millions. "Addiction Framework" - Discover the framework championed by Candy Crush and Snapchat to get people addicted to using your app every day, and making it indispensable.

Building Your Zillion Dollar App Empire

Author: Avinash Shankaranarayanan,Christine Amaldas

Publisher: The Journal

ISBN: 9811476330

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 214

View: 980

This phenomenal book makes the process of creating your own Apps a breeze. Christine and Avinash start off with a unique transformational hands-on learning experience with the reader by guiding them step by step using a gamified environment unique to the examples used in this book. All you need is an Android Device (A Phone or Tablet or even a Computer) and the rest is left up to your imagination. This extraordinary book introduces you to App Inventor, a powerful Cloud-Based Visual Block Coding Environment that lets anyone build Mobile Apps instantaneously. Learn App Inventor basics using a Micro Learning approach with this step-by-step guide to building hours of fun filled projects for kids and adults alike. Build a Puppy App and see a Sheltie Puppy ‘Barking’ every time you touch the screen or shake your phone; Build a game of TIC-TAC-TOE and other 3D titles including 3D Pong; Create a Calculator App to show off to your friends; and Build an amazing Selfie App and sell it Online to Monetize on Google Play to start Building Your Zillion $$$ App Empire! The second half of this book features a primer on: HTML 5; CSS 3; jQuery; and JavaScript for the Mobile Apps platform. It helps the reader to understand the fundamentals of the App building process along with digesting small but unique computing concepts. Building your Zillion $$$ App Empire makes an excellent text for beginners and experienced Appreneurs of the App Ecosystem: · Make a Selfie App to take your pictures to the next level; · Create a TODO App and store your routine information on your phone; · Design Gaming Apps with 2D/3D Graphics and Animation using the Canvas Component; · Build a Tic-Tac-Toe App using Bluetooth and other Network Components; · Create Apps that help people during the Covid-19 Pandemic; · Create Event Driven Apps using Custom Animations and Multiple Screens; and · Build Location-Aware and Internet of Things (IoT) enabled Apps with your phone sensors; and store information on Google Drive to develop IoT and Internet Rich Apps. “This is an amazing text for sophomore, high school and university students alike for building Mobile Apps for all age groups. My students loved the examples especially building the Hello Alex App (featuring a Puppy Barking when the phone is shaken) which was extended into building their own creative apps like a Talking Parrot and using a Mirror for Selfie Apps. Overall, this is a great introductory text on Mobile Apps development for Professionals and Novices!” - Dr Marystella Amaldas, Senior Educator, Singapore International. “It is incredible to see how my students were able to build apps from scratch using this book. Personally, I have worked with the authors and they are truly remarkable at bringing such content to the Japanese and Taiwanese students. A void honestly filled by one’s research in one’s academic endeavors. Congratulations (Omedetou gozaimasu - おめでとうございます) on a job well done!” - Miki Yuasa, Consultant, Aries Group, India.

Building a Wellness Business That Lasts

Author: Rick Stollmeyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119679060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4678

Start and grow a durable business in the rapidly growing wellness industry! As we emerge from COVID-19 the world sits on the cusp of a massive wave of wellness industry growth. This "Fourth Wave of Wellness" will bring hundreds of millions more people into healthier, happier lifestyles, creating millions of jobs and producing massive entrepreneurial opportunities. Whether your goal is to work from home, open a neighborhood wellness studio or launch the next global wellness brand, Building a Wellness Business That Lasts is your definitive guide. Wellness has become one of the largest and most important business opportunities of our age, fueled by massive societal trends, rapid technology innovations, and hundreds of thousands of wellness business entrepreneurs. Independent teachers, trainers, and therapists and studio, gym, spa, and salon owners across the globe are transforming shopping malls and downtown districts with wellness experiences that help hundreds of millions of people live healthier, happier lives. Author Rick Stollmeyer is the co-founder and CEO of Mindbody, Inc., the leading technology platform for the wellness industry. Over more than two decades, Rick built Mindbody from a garage startup into a multi-billion-dollar technology platform for the wellness industry, helping thousands of wellness business owners achieve their visions in the process. This experience has given Rick a front row seat to the explosive growth of the wellness industry. He brings that unique experience and his passion for entrepreneurship to Building a Wellness Business That Lasts. This book will inspire and inform you at the same time and will serve as a powerful guide you can refer to on your path to success.

Pitching and Closing: Everything You Need to Know About Business Development, Partnerships, and Making Deals that Matter

Author: Alexander Taub,Ellen DaSilva

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071825150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8162

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD REVENUE-GENERATING PARTNERSHIPS Corporations have profited from strong business development strategies for years. So it's no surprise that of the half-million new businesses created each year, the most successful ones are driven by business development. Now, savvy professionals on the business side of a startup have a reliable guide to perfecting the partnership strategies that will quickly add value to any company. Pitching & Closing gives you concrete action steps for mastering the specific skill set today's business-development professionals need to define their roles and meet revenue expectations. Written in practical terms by playmakers at Twitter and SocialRank, this A-to-Z guide walks you through forging relationships, pitching a company's product, building a network, sourcing deals, making rejection positive, and staying cool while closing large deals. Firsthand accounts from business development executives across many industries, from tech to television to finance, bring to life such topics as: How to consistently identify and land the best strategic alliances for your business Why people say "yes" and why they say "no" Etiquette for making introductions and reaching out to people in ways that elicit responses Monitoring core metrics to know where to invest your time In addition to implementable advice and techniques from the top minds in the industry, this complete resource features an entire section of best practices for every step of the partnering process. Make your moves with the confidence of having a team of experts at your back. The road from startup to IPO starts with Pitching & Closing. PRAISE FOR PITCHING & CLOSING "This book is a must-read for anyone in the business of transforming professional relationships into powerful strategic partnerships." -- Adam Bain, President of Global Revenue at Twitter "Pitching & Closing does a phenomenal job of giving you a seat in the room during some of the biggest business development deals of late. Anyone who reads this book will come away with a deep understanding of business development in the world of startups." -- Dylan Smith, CFO of Box "Pitching & Closing is the definitive guide to partnerships for the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders." -- Adam Braun, Founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise "An honest and insightful look at the delicate and complex handling of business development [that] guides readers on how to turn good ideas into great partnerships." -- Kyle Kelly, Business Development & Analysis at "Alex Taub and Ellen DaSilva have written the bible for business development in startup land--a well-researched, easily accessible accounting of best practices and tips of the trade from the people who are leaders in opening and closing deals that define some of the most exciting new companies on the landscape." -- Laurie Racine, Board Member, Creative Commons "I never thought I'd read a book that not only explains how nuanced business development can be, but also actually gives you what you need to take teams big and small to grow their business through partnerships. Impressive and fun to read." -- Paul Murphy, CEO of Dots and Partner at Betaworks

Go Live!

Author: Fred Schebesta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781922611048

Category: New business enterprises

Page: 224

View: 4716

Everyone has a good idea. But it might take 39 bad ones before a good idea takes off. Fred Schebesta, founder of Finder and one of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs, knows this because it happened to him. For the first time, Fred shares the stories, mistakes and insights from his incredible business journey - some that he's never shared until now - to inspire you to kickstart your business idea and reach unimaginable success.From building websites in his university dorm room in 1999, to successfully pivoting half a billion dollar global business, Finder, into a fintech app during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fred shares the highs and lows of starting a business and reveals his ten guiding principles to build a 'phoenix' company that leaves behind a legacy. Whether you've started several businesses, have an idea but aren't sure where to start, or you're sick and tired of doing the same thing, this book is the launchpad you need to get fired up and Go Live!