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App Development

We offer Android and iPhone application development.  Anything we can create as a website we can create as a phone application that can be downloaded either through the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store. eCommerce websites can be integrated with apps to offer customers a better shopping experience from their phones and tablets.

More and more people are using phones to do what they once did primarily on desktop and laptop computers. Phone applications are easier and more convenient than using  a browser to visit a website. More than 77% of American’s now use a smartphone. Approximately 88% of smartphone users are using the Android OS, and 11% are using Apple’s iOS.

Chico Website Design
Developer: Chico Designs
Price: Free
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How are apps different than websites?

Phone apps differ from responsive websites in many ways. Websites are built mostly in HTML and CSS, and have a URL that you visit using a web browser like Chrome of Firefox. Apps are programs that are installed directly on your phone that create an icon which runs the program. Apps are written in various programming languages like C++, Java, and Kotlin. Apps are not nearly as limited in what is possible compared to websites, but are quite a bit more complicated.

 

How do you make money from apps?

The most popular option to monetize an app is with advertisements from a company like AdMob (https://admob.google.com).

You can charge money to install your app, which works well if it’s a specialized or popular app. Most developers have transitioned from paid apps to free versions with additional in-app purchases. This is called the freemium model.

Another option to make money is offer a limited / premium version of your app. The premium version can either have additional features, or offer an ad-free experience.

Vegetarian Calculator
Developer: Chico Designs
Price: Free
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James Tames Games
Developer: Chico Designs
Price: Free
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