After so many years, one would think that the mobile market is now saturated with every app imaginable to man – but that’s not the case. There are plenty of niches that still need to be filled and even current markets with several leading apps can still fall behind in quality. All that to say: there’s always room for new Android apps, and with a little bit of know-how, you could be the next developer to create a smash hit.
Did you get an Android smartphone for Christmas? You can bet that the number of Android phones sold during the holiday period has skyrocketed and all those new phone owners will be looking for some nice new shiny apps to install, to get the most out of their new device. If you are an Android app developer, this is the golden moment to get your app out there in front of all those eyeballs.
This is an exciting time to be a software developer; the open-source community has never been stronger, with a wealth of open source projects you can participate in. What if there was a way to discover software challenges you could contribute to, solve real-world problems, and make people’s lives better in various tangible ways? And possibly even win prizes and recognition for your work? ChallengePost offers one such way.
One incredibly effective use of a Facebook hosted brand page is to incentivise people to like the page by creating some secret members-only content; commonly referred to as a “fan gate”. Facebook has also partnered with Heroku – a cloud hosting company – which means you can create your own basic Facebook app, and host it for free, on a secure server. Read on as I make a basic Facebook fan-gate page tab app, hosted for free, on Heroku.