Android app developers are growing exponentially, and they are starting to take more risks.
“We’re seeing more and more developers who don’t have the experience to get a contract with a major company,” says Jason Smith, who founded a popular app development company, Superhuman, in 2014.
Superhuman launched as a free app that was released in the first quarter of 2018, and it was one of the first apps on Google Play to be downloaded over 3 million times.
“It was so much fun, it was a game changer,” he says.
Smith has seen a lot of growth in the past year, which has helped him to make a better deal with a company.
“I don’t want to go in expecting to make more money, I want to make better money,” he explains.
“At the end of the day, the money I make is going to pay for the food and the rent for my girlfriend and I, and I don’t really care about that money.”
For the past few months, Smith has been developing apps for Google Play for Android.
“Google Play is not a business that you have to make money from,” he explained.
With Superhuman being so popular, Smith decided to start up his own app development business, with the help of a small investment from his friends. “
They can be very expensive, so I’m hoping that Google Play allows me to get that experience.”
With Superhuman being so popular, Smith decided to start up his own app development business, with the help of a small investment from his friends.
“As soon as I started working on Superhuman I had to figure out how to monetize my app,” he told Business Insider.
Smith began building his app in January 2017, with his friends, and the app launched in March.
The app has since been downloaded over 7 million times, and Smith says he has seen more and better apps coming out of the app development space.
“For me, it’s been a huge step forward.
I’ve been able to really enjoy building apps with Superhuman,” he said.
“The fact that I’ve had the chance to build a game that people love is very rewarding.”
With a new business model, Smith says the app’s popularity is making him feel more secure about the app he is developing.
“You know what, I’m not going to go down this path of making money by doing things that other people would rather do,” he concluded.
“But I’m more confident in my ability to take the risks that other developers are going to take, and if they make it, they’ll have a much better product than I can.”
Superhuman has been downloaded almost 10 million times and has been used by millions of people across the world.
“Superhuman has changed the way that I think about how people interact with the world around them,” Smith says.
“When I started developing it, I was kind of skeptical.
I thought, ‘Oh, this will never work.’
Now, I see the potential of the platform, and its a platform that is constantly evolving.”
You can download Superhuman right now on Google play.
“Developing apps is not for the faint of heart,” he concludes.
“There are lots of opportunities out there, but if you’re not a programmer, don’t even think about it.
If you have a passion for something, just make it happen.”
How to make the most of your Android app development career article This is a guest post by Jason Smith.
Follow him on Twitter at @JasonSmithDeveloper.
This article is sponsored by Android.