I did it…!!! Yeah, I have published my first Android app on Google Play. This app – Programmer’s Calculator, marks the beginning of my career as an Android Developer. It took my almost twenty days to develop this app, test it and finally publish it. It could have taken much less time if I had prior experience with developing apps. However, it’s good enough for a first attempt and I’m sure that the apps I develop in future would be more efficient in terms of the development time involved.
I have plans for several other apps but currently I’m thinking of improving this app to a level that it becomes the most popular Programmer’s Calculator app for Android. As of now, the total number of installs is no more than five. However, if I put enough efforts and those efforts bear fruits, I’ll have at least 1000 installs by the time this app is one year old.
As of now, I don’t have any plans to develop apps for iOS devices. There are several reasons for that. The first one is, of course, related to money. I can’t afford a Macbook Pro simply to develop iOS apps. Also, they charge developers $99/year just for a developer account which is outrageous especially if you’re an indie developer from a third world country who has just started his career as an app developer. Besides, I don’t like the iOS devices. As of now, I’m totally averse to the idea of spending ₹200,000 or so just for starting my career. it doesn’t sound like a good investment. Currently, I own a Windows laptop which cost me ₹63,000 and I paid only $25 for a lifetime developer account on Google Play. From an economic viewpoint, this is the best choice I could have made.
Anyway, I have a lot of work to do. Publishing an app is only the beginning. I have to promote it, receive user feedback and improve it et cetera. See you later. 🙂