iPhoneAppQuotes.com, a company founded in March/09 in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, that matches people who have ideas for a new iPhone application with developers that can help them bring the ideas to fruition, is already seeing trends – including a growing increase in business application requests for development.
Management of the company, which, despite its name, has no connection with Apple, developers of the iPhone, says that available iPhone apps currently total well over 65,000, and that people are eager to get in on the iPhone application craze to promote their businesses or just to make an extra buck. Apple recently announced there are now over 100,000 registered iPhone app developers.
As the economy continues to struggle, the popularity of iPhone apps seems to be at an all-time high and businesses and entrepreneurs want to be a part of the movement. With the app craze growing daily, the iPhone app development trends are beginning to shift, the company claims. Among the key indicators seen by iPhoneAppQuotes.com, are that:
- medical, education, business and book applications are the most popular development requests;
- whereas, in Q1/09 there was a 50 -50 split between business versus consumer application request for development, in Q2 business applications have increased by 30%, resulting in a 70-30 split.
In general, requests for quotes to develop new iPhone applications were up 20% from May to June/09.
And requests for game iPhone application development dropped by roughly 10% while development of new music applications are experiencing a steep decline.
Further, the initiation of new weather, sports and photography have slowed to a near standstill.
iPhoneAppQuotes.com has experienced a 30% increase in registered developers in the last three months.
“Business apps are proving to be the most popular category of apps as entrepreneurs and small businesses realize the marketing and additional revenue stream potential the iPhone creates,” says Gregg Weiss, founder of iPhoneAppQuotes.com. “Apps are now available worldwide in 77 countries. With the recent news from Apple CEO Steve Jobs that, last quarter, 5.2 million iPhones were sold – a 626% increase from a year ago, the customer base for iPhone apps is growing rapidly. The key thing to take away from these statistics is that developing an iPhone app can create a very lucrative business for not only businesses and software developers, but also for regular Joes that have a fantastic concept.”
iPhoneAppQuotes.com was created to provide businesses and entrepreneurs an easy way to connect with iPhone application developers and receive price quotes for free for building custom iPhone and iPod Touch applications. iPhoneAppQuotes.com is open to only U.S.-based companies and every developer must pass a screening process to be a network member.
“Developers in our network find us on Google in ‘iPhone application development companies”, says Weiss. “We also do a good deal of contacting developers to let them know about our service, as well as the great ROI they can get from our leads. We offer them an alternative to doing pay-per-click, and the conversion rate is much greater. We also phone verify every lead so they know each lead is highly qualified and fits their lead profile.”
When someone with an idea for a new app approaches iPhoneAppQuotes.com, he receives quotes from three different developers. iPhoneAppQuotes.com earns its revenue from developers who pay per lead. Once the idea is developed, negotiations have to be made with Apple itself to have the app accepted in the Apple Store. (Apple is believed to take about 30% off the top of each app sold in the Apple store.)