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Description

Coming up is a coaching call with a college senior who developed a visual search app that detects celebrities, friends, text and more. We talk about how to find product market fit, when gamification is actually useful, and why he should NOT worry about monetization.

Josh Choi is the creator of Nanolens.

Highlights

3:12 – What it takes for an idea to gain momentum
7:33 – Knowing when a product is a good market fit
17:05 – Compelling app users to engage product feedback
19:43 – Product launch contributes to product upvotes and
gaining app popularity
22:06 – Gamification and monetization tactics that work
30:04 – Importance of user feedback

 

Steve Young

Founder at AppMasters
I started building apps in 2011 and my first app hit #8 under educational games. I started making a few hundred dollars a month, but had no idea what I was doing. Then in 2013 I decided to start a podcast so I could pick the brains of app creators that I admired including the co-founder of Shazam, Tapbots, Crossy Road, etc and that changed everything.

Now I run an app marketing agency where we’ve helped 28 clients get featured by Apple, 5X downloads with ASO, and get coverage on Techcrunch, Mashable, Venture Beat and other major publications. I also write about apps on The Next Web, Entrepreneur.com, and on my blog AppMasters.co.