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Publisher's Summary

The ultimate guide to building an app-based business - now revised and updated

Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel, and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history.

In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success.

Berkowski draws exclusively on the inside stories of the billion-dollar app club members, including Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Candy Crush and Uber, to provide all the information you need to create your own spectacularly successful mobile business. He guides you through each step, from an idea scribbled on the back of an envelope through to finding a cofounder, building a team and attracting (and keeping) millions of users, all the way through to juggling the pressures of being CEO of a billion-dollar company (and still staying ahead of the competition).

If you've ever dreamed of quitting your nine-to-five job to launch your own company, or if you're a gifted developer, a seasoned entrepreneur or just intrigued by mobile technology, How to Build a Billion Dollar App will show you what it really takes to create your own billion-dollar mobile business.

©2014 George Berkowski (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A must read for anyone who wants to start a mobile app business." (Riccardo Zacconi, founder and CEO, King Digital, maker of Candy Crush Saga)
"A fascinating deep dive into the world of billion-dollar apps. Essential reading for anyone trying to build the next must-have app." (Michael Acton Smith, founder and CEO, Mind Candy)

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much better than I thought it would be

The name kind of threw me off at first. I figured it would be some gimmicky book full of selling you their services, but it wasn't. it's literally a how to book on how to get into the billion dollar app club.
some things might be a bit dated by now, but not too much, and that doesn't mean the info isn't still valuable. business is still business.

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Informative!

I recommend this book to anyone with a vision to build a app or in the process of building! Two thumps up! Extremely helpful.

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Must read if you developing an app

Good, solid advice with practical tips and recommendations. Structured advice yet easy to follow. The author also gives use-ful real-life examples.

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Intriguing Content, Preferred the kindle version

This book has some good general info for entrepreneurs in the app space, from somebody inside the business.

After doing a lot of my own research in this space, a lot of this was a refresher for me, but there were some great gems, and as an entrepreneur I'll definitely be coming back to this book.

That all being said, personally I preferred the text version of this book, as it was easier to skip to the juicy details or sections with which I wasn't already familiar. I found the dramatic cadence of the narration a bit annoying, but hey, being an app developer and coder myself, I guess I prefer text to narration when pertaining to apps? Your mileage may vary.

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Fantastic!

Well read with immediately applicable information. I know I will look back to this book as a pillar for my future successful mobile app company.

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Not what I thought it would be

Not what it seems title misleading Not a how to book at all for apps

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Understanding the App Business

I found this book loaded with information for running an app business. Even though it is really geared to running a venture backed company, there where many take-aways for someone who is running a smaller organization.

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Very informative.

The examples are slightly out of date but only because of the pace technology in this space progresses. highly recommend.

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Good but (already) outdated

It is a great guide to the app world and general entrepreneurship.

That said, this industry grows so fast that some of the recommendations for vendors are outdated.
Today AppsFlyer dominates attribution and marketing analytics and Amplitude in product analytics.

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Awesome!!!

I love this book! Great book!!! It’s a must have book in your inventory of books!

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Worth my time reading! Excellent

Gave a great insight into app industry and history. understand what involved in developing and growing an app business.

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  • 05-18-18

loved it!

half way through my seed capital raise I found this booked confirmed a few things I was wondering re direction and gave me confidence I am on the right track in early stages and now given me a plan to follow. #billion app. 😁

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  • 01-25-18

Touches on everything

The book shares some great tips and insights into how to think and prepare your app for greatness. I really enjoyed this and gained a lot from it as someone who is on this journey themselves. it was narrated clearly and even at 1.4x I could follow it easily.