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Last post: 2 years, 8 months ago | Thread started: Apr 17, 11, 8:41 p.m.

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  • Boz

    So I'm starting a project:
    Make a million bucks in the shortest time possible.

    The goal is to not borrow money, to not get investors or do work for clients to count it towards the money..

    The goal is for me to think through, design and build an app/mobile app in the shortest possible time.. 4-5 weeks, a highly social app that everyone wants to have and is useful.. sell it for a certain amount, publish to Android, iOS and Blackberry and see how fast I can reach a million bucks or if at all is possible. If selling at .99 cents it will be 1 million downloads.

    The tools:
    Adobe tools ONLY. Flash CS 5.5, AIR 2.6/2.7 but not excluded Dreamweaver CS 5.5 + PhoneGap if needed and naturally Photoshop and all that other stuff.

    I will be documenting every part of the project but will not fully go into details or code until I am done with the project.. I will reveal all that after I've made a million, or not :).

    Final deadline for million bucks, 3 months since the initiation of the project which i will post here.

    It's going to be fun if anything else and we'll have a few laughs if I fail miserably :) If not and I succeed, I will give 100 people a gift cards from Amazon (consider it a virtual beer) :)

    I'm excited and curious whether I'll even come close. :)

    You are free to give suggestions for apps and your ideas.

    Apr 17, 11, 8:41 p.m. – Permalink
  • hotroddy

    best of luck!

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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 8:43 p.m. – Permalink
  • spendogg

    Rock out!

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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 8:48 p.m. – Permalink
  • BuddhaHat

    That's ambitiously awesome dude, I wish you the best of luck. Put me down for 1 x iPhone app once it's released, no matter what it is.

    • < the app costs $1million, jokes on you :)ifeltdave
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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 8:53 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit

    Make sure to keep that Lil Wayne song on repeat for the three months.

    • ...and good luck!ukit
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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 8:57 p.m. – Permalink
  • Bryanf

    Good idea.

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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:11 p.m. – Permalink
  • Dodecahedron

    yeah but... what is the idea?

    1. make social networking app.
    2. ??????
    3. 1 million $$$$

    • well I'll build it, make a simple website, do the normal, nothing fancy marketing for it.. using the free tools.Boz1/2
      i should have put the question marks before the 'make social netoworking app'Dodecahedron2/2
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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:14 p.m. – Permalink
  • Boz

    yeah.. I don't want it to be anything like super mindblowing that takes me 5 months to build and needs $15-$20k investment.

    The idea is to make something simple, make it pretty, make it useful and to make it really serve as wide as range of an audience as possible..

    Sell it cheap, publish to every single possible platform and I'm curious to see whether I can make a million in a few months..

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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:14 p.m. – Permalink
  • therealfunkygraffish

    That is awesome. I wish you the best. No joke.

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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:17 p.m. – Permalink
  • susanpcool

    This is great. I wonder why everyone doesn't label this as spam.

    • 'He's not pushing ugly watches and other shite, it's currently a theoretical product and site. So go fly a kite (whee, that rhymes!)BuddhaHat1/3
      rhymes!)BuddhaHat2/3
      that's cause you're a moron and his not.akrok3/3
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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:18 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit

    Boz, since you encouraged us to share our ideas...seems to me the hard part will not be so much building the app but getting the word out. I have no doubt you can create an app in a few weeks if you put your mind to it, a great one even. But how do you attract the "hits" needed to make millions?

    • it is a puzzler.. this is what it will take a month or two or whatever.. you are right.Boz
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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:19 p.m. – Permalink
  • Boz

    The idea is to invest $0 except utilizing my own creatiivity, coding or whatever is needed.. publish it to the largest audience I can.. and see how it goes..

    I've been always curious whether I can do it,especially with the growth of Adobe tools because I can build stuff with those tools in weeks and not months and publish to each platform thus doubling the audience.

    I am strong believer that you don't necessarily have to make stuff super original in mobile space to be successful, you just look at what's out there, make it nicer, better even more useful and publish like that..and of course, if I can get it to market and somehow make it an "in" app, this will make it happen a lot faster..

    We'll see.. the interesting thing is that failure in this case is really nothing.. no loss, but if I succeed, I got a million bucks :)

    • this is not to say that I don't like crazy cool original ideas.. but for this experiment is to see how easy it is to make a million bucks.Boz1/4
      And of course you could "fail" and only make 10k or something:)ukit2/4
      or impossibleBoz3/4
      True, you don't need an original idea, or ultimate 'killer app'. Viral and entertaining is key I think.BuddhaHat4/4
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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:20 p.m. – Permalink
  • susanpcool

    You can build a great app using www.wiziapp.com

    You should check them out!

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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:21 p.m. – Permalink
  • pinkfloyd

    Can I get 5 amazon gift cards?

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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:21 p.m. – Permalink
  • sublocked

    Hustlin. Interested to see where this goes.

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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:24 p.m. – Permalink
  • Boz

    I'll give you an example..

    I've built this to help me generate 3d covers for my PS3 Media Server..

    http://www.worldinhidef.com/ps3m…

    I am getting about 300-1000 hits a day and it really does such a simple thing.. and I get emails people asking to give me money.. and I built it in 4 hours with the Amazon API and all..

    So making a mobile app that looks nicer in a few weeks and is usefull shouldn't be a big problem I think.

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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:25 p.m. – Permalink
  • BuddhaHat

    I know thisarticle relates mostly to unpaid social media apps desgned on generating advertising profits, but given you're looking at an app in the social media spectrum, it still might be an interesting read.

    http://blog.w3i.com/2010/03/19/d…

    • yeah useful read nonethelessBoz
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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 9:37 p.m. – Permalink
  • sublocked

    So...is this gonna be like http://www.milliondollarhomepage… ??

    • hideously genius, lmaoBuddhaHat1/2
      ...honestly, as horrible as that is that shit might work as a mobile app if you did it right.sublocked2/2
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    Dog-earApr 17, 11, 10:11 p.m. – Permalink
  • BaskerviIle

    um, if you sell for 99¢ then at a million downloads you'd still be $10,000 short of a million...just saying :)

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    Dog-earApr 18, 11, 2:56 a.m. – Permalink
  • GeorgesII

    boz,
    I remember year's ago I had this genius Idea to make a million $$$
    now I'm not allowed to get near a bank anymore,

    :(

    hope yours will be better :)

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    Dog-earApr 18, 11, 3:01 a.m. – Permalink
  • mydo

    sorry to be a kill buzz boz, but you'd need to have 3.3 million downloads to make a million dollars on a 99c app.

    but if you make one. i'll buy it.

    • sorry dude, but your math skills smell like moldy cheese. "sorry to be a kill buzz"flackblag11/4
      App store commission, mydo is referring toBH262/4
      yupmoldero3/4
      sorry. 1.4 million.mydo4/4
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    Dog-earApr 18, 11, 3:07 a.m. – Permalink

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