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How I Went From $1,000 to $200,000 With Apps

How I Went From $1,000 to $200,000 With Apps | Phone Apps- Aspect One | Scoop.it
If I were going to start over, this is exactly how I would go from having a very small investment to a massive income driving portfolio.
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Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons

Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons | Phone Apps- Aspect One | Scoop.it
Computer programming competitions known as "hackathons" have spread like viruses in recent years as ways for geeks, nerds and designers to get together to eat pizza, lose sleep and create something new. The formal, marathon group brainstorming sessions are focused on everything from developing lucrative apps to using computer code to solve the world's problems. Dozens of federally convicted "hackers" are serving prison sentences for computer fraud and other cybercrimes. During these sorts of tech-heavy, weekend competitions, teams of computer programmers, software engineers and developers huddle over monitors for hours, working up new apps for smartphones or other devices. At an event a few months later, he and his friends created Hacker League, a program that helps organizers coordinate their events online. "[...] hackathons have totally exploded," he said. In December, San Francisco-based Salesforce.com took heavy criticism from participants after it awarded a $1 million hackathon prize â€" the largest such reward to date â€" to a former employee who had used pre-existing code during the competition. After reviewing the rules and judging process, the firm decided that though the prize winners didn't violate rules, they were going to choose a second team to also win the $1 million grand prize and declared the competition a tie.
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Mark Wilson's comment, February 18, 2014 12:37 PM
The new fast way to mass produce apps in a short period of time is hackatons. Which have recently increased in popularity and are sponsored by a number of large companies, including yahoo and facebook. Anyone is welcome to go to these and they normally spend all weekend coding with no sleep to make a phone app in small teams. The winners are normally given a prize. Many well known apps were made like this. Most notably would be some main functions from facebook like the about tabs where the user indicated age, gender, and so on.
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Computer Programmers

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Mark Wilson's comment, February 17, 2014 12:42 PM
Mean wages are around 40 dollars an hour and 90,000 a year. There are jobs all around America and in a variety of different job fields. Unemployment is very low, around 1.2%. Note that his information is from 2 years ago.
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The Hour of Code is here

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Join millions of students to learn about the Hour of Code, the largest learning event in world history.
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Nick D’Aloisio, 17, Sells Summly App to Yahoo

Nick D’Aloisio, 17, Sells Summly App to Yahoo | Phone Apps- Aspect One | Scoop.it
Nick D’Aloisio, a programming whiz who wasn’t even born when Yahoo was founded in 1994, sold his news-reading app, Summly, to Yahoo.
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Mark Wilson's comment, February 13, 2014 12:43 PM
NIck D'Aloisio is a 17 year old still in high school who just sold his app to Yahoo for 30 million dollars. On top of that he is offered a job to work at the Yahoo office in London even though he still has a year and a half in high school. The app Summly was designed to read news articles and summarize what it was about it a few short sentences because who has the time to fully read every article. He also has funding from some every wealthy and well know people.
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You've Developed A Free App - But Will It Make Any Money?

You've Developed A Free App - But Will It Make Any Money? | Phone Apps- Aspect One | Scoop.it
How do you make money when less than 1% of apps are 'financially successful'?
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Mark Wilson's comment, February 19, 2014 12:24 PM
Most apps are free, so how to they make money? Most paid apps don't do so well because people are not downloading it. Less that 1% of apps are deemed as financially successful. But with advertisements some apps can make alot of money. Candy Crush makes an estimated million dollars...every day!
Mark Wilson's comment, February 19, 2014 12:29 PM
To make money apps also have in game sales like lives and add ons to entice extra purchases. Apps also depend on users to market their app on twitter or facebook to stand out to new customers. Apps simply wont survive on their own beacuse of the sheer number of possible apps to download. People cant be filtering through millions of apps on their own.
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"Code Stars" - Short Film - YouTube

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony H...
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Mark Wilson's comment, February 17, 2014 12:28 PM
Computer Programming is explaining to a computer how to do a specific task. In the next 10 year there will be 1.4 million jobs in programming and only 400,000 graduates to fill these jobs, leaving a million person job shortage. Programming is great because it allows people to work together, the majority of programming and ideas are made in groups.
Mark Wilson's comment, February 17, 2014 12:34 PM
Because to the large demand for computer programmers many businesses offer amazing work places to appeal to the most skilled programmers. This makes places like google the most desirable work place in the world. Programmers are also need in every field so this allows for you to have a wide range of where you want to live and what sort of field you want to work with. Programming is the fastest way to make money and at the same time effect the world.
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Mark Wilson's comment, February 18, 2014 12:27 PM
The first phone apps appeared in the 70's with Snake, shortly followed by pong, tetris and tic-tac-toe. As time went on users demanded more flexibility to allow apps to be more helpful. This lead to headset companies making open source market places that allow for users to make and market their own apps, and even make profit through advertising and individual sales.
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Teenager Teaches Himself Computer Programming In 3 Days, Creates App ... - Huffington Post

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Teenager Teaches Himself Computer Programming In 3 Days, Creates App ...
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At the start of this project, I emailed 127 college professors from universities around the world with only 83 of them responding.
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Mark Wilson's comment, February 13, 2014 12:25 PM
This kid taught him self how to code with in 3 days and successfully made an application. He asked over 100 professors from all over and only about 80 returned his emails. However it wasn't helpful news, the majority of the professors told him that it would be to difficult to make with no experience. He didn't this get to him and he made an application called Summly in a shocking time-frame.
Mark Wilson's comment, February 13, 2014 12:28 PM
He went to a book store and bought a few books on application design and read for 3 days straight. About 3 weeks after and some experience under his belt he got to work. He made an app with a unique algorithm that analyzes the weather. With this algorithm he was able to teach the phone what weather is warm, cold, raining, ect. and with this information make decisions on what activities are good to do during that day.
Mark Wilson's comment, February 13, 2014 12:32 PM
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