This weeks interview is with Johannes from Droid-Blog.net. Johannes specializing in developing Apps for the Android Market and just celebrated his first year of blogging
. Enjoy - P.S your can check out his Apps here
. 1) What originally gave you the idea to start internet business and how long have you building it out for?
I don't own an internet but an app business. It started with an idea we implemented as an app but found it was not feasible. We decided that there was money in Android development though and started ANDLABS. 2) How many hours a week do you spend on your internet business?
At least 40. 3) Ideas are often so hard to implement – tells us a bit about how you started and what were your first steps in creating your site/sites.
Indeed we have a lot of unfinished ideas because of time. At the beginning, our processes were too slow and done with too much discussion. The important thing for us was to just get started implementing. 4) What is the main source of income for your internet business?
As I said, it's an app business. The main source of income is development services
. 5) What other things besides blogging do you do to build your audience and customer base?
Build great software, write to forums, blogs, the usual social media and web marketing. 6) What do you think are the biggest challenges of marketing your business?
Clearly the visibility in the google play store. 7) What has been your main difficulty or barrier in running your business to date?
Finding good enough people that are willing to participate in adventures. 8) What forums do you follow/participate it?
XDA developers, AndroidPit, Android Forums, Android-Hilfe, Anddev.org, AndEngine.org. 9) What do you feel is/are the biggest mistakes you have made this far?
To understand my answer one has to know: We build apps as a service and we build our own apps. The service finances the own apps while they are not profitable. Spending too much time on the service side is the biggest mistake I remember. 10) What are your plans for growing your business into the next 3-5 years?
We will continue to build the public profile of ANDLABS as one of the top Android service companies. At the same time we will launch at least four highly addictive and well designed games in the next years. One of them will be announced very soon.