A Very Android Christmas – 2011

Android Christmas 2011Christmas 2011 should be a good year to be a developer for Android.  Not just if you’re developing a Christmas-themed app as I am (look for my Christmas Ornament and Tree Designer app out now!), but for all Android developers.

There have been a few high-profile devices launched recently, and you can bet that a lot of people will be receiving Android tablets and phones this Christmas.  There is sure to be a flurry of activity when those new devices are turned on in just a few weeks.

In particular, the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire are at a price point much lower than the previous generation of Android tablets, and the smaller size is likely to make them more accessible (my Motorola Xoom WiFi is still a powerhouse, but the weight shows it).

How to get in on the Christmas 2011 action?

Obviously a new Christmas (or any other winter holiday) themed app is a great place to start capitalizing on the holiday cheer.  I’ve been developing my new Christmas Ornament app, but that’s not the only way to get ahead this Christmas.

A few other ideas:

  • Update your app with holiday-themed effects, levels or any other kind of add-on (either free or paid).  Hopefully you’ve already started on this one!
  • Release your Android app on a new Android app market such as the Amazon Appstore
  • Host a Christmas giveaway – free copies of your app, free upgrades, etc.
  • Pick up a Kindle Fire for yourself for, um, research 😉
  • Take a vacation (no really – taking a break is also important!)

Share your Christmas Android plans with us!

So what are you doing this winter season?  Do you have a Christmas app or any updates planned?  Let me know by posting a comment below.  Include a link to your app!

And of course, good luck with your Android apps over Christmas 2011!

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About ProjectJourneyman

I am a software engineer that escaped the cubicle world at a large company to go solo with Android app development. My attention to detail and quality applies both to my apps and to my research on how to make money with Android. Now that I have the freedom to work on my own projects, I am documenting my efforts in the hopes that it will help other current or aspiring independent Android developers get the income they desire.


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