Google’s Guide to the Galaxy

No, it’s not the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy phone. The galaxy Google’s talking about is the App Galaxy – a term they use to describe the world of Android development. Google has published a guide for Android developers which is, essentially, a guide to making money with Android. As they describe it:

Travel through the App Galaxy to learn how to get your app discovered through promotion, earn enough money to quit your day job, measure your success, and evaluate your current flight path to ensure you’re headed in the right direction.

They’ve compiled a plethora of resources, including testimonials from the creators of Angry Birds, The Weather Channel and Ant Smasher (popular games on Android, iPhone and other platforms). I highly recommend you visit the site and read some of the content that’s available. There’s some great general advice for marketing your app and generating revenue. Google also lets you create your own journey, with a unique URL which you can then share with friends.

If you like, you can check out my customized journey for Tap That! Number.

Screenshot of the Guide to the App Galaxy