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How to Build a Billion Dollar App

Discover the secrets of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time
Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The ultimate guide to building an app-based business - now revised and updated

Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel, and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history.

In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success.

Berkowski draws exclusively on the inside stories of the billion-dollar app club members, including Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Candy Crush and Uber, to provide all the information you need to create your own spectacularly successful mobile business. He guides you through each step, from an idea scribbled on the back of an envelope through to finding a cofounder, building a team and attracting (and keeping) millions of users, all the way through to juggling the pressures of being CEO of a billion-dollar company (and still staying ahead of the competition).

If you've ever dreamed of quitting your nine-to-five job to launch your own company, or if you're a gifted developer, a seasoned entrepreneur or just intrigued by mobile technology, How to Build a Billion Dollar App will show you what it really takes to create your own billion-dollar mobile business.

©2014 George Berkowski (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A must read for anyone who wants to start a mobile app business." (Riccardo Zacconi, founder and CEO, King Digital, maker of Candy Crush Saga)
"A fascinating deep dive into the world of billion-dollar apps. Essential reading for anyone trying to build the next must-have app." (Michael Acton Smith, founder and CEO, Mind Candy)

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loved it!

half way through my seed capital raise I found this booked confirmed a few things I was wondering re direction and gave me confidence I am on the right track in early stages and now given me a plan to follow. #billion app. 😁

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  • Hep
  • Sydney, australia
  • 25-01-2018

Touches on everything

The book shares some great tips and insights into how to think and prepare your app for greatness. I really enjoyed this and gained a lot from it as someone who is on this journey themselves. it was narrated clearly and even at 1.4x I could follow it easily.

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  • Edward K.
  • 21-04-2018

Understanding the App Business

I found this book loaded with information for running an app business. Even though it is really geared to running a venture backed company, there where many take-aways for someone who is running a smaller organization.

Edward K.

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  • jeremy
  • 28-02-2018

much better than I thought it would be

The name kind of threw me off at first. I figured it would be some gimmicky book full of selling you their services, but it wasn't. it's literally a how to book on how to get into the billion dollar app club.
some things might be a bit dated by now, but not too much, and that doesn't mean the info isn't still valuable. business is still business.

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  • Sam
  • 09-01-2018

Informative!

I recommend this book to anyone with a vision to build a app or in the process of building! Two thumps up! Extremely helpful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-12-2018

Great Audio book for Mobile First entrepreneur

I was looking for latest book(2015+) on mobile entrepreneurship that's when I found this book.

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  • Victor
  • 23-12-2018

Jam Packed with Great Comparisons and Metrics to Follow

This is a great book with a lot of applicable tips tricks, and metrics. You receive insight into the stories of some of the wildly successful apps and the way they got up there.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-2018

The Best You Can Read

Hands down the Best book in this field. i have enjoyed it & i love it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-10-2018

Incredibly informative, clearly very researched

As well as a good and enjoyable listen. I'm sure this simplifies building a billion dollar app too much, but useful advise for developing any tech or app based start up

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-07-2018

The Ultimate Startup Bible

This is about the best experience driven advice on how to start and scale your startup to multi billion dollar revenue if you've got a great idea. It was hard to put down, do yourself a favour and listen to this audio book if you an idea worth global scaling. This is the ultimate startup bible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-2018

must read, it will guid you

read for
1.if you wanna to buid your app
2.it will not teach you coading and programming
3.it will guid you the way, you have to just follow that way to get success

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  • PMC
  • 20-07-2018

great description of the process

This book provides a thorough description of the process needed to create a billion dollar app written in such a way that someone outside the industry can easily understand it. The author shares his personal experiences interwoven with other experiences in the industry.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-2018

Worth my time reading! Excellent

Gave a great insight into app industry and history. understand what involved in developing and growing an app business.

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  • Ashish Kulkarni
  • 27-08-2018

Very well written and in-depth

The author goes in detail of a lot of things:

How to do market research?
How to come up with an idea that will sell?
How to hire the best people?
How to take your app to market?
How to market your app?
How to fund your app from it's inception all the way to a billion dollars?

He talks about series A and series B funding. Everything is well described.

Loved every part of the audio book.

I am planning to buy the paperback too.

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