Apptopia Is A New Brokerage Website To Help Developers Sell Ownership Of Their Apps


There’s no question that mobile apps are a booming business and a new website called Apptopia wants to help developers captilize on this by selling their apps. And we’re not talking about selling an app to users — we’re talking about selling complete ownership of an app, handing over the reigns to a big company or business.

“Apps are not just products that you buy for $0.99; they are complete businesses with revenues, customers, technology, and partners. A mobile app is an asset.”

Prospective buyers would then, after purchasing an app, get full access to the user’s code to do with the app as they pleased. They could build upon the app or simply market it the app in ways the developer never could. Think of Apptopia as a broker or middle man who will find a buyer, and do all the negotiating while the developer kicks his/her feet up. While the site still isn’t completely ready for primetime, developers interested in selling an app can sign up for more information when the site launches in February.



Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Patience is a virtue. If you’re really onto something with your app don’t give up. Make the users happy, update as often as you can with useful stuff, and make sure you encourage people to spread the word about your app.

    1. It’s tough out there in the Android Market, man.. Just like livin’ in da hood. 

      You ever see them comments? *sigh*

    2. Hey Micah – I completely agree with you.  Saying thank you, and making users happy is absolutely the best “App Strategy”.

      Sometimes thought developers find themselves in a situation where they are truly neglecting their app / users – in that case its awesome to have a resource like Apptopia!

      Jonathan Kay

  2. A “SHARK TANK” for app developers.This could be mutually beneficial to all involved,

  3. And I was just watching shark tank

  4. oh man…for like 2 seconds i was tempted to put my app on this.

    But then i go the crazy app loyalty syndrome.

    “Its MY app, I made IT! Would I put my Child up on the black market? no. Why give my app idea to somebody else for them to rape it.”

    besides, i think it is going to be a total flop. the apps on it are going to be crap because they were originally crap apps that didnt sell.

  5. HAHA chris that made my day Lmao

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