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Valued Customer,

iPhone, Android or Blackberry? That is a question that I have fielded quite a lot lately. Which platform should you launch your app on first? Does it make sense to launch on all three concurrently? While the rules do change, we suggest that the first platform you launch on be the iPhone. The user base is still more app-centric than Android or Blackberry. Plus users are more likely to spend for the app. Of course that equation will quickly change as Android continues to rise in the marketplace.

However we also suggest that if you have the luxury of a little market research first, you should conduct your due diligence and survey the potential user base. Some of our clients have done their homework and reached a conclusion that it made sense to start with Android. Others have come to the decision that they want to skip the smartphone development and go straight to the iPad or an Android tablet. If you are not sure, just give us a call and we can assist you in making the right decision.

John Rainey
Vice President of Business Development

o. 410.982.6698
e. john.rainey@accella.net

Should Your App Be Free? What to Charge?

Android Apps - Does it make sense to make one?One of our newest smartphone developers, Kyle Kvech, tackles the question of how to make money on your app? How can you do that without charging for it? What happens if users don't click on your ads? Can you make more money off of in-app ads than you can off charging for the app?

Obviously our clients don't develop apps just to make themselves feel better (though they often do), they want to see a positive return on their investment. What is the best way to do that?

Take a look at Kyle's thoughts on this subject and add your own ideas to the topic

Case Study: Developing an iPhone, iPad, and Android App Simultaneously: National Archives - Today's Document

Baltimore Business Journal: Fastest Growing CompaniesAccella teamed with an outside marketing firm, Viderity, to help mobilize some of our Nation's most historic documents. Today’s Document is an interactive gallery that allows you to explore the holdings of the US National Archives through a collection of 365 fascinating documents and photographs from throughout history.

Find out what were the main challenges in developing for the iPhone, iPad, and Android platform at the same time and how Accella & Viderity were able to overcome them.

Read the full National Archive's case study

Baltimore magazine name drops Accella, adds them to their list of "Best Places To Work" in Baltimore

Translating your VisionWe don't mean to toot our own horn, but we're in business of making websites and mobile applications, and then promoting them, so we really should toot our horn. Accella was named by Baltimore magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in Baltimore. Back in September we were on the Baltimore Business Journal's list of best places to work.

We are quite proud of being named to both of these lists, as we try and promote a positive work experience for all of our designers, developers, and project managers. We want to make sure that people working here take pride in the work that they do, this helps to make sure that our clients (you) receive only the highest quality work.

Take a look at some of the other companies on the list - You can check out Accella in the print version available on news stands today

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