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Google launches a mobile apps developer's guide to the galaxy

Douglas Adams rolls in his grave
Fri May 20 2011, 14:12

MOBILE SOFTWARE GIANT Google has launched a 'Guide to the App Galaxy' to help mobile apps developers create businesses.

The Guide to the App Galaxy service was put together by the creator of the Android smartphone operating system to help developers create and monetise fully fledged mobile apps businesses.

Google announced the guide at its I/O developers conference last week and claimed it is OS agnostic and isn't necessarily designed to favour Android developers.

However, Google would love to have more punters spending cash downloading paid for or ad-based apps from the Android Market in the hopes of channelling the same success that Apple has had with its deep-pocketed fanbois.

The Guide to the App Galaxy is really a handbook by Google to turn creative developers into successful business people so Google's Admob network will be rolling in greenbacks.

The guide has arrow keys that take developers around Google's advice on how to create a business from mobile apps with the topics measure, earn, promote and evaluate listed in the corners of the guide.

But it looks like Google falls back on good old-fashioned common sense at the end of its blog post on the guide.

"There's no exact blueprint for mobile apps success and no developer's journey is the same," wrote the Google mobile ads team.

Google's advice at the end of the page is to whack in some fun embedded games and a weather channel. Even we could have thought of that. µ

 

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