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January 31, 2016 - Reply
Can u make an app for me. how much it will cost
February 1, 2016 - Reply
Nice job with your app! It’s crazy that you were able to accomplish this much starting from scratch and $0.
Thatâ€™s what I thought,until I started travelling and realised that having a roof on your head , food on your table, a laptop and an internet connection cannot be considered as 0.
But I get your point, and thank you 🙂
Hi Ankit! Happy to read your entire journey again. I chated with you on FB and got to know few things at that time. but this post of yours showed me how much effort u had put in right way. Awesome! keep it up.
February 2, 2016 - Reply
Yes, I remember you 🙂
And Thanks !
And again this gave me such an awe inspiring inspiration to do something on my own!
Great Post ankit! thanks a lot 🙂
I am glad I helped 🙂
Congratz on your success I was wondering:
Which Facebook groups did you post on. And which forums/reddit forums did you post on
I posted on 1500 facebook groups.
I searched for keywords like sony,samsung,lg,and other companies,then keywords like android ,apps etc and joined them all
This is once again an awesome read, Ankit. Keep it up and congratulations. Your hard work and sleepless nights paid very well.
Thanks Arka !
February 3, 2016 - Reply
Great artical ankit,inspired!!
February 4, 2016 - Reply
Awesome man changed it for yourself 🙂
How did you make money from freelancing projects? Can you tell me some good sites and how to choose a suitable project? I am talking about your startup budget which you have mentioned in this article.
I made money from freelancer.com by doing android projects.
September 2, 2017 - Reply
Did you start getting projects instantly or did u had to wait because I had to shut down the account because of not getting projects.
September 6, 2017 - Reply
I didn’t get them instantly
February 5, 2016 - Reply
Nice post man, really inspired me. However, can’t find your app on the play store. Can you share the link. Thank You
Here is the link
Great experience ankit….
February 13, 2016 - Reply
really great well done
February 15, 2016 - Reply
So with this lot of money, what are your next future nd career plans ? 😀
Btw i am using your apps, they are beautiful !
March 8, 2016 - Reply
I don’t find it “lots”. Although I would agree It’s certainly good to begin with. I don’t have solid plans of what I want to do.
February 16, 2016 - Reply
Whenever I read your story in any forum, I also try to make something but I stuck somewhere in the middle . how did you overcome failures…
February 17, 2016 - Reply
You won’t fail if you don’t give up !
Truly inspiring post.
June 7, 2017 - Reply
I believe one of the biggest reasons for failure is switching to something else when you fail. Even after facing so many problems, Ankit never gave up the goal of making and promoting a music app that everyone would use. He was very clear about what he wanted to do, and there was no 2nd option. This is what I can relate to, as I am always distracted by doing too many things and no one thing stands out, leaving many mediocre tasks.
July 6, 2017 - Reply
Nicely put. And one of the reasons we quit is because we lose confidence in what we are doing and also ourselves.
Really happy for you,
You really motivated me more and more,
5 months ago, I released my app, I faced exactly the same problem as yours and decided to challenge them and to not spent any money and do everything by my own.
Last week, the minister of IT of my country talked about my app and about my little story.
Now I’m reading your story, I felt extremely motivated and decided to follow your path.
I wish everyone know about such story so everyone can live his life the way he like and stop being a prisoner from 8am to 5pm.
By the way, I were invited to an Android Congress in my country in order to tell my story next March, but now, I will be focusing in your success story.
I wish that we can be friends, here is my app’s Facebook page, please send me a PM message on it and I will invite you: https://m.facebook.com/audiator/
By the way, I’am now enjoying your La Musique 😀
I sent you a message
February 20, 2016 - Reply
Hell of a story Ankit. I read it on Quora months ago and now I am here. I am doing the same but with Blogs. I have apps but they are basic education apps with few thousand downloads however my blogs are very niche specific making me around $60K in 2015 and I am expecting the same or little bit more in 2016.
Best of luck and I will be taking a few lessons from your app story to work towards my apps =D
BTW I’m from Faizabad.
Good to hear your story, I have a cousin as the same age as me who lived in Faizabad for a few years
February 24, 2016 - Reply
Got motivated when I read ur success story. Really appreciable. Really liked it. This is amazing.
February 28, 2016 - Reply
It’s always nice to have a senior from St. Dominic Savio College who for me have become an inspiration.I have also started learning android development and I regularly keep a tab on your answers on QUORA for my daily dose of motivation.God bless!!
February 29, 2016 - Reply
Hey, How do you know I am from St. Dominic’s ?
I don’t quite remember but once through my friends group I got to know about you.
When did you pass out from Dominics ?
March 12, 2016 - Reply
I am from the bath 12-13.
March 1, 2016 - Reply
me too 🙂
March 2, 2016 - Reply
Your story charged me up fully,….well i want to ask you that do you consider this while making app that size of your app should be less/short in order to boost downloads or you just dont care about app (.apk) size and put everything in app which makes app look awesome and user friendly???
I try to keep it at a reasonable size, but other than that I don’t care much
Good to hear your story….way to go !
How did you learn Android programming, did you take a course?
No I didn’t take a course, I learnt it online from free resources like Youtube, stackoverflow.com and google
March 9, 2016 - Reply
This is great Ankit!
Great article bro ! Sure will learn one thing more from this!
March 14, 2016 - Reply
Hi, Ankit nice to hear your story u are a hard working person. I also have an app startup and want some initial user. can u plz tell me how can I get initial user?
March 15, 2016 - Reply
I already did, in this blog post
March 18, 2016 - Reply
You are truly an inspiration buddy.
great tips bro.. i wanna talk to you bro i need some help from you…
March 22, 2016 - Reply
hello ankit…u hve done very great job.,,,good luck bro…
my question is…
i m fresher student..then if i want to learn android then what should i learn first??
also tell me what is career opportunity for an android developer?also
how much time to learn android ??
March 24, 2016 - Reply
Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that make the most important changes. Many thanks for sharing!
March 25, 2016 - Reply
I have always been passionate for android/design just like you though could not follow it,
As being a working professional it was difficult to devote time for the things you love,
its such an inspiring event to read it.
i have some basic ideas (New apps required by industry / needy) to share with you since i can not put time on development of apps. maybe your help can get some success to it.
Ok. This inspires me. I have always had this idea of making apps. I am 17 and in class 12 and hate other subjects except for CSC. I have always wanted to make a change. I learned XML,CSS and html5 in my after-boards 10 vacation and have almost learnt all the basics of java and Android programming (I have also followed new Boston). I want to learn more, but I felt in shortage of Monet for internet connection. I started a blog and tried doing affiliate marketing. Luckily, I was able to pay for my internet bills. I still run a tech blog just to earn $25 to buy a GPlay Dev account. I hope someday, I will accumulate the amount. You inspire me to work with a even greater labour. Thank you.
Hats Off ! Very Inspiring 🙂
March 28, 2016 - Reply
A Genuine Article Sharing Genuine Details which Mostly people don’t !!
Loved it .. !!
Thanks for Motivating Mate 🙂
Such a Long Inspiration story 🙂 Thanks for Sharing with us 🙂
You are welcome Naveen
Hard work pays, proved once again.
Hi Ankit, what service did you use to monetize your app, and how does the conversion ratio/legalities work for you?
Whats your reddit uname?
It is Ankits_reddit
March 29, 2016 - Reply
Does your site have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to
send you an e-mail. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested
in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.
Awesome brother,thanks for inspiring us. Many of your lines touched me:)
Wish you good luck for your future projects (y)
March 31, 2016 - Reply
Thank you very much
March 30, 2016 - Reply
Hi, Ankit. I want to know what exactly you used to practiced 16 Hours a day? Can you tell me, Actually I am confused, what to practice.
I do not understand what you mean by your question
Hi Ankit…Really an inspirational story..Kudos to you for your efforts and success..I’m from Bangalore butmy hometown is in Lucknow..Currently I’m in Lucknow..Would it be possible for us to catch up. I’m working on a very exciting idea and would love to discuss with you.
Email me at Ankitsrivastava0193@gmail.com
Hi, Ankit. As you have mentioned on your website:-:”I was spending more than 16 hours a day, coding. Everyday I used to get up, ditch college, open my laptop lying next to me on bed,and then straight up open Eclipse( the IDE I use to code on).”
so my question is:- I want to know what exactly you used to practiced 16 Hours a day? Can you tell me, Actually I am confused, what to practice?I hope this time you got my question right.
I mean in Eclipse, what programming you did practice for making apps?
April 5, 2016 - Reply
Java is the basic language on which Android SDK is built upon which has its own classes and packages not available in normal Java.
It’s really a great and useful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.
May 10, 2016 - Reply
I like this post, enjoyed this one thank you for posting. “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” by Albert Einstein.
May 12, 2016 - Reply
Great Work Man,
You had a great story to share, I wish everyone should have atleast one story to share before or after life. You give inspiration for all of us to make our stories.
Thank You, God bless you.
May 18, 2016 - Reply
One of the inspirations of all developers. Good job bro ! Keep it up (y)
May 23, 2016 - Reply
I was on verge of giving up on my idea. Your story have inspired me again. Thanks for sharing your story. Wish you an amazing future..
May 24, 2016 - Reply
Your UI/UX design is unlike others out in the market, The response can be a little faster, But nevertheless great application. Now that you have crossed the 1 million threshold, I think you should target 10million downloads. In case you are receiving ideas, I have one. Why not include a mood based player. Agreed, this is found on many other players, but I find most of them boring. Probably a few new mood settings can do the trick, Eg: Many play songs today in car’s while stuck in traffic or going to work. Many apps don’t cover how a person feels at such situations.
Also , the app can come with option to sync with google playlists.
June 9, 2016 - Reply
Hey Gautham, Thank you for the suggestions and feedback, I will add a lot of things to the app, it’s not done yet 🙂
June 6, 2016 - Reply
Hello ankit, which add network u would prefer to use in android app?
I use facebook and admob
thanks for reply,
i have a app business partnership idea and want to share with u . can u give me your personal email id..
La Musique is outstanding app. Thanks for creating it Ankit.
thanks for reply,
i have a business partnarship idea and want to share with u . can u give me your personal email id..
June 22, 2016 - Reply
Well Done and Well deserved! I am impressed by your hard with, zeal, enthusiasm, passion and your style. Keep it up.
June 24, 2016 - Reply
Hi, we have a game that featured more then 130 countries, the feature end today
Will you mind to talk with us email skype give us some guidness, also we might do business together, partnership who knows
Please send me your email or skype
Thanks in advance
June 26, 2016 - Reply
La Musique hasn’t worked on my tablet for days now…. very frustrated.
June 27, 2016 - Reply
Your story inspired me so much. Please try our app and give feedback for improving it more:
June 28, 2016 - Reply
Hi Ankit, well done
i need some suggestion from you. how can i make money from mobile app.
August 11, 2016 - Reply
Work for the App.
Don’t work for the money.
If your App is good , money will automatically reach you!!
July 20, 2016 - Reply
Can you please share the list of websites that published your Press Release.
I googled but couldn’t find the websites that publishes Android App Press Releases other than Mashable.
August 12, 2016 - Reply
How much will you charge to downlaod my apps over i million and how much time it may take ?
August 16, 2016 - Reply
From inspiring your story,I have made an application of ringtone maker and mp3 cutter.
This is unique app.It has feature ,no application at play store has.
Which can allow you to edit and set your default audio to any field like ringtone,alarm,notification or set as any contact.
August 20, 2016 - Reply
Good evening. I am your music player program ( La Musique ) liked performing and pay just google play from buying paid Pro versiyonunuda I download to my phone . But MY YOU ASK I WANT – SONG LIST OF WHILE ( WHICH I LIST OF SONGS THROUGH OR TIME LISTEN SONGS I WISH I WRITE from MID ICON search for and wrote songs AGAINST to not BRING . SO SONG SEARCH OPTIONS DOES WORK . A solution Have What should I do about this situation ? Thank you
August 21, 2016 - Reply
This is my unique ringtone my ringtone maker and mp3 cutter.
September 12, 2016 - Reply
Hello ankit sir.. i am a great fan of ur player.. i don’t have a credit card so I can not purchase this form play store.. and I have made an review video on your player.. but the ads spoiled it..?
Or please add a purchase method on this website..
Or Please can you send me a code to me..
Hope you will reply..
October 18, 2016 - Reply
Dude Google play shows your app download of 1million and u are wrote ur download is 2 million …Please clear the gap…
October 19, 2016 - Reply
It is very inspirational posts, I came to learn many things from your post.
Thanks for sharing Ankit.
October 20, 2016 - Reply
I was focusing on app size and testing to prevent crashes, my app worked fine on all mobile phones, never crashed but I think I lagged behind in promotion. Now I am working on another app I’ll not lie but I really need money and don’t want to do the things that other want me to do. I was stressed and this stress was taking me to hell but I knew what I love to do that is developing android apps.
Actually I left an IT company to come to Canada for studies but now I have to work and study to manage my expenses the only 2 hours I have for sleep, I want to spend those 2 hours in developing my app which is creating a lot problems for me but the time I am developing apps motivates me to do much more better. So reading your story gave me that inspiration and just because of your story I feel that I can do something in my life, something good. So the whole day I wait for those 2 hours so that I can do what I love to do.
Anyhow thanks a lot man
I’ll be more lucky If I can get some ideas and instructions from you.
Wow! I do not have words, your struggle inspires me. Keep going 🙂
It is very nice app. Good Work !!
Which mobile ad platform you used to monetize your App and what is it payment structure means(monthly/weekly and minimum payout)?
November 4, 2016 - Reply
what book referred for learning languages like java etc
November 21, 2016 - Reply
I didn’t use any boob but there are many courses on youtube for free which you can learn. I learnt from google searches and I asked answers on stackoverflow.com
November 12, 2016 - Reply
Hi Ankit, You are a great source of inspiration for me. Can you please tell me where you learnt android development. It would be helpfull for me
There are many courses on youtube for free which you can learn. I learnt from google searches and I asked answers on stackoverflow.com
thanks for sharing information with us.
i am get influence by your work.
i have a question about do u learn JAVA before start android development.
I learnt basic java (BlueJ) in school
November 13, 2016 - Reply
Which courses can I learn quickly to develop new Android app..I want to make money bcs I’m poor man from INDIA ..
December 3, 2016 - Reply
hello ankit brother
i read your article FIRST APP, ONE YEAR, 2 MILLION APP DOWNLOADS, 0$ SPENT IN TOTAL
really brother your article touch my hearts
my name Nilesh Kanzariya
(4th year Production(manufacturing) Engineering Student)
I’m from Gujarat (India)
my question is
i want to make one Android app for me but i have no any ideas about app develop so brother you guide me please for making app. all details ask me about making app
and all source ask me for learning app development.
your article really inspired and motivated me
thank you so much.
December 27, 2016 - Reply
there are many tutorials which you can use for free
December 20, 2016 - Reply
I am planning to build a music based application. Would you be interested in developing it(as a freelancer or equity based)
December 21, 2016 - Reply
What freelancing jobs did you do exactly?! How long did they take *one project approx*?
I freelanced here
January 6, 2017 - Reply
Hi Ankit, that’s some awesome achievement and wonderful sharing. How would you advice someone like me who has a day job and have zero coding knowledge to build an app? I work as a marketer so I guess I’m considered lucky to have the marketing part covered when I actually own an app.
January 14, 2017 - Reply
First off, congrats for your app mate.
Well, I’m an aircraft engineer, with no higher background in computer science whatsoever. Just studied C++ in my final year of school. And I know some basics of Java. That’s all.
I’ve recently found myself inclined towards the computing world, especially android apps.
Based on your experience, what would you suggest me to put in my to-do list(apart from java) before i could go around and attempt to build an android app?
January 27, 2017 - Reply
January 31, 2017 - Reply
First of all congratulations for launching an app completely on your own and becoming an entrepreneur at such an young age. I was really fascinated after reading your blog and the times and the challenges you went through when you are trying to become an entrepreneur. Thank you very much for sharing your journey with us. It would definitely be an eye opener for many young entrepreneurs and developers. Keep sharing your work.
February 7, 2017 - Reply
Really inspired a lot from your story
Just wanted to know how much does a app with 1 million downloads about 50% daily active users can earn through adds..
I have a app logo designer with 5000 downloads just launched 15 days ago just curious to know how much money i could earn if i reached that level..
Please reply me
March 2, 2017 - Reply
Hi Ankit this is vinay , i am a new developer in the gaming industry. I wanted to ask you that what are the revenue sharing terms of google. I have heard that google don’t gives you your share until 1 year, and the keeps your first 20 k to 30 k then starts to give you your extra revenue. Is that true???
Please help me I want to make my own games !!!
March 4, 2017 - Reply
March 5, 2017 - Reply
Can you tell me what are the conditions of earning money from apps and games from playstore ?
March 3, 2017 - Reply
My name is Vishnu Chandan. I am living in Kavali , Nellore Dt, in Andhra pradesh. I am 12 years old and I make games for android. You can see them here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=6578690441513812274 . They didn’t make many downloads. My highest downloads are from Rangoli app. It has only 7000 downloads. So I want you to ask one thing. That is how do you managed to get more than 3 million downloads. I want to know that. I am so curious about that. Please reply soon.
Thanks in advance.
Hi ankit , lovely story. Very impressive achievement. Kindly , please can you tell , how much revenues you still make as google play shows 1 million downloads whereas as given above it is 2 million.
Also , if i wish to make a app through a developer and market it well, do you think it will be worth spending as i am a non- tech person .
we can also talk for partnership also or you can guide.
How much relevant is app business today as there are already so many apps in same domain.
Please guide and comment.
March 26, 2017 - Reply
Can you please tell me what are your skills in programing languages? You use JAVA or more like C++?
And if you have some programing skills before?
Thank you and keep up the good work!
April 5, 2017 - Reply
Hello Ankit sir ,
Thanks for all your guideline . You are really an inspired person . I also got 80,000 download of my android app . I also received 1 time transaction from google adsense. But due some unauthenticate click my account was blocked. I want to know that how can start my journey again?
April 25, 2017 - Reply
amazing journey, i am launching my own music streaming app later this month
can you please elaborate on your ads strategy? banner ? Interstitial ? rich media?
where is the best placement in the app for the best ecpm?
June 10, 2017 - Reply
Hello Ankit, am Francis n 32yrs old.. av been nurturing an app idea since 2yrs nw but afraid to start because I wz told it costs a lot, now I see how u started with almost nothing. Secondly being from Nigeria, I don’t know how this will sail through, but I believe it’s a very good one and have edge/advantage above existing ones.
Will like to connect with you via email pls for advise sir.
June 16, 2017 - Reply
I would like to know how to learn good ui and what kind of skills are needed to produce such an app.
This is truly inspiring, I too had made an app but due to my perfectionist nature never uploaded it to google as I was never happy with the finished app, even though all my friends and family loved it.
Your post has inspired me to get back to this and actually make something that solves a problem that I and many other face.
Thankyou for this again.
If you have the time, I would like to ask you what actually you were freelancing as? I mean were you a freelance programmer or a designer or something else and which platforms did you used and how were you able to earn 1k$ in two months. I am a freelancer and it took me a few years to actually reach that number. I would love to learn more about your freelancing experience.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Regards and best wishes,
u can check here
July 17, 2017 - Reply
What language do you use?what computer do you use and what operating system? I have a great idea for my game and the monetization will be ads and iap. Planning to start on android first and jump to ios. What language is best for android.
August 23, 2017 - Reply
?worth reading I am at your first stage in college with less movies and games trying to involve in app development , but had no idea what to do next âœŒ your post helps ?, feels confident
September 5, 2017 - Reply
great to know about your online success.keep it up bro.can you please tell us which ad network do you use in your app.
October 12, 2017 - Reply
Hay, Ankit is using Facebook Ads and Admob ads to his Apps.
September 10, 2017 - Reply
It’s really a great inspiring story the way you made yourself successful. I do have some queries, So can u please do answer them.
1. I do heard that RPM won’t be good enough for Indian traffic? so is it true? if yes, on Average what would for Indian traffic.
2. I don’t have a bigger target and i want to aim for only $500 per month, So for this how many installs need for an app (i do know that it depends on usability too, but, asking you in general), For example: By the time of your first 6 months, you said that u made $8k, So then how many installs do u have to achieve that?
I hope you do answer as i been very confused on above queries as i seen different people do answer in a different way,
September 25, 2017 - Reply
Read about you on yourstory.com. Would you like to share how you monetised your app? Which ad network you used and any tips for new developers on the type of advertisement one should use ?
September 30, 2017 - Reply
I’m impressed by your story. I would like to hire your services?
We’ve got a pair of iOS apps:
1. My Mechanic: 950 k downloads needed
2. My Mechanic +: 50 k downloads needed
We need a million USA downloads of our iOS apps, in specific USA cities.
The cities are:
October 11, 2017 - Reply
but a question remain their in mind that how did you post(in what manner) about your app on facebook that bring you about 1000 downloads daily? approximately how much group did you post in total.
Hay, ankit I have an app in playstore, I need some help from you, can you please reply me.
November 6, 2017 - Reply
Hi Ankit .Great inspiring story you have revealed before us but please tell me one thing that how u have earned from ur music app although it is one time downloadable and after that it is often used as an offline mode by users.Have u placed ads unit on it or not? If not? Then please tell me how u have managed to earn such a huge amount from Google play store.I am eager to know if other method is available.Please tell me because I m a software engineer and I have also maked up my mind to create an awesome app just like yours.
November 27, 2017 - Reply
As ankit has stated above, he uses facebook audience network and google admob ad units in his app. So, the app has ad units within it. If you are trying explore other methods of app-monetization, then you should try some sort of subscription model that fits in with your app content. Please note that there is no one way to monetize your app and if one thing works for any particular app it may not work for yours. Every app is unique ( if otherwise intended) and the best monetization model will be known by trial and errors.
Good Luck for your app and ‘Appy marketing 😉 .
December 16, 2017 - Reply
Hi Ankit, Can you please share the post copy of the content you used to write on facebook. I also developed a music player and till now, i have got only 400+ downloads within 7 days.
Give some suggestion for improving the downloads.
December 17, 2017 - Reply
hello Ankit Srivastava, am really inspired by your story. I too put up my first android app a few days back. its not my best but reading yo story has inspired me to give it my all in the remaining products I’ll put up. Thank you for inspiring us.
January 17, 2018 - Reply
I worked on my app for 3 months.It was a physics app which contain all physics topics, formulas, etc.
Now I am struggling to get it ranked in keyword â€œphysicsâ€.Till now it doesnâ€™t ranked in physics.I added physics keyword in package name, tilte, description (9 times).Please help me to get ranked in keyword â€œphysicsâ€
This my app?
January 18, 2018 - Reply
Thanks for the valuable information. I am glad that i reached your post. Hence subscribed to your mail list too.
I have few games on playstore and i am a new entrant (a very late one). Can you let me know what can i hope from my game and how to make to the charts.
If you can take out few mins and review i will be more than thankful. Any of your feedback are welcome.
January 20, 2018 - Reply
This is the first that I have read your story, but it is inspiring. I have hopes of one day designing my own apps, and a story like this shows not only the dedication required, but also gives solid advice on how to make it happen. Congrats on your success, and here’s to a bright future!
February 10, 2018 - Reply
Hi Ankit is posting my apps link in youtube comment will get me downloads or it will be considered as spam.
March 26, 2018 - Reply
Hi Ankit, it indeed is an inspiring story, also like to thank you for putting good analogy and insights provided in this in-depth article. 🙂
I agree with you 100% on Facebook Testing Example you experienced.
Also, if you find time, please let me know whats your feedback on my new app, I just published.
April 3, 2018 - Reply
April 2, 2018 - Reply
Thanks for this story, your guideline is more than appreciated .
July 1, 2018 - Reply
Does the income still comes from your app?
Tell me plz?
October 6, 2018 - Reply
Great blog post! If you were to do this in 2018, is it still viable?
Also, what would change or do more of?
Anything different for 2018? Is Instagram a viable way 0f promiting an app?
July 2, 2020 - Reply
Want to get in touch with you regard to DROP SHIPPING, better it would be if you share your WhatsApp no.