How To Buy App Source Code Wisely?

If you want to play the app reskinning game, you need solid source code that lends itself to reskinning with different themes.

If the app, whose source code you are considering, is in the App Store, you can easily check it:

  • Just download the app and play with it for 5 minutes.
  • Try every function and feature you can see to find out any crashes.
  • Try on different devices with varios operating system versions, if possible.

Once you are satisfied with the app and are about to buy its code, do one simple but extremely important step before pressing that Buy button:

Get in touch with your (or find a) development team to:

  • find out if they can reskin the app at all
  • find out how long it may take to reskin the app
  • find out how much it may cost to reskin the app
  • find out how much a bulk reskin order may cost

The answers of the development team may really surprise you:

  • we do not deal with the programming language used in the app
  • we cannot offer superior design for this type of app
  • we cannot start with the reskin immediately
  • the reskin of this app will cost more than usual
  • the reskin of this app will take much longer than usual
  • we cannot guarantee that all the planned reskins will be accepted Apple
  • etc.

Here is the rule of thumb:

Always talk with your development team about the reskin project feasibility before buying any app source code for reskin.

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How To Do App Reskinning Avoiding App Rejections?

When you do App Reskinning, your worst enemy is an Apple Reviewer REJECTING your App, right?

Right!

So, what can you do to avoid App Rejections?

  1. Have multiple Developer Accounts. Yes, this can be a pain to get but there is no way around it if you want to publish app reskins in volume fast.
  2. Submit a new code reskin to a developer account only after the previous reskin of the same code was accepted 10 days ago.
  3. Develop your own unique app code and publish its reskins. When finished with the reskins, sell the source code reskin licenses to other developers to recoup your initial development costs.

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How To Choose A Best-Performing Theme For An App Code?

When you reskin games you must come up with themes for your game codes.

For a theme to be successful, it must be a good fit for the gameplay of the code. 

That is, if you have got a runner code, the themes you come up with must lend themselves to running as defined by other successful runner games in the App Store.

So, themes like: Ninja Runner, Line Runner, Army Runner are going to work for the runner code.

By contrast, themes like Pig Runner, King Runner, Snake Runner may not work well because there is no evidence in the App Store that the users actually like this kind of games.

You can still try it but you must be aware of you taking a higher risk with such a reskin.

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How To Create An Effective 3 Step Project Plan For Your App Development Team?

When you give your app development team a bigger project (10+ apps at once), it is essential you agree on a project plan with the team.

Otherwise, delays are inevitable.

If you agree on the project deadline without a project plan, the deadline will be delayed.

If you do agree on the project plan, the deadline might still be delayed but the likelihood of this is greatly reduced.

So, what is the right project plan for your app development team?

Here is an 3 Step App Project Plan Template that have proven to be very effective again and again:

Milestone 1 with Deadline: App Team has understood the project goals and is ready to start. It will require a great deal of input from you:

  • which codes to reskin/develop
  • code features
  • app designs
  • icon designs
  • screenshot designs
  • code upload responsibility
  • metadata responsibility
  • ad networks to use
  • ad placements

All your input shall be in written form (dropbox or google docs, not email).

Milestone 2 with Deadline: App Team has created a clear plan for each app with the following deadlines:

  • app graphics finished and sent for review
  • feedback on app graphics incorporated
  • app code finished and sent for review using testflight
  • feedback on app code incorporated
  • app screenshots generated and sent for review (dropbox)
  • feedback on app screenshots incorporated
  • app submitted to iTunes
  • app payment received from you

You agree with the plan. The plan is in written form (dropbox or google docs, not email).

Milestone 3 with Deadline: App Team has finished the execution according to the agreed plan. App Team has been paid according to the agreed conditions.

Let your app team only start when the plan is in place in written form. It will save you lots of delays, headaches and arguments.

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How To Publish Many App Reskins Fast?

When your developers and designers produce many reskins of the same code, you get many very similar apps.

When you try to submit them at once, they might get rejected by Apple.

The reason being: you are trying to clutter the App Store with similar apps contributing to the negative user experience in the store.

This, however, can be easily avoided.

How?

  1. Have your developer work on several codes at once.
  2. Submit only 1 reskin of a code at a time. That is, you can have several reskins submitted at a time but they shall be based on different codes.
  3. Once 1 reskin of a code is accepted by Apple, upload another reskin of the same code.

This way, you will avoid that Apple rejects your reskins. Overall, it will enable you to move fast with reskin publishing!

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How To Maximize Your ROI With App Reskins?

When you buy source code for reskin, you justify the investment by creating and publishing many app reskins or games based on that code.

How do you decide which app reskins to create though?

To maximize your long-term ROI, follow these 3 rules of thumb:

  • Choose themes and characters popular in App Store but avoid one-time hits like current pop stars (e.g. choose a generic monster character app over a Lady Gaga app)
  • Choose themes and characters to publish your App Reskins in different App Store categories (e.g. choose a monster and a farm theme over 2 different monster themes)
  • Choose themes and characters to attract big advertisers (e.g. choose a Candy Crush Saga-like gameplay over another gameplay less known in App Store)

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