There are tens of thousands of education apps out there. We feature just a small fraction of them here on Edudemic and do our best to sort the good from the bad. In fact, we get bombarded with requests for app reviews every day. So why are there so many people coming up with an education app? Is there something in the water?
Not really. There’s money out there to be made. A lot of money. A new infographic from Online PhD Programs sheds some light on how an independant French developer earned nearly $700,000 in profit from the 10 apps he’s launched.
The impetus for developing the apps? He built them for his home-schooled children. I find that to be the most interest part of all this.
We are a homeschooling family, and watching our children – 4 and 7 years old – learn has always been a great inspiration for the educational tools we make. Most have also been inspired by the Montessori method. We also have a strong belief that creativity is essential to a kid’s development and well-being, which led us to create toys such as Draw with Stars!
All the family is working to create great user experience for kids. Design and graphics are done by Dad and Mum, Programming is done by Dad, and testing and feedback is done by our two daughters !
Honestly, the facts and figures of Pierre’s journey through App Land (a term that doesn’t do the chaotic mess justice, to be sure) are quite riveting. You can read more about Pierre’s journey on his blog here.
Have you made an app? Had similar experiences? Is Pierre’s experience the norm or an exception?