Top App based business ideas to start in US for better ROI


The world has seen a bizarre time since the start of 2020. It would be rightful to say that technology has played a massive role in helping people get through the toughest of times. A time where everyone was frightened to take a step outside, on-demand apps provided for all the basic human needs.

Any successful application we see today is a vision that was cultivated and converted into a business later on. It maybe took years before it got anywhere near its break-even or started making a profit. But you never know when an idea with a bursting potential will burst open and earn you a big heap of cash.
In this blog you’ll learn about:
  • Why should you invest in an online app-based business idea?
  • Which are the top 5 app ideas that can account for a healthy ROI?
  • Things you should take care of before investing in an app idea.
So, let’s get started!

Why should you invest in an online app-based business idea?

The idea of creating an app out of scratch is a bit frightening. Especially, if you already have a steady life and a decent-paying job on your hand. But at times it also happens that you’re sitting on a gold mine without realizing it.
Many individuals renounce their great app ideas thinking about the hard work and struggle that comes with creating a business out of their ideas. The subtle fact they don’t acknowledge is that if their business app idea has potential, it’ll eventually earn them a fortune.
Your idea will pave your path to owning your own company. Your company would get you the workforce and your workforce will help you capture markets. It’s a chain reaction that can be put into action with your firm decision-making.
If you look at it in hindsight, all the great tech inventors started off with their journey from almost nothing. Zuckerberg created Facebook from a dorm room in Harvard, Steve started his venture from a garage, and Bill created Microsoft two years after he dropped out of college. The point is – no one started great but persistent efforts and courage made them the most recognized people on the planet.
The reason for sharing the preceding stories is to help budding entrepreneurs understand that their dreams are worth chasing. It’s important that if they even have a single idea that holds potential then it can act as a game-changer for them. And if you follow the best practices to bring these ideas to life at times the smallest of ideas or beginnings earn you the highest of returns.
Now that we’ve understood the importance of what an enriching idea can lead to, let’s directly dive into the type of apps that hold the maximum futuristic potential or ROIs.

Top 5 App-Based business Ideas for Best ROI

Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented reality or AR in the simplest of ways is the enhanced version of our physical world that adds other visual elements, sound, and sensory stimuli via technology. By 2023, the market for AR-based apps is approximated to be around 70 billion USD.

AR has presented us with various of its gifts like location-based Google Maps, and Google Lens that have simplified our search experience. Snapchat filters, gaming marvels like Pokemon-Go to training future Surgeons are some of the recent feats that AR has achieved.

AR has gained a lot of traction by improving the product presentation for online buyers. For example, IKEA, the largest retailer for ready-to-assemble furniture, now uses AR to help you place furniture items from their catalog in your living room. You can click pictures of your living room and see if the furniture you wish to buy compliments your room or not

So, AR can be used in different industries and can take the user experience to a whole nother level. Investing wisely into AR with a sound development team will yield you great returns once you find your niche.

On-Demand Apps

On-demand apps have taken the world by storm. They’ve proved to be the most useful apps in the times of the Pandemic. Whatever you want – a cab, groceries, food, or even package delivery, everything can be availed in a clap.

Such a convenience had never been enjoyed in the previous times. A new range of on-demand services like Glovo is consuming the market by helping their users deliver anything ranging from a key you forgot to buying the things you need from a store and delivering it at your doorstep.

To create a successful on-demand app you need to do a thorough analysis of the market, spot a specific urgency or inconvenience, or need, and then capitalize on the same. Once you figure out what your users want and are willing to pay for it, you can serve them with an MVP to test your app potential.

We bring a mobile and web development company that does recommend creating MVPs to test if your application should be built or not. You can check out our blog titled “How to validate your dream app idea by developing an MVP”

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI is an Industry 4.0 tech that allows the devices or computers to learn from previous experiences, adjust, and learn from new data inputs. AI enables computers to learn from massive amounts of data to help them improve their performance and perform desired tasks.

The most subtle and efficient use of AI can be seen with this ‘Appointment Scheduling’ app ‘X.AI’. This app offers an AI assistant named ‘Amy’ who will help you set your appointments. A plugin will appear at the end of your mail as soon as you download the app. Using that you can ‘CC’ the AI assistant ‘Amy’ and specify the day of the meeting and time that works best for you. Amy will ask your colleague their preferred time and day and schedule an appointment that works for both of you. Isn’t this a cool app to use?

AI also has many other applications like chatbot development, where bots can learn user queries and answer them promptly. On-demand, eCommerce apps, and the likes are already stretching the boundaries of how the use of AI can be maximized to improve user experience.

‘Alexa’ an AI assistant developed by Amazon is the most evident example of a successful AI application. In January 2019, Amazon announced that it has sold over 100 million Alexa-powered products. The pre-requisites of developing an AI-based device or software is time. Learning through example, the development of the AI used in the app X.AI took almost 3 years but the convenience it’s providing to its users now makes it worth the effort.

Fintech Apps

Fintech apps have bridged finance and tech and are giving tough competition to the banking apps. The tech giant Google got the party going by introducing GPay in 2011 and was then followed by many other renowned names. As per expert surveys, there has been a 30% growth rate in fintech apps in the last few years.

Fintech apps appeal to a wide range of finance-related industries. Fintech can be used to create:

  • Stock trading apps
  • Peer to Peer Payment Apps
  • Insurtech Apps
  • Wealthtech Apps
  • Trading Apps and many more.

Fintech apps are changing the way users interact with the world of finance. They introduce convenience and speed to conventional practices of dealing with money.

Let’s understand the same through two examples of apps that have made it big in recent years.

1. Paytm

Paytm was founded in India in 2010. It began its venture as an e-wallet that allows a user to make all kinds of bill payments like electricity, gas, fixed-line, mobile recharges, and the likes.

With the announcement of demonetization in India in late 2016, the market opened up for Paytm. Today Paytm is the go-to app for people in India to make payments. In previous years, Paytm upgraded its fintech app with eCommerce features and is generating a healthy revenue from the same.

Paytm generates a healthy revenue of 278 million USD annually and is one of the first fintech unicorns from India.

2. M-pesa

M-pesa is a joint venture that was founded in 2007 by Safaricom and Vodafone. It has made money transfers in Kenya as simple as sending a text. One doesn’t even need a smartphone to use M-pesa. M-pesa repurposed the sim cards and how they can be used.

Looking at the numbers, a whopping 48.7 % of Kenya’s GDP has been processed over M-pesa and around 93% of the Kenyan population has used M-pesa at least once.

The success story of M-pesa proves that brainstorming ideas and targeting appropriate audiences for your business can earn such healthy ROIs.

Educational Apps

Educational apps have changed the way traditional learning was being imparted to students. Also in the challenging times of the Pandemic, the education apps have made us realize the importance of tech in education.

Education apps can be divided into many sub-types. Some of them are:

  • Stock trading apps
  • Memorization apps
  • Gamified Learning
  • Informative apps
  • Apps for teachers

Education apps present the users with anytime-anywhere convenience which also accounts for a convenient schedule. Along with this, the user gets access to a wide spectrum of courses and teachers to learn from. On online education platforms, the user is free from the limitation they face in terms of course selection in institutes or colleges.

The combined number of education apps on Google and Apple app store exceed 600k. So, it’s evident that the competition is cut-throat. But on the other hand, according to the predictions made by Statista, the e-learning market worldwide is expected to reach a whopping 243 billion by 2022.

So, if you have an interest in investing in the education market there has never been a better time than this.

Above we learned about all the potential industries which are the best markets for app development. Now, it’s time we have a glance at all the things you should take care of before creating an app.

Things you should take care of before jumping to Mobile App Development

Right Motivation

When you think of creating an app the first question that you should be asking yourself is Why create this app? Do I have the right motivation or reasons to build this app? Most individuals who want to create a business out of apps are either tired of their current jobs or want to do something where they don’t need to answer to anyone anymore or want to earn more money from it.

These may be their desires talking or important reasons for them to switch their jobs but not an appropriate reason to create an app. If one loves helping people or wants to change how certain services are availed or is an evident expert in something, these are the right reasons for creating an app.

Passion without intelligence can prove to be dangerous

Having a passion for something can be highly motivating, there are no two ways about it. And you should create something that interests you. But cultivating your passion with intelligence is of supreme importance if you want to create a business out of it.

As your passion doesn’t answer important questions like which idea to invest in, how to monetize it, or how to sell yourself to your niche. So, you must introspect your idea well or seek help from friends or colleagues. You can also try professional IT service providers who can assist you by offering learned suggestions or advice and help you create a better product.

Market Assessment

You must study the market completely before putting your foot down. Your ability to research and extract meaningful data out of your research will determine a lot about what future your app idea holds.

The primary part of your market research should be managing user expectations. You should learn what the user expects from you and deliver exactly that. It doesn’t matter what you want to give to your users, if they don’t want the same thing all the hard work that you put in will go to waste.

Create an MVP

There is a myth that floats around the creation of MVPs. It’s an evident belief among people that MVPs are created to test the technicality of code or how well the app performs when subjected to real-time situations. Well, both of the preceding theories are incorrect.

MVPs are made to check if such a product or service should be built in the first place or not. So, you should opt for an MVP to learn how people respond to your product, extract valuable data from it, and make sound decisions based on the data you receive.

Having gained an insight into some of the necessary things one should take care of while building an app, let’s move on to learning the ways which can help determine the efficiency of your investment.

How to Calculate ROI for App Development?

As soon as you get ready with your app, your most prominent concern would be how much revenue you’d generate in your initial time and what’d be your ROI? To understand this first one should be aware of what exactly is an ROI?
ROI is the measure of performance that evaluates the efficiency of an investment. ROI calculates the amount returned on the investment, relative to the invested amount. One can calculate the ROI by dividing the profit from an investment by the cost of the investment. But the ROI is expressed in ratio or percentage form.
The simplicity offered by ‘ROI’ in helping an investor gauge its investment has contributed to it being such a popular metric. ROI also helps one learn the benefit of their initial investment as well as what the investment will yield over a longer period.
Now, that you’ve gathered a brief amount of data on how app development works, let’s know how Technource can assist you in building one.

Technource’s App Development Practices

Technource is an expert IT service provider, proficient in mobile app development and web app development. Our services appeal to a wide spectrum of industries ranging from travel, real-estate, on-demand, and professional services to catering tailor-made ‘Industry 4.0’ solutions.
Our decade-old experience has provided us with numerous opportunities to develop expertise in the app development market. We have successfully deployed 500+ projects to our clients in 12+ nations around the world.
Our app development process follows the Agile-Scrum methodology. A transparent and efficient roadmap to developing a successful application. Our team of developers, designers, project managers, and QAs have over the years taken some of the most challenging projects to nurture our skills. It has always helped us stay on a learning curve where we can impress ourselves and our clients with the software solutions we create.
We provide our services at some of the most affordable hourly rates over the globe. While it’s always our strong recommendation to our clients, to opt for an MVP to ensure a safe investment and a budget check.
So, do you have an app idea that can disrupt any current markets? If yes, then you’ve just come to the right place. Let’s start a discussion at the earliest.

Mr. Sanjay Singh Rajpurohit, An early-aged entrepreneur who always leads his team from the front and achieved success. As the founder & CEO of Technource, a top mobile app & Web development company, he made a global presence in a short time by offering custom software development, premium mobile apps, and website development services to global clients. In his free time, he loves writing. He is featured on Hackernoon, Dzone, Enlear Academy, Articlesfactory, and much more websites.

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