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5 simple apps that made millions

Sometimes crazy ideas make into big place. These simple apps are the example of that.

Wednesday September 13, 2017,

3 min Read


Ever wondered a simple yo you say to a friend can make you a million. Look at this Yo app. Yo is a one-tap notification app that sends a one-word message -"Yo" - to other users. There's no nuance to responding to an incoming "Yo"; users can merely "Yo" back.

Seems like a stupid idea? You won't think the same if I reveal you how much money it made. It almost valued about 7 million. As every king rise and fall. Yo grabbed up on the ladder so quickly and felt down as quickly as possible too.

Dumb ways to Die

Imbecilic Ways to Die is an okay diversion – it's an intriguing idea, and it was made truly well, yet in the event that you get down to it, the gameplay isn't generally all that awesome. Stupid Ways to Die basically includes the same gameplay content again and again, but a tiny bit speedier each time round, and some way or another that has enraptured a huge number of cell phone proprietors around the world.It made $50 million worth of global media value. Definitely not a dumb app in making money.

Flappy Bird

High-fy me if you were also gone to break your mobile because of this addictive game. Flappy Bird received poor reviews from critics, who criticized for its level of difficulty, plagiarism in graphics and game mechanics, while other reviewers found it addictive. At the end of January 2014, it was the most downloaded free game in the iOS App Store. During this period, its developer said that Flappy Bird was earning $50,000 a day from in-app advertisements as well as sales.

Who thought a simple bird game will make people go rogue. The additional fact about this app, after it banned. People who had the game already listed their phone in an auction for $300 to $9000 and made the money as well.


2048 is actually a pretty enjoyable puzzle game – it has a nice concept that is fairly original, at least from what we’ve seen in the app store so far. The trouble is, there are hundreds, if not thousands of other unique puzzle games in the app store that have been developed just as well, if not better than 2048, but despite this, they haven’t managed to get anywhere near the popularity of 2048.

2048 managed to gain success by being shared by the right people at the right time – no marketing went into 2048, but despite this, early adopters of the game found it interesting, posted it online, and the developer of 2048 was just lucky enough for people to take notice.

My Talking Tom

Who the hell thought a stupid big eye cat can make millions by just repeating what you said. With no idea of why this app exist? It still making a huge amount of money as people talk silly to the cat.

So don't stop your crazy ideas with yourself. You never know, which ideas can make millions.