Apps · IOS

How to get taken seriously when your idea is laughable?

Nicholas Grant Software Developer

February 4th, 2014

How can you get potential investors, advertisers, and press to take your App/Product seriously when the content is quite literally a joke created to make its users laugh?   

Eric Lai Product manager / S/W Engineer / Online Commerce

February 4th, 2014

Traction and numbers!

Leena MBA Content & Publication Manager at NetApp

February 4th, 2014

My product was laughed at...until I told haters that a very public chief scientist from MIT had decided to partner with me. The laughing pretty much stopped after that.

If you can't get traction the way you want it just now, then have a solid team or partner to show you mean business, not just laughs...and be able to demo how you're going to get that traction.

Lawrence Lerner Digitalization and Transformation Coach

February 4th, 2014

Could you share a little bit more? If you have something related to humor or something that makes people laugh, then audience is key.  Do you have a count? 

Grant Hosford Co-Founder & CEO at codeSpark, Inc

February 4th, 2014

People pay a loy of money to laugh and humor is one of the great joys life offers. If you have a creative way to create revenue from humor I dont think people will be laughing. 

It will be about execution and traction like for any other startup. 

Shobhit Verma

February 4th, 2014

The only "humorous" ideas I laugh at are the ones that lack continuous engagement.
If there is a reason to believe that new content will be continually created/crowd-sourced then it is a solid business model.. for example peopleofwalmart
However, I know someone who pitched "fartmap" idea - a global heatmap of farts.
you or your friend farts=> you update the geolocation and the intensity on the map and guess what you can see farts happening in almost real time.
It may be disgusting to some but I agree that there is a small market which will find it funny too.
The only problem I saw was that I do not expect people to come back after a few uses, it is not that engaging a content.

Nicholas Grant Software Developer

February 4th, 2014

I have a million downloads.....it matters not if you don't efficiently monitize the app. To do this I need investors. Yet, I'm unable to get in front of them.

Nicholas Grant Software Developer

February 4th, 2014

This makes sense of course, but I'm still at the find a partner, obtain capital to hire a team. Its a popular product on its own, but its lacking the proper resources to help monitize it properly.

Nicholas Grant Software Developer

February 4th, 2014

Well this forum is for generalities, but its a series of parody mobile games that have reached a million downloads. As one person with little to no funds I'm unable to monitize it as effectively as I believe is possible. However, as I said. Its laughable....

Lawrence Lerner Digitalization and Transformation Coach

February 4th, 2014

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Tom Kincaid

February 4th, 2014

Nothing wrong with novelty apps. iFart made millions.