70 Android App Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 23rd, 2023

Interested in starting a android app business in 2024?

We put together 69 of the best android app businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other android app businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a travel rewards app

A travel rewards app is a special mobile app that helps you earn points and rewards while traveling. These apps are designed to be used by frequent travelers who are looking to benefit from their travels.

If you love to travel but have never been able to afford it then this might be the first step to turning your dream into a reality. By making a travel rewards app you can earn handsome money by monetizing that app.

Creating a travel rewards app sounds like a complicated task. But it can be much easier than you think. You don't need travel industry experience or an office in Silicon Valley to design something that gives people more ways to earn rewards on their everyday purchases.

How much you can make: $150,000/month

How long does it take to build: 800 days (?)

How I Launched A $150K/Month Frequent Flyer Programs Tracking App

AwardWallet is a loyalty program tracking website which has grown to over $150,000 in monthly revenue, and since launch has retained users mainly through word of mouth due to its superior product in the space.

Read by 9,926 founders

2. Start an online video editing business

Video editors manage camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, and special effects to produce the final film or video product. To become an online video editor, you must have media production and communication knowledge and the ability to work with others.

To start a video editing business, you can outsource video editing skills from an experienced professional. Your role will be to pick video footage from the customers and upload them for the video editor to do the magic.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $100,000/month

How long does it take to build: 145 days (?)

How We Developed A $6K/Month Online Video Editing Software

VEED.IO, a London-based start-up co-founded by Sabba and her partner, offers a simple online video editing platform using batch job cloud architecture to help social media managers across the world auto subtitle, filter, rotate videos and much more, earning the company $5,300 MRR and the founders Ramen profitability within just a year of starting.

Read by 12,232 founders

3. Build an iPhone app

The iPhone is the most popular mobile device in the world. It has changed how we interact with information, entertainment, and communication.

The iPhone has also changed the way we interact with each other. Since its release in 2007, it has become a staple in most people’s lives. It is more than just a phone; it is a tool for staying connected to friends and family and creating new connections.

The iPhone app market is an ever-changing landscape of innovation: it’s not just about making something that works well; it’s about creating something that stands out from the crowd.

It would help if you had something that appeals to your audience to succeed in this market. This can be as simple as ensuring your app has a catchy name or as complex as developing an entire brand identity around your app’s functionality.

How much you can make: $150 — $2,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $6,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

How I Created A $60K/Month App That Collects In-Person Payments Through Stripe

Payment.co, an app built on top of the Stripe payment gateway for creating card-present charges, has grown to process over $70M in volume annually since launching in 2015, with the app collecting a 1% service fee on every single charge.

Read by 19,759 founders

4. Create a meal planner app

Meal planners are used by millions of people around the world to stay organized, create meals, and even lose weight.

The weight loss services industry is currently valued at $22B and growing.

5. Start a travel agency

Are you a passionate traveler with entrepreneurial skills? Then starting a travel agency can be a great career choice for you.

As a travel agency, you'll be responsible for linking travelers to providers of all the travel and tourism-related services such as accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, tour guides, local adventure, etc.

Starting an online travel agency is a lot easier than you might think. You'll need to perform market research, get a few necessary certifications (such as your IATA number), study competition, build a website, and do proper marketing.

To maximize earnings, negotiate discounts from the industry service providers, and charge travelers within the market rate.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $1,500,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,250 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How I Started A $2K/Month Side Hustle Selling Vacations

Marissa Daniels runs a successful travel agency, Spread Your Wings Travel, that hit $100,000 in sales within a year of launch and provides payment plan options for its all-inclusive vacations, and she hopes to help 100 families supplement their income through the business.

Read by 17,588 founders

6. Start a team collaboration app

How much you can make: $3,000 — $1,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 200 days (?)

How Our Team Collaboration Apps Generate $600K/Month

Meister Labs, creators of MindMeister and MeisterTask, have close to $10 million ARR with their Freemium subscription business model, providing software tools for small to medium-sized businesses from all verticals and private users as well, which include 11 million MindMeister and 3 million MeisterTask users.

Read by 6,665 founders

7. Build an iPhone app

The iPhone is the most popular mobile device in the world. It has changed how we interact with information, entertainment, and communication.

The iPhone has also changed the way we interact with each other. Since its release in 2007, it has become a staple in most people’s lives. It is more than just a phone; it is a tool for staying connected to friends and family and creating new connections.

The iPhone app market is an ever-changing landscape of innovation: it’s not just about making something that works well; it’s about creating something that stands out from the crowd.

It would help if you had something that appeals to your audience to succeed in this market. This can be as simple as ensuring your app has a catchy name or as complex as developing an entire brand identity around your app’s functionality.

How much you can make: $150 — $2,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $6,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

How I Created A $60K/Month App That Collects In-Person Payments Through Stripe

Payment.co, an app built on top of the Stripe payment gateway for creating card-present charges, has grown to process over $70M in volume annually since launching in 2015, with the app collecting a 1% service fee on every single charge.

Read by 19,759 founders

8. Start a city maps business

The city maps business involves creating and selling customized maps of cities, neighborhoods, or specific areas.

The city maps can be used for decorative purposes, navigation aids, or as unique gifts.

To start this business on a budget, you can begin by researching and selecting popular cities or areas to create maps for.

Next, design the maps using graphic design software or outsource the design work if needed.

Finally, consider selling the maps online through platforms like Etsy, your own website, or at local markets and events.

How much you can make: $200 — $416,666/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,600 (?)

How long does it take to build: 45 days (?)

How Two Brothers Started A $3.5K/Month Side Hustle Sells Custom Maps

How a pair of engineering students co-founded Mapsery, a unique custom map poster business, and grew it into a $3.5k/month side hustle with a 25% profit margin in just over two years, despite facing increasing competition in the map poster niche.

Read by 8,861 founders

9. Start a food recommendation app business

10. Start a period-calculator/birth-control app business

11. Start a karaoke app business

How much you can make: $250,000/month

How I Started A $250K/Month Business Crowdsourcing Company Names

Squadhelp is a 3 million dollar per year business that's growing rapidly each day and has helped more than 20,000+ businesses create a unique name, a crucial factor in connecting with target customers.

Read by 7,133 founders

12. Start a school notices app business

How much you can make: $75,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

Creating A Platform For Digitizing Classroom Activities And Making $900K/Year

Edtech entrepreneur Laura Bresko shares how she and her partner developed a platform called TeacherMade that digitizes classroom activities and generated $900K in revenue, with a focus on leveraging SEO and developing a friendly, empathetic customer support team.

Read by 3,918 founders

13. Start a train tracking app business

14. Start an educational app development business

15. Start an internet speed checker app business

16. Start an augmented reality based jewellery store app business

Ever thought of revolutionizing the jewellery shopping experience? Enter the world of Augmented Reality (AR) - based jewellery store apps. This business idea leverages AR technology to create a virtual jewellery store, where users can browse, select, and virtually try on jewellery.

Imagine your customer, sitting in their home, having the ability to see how that pearl necklace or diamond ring looks on them in real-time. It simplifies their decision-making process and brings a unique convenience to jewellery shopping, that traditional brick-and-mortar stores can't offer.

It's an emerging market, primed for entrepreneurial spirit. With smartphone technology at everyone's fingertips, and AR becoming increasingly prevalent, the time is ripe for capture. If done right, it merges the world of luxury fashion with innovative technology, opening up a whole new avenue of e-commerce. It’s demanding, yes, but it’s also rich with potential. Allow this business idea to be the gemstone amidst other run-of-the-mill opportunities.

17. Start a task-scheduling and motivation app business

How much you can make: $700 — $150,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $300 (?)

How long does it take to build: 91 days (?)

How I Started A $70K/Month Business Selling Software For MLMs

Epixel Solutions, LLC provides MLM software as a complete solution to manage and organize direct selling and MLM businesses, and has seen significant growth since launching, currently making a monthly revenue of around $70,000 and completing over 200+ projects in different sectors around the world.

Read by 7,420 founders

18. Start a graphical restaurant reservation business

19. Start a travel-planning app business

In the past, arranging trips on your own was a challenge only a few people could take on. Travel agents were on the rise at the time and handled everything from hotel reservations to ticket booking and traveler's itineraries.

Today, travel agents are at the risk of becoming obsolete as more travelers embrace the online travel trend. According to research, the online travel booking service will experience a compound annual growth rate of 9.0% in the coming years.

Therefore, starting an online travel-planning app business can be a profitable venture. Some potential opportunities include:

  • Travel itinerary planning apps
  • Travel booking apps
  • Location-tracking apps
  • Language translation apps

The travel-planning apps should provide users with instant availability of information, a one-stop platform, & simplify transactions,

How much you can make: $22,000 — $233,333/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How I Launched A $5K/Month Website About Tourist Visas And Got 150K Users In The First Month

Visa List is a successful micro start-up that provides one-stop visa information for travellers, earning $5000/month on average with 350K monthly active users and has helped over 2 million users with their visa requirements, all starting from a personal frustration with visa processes.

Read by 15,869 founders

20. Start a tutor finder app business

21. Start a complaint registering app business

22. Start a recycling app business

23. Start a food donation app business for restaurants

24. Start a self-defense apps business

Self-defense apps provide individuals with tools and resources to protect themselves in potentially dangerous situations. These apps can offer features such as emergency alerts, location tracking, and self-defense techniques.

Starting a self-defense app business can be a fulfilling opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to impact people’s lives positively. To run a successful business in this line, it is essential to research and understand your target market’s needs thoroughly. Having a clear value proposition and marketing strategy is crucial to stand out in a crowded market.

Another critical aspect to consider is the development of the app itself. Working with a team of experienced developers is crucial to ensure the app is user-friendly and reliable. It is also essential to regularly update the app with new features and address any bugs or issues.

One important tip for running a successful self-defense app business is establishing partnerships with self-defense experts and organizations. This can help increase credibility and provide valuable resources for the app’s content.

Starting a self-defense app business can be a rewarding and impactful opportunity for entrepreneurs. By thoroughly understanding the needs of their target market and continuously improving the app, entrepreneurs can create a successful and valuable service for their users.

25. Start a musical band management app business

26. Start an automatic coupon applier app business

How much you can make: $450,000/month

How I Grew A Training & Wiki Software Tool To $2M ARR

Trainual is a software platform that helps small businesses effortlessly scale by capturing every process, role, and responsibility, creating a consistent, teachable, and scalable knowledge base. With over 15k users in over 80 countries, Trainual has grown to $2M ARR by catering to businesses looking for something more manageable than an enterprise learning system.

Read by 7,144 founders

27. Start an on-demand fuel-delivery app business

28. Start a bike servicing app business

How much you can make: $150,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

How We Started A $150K/Month Website And Mobile Development Outsourcing Company

How we started a 150k/month website and mobile development outsourcing company that has grown to 80+ employees and offers services in graphic design, QA, business analysis, project management, and marketing in addition to web and mobile app development.

Read by 6,472 founders

29. Start a criminal alert app business

30. Start a logistics app business

How much you can make: $500/month

How long does it take to build: 530 days (?)

I Built A Technology For Marines With 2,300+ Active Contacts [From Germany]

Marine Digital is a deep-tech company that aims to make modern instruments of decarbonization available for the mass market and has made massive progress in performance digital twin cost reduction (10 times lower than the average market cost), providing opportunities for non-giant marine companies to use it, with 3 pilots earning about €60k.

Read by 4,490 founders

31. Start a tenant finder/communications app business

A tenant finder/communications app is a digital platform designed to help property owners efficiently locate and communicate with potential tenants.

This app streamlines the rental process by providing a user-friendly interface for listing properties, showcasing available units, and facilitating direct communication between landlords and tenants.

It serves as a centralized hub for managing property inquiries, scheduling viewings, and sharing essential information.

The tenant finder/communication app can be a lucrative venture because it addresses the growing demand for streamlined and convenient rental solutions, saving time for both landlords and tenants while potentially generating significant income through subscription models or transaction fees.

How much you can make: $19,000 — $1,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

Raising $19,000 Building a Positive Card Game

PEAR Cards is a card-based tool/game that empowers players to open up and initiate positive conversations, and with the help of Ad Magic, their Kickstarter had an all-or-nothing fundraising goal, which they met with so much support the company is now growing through the power of Twitter and Instagram.

Read by 7,876 founders

32. Start a water-reminder app business

33. Start a what’s in your fridge app business

34. Create a robot control app

35. Start a mall navigation map business

36. Start a virtual study group app business

How much you can make: $7,800,000/month

How MasterClass Makes $90M+ ARR Selling Courses Online

MasterClass founder, David Rogier, built a platform offering online courses taught by world-class experts, experiencing rapid growth with top-tier SEO strategies and a revenue of $93.6M/year since starting in 2015.

Read by 297 founders

37. Start a fitness app business

How much you can make: $250 — $300,000/month

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How I Created A Software To Manage Gyms And Reached $100K/Month In Revenue

PushPress, a modern boutique gym management system, shares their journey of bootstrapping their business to over $100,000 MRR, and the lessons learned about focusing on marketing to attract and retain customers and putting processes in place to learn from failure.

Read by 107,250 founders

38. Start a doctor consultation app business

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

39. Start a vacation spot finder app

40. Start a pregnancy-helper app business

How much you can make: $16,000/month

How long does it take to build: 1705 days (?)

How I Transformed My Mom Blog Into A $192K/Year Course For Families

Hilary Erickson created Pulling Curls, a mommy blog, in 2005 and has since added three successful online courses resulting in an average income of $16k/month through ad, affiliate, and course sales.

Read by 2,705 founders

41. Start a call recording app business

How much you can make: $195,000/month

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

How We Launched A $195K/Month VoIP Business Phone Service

MightyCall's Product Manager, Anna Miranchuk, explains how they launched and grew a B2B VoIP business phone service that brings in just over $200,000 per month as of January 2021, with a user base exceeding 6,000 small business owners and 25,000 active users, and shares lessons for aspiring founders who want to build or grow their own business.

Read by 6,132 founders

42. Start a supermarket checkout app business

43. Start a dating app

A mobile dating app is one of the most popular mobile-only businesses for creating an ecosystem and generating revenue. But, with the help of a robust development team, you can surpass all your competitors and create a sleeker end product than anyone else in this market.

Dating apps have made their way into an industry that was gaining enough traction. The online Dating Market size was valued at $7.35B in 2020 and is projected to reach $10.87B by 2028.

How long does it take to build: 579 days (?)

44. Start a groceries cost/compare/order app business

45. Start a virtual clothes shopping app business

How much you can make: $150/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,200 (?)

How long does it take to build: 15 days (?)

Spotify For Clothes: How I Launched A Business Helping Guys Discover New Clothing

On Brand founder Brian McEuen curates personalized selections of clothing for men online, sending emails to individual users without duplicate products, with 75 current users and an annualized revenue run rate of $1800.

Read by 3,519 founders

46. Start a gift suggestion for friend app business

How much does it cost to start: $50 (?)

How long does it take to build: 7 days (?)

47. Start a note-it app business

48. Start an UPI Payment app business

49. Start a subscription alert app business

50. Start a voice translation app business

How long does it take to build: 5 days (?)

51. Start a house-keeper finding app business

52. Start a contact tracing app business

53. Start a warranty-expiry alerts app business

54. Start a disaster management app business

55. Start a scan and convert to pdf app business

56. Start a vehicle care app

57. Start a real-time car sharing app business

58. Start a toy-exchanging app business

59. Start a referral app business

How much you can make: $100,000 — $250,000/month

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How We Developed A $25K/Month Referral Software For Tech Startups

Co-founders of B2B SaaS startup GrowSurf, Derek and Kevin, developed a referral software for tech startups that has brought in around $25k MRR with a 6% monthly growth rate, overcoming generic messaging and a compromised product that wasn't a good fit for anyone.

Read by 7,444 founders

60. Start a tourists helper app business

61. Start a home security app business

62. Start a tip calculator app business

63. Start a parking space finder app business

How much you can make: $100,000/month

How I Started A $1.2M/Year Business With Tools Like Typeform & Zapier

Learn how the Co-Founder and CEO of NOSON grew their business to $1.2M in revenue in 27 markets using tools like Typeform, Zapier and Google for only $300 a month, and their advice for entrepreneurs just starting out.

Read by 6,382 founders

64. Start a business tips app business

65. Start a loaned money tracking app business

66. Start a social networking app business for sale, buy, or rent

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

67. Start a scan to shop apps business

68. Start a finished item from refrigerator alert app business

69. Start a discount shopping app business

meet the author
Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.