HomeОбществоRelated VideosMore From: TEDx Talks

How to build a Billion Dollar app? | George Berkowski | TEDxCityUniversityLondon

7449 ratings | 632794 views
Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. George gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success. George Berkowski is an entrepreneur who has built businesses in manned space flight, online dating, transportation and mobile apps. His new venture is IceCream ~ a Camera app that never runs out space (and a lot more fun features). He is one of the minds behind the internationally successful taxi hailing app Hailo where he led the product team until September 2013. George studied rocket science and economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and business at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. He was Chairman of MIT’s Enterprise Forum in the UK and is heavily involved in the UK and US startup scenes. George now divides his time between London and Silicon Valley. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Category: Общество
Html code for embedding videos on your blog
Text Comments (535)
Alan Barrett II (1 day ago)
I thought my headphones broke.
The Need 80g (2 days ago)
Coders please message me if you wanna help with an app idea I have in mind. We will talk specifics and see if you know how to code it or not.
Lyricc Master (2 days ago)
Rock was never the richest nor wealthiest man in history, get your info straight.
Lance D Boyle (5 days ago)
Ummmm what did he say?
Emre (7 days ago)
Türkçe Altyazı ekleyin
Namit Prasad (15 days ago)
Superb talk. Thank you Mr. Berkowski!
juss (15 days ago)
why use a potato to record this man talking?
Rare Jewel (16 days ago)
I can’t hear anything 😩
NunuDiamondz (19 days ago)
$336 billion ? Wow !
IllumiNaughty (20 days ago)
My left ear is motivated
I cant create an android app if i cant compile an apk file...
Isaac Gallegos (27 days ago)
mansa musa....
Peppy (1 month ago)
my right ear is dying it needs excercise
Jonathan Carpenter (1 month ago)
Yoooo im out haha... spelling error in the first couple slides. All the audio is in one channel?? Come on man
PUBG LORD (1 month ago)
Thx for this advice it made me millions
Mark zuckerberg (1 month ago)
Can it also be a spyware somehow? Like so it can help the police not me, I'm not going to sell the info
Nokia 3 (2 months ago)
No voice
Dr Grad (2 months ago)
Turkish subtitle please..
renier REID (2 months ago)
Please google richest man who ever lived. Hint it's not Rockefeller.
David Thomas Crawley (2 months ago)
excellent
Beko Mantein (2 months ago)
Good info. I like your style of presentation
hani haffar (2 months ago)
The title is sooo misleading.. it is just reading statics
dcarr5891 (2 months ago)
I have the idea. I have the details. I know it would go viral. I don't know how to program and would need some legal advice. This idea came to me. I watch the news I see problems that could be solved and this is a simple app that could help so many problems we hear about on the news on a daily basis. And many other types of apps would come out right after it is made. I would give someone a percentage to help me but I have to own at least 51%. My app is not a game it is a way to help society. It is a way to protect society. There are other ideas that I have that I have and I have never thought of any of them. I started with the thought of why hasn't someone else done this before and the details came. Some ideas I have in dreams. They are all super complicated and would take agreements with tech giants. This simple app only needs a programer and legal advice and it will work. I just need someone to show me who to take my app to and make it and I would give them a good percentage. I know it will work.
dcarr5891 what category is the app in?
TheHvk (2 months ago)
The last sentence is the most powerful.
TheHvk (2 months ago)
Funny how he loves Uber since in their current state they're hemorrhaging money and are unsustainable.
SevenDeMagnus (2 months ago)
Cool
veritatis cupitor (2 months ago)
Solomon was the Worlds wisest & richest man. 😉
aboalmlk aboalrhman (3 months ago)
How WhatsApp makes money?
Theofanis Papadopoulos (2 months ago)
aboalmlk aboalrhman it collects information about people. Their preferences and other info that will be used in marketing purposes.
Massimo Gigante (3 months ago)
I'm here from an Italian grandma video Nonna Paola, WTF?
Fr Gr (3 months ago)
What's more important than money is power. If you are Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon or Microsoft nobody can live anymore. I imagine Apple and Microsoft shut down and kill all their codes. No machine would run.
Angela Chika Ebirim (3 months ago)
the only slide that i found interesting was the 67 human traversals one and how that can stimulate ideas
Harry S (4 months ago)
WTF? I twisted my poor headphones 10 times thinking they are broken, poor guys got they body body crushed but all along it was YOU. Ima love my headphones now
Daniel linn (4 months ago)
Way Better chance of winning the lotto.
OneZeroArt (4 months ago)
Who made this video ?
Romlang (4 months ago)
Amazing speech and information, thank you George Berkowski
Cxeri93 (4 months ago)
500,000 ears were tortured
Allen Ingole (4 months ago)
hike is better then WhatsApp
Zeros and Ones (4 months ago)
This guy is GENIUS & s
G A (5 months ago)
And I wonder how many billion dollar apps hes made...
roshan mathew (5 months ago)
I thought my earbuds are broken again :P
Dhananjoy Singh (5 months ago)
Thanks sir for your great speech!
Pam Hall (5 months ago)
Are You Searching Hack For Your Games? Then simply Search "Crutygames 4u" in Google. You Will Have Plenty of Game Hacks There.
Justin Fleagle (5 months ago)
Carnegie wan't richest in history mate. Multiple people are above him. Including: Genghis Khan (in land) King Solomon (of ancient Isreal) Augustus Caesar.
Alaric (5 months ago)
more like "a brief anthology of some billion dollar apps". these stories are impressive to read about but offer little real advice that hasnt already been said before.
Galen T (5 months ago)
"...cofounded by cabbies and real people..." I knew cabbies were robots! Kidding, I didn't know that they were until he let it out...
BuddySteve (5 months ago)
How can you count Uber as a billion dollar company when they haven't even made a profit yet?
The Magic V (5 months ago)
i will try
danny dorjee (5 months ago)
USELESS VIDEO
sreerag murali (5 months ago)
That was pretty damn inspiring...
mustafa mahmood (6 months ago)
all this guy is trying to say in sweet words is "don't loose hope and keep on thinking for new ideas" and when you bridge the gap between technology and human behavior certainly you will find great ideas
Bikko Horo (6 months ago)
This whats up people..... Different than any other social media network and exceeds all of them. Its a revolutionizer App that will collapse any competitor. This App will make users easily superstars by the MILLIONS. It needs to be patented and gorvernment regulated, in addiontion a chosen university will undertake its creation and put into the test from there it will proliferate globally. Everyone will rush to it and forget about other social media because no one could live without this App. Governments in the world will depend on it. I know billions will appreciate this useful App and profit from it daily. Mark me, I dont have the desire to be in the spotlight. Nor wants to be known as billionaire and I`m not even sure if I wanna have that much money to my name. When money are generated donors must get PAID by the percentage from how much they donated as eternal loyalty for generations by dividing to their future off springs. SO PLEASE, KEEP A RECORD OF YOUR RECEIPT. If facebook can escort our fundraising securily to its goal is fine with me or even become part of this project.. I have no means of cashing or using or even desire to have access for these funds. A commitee within the donors its also prefarable for monitoring. This extreme restriction on myself about the handling of this fundrasiing to its goal is because I believe that this one App will change the use of internet to the next level, I`m talking about "Quadrillions" and we all know that nobody can achieve this alone.. Mustafa Douale. 647-313-4827 Toronto Canada
Nebula Imports (6 months ago)
Mansa Musa was the worlds first billionaire.
a stupid monk (6 months ago)
Was that all about just the information on those companies?
Ekeanya Confidence (6 months ago)
Wonderful TED Talk. I really enjoyed it.
It's an eye opening speech. Thanks for sharing. We are a Digital Marketing agency and we provide services for such android application development and promote them online. What we believe is that to build a billion dollar app first we need to figure out the reason what led us to make this application. how it will help the society and what people can expect from it. If a owner/employee can figure out these three things. They can surely make the next billion dollar app! Thanks
James Burdzinski (6 months ago)
He was involved in the U.S. Bank Scammers and OUR $$ . He also was involved Sinking the Olympic. Yes ! NOT Titanic
Sports SidelinedTM (6 months ago)
Mansa musa was the richest ever
Imraan a rahim (6 months ago)
I dont think he is the 1st Bil.
Ken Medley (6 months ago)
John D who? Check your slides, bro.
Md Dilshad Islam (6 months ago)
is it statistics only
shamir shakir (6 months ago)
Thanks God! My speaker is fine!
SH Vlogs (6 months ago)
Hallo my name is Adrian I would like to go in one of this reunion... can you link me a web site or something where I can check and meet some people
Robson Kalu (7 months ago)
helo friends i want to learn how to develop and code an app
j q (7 months ago)
how about an app that teaches you how to record in mono
WhenCowsFly (7 months ago)
Billion-dollar app? Easy. Trends? Check. Memes? Check. Clickbait? Check. Social media? Check. *IM READY*
kondwani msiska (7 months ago)
Nonsense. The richest man ever to live was from Africa. King Mansa Musa from the Ghana Empire.
John Lyes (7 months ago)
You cannot make money without having money. Nothing is free. It takes money to pay for monthly fees to even upload an app for sale in google play. Money for monthly and yearly fees to use app creators that are free to use. In order to create a viable app that might make even barely 5% you'd still need at the very least $5000 not including other fees such as anything ancillary. What you see in these videos is nothing but a scheme in order to promote a platform or a guide or a book that costs money. Look at the Bitcoin dominance, now every site and video channel is coming out with ways to invest in the next crypto currency. All these videos and books and guides are just the for fee promotions, it drives up ad clicks, drives up subs, drives up the revenue for the creators.
ARTHUB (7 months ago)
both ear working
Let us engage the youth and utalise their energy through financial education and business ideas.
i Doc (7 months ago)
what a know nothing dork
Keith Mulatya (7 months ago)
Mansa Musa
efrain fernandez (7 months ago)
Europeans have no hunger. I have a billion dollar app but dont know how to make it.
gor jess (7 months ago)
i thought i just broke my new headphones
Hitesh Dhamshaniya (3 months ago)
you got chance to buy new one
Nerissa Dowling (7 months ago)
There is nothing about how to build an app Is more about why to build one Interesting
Hitesh Dhamshaniya (3 months ago)
true, Title should be change to Why need to build app.
mark shean (7 months ago)
Hi George, great show. I have an app concept/idea that would be huge, but I do not have the technology background to make it happen. I need to talk to someone such as you or your team. Prior to that though I would need all parties concerned to sign a binding non disclosure agreement/statement. This app is original and I am working towards protecting it as intellectual property. I will not disclose any information until people who would be involved are legally bond to keep it secret. Mark Shean , Solutions De Innovation LLC Thank you and Merry Christmas
Chantha Hour (7 months ago)
PUBILISHED ON MAY 5, 2015 CORY WRITE BY READ CHANTHA HOUR GOOD THEN ABOVE HEAVEN TEST GOOD LIKE SUGER C.H.
Chantha Hour (7 months ago)
COMMUNICATE SHOP PLAY INTERACT WITH FRIENDS TRAVEL THEIR THANKS YOU GEORGE GIVES YOU EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE SECRETS BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF THE SELECT GROUP ACHIEVED BILLION DOLLAR.
Chantha Hour (7 months ago)
LET WORK IT OUT FINDER OF GOOGLE COMPUTER PICTURE GOOGLE IS BIG THEN ANY ONE OUT THERE GO GOOGLE THANKS YOU GOOGLE FOR EVERYTHING UEI EDUATIONS.
Chantha Hour (7 months ago)
ANSWER IS 500 POINT 100 PERCENT IF YOU GET EVERYTHING A TO 500 CURRIT  ALL RIGHT THANKS YOU GUYS FOR PLAYING GAME.
Chantha Hour (7 months ago)
GOOD PERCENT 101 PERCENT LOOKING 500 TO 1000 POINT IN CLASS IF YOU 2001 TEST IT OUT SEE WHAT YOU GET.
Chantha Hour (7 months ago)
THANKS NETWORKCONNING WITH YOU TEACHER CHANTHA TECHOLOGY RULE WORLD EVERY DAY YOU LONDON.
Chantha Hour (7 months ago)
GO LONDON THANKS YOU TEDXCITYUNIVERSITY OF LONDON.
Chantha Hour (7 months ago)
DO WHAT WE CAN BE AMERICAN HELP YOU THANKS YOU GUYS LET ME KNOW HELP IS ON THE WAY THANKS AMERICAN ALL WE CAN DO IS BE AMERICANS IN ARMY AMERICAN ARMY STORGHT.  LET HELP EACHER GROW THANKS YOU LET PLAY HARD OR WORK THANKS YOU GUY.
Chantha Hour (7 months ago)
GUY REALY TO BUILD A BILLION DOLLAR APP GEORGE BERKOWSKI TEXT TO ME CHANTHA BUILD GOOGLE FOR YOU.
obscure323 (7 months ago)
Mansa Musa was the world's richest person. Fact.
Milciades Andrion (7 months ago)
Excellent explanations. I like this video a lot. Points the importance of Apps today in our digital world.
yxg cxrlee (8 months ago)
Im taking a shxt while watching this..
sailesh ram (8 months ago)
In order to get the right earphone working click right here
Stanley Ndu (8 months ago)
mansa Musa . richest man ever to live research him
in one ear..didnt make it to the other ear
thomas slaton (8 months ago)
Instructions unclear I ended up thinking about how I thought I was deaf in one ear
Comfort Williams (8 months ago)
Please how can you help someone to be rich? Can I give u my account number and u send me cash? Business, orphanage, the sick and needy.
Ben Quinney (8 months ago)
It’s killer
Vickie Johnson (8 months ago)
Yeah, sad for me. Bad for him. My right ear bud went out the other day, so I can't hear anything.
Taszline (8 months ago)
very good talk, thank you! Great down to earth analysis that stays away from the media hype of 'the next big thing built by a 12 year old'
Treetop Tours (8 months ago)
one of the most interesting ted talk shot by one of the worst videographer ever
EarthCamper.com_Vinay (8 months ago)
I don't think anybody will tell how to build billion dollars app..... Let me watch full video
SHINBAXTER (9 months ago)
I'M SURE KING SOLOMON WAS RICHER XD =)
After Infinity (9 months ago)
Yes
John Meher (9 months ago)
Great to hear Brad pitt !

Would you like to comment?

Join YouTube for a free account, or sign in if you are already a member.