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Today’s guest is Alex Argo, co-founder of A-Star Software, makers of the most downloaded iOS apps for playing Euchre, Spades and Hearts.
Do you ever wonder if it’s still possible for a couple of guys to make a living on their apps? If so, then Alex is proof that you can! But the job is far from easy… watch out for the tragic low point in the story when Alex’s ad platform goes bankrupt and fails to pay out a year’s salary worth of ad revenue. There’s more than one moral to that story.
We also take a detour while I give some tips about finding and working with app designers.
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Today’s guest is Dustin Bruzenak, CEO of IdeaSwarm, makers of AppViz 3! AppViz is the best way to track your downloads, sales and rankings from the app store. It also helps you track your pricing adjustments and revenue splits with partners.
The third incarnation of the Mac app has been completely redesigned and redeveloped in partnership with The Iconfactory, so you know it’s gotta be good!
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Podcast: Download (Duration: 36:48 — 42.7MB)
On today’s show I give a round of updates about how Quotely is going, including…
- Finding our audience on Instagram VS Twitter/Facebook.
- Setting launch dates.
- Planning the beta rollout.
I’ll also answer a few questions from a listener named Amy who asks about how to setup a website for your app, as well as what you should consider when designing the app store screenshots and launch image.
If you agree with Amy that I should talk about more design topics on the show then please let me know!
PS – Here’s where I’m at so far with the app icon, launch image and screenshots for Quotely… (would love to hear your thoughts)
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Today’s show is part 2 with Stephen Johnson, and this time we’re talking about his personal side project Topo Maps+. Fraught with technical challenges this app barely made it off the ground, but now it is really maturing. Stephen talks about his unique subscription pricing model, what metrics he looks at, and how he built a map server. This episode runs a bit long, but there’s something for everyone to love!
Podcast: Download (Duration: 37:30 — 43.5MB)
Today’s guest is Stephen Johnson, the CTO of Olive Tree Bible Software. The Olive Tree crew saw a great opportunity when the App Store was first opened to third party developers. They ported their Bible software over from the Palm and got into the store early. I had to have Stephen on the show because Olive Tree makes the best Bible study app you can find on iOS, and he has an amazing story to tell about it.
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Today’s guest is Ben Jarris, owner and director of AppInTheBox, creators of the globally successful game ‘Drop the Chicken’ with over 4 million downloads. Ben has loads of experience creating several apps and games, and he’s here today to tell us what he’s learned.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 33:31 — 38.9MB)
After several weeks of rest from the podcast I return with an update on what’s been happening since Thanksgiving. Find out what apps and games I discovered on vacation, what I’m focused on now, and how I’ve finally decided to retire from professional programming. It’s all gonna be OK
No time to build an app? Why not buy one of mine?!
Near the end of the show I discuss three apps I’ve published on the app store, and how I’m looking for a good home for them. I’d like to focus more on design and product management for Quotely, so I wont have the time to maintain these apps. I’d hate to pull them from the store, so if you’re interested in owning Time Off, Catch a Match or Mommy’s Milk then please let me know. You can find them all at www.BraveBit.com.
Working on an app, and looking for some free publicity?
Send me a short audio clip with telling us about your app, and I’d be happy to air it on the show if it’s appropriate. Thanks!
Podcast: Download (Duration: 39:56 — 46.2MB)
Today’s show is a special episode full of goodies sent in from listeners, marketing tips from Steve P. Young, an announcement that I will be taking a break from the show until January 2014, and a few things I’m thankful for this holiday season! Enjoy
- Baby Names Mania - Baby Names Mania will give you loads of beautiful and original baby name suggestions for your baby! The app also features top lists of the most popular names right now among expectant parents. (For iPhone/iPad)
- Mats on Twitter
- Mobile App Chat - The top mobile app developers share their success stories.
- The App Battle - Two entrepreneurs and app marketing fanatics will battle in public view to create the best app ever … with only a $1,000 budget.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 44:31 — 51.5MB)
Today’s show is an interview with Leon Yeh, the CTO of MobiTen, an innovative mobile app company in Portland, Oregon. Rather than developing consumer apps for the iTunes App Store, Leon focuses more on building mobile app platforms for private enterprises. You wont want to miss Leon’s stories of trial and triumph, ranging from robotics, the dot-com boom, and today’s rapidly changing mobile landscape. There are some encouraging life lessons at the end, so sit back and enjoy
Also, check out the My Appventure podcast on MobiTen’s Pinterine app for iPhone/iPad!
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