Dec 012014
 

What I did

I received some more advertising ID policy violation warnings from google for some of my older apps. I updated some of them, but for some it wasn’t worth it, so I unpublished them. One of this apps was the free version of my very first android app Tetricorn. I was a little bit sad about it, but it was time to let go. Lately Tetricorn made less than a dollar a month…

I finally released my new game Follow the Line 2D Deluxe for android. I was very exited about this release, because this was the first time I planned a real marketing campaign. This is also my most polished game. I tried to make everything perfect and also hired some professionals for some of the assets.

How did the apps performed

I am pretty satisfied with the results. My new game looks great and the marketing campaign was worth it for sure. The game is still in its first 30 days on the market and it made it in the top 10 in some of the Top New sections on google play. On some days I got more than 2k organic downloads a day! I can say for sure that this is my most successful game yet. I only hope that after the first 30 days the downloads won’t drop drastically!

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Follow the Line Others Sells Total
November $59.57 $11.36 $2.96 $1.02 $18.43 $13.37 $2.01 $479.79 $6.11 $33.20 $627.82
October $65.92 $13.95 $9.05 $2.97 $28.67 $18.11 $1.78 $0 $7.84 $12.03 $160.32
September $62.41 $15.96 $12.03 $5.81 $28.29 $22.89 $3.40 $0 $9.75 $6.43 $166.97
August $67.73 $31.87 $19.27 $9.97 $28.29 $20.59 $2.44 $0 $13.41 $17.46 $211.03
July $47.92 $42.94 $25.96 $10.75 $57.72 $36.76 $3.07 $0 $17.56 $17.71 $260.39
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $0 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $0 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $0 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $613.32 $695.41 $432.21 $156.21 $780.99 $423.10 $14.50 $479.79 $167.47 $286.76 $4060.36
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1432.85 $3289.50 $1052.07 $613.58 $1310.59 $423.10 $14.50 $479.79 $998.53 $883.06 $10508.17


Most of the Sells income is also from Follow the Line 2D Deluxe. I sold 27 copies on the play store!

What is it to come

I am working on the iOS version of my new game Follow the Line 2D Deluxe. I hope to be able to release the paid version before Christmas. For the free version I will need some more time, because I want to prepare a good marketing campaign.

Conclusion

My expectations have been met, so I am happy and I believe that it is still very possible to be successful as a mobile indie developer.

Nov 262014
 

 Posted by at 16:49
Nov 082014
 

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Folow the Line 2D Deluxe

is a simple but challenging finger runner. Drag your finger and run through the randomly generated maze and try to follow the line. Don’t touch the borders and be aware of the moving obstacles. Keep running as far as you can, avoid the obstacles and unlock new challenges. Try to be the best, test your skills and see which of your friend can set a new record! Show your high score to the world through the integrated google games play games services leaderboard.

 Download now from google play for free!

 Visit us on Facebook!



Features:

  • Every time a different maze to run
  • Smooth gameplay
  • Great graphics & effects on any screen size
  • Dynamic obstacles
  • Amazing sound effects and music
  • Lots of new levels to unlock
  • Leaderboard trough the google play games services
  • Facebook integration (brag on Facebook how good you are)

 

Version 1.2 released! What’s new:

  • Difficulty adjusted, the first three levels are now easier
  • Re-engagement functionality added
  • Less advertisement
  • The “over the maximal level” bug fixed
 Posted by at 16:44
Nov 022014
 

What I did

I finished my new game.

How did the apps performed

The same as the last month!

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
October $65.92 $13.95 $9.05 $2.97 $28.67 $18.11 $1.78 $7.84 $12.03 $160.32
September $62.41 $15.96 $12.03 $5.81 $28.29 $22.89 $3.40 $9.75 $6.43 $166.97
August $67.73 $31.87 $19.27 $9.97 $28.29 $20.59 $2.44 $13.41 $17.46 $211.03
July $47.92 $42.94 $25.96 $10.75 $57.72 $36.76 $3.07 $17.56 $17.71 $260.39
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $553.75 $684.05 $429.25 $155.19 $762.56 $409.73 $23.09 $161.36 $253.56 $3432.54
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1373.28 $3278.14 $1049.11 $612.56 $1292.16 $409.73 $23.09 $992.42 $849.86 $9880.35



What is it to come

My new game is ready. Now I need to prepare a good marketing strategy and publish it!

Conclusion

This month will be very interesting. Let see how good an app can perform with some investment in marketing…

 Posted by at 00:26
Oct 042014
 

What I did

I worked on my new game and also updated the ad libs in some of my apps to be compliant with the new google requirements.

How did the apps performed

Bad! Worst month ever!

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
September $62.41 $15.96 $12.03 $5.81 $28.29 $22.89 $3.40 $9.75 $6.43 $166.97
August $67.73 $31.87 $19.27 $9.97 $28.29 $20.59 $2.44 $13.41 $17.46 $211.03
July $47.92 $42.94 $25.96 $10.75 $57.72 $36.76 $3.07 $17.56 $17.71 $260.39
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $487.83 $670.10 $420.20 $152.22 $733.89 $391.62 $21.31 $153.52 $241.53 $3272.22
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1307.36 $3264.19 $1040.06 $609.59 $1263.49 $391.62 $21.31 $153.52 $837.83 $9720.03



What is it to come

I need to finish my new game…

Conclusion

Not much to say. Without good marketing is now very much to get downloads…

 Posted by at 17:37
Sep 032014
 

What I did

Not much, I started working on a new project.

How did the apps performed

Bad! Just look at the numbers below…

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
August $67.73 $31.87 $19.27 $9.97 $28.29 $20.59 $2.44 $13.41 $17.46 $211.03
July $47.92 $42.94 $25.96 $10.75 $57.72 $36.76 $3.07 $17.56 $17.71 $260.39
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $425.42 $654.14 $408.17 $146.41 $705.60 $368.73 $17.91 $143.77 $235.10 $3105.25
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1244.95 $3248.23 $1028.03 $603.78 $1235.20 $368.73 $17.91 $974.83 $831.40 $9553.06



What is it to come

I am working on a new project, where I plan to try a new marketing strategy.

Conclusion

Same as July – more marketing is needed!

 Posted by at 15:47
Aug 012014
 

What I did

Nothing

How did the apps performed

Not good, just look at the numbers below…

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
July $47.92 $42.94 $25.96 $10.75 $57.72 $36.76 $3.07 $17.56 $17.71 $260.39
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $357.69 $622.27 $388.90 $136.44 $677.31 $348.14 $15.47 $130.36 $217.64 $2894.22
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1177.22 $3216.36 $1008.76 $593.81 $1206.91 $348.14 $15.47 $961.42 $813.94 $9342.03



What is it to come

Not much, I am pretty busy right now.

Conclusion

More marketing is needed!

 Posted by at 12:51
Jul 052014
 

What I did

I tried some new marketing techniques, unfortunately without any success.

How did the apps performed

Worst month in this year…

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $309.77 $579.33 $362.94 $125.69 $619.59 $311.38 $12.40 $112.80 $199.93 $2633.83
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1129.30 $3173.42 $982.80 $583.06 $1149.19 $311.38 $12.40 $943.86 $796.23 $9081.64



What is it to come

Not much, I am going on vacation in July, so I don’t think I will have any time to work on my projects.

Conclusion

In the today overcrowded mobile apps market good marketing techniques are now more important then ever. Just developing a new app and letting it grow on its own in the market isn’t an option anymore. Before starting a new project I will need to invest time and money in a comprehensive marketing strategy and a market analysis!

 Posted by at 12:36