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
Jun 012014
 

What I did

My new game Speed Star Racer doesn’t get much downloads from the google play store. To boost the downloads there I implemented house ads in my other apps. Besides this I made some small changes in my other games.

How did the apps performed

Not much to say, here are the numbers:

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
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 $262.85 $529.09 $340.02 $105.09 $441.41 $262.80 $10.84 $96.86 $175.68 $2333.03
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 $1082.38 $3123.18 $959.88 $562.46 $1079.40 $262.80 $10.84 $927.92 $771.98 $8780.84



What is it to come

Before I start a new project I want to research what marketing strategies exists for the mobile market and try them out. I think that it is no more possible in the saturated mobile market today (or it is very hard) to hit big just with some ASO and no extra marketing.

Conclusion

I like the opportunity to do something else to boost the downloads. Fighting for survival on the mobile market is just getting more exciting :)

 Posted by at 13:44
May 012014
 

What I did

This was a productive month. I released my new Unity 3D game: Death Star Race. I used the good old scheme with one free ad supported version and one ad free paid version. This is also my first game with some social elements – I integrated the google play Game Services in the android version and the apple Game Center in the iOS version.

The iOS version isn’t live yet (iTunes Connect status is “Waiting for Review”), but the android version is live and can be downloaded from the Google play store, the Amazon appstore, the Samsung apps store and the SlideMe store.

For the first time I tracked all of the time I invested in the game, so I can see in a couple of months how economically sound is this game. Of course this isn’t 100% accurate, because I used lots of stuff from my previous games and projects, nevertheless this will be a good estimation, especially if I continue to do it for my future apps.

How did the apps performed

The EPC this month was somehow lower than usual, so the income dropped a bit. The good news is that my vungle income is increasing and some of my old apps are now “back in the game”.

And here are the numbers:

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
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 $216.59 $458.52 $279.33 $88.70 $441.41 $200.25 $0.01 $85.53 $116.72 $1887.06
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 $1036.12 $3052.61 $899.19 $546.07 $971.01 $200.25 $0.01 $916.59 $713.02 $8334.87



What is it to come

I plan to add leaderboard and achievements in my other Unity 3D game: 3D Zombie Ants Roller.

Conclusion

Damn I’m good!

 Posted by at 14:52
Apr 262014
 

The Android version of my new Unity 3D game is finally ready! You can download it from the play store here: Death Star Race.

This time I am creating two version, the ad supported free one and the ad free paid version. I also added a social element to the game. I integrated the google play “game services” in the android version and the apple “game center” in the iOS version. With this services the player can now see their score on the leaderboard and try to beat the score of their friends. In addition to the leaderboard there are also 15 achievements.

This is an endless game. Fly your spaceship trough the death star tunnel in this endless runner wars game, and try not to crash! This game is for speed junkies and adrenalin addicts! Once you start it gets faster and faster. Try to go trough as many gates as you can and show the world trough the integrated google play game services leaderboard how good of a racer you are!

Here is the trailer:

Features:

  • Speed (just what I need)
  • Space race
  • Beautiful 3D space graphics
  • Smooth control
  • Full social integration trough the google play game services
    • Leaderboard
    • Cool achievements
  • Endless tunnel with lots of different obstacles
  • Easy to start but hard to master
 Posted by at 20:12
Apr 132014
 

I just made a teaser for my new 3D game. There are some things to do before the game is ready as GUI, sound effects and music, but it is playable, so I decided to make this teaser.
The gameplay is somewhat similar to the gameplay of “Flappy Bird” (you must go through as many obstacles as you can). Fly as far as possible and try not to crash your space ship. The game gets very fast with the distance (this is maybe the fastest game in the mobile world), so be prepared and give your best ;)

Apr 012014
 

What I did

This was a busy month! I released the iOS version of my new game: 3D Zombie Ants Roller.
Furthermore I made a small experiment. I outsourced a small project and then I reskinned it and made two apps: Camera Cracked Screen and Camera Scary Demon Prank. This felt very good, so I plan to do it again. The company has now enough money to invest in more small projects ;).

How did the apps performed

This was a very good month. Actually this was the best month ever :)

And here are the numbers:

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Android & iOS Scary & Cracked Camera Screen Pranks Others Sells Total
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $10.04 $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 $162.34 $386.59 $190.85 $71.78 $359.67 $128.73 $10.04 $62.66 $95.25 $1467.91
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 $981.87 $2980.68 $810.71 $529.15 $889.27 $128.73 $10.04 $893.72 $691.55 $7915.72



What is it to come

I am working on my new Unity 3D game (Unity 3D rocks btw). This is a much smaller project than the last one, so I hope to finish it soon. I want also to outsource some other projects, but I haven’t decided yet on this.

Conclusion

Meanwhile creating new apps and making small changes to them to optimize is for me like playing a strategy game. Actually it is much better, because everything is real! I am addicted now and I can’t stop upgrading and developing my small empire :)

Mar 152014
 

I just released my new android entertainment prank app: Camera Scary Demon Prank Shock.

To make this app I just reskined Camera Scary Demon Prank and made some small changes.

This cracked camera screen app is the best way to scare and fool your friends!

Want to scare your friends and have lots of fun and laughing? Than you found the right app! This is the best way to scare your friends. This app looks like a normal camera app to distract the pray and increase the shock. Just install the app and run it. Then choose in the settings menu after how many clicks the scare will occur! The unsuspecting victim will try to make the best picture and concentrate his attention on this. Then he will try to take the perfect shot and click on the button. When nothing happens he will try again expecting to hear the camera sound and then BAM. The demon scare face will appear blinking and screaming scaring the hell out of your friend! See your friend running screaming and have a good laugh after that.
Just press the back button to get back to the camera screen ready for a new victim.

Using this app is very easy. Just follow this steps:

  1. Turn the sound volume up
  2. Start the app
  3. Optionally choose after how many clicks the prank will be activated (default is two)
  4. Give your device to your victim of choice and ask her to take a photo
  5. Watch them screaming and laugh about it

Supported features:

  • Real camera interface with autofocus and focus indicator
  • Configurable photo click counts
  • No ads on the prank screen

And now go and have some fun with this app ;)

DISCLAIMER!
Use this app at your own risk! This app can scare the hell out of your friends. Be aware that the scared person can drop the device down and break it!
Don’t use this prank on people with weak nerves and health issues!

 Posted by at 16:08
Mar 102014
 

I just released my new android entertainment prank app: Cracked Camera Screen.

This is the first app that I almost entirely outsourced! This is also a test to see if I can get more money from an app like this than I paid for its creation.

This cracked camera screen app is the best way to fool your friends!

The app looks just like a normal camera app to take pictures, but when the unsuspecting user clicks on the button to take a picture for his surprise the screen cracks. This leaves him with the illusion that he broke the device screen pressing the button too hard!
The cracked screen effect is very realistic painted on top of the camera image and the buttons (see the video), so it look like your screen is broken but the phone is still functioning.

Furthermore the cracking effect is amplified by a very realistic cracking sound!
To make the experience as real as possible you can configure after how many clicks the screen will broke. After the user presses the button for the first time, he things he didn’t press hard enough and tries again with more pressure and then CRACK!

Features:

  • Configure after how many button touches the screen will crack (default is two)
  • Very realistic transparent cracked screen effect painted of top of the screen
  • Very realistic cracking sound
  • No Ads on cracked / broken screen!
 Posted by at 15:12