A lot of people ask about seeing real revenue numbers, and I understand why. Seeing the actual amounts takes it from theory to real, measurable data.
It took a little longer than I expected to get it out, but I think you’ll like this special report.
I show exactly how much the app made from sales, ads, and in-app purchases (IAP). I compare daily download counts as well as IAP conversion rates, and the end result is some very useful information to help me (and you) make decisions for future apps.
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October was a great opportunity to have a head-to-head competition between several different app markets that provide my Pumpkin Carver app for Android. I compared app sales, ad revenue, and in-app purchase revenue to get the complete picture, with surprising results!
Crunching the numbers has given me some valuable insight into where my time has been well spent, and where I should probably scale back my efforts. The results surprised me a little, even though I see the raw numbers all the time. Continue reading
Some of you need more motivation than others, so I’d like to make a case for why you should create and release an Android or other mobile app immediately. Not next year, not when you get around to it, but RIGHT NOW.
There are lots of ways you can get delayed. You can get busy for a while and never get back to the project. You can lose motivation or belief that the app could succeed. Maybe you get frustrated by unexpected challenges and progress becomes stalled.
Or, perhaps you’re the ultimate planner and are working out all of the details before you get started. This can be the biggest sinkhole of all – you can always do more research, and forestall releasing your app yet another day. Continue reading
The impending release of the new Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets are a good thing for developers with Android apps on the Nook store. However, you may need to make a few changes to ensure that your apps will be available for the new devices.
While the Nook test team will verify that your app is compliant, you should probably take a more proactive role if you want your apps to be available for the new Nook HD devices rolling out very soon. Continue reading
It’s October again, which means it’s almost time for Halloween! This is one of my favorite holidays, so it was a no-brainer to make a 2012 update for my pumpkin carving app for Android, aptly named Pumpkin Carver.
This year, however, I decided to try a few new things. I’m always about trying new tactics, especially since there are so many things to explore in the world of Android app development. Hopefully these new experiments will improve income from this line of apps. Continue reading