Archive | February, 2012
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iBooks update brings Promo Codes and Screenshots

iBooks content publishers now get promocodes to help share their works.

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iPad 3 may be announced March 7

Where would we be without rumors of the iPad 3. Oh, that’s right, here.

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Selling open source apps

Zach talks about his experience selling open source apps on the App Store, using his app LiveReload as the primary source of information.

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How To Market Your Mobile Application

This is one of those older articles I spoke of. I’m still trying to weed out things that are no longer applicable, but if you ignore the app store numbers the rest of the advice still seems sound.

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Dear business people, an iOS app actually takes a lot of work!

If you’re bootstrapping your iOS empire then this will be an interesting read for you, and maybe even something worth having potential clients read. It mentions a post on stack overflow that discusses some numbers from Twitterific. It also has numbers for the Barack Obama app. Very interesting.

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MONEY AND THE APP STORE: A FEW FIGURES THAT MIGHT HELP AN INDIE DEVELOPER

A detail heavy article from Emeric Thoa, creative director and co-founder of the independent game studio The Game Bakers, discusses post-mortems and figures from their most recent turned base action RPG SQUIDS. The also share some number, and some speculations, to “Blockbuster” and “Jackpot” apps in the app store.

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Preparing for an app launch – interview with Leap founder

James Dickerson talks about how they’re promoting Leap app.

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Detect What A Mobile App Is Sending To Its Servers

Maybe Path was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Who knows, but it’s caused the folks at Think Vitamin to put out a tutorial to show folks how to see what data your app might be passing over the wires

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Path Wants To Kiss And Make Up

Path is still dealing with the fall out of sending people’s Address Books to the cloud. Overall, I think Path has been a pretty good example of “what to do”, after being a decent example of “what not to do”. Here’s some more to the story.