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Yay, today is my 3 Year App Anniversary!
It’s amazing how time flies. 3 years ago, I launched my first real app on the App Store. This has led me on a career path that I haven’t really thought of turning out so successful and fulfilling. I’m proud to say that my app business surpassed 5 million downloads last week with the better part having been generated in the last 12 months. Also, last month was actually the best month ever revenue-wise, so everything is going quite well.
App developer life achievement unlocked: The Stepz App has been featured on Apple.com!
While the Apple Watch has many amazing features, fitness & health are certainly amongst the main reasons people get the Watch. Being mentioned as one of the apps that makes buying the Watch worthwhile is a great honor, especially for me as a small indie app developer.
Stepz for Apple Watch aims at delivering your most important activity information at a glimpse of an eye. While the app is in no way perfect, we take being featured on Apple.com as a great motivation to improve the app even more in upcoming updates and help our users live a healthy life by motivating them to walk more throughout the day.
On July 26, a cool thing happened, my Power Nap App got featured on Product Hunt!
Yay, today is my 2 Year App Anniversary! 🙂
It has been an incredible year for my app business. Since my first anniversary my downloads, active users and revenues have been growing steadily. I learned a lot in the process. At this point, I managed to accumulate 2 million downloads since April 2013. Wow! Based on my current numbers, however, this seems to be only the beginning of a far bigger app adventure.
In case you wonder how I spent January 2015, this is a recap of Battlecode 2015: 3 weeks of hardcore, non-stop programming are over. It was amazing.
Hey app developers, need some inspiration for your next app update? I have just the thing!
Let’s try something different this time. I give you 10+ easy ways to get 1-star reviews at the App Store!
Reverse psychology and stuff!
Please note, this post includes sarcasm. Obviously.
Check out my talk about “Successful Indie App Development” I did at the iOS Meetup in Munich on November 27, 2014.
You can also view it on Slideshare.
As of mid 2014, iBeacon seems to be a quite interesting new application of the Bluetooth technology and is widely discussed, but I have personally not seen any implementations in real life yet.
While visiting the local IKEA on a Saturday (big mistake!), I had a neat app idea for iBeacons. So, here it is, a free, multi-million-dollar app business idea. You are welcome 😉
What should be the name of your next app? That’s a good question. Apart from some basic app naming tips, common sense and avoiding common mistakes, there is the issue of choosing between a brand name vs. generic name.
Here is my take on this based on my personal experience and my observations of the app market.