How to make a app successful

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by fernandovalente, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. fernandovalente macrumors 6502

    fernandovalente

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    I'm a developer and I finally got a great UI and icon design, which I know is essential for a successful app. I'm just waiting for Apple to approve it. But in general, do you guys have tips for making apps for Mac and iPhone successful?
     
  2. ranguvar macrumors 6502

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    There's nothing you can do besides making a good app. You'll not be able to pay for advertising. When I published my app, I sent a "press release" to ten iPhone app review blogs. None of them reviewed my app, almost all of them automatically sent me an email after two days telling me to give them $100 so they'd publish the review (yeah right.... :rolleyes:).

    A great jump of sales (for me: ~1,800%) is being feature in the "New and Noteworthy" category in iTunes. In the one week while I was featured, I sold more copies of my app than in one entire year. I don't believe you can influence being featured, however. I did absolutely nothing and got featured, other people invested great efforts and did not get featured.

    Generally, I guess you should just try to make a good app and not concentrate on marketing. If you're not a major developing company, marketing seems mostly pointless to me.
     
  3. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

    fernandovalente

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    I finally got a great app, with great features and a great design. So I think I can make some money :)

    BTW, how much copies did you sell? Which app it is?
     

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