Prizes to mark 100sounds making the Top 50!

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  1. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Well, for a short while at least, 100sounds broke into the Top 50! Still #8 in Entertainment!

    It seems to have slipped now, but at least I can say I made the Top 50!

    So, since I'm at the Consumer Electronics Show, as a writer for iPhone Life magazine, I've been getting a ton of 'swag', i.e. free gadgets.

    So, if you send a video to info@NoTieSoftware.com, showing how you use 100sounds for practical jokes or practical purposes, I'll be giving out your choice of iPhone cases, headphones, Bluetooth headsets, and of course the very cool No Tie T-shirt (www.cafepress.com/NoTie). While supplies last, U.S. only.

    And check out my CES blog at http://www.SmartphoneMag.com/iPhone/Todd.Bernhard
     
  2. KRAPPS macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on hitting the magical Top 50 ... huge accomplishment, good for you! ... and I really like how you are generous with your swag - nicely done!
     
  3. MacToddB thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! We actually got as high (low?) as #33!

    The offer still stands... just send us a video showing how you use 100sounds for practical use or practical jokes, get a $10 iTunes gift card! For particularly good or creative videos, we'll also be giving out iPhone cases from OtterBox and Speck, plus nice earbuds and headphones from ZAGG, iFrogz, and others, most items worth $40 or more. All for a $0.99 app!

    BTW, we just uploaded the new update, with vastly improved sound quality, and over 100 more sounds based on user requests. Plus shake-to-play!
     
  4. akacaj macrumors regular

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    Congrats! So what is that like 5-600 downloads a day?
     
  5. MacToddB thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's actually quite interesting to watch. I plan to write about it for my column in iPhone Life Magazine - (www.SmartphoneMag.com/iPhone/Todd.Bernhard)

    Basically, weekends are definitely higher (1500 to 2000 per day) for us compared to weekdays (about 1200/day). Inauguration day was the low point (and that was still over 800) as everyone was watching TV.

    That's why we're giving away $1,000 in iTunes gift cards! Seems like the right thing to do, and we get to see how people use our app! Should be fun!

    We're hoping our update, submitted last night, with better quality digitally enhanced sounds (a fair criticism of the original app), more of 'em, and shake-to-play, will keep us in the Top 50 (currently 49!!!)
     
  6. akacaj macrumors regular

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    I have seen the same trends you mention with both of my apps. However I have yet to see numbers like yours! Looking forward to meeting you at the top! I just got started at actively promoting like you. I think it is the only way to compete with the 15000 apps out there. Luckily I have managed to stay in the top 100 of both Entertainment and Music. iFight just fell off though but I suspect it is temporary.

    PS.
    I just noticed one of your tricks :) tsk tsk tsk
     
  7. MacToddB thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iFight got some great publicity recently! That's got to be worth something!

    I'm guessing it's the keywords? We only did that recently because competitors did that to us. Our success has come well before that!
     
  8. akacaj macrumors regular

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    It got enough publicity to get someone to clone it with the same exact name! iFight! <-- notice the exclamation point? I send numerous emails to apple, called them today to escalate but no action yet. I suspect he is stealing a good chunk of my sales.

    I noticed allot of developers doing it and refrained from participating until tonight. I cant sleep on these guys so I had to do it my self.
     

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