Questions about application websites

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by DynamicCoreApps, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. DynamicCoreApps macrumors member

    DynamicCoreApps

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    #1
    okay so i have a fairly simple website for my applications and im wondering what the next step is. the site gets around 50 visits a month and i want to know the nature of these views. so here's my questions.

    Do you view an app's website before you purchase it?

    do you use the website for support/faq?

    do you visit a good app's website to check for other apps?

    all your answers would be very helpful and hopefully these questions are on the minds of others too

    happy developing, The DCA team :):apple:
     
  2. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

    jmccullough108

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    To get more traffic, I suggest getting a professional .com address. I do visit the websites sometimes, not always, mostly only if I am having a problem, so listen to your reviews and find the common problems, post good FAQ's.
     
  3. Diode macrumors 68020

    Diode

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    I always look at the website for an application. What you can write in the store is so limited I find a well designed site to be a bonus.

    Also, having support forums, a nice tour etc is also a plus. Regular updates (via a blog or whatever) is also nice to show the developer is active.

    Who wants to buy an app and have the developer quit 2 days later? I feel a good website is extremely important.
     
  4. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    If I may be so bold, check out my site and my signature. We have a Flash demo which should be easy to do for your app. I can post details on how I did it. Not only does the site help sell the app but it has cut down on questions because of the FAQ and demo.

    My signature links to my site. Yours links to your iTunes page, which as we all know, is much harder to format etc. I know you want to make it easy for people to buy, but you can use your site to make it more likely that they will want to buy.

    Get a dot com for $10/year. Use that instead and also instead of your gmail address. Use all the space in your signature. You have some sales, but zero reviews. Fix that. Send promo codes here etc.
     
  5. DynamicCoreApps thread starter macrumors member

    DynamicCoreApps

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    thanks for the tips guys ill do as much as i can. Can anyone refer me to a domain registration site so i can get my self a .com? Also my site is currently just hosted by google sits which has pretty limited flexibility do you recommend i pay for the freedom or keep the site as is? if you think a change is a good idea any good web hosting sites??

    i'll take your advice and send out some promo codes as well but learning from last time i did it ill pm them out so i know who gets them as when i posted them they were taken by people without any review or what not.
     
  6. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

    MacToddB

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    I use mydomain.com
    use coupon code googlelady to save 15%
    stealth URL forwarding can redirect to your google site
    check spelling in your signature ... you have ss not us
    good idea re promo codes... try a contest or other hurdle to make sure the reviewers are your target audience
     
  7. DynamicCoreApps thread starter macrumors member

    DynamicCoreApps

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    thanks for the advice and ill look into the domain site
     

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