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09-04-2009, 08:36 PM
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Good idea devs please read

I'm going to propose an idea that will hopefully get all individual devs on the forum more app downloads.

Two options:
First, all of us team up and make a really fun game that somehow combines ideas/characters/genre/scenery from all of our games or apps. Or we could charge $2.99 and split the profits. Everyone would buy it. The other option of option 1 would be to make the game free so every single person downloads and we put all of the applications on a credits page with links to download them.

Option 2:
We could make a free app that we call "TA apps of the week.". What we could do with this is have 10 apps a week showcased on the app and update it with 10 new ones every week.

Please post thoughts, ideas, comments or whatever you want on this. Maybe this sparks an idea you have and please share.
Thanks for reading!

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09-05-2009, 02:26 AM
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I doubt many people would collaborate for the first one.

The second one, however, I'll be more than glad to help you. Just...My app better be featured on it! xD

PM if you want to do the TA app thing, providing the app is free. We could really help sone of the devs here advertise their awesome apps.

09-05-2009, 09:36 AM
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I think if we do the second one, we will first have to start off with the best apps on the store so we gain the users trust and then we put out all of ours. The iPhone and iPod Touch users are afraid to buy from individuals so we need to somehow get them out of it by doing this.
09-05-2009, 10:50 AM
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You're right. Could this be moved to the private developer's forum? I think it would be better. ;D

How many people would we need to make an app like that? I think 10 might be too little, perhaps 100, like the iTunes Store, only our own list?
09-05-2009, 12:26 PM
I'm not a dev, but I've been wanting a TA application for awhile now.

Good luck!

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09-07-2009, 01:57 AM
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I think a lot of TA users would get the TA App Of The Week. Who wants to collaborate? Reply here and we'll work something out.
09-07-2009, 02:05 AM
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I'd be into doing something like this. In order to avoid waiting to get approved each update, it could just be a UIWebView pointing at toucharcade.com/appsoftheweek/, which could be a well designed web app that could get updated each week.

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09-07-2009, 07:29 AM
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I'd be interested in helping with this, especially developing the backend/services part. I'll go ahead and state an open bias for Rails since it already has a lot of nice hooks for iPhone integration available.

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09-07-2009, 08:38 AM
if it had a way to view toucharcade posts better than safari, that would be a good idea.

"Lets move this to the private devs forum!" I'm now afraid what kind of eveil cult you are practicing there.

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09-07-2009, 10:30 AM
Count me too for helping to develop such an app...

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