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Waking up to check........

10-08-2009, 07:19 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
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Waking up to check........

your sales on iTunes connect. Imagine waking up on purpose to check your sales!
I would love to know if I am alone, or if all you devs have the need to see the numbers in the morning first before anything else?

For me it is an addiction. The surprise element is great! I love to see strange new country initials behind a sale! I can't think of anything else that spreads our games into distant lands more effectively than iTunes.

The distances that separate the world are getting smaller everyday. A great time in history to show off our creative skills.
10-08-2009, 08:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
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Half the time I realize that it's late enough to check my sales before I get off the computer to go to sleep. And I also find myself kind of deliberately staying up that late, just so I can check my sales ... "come on, only another 40 minutes." Although I do try to go to sleep and wait till the morning to check though, as it can't be the healthiest habit .

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10-08-2009, 08:55 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
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You want to talk about obsessions?

I used to wake up every hour for the first few days when 7 Cities was released to check sales, ranking, emails, threads, etc. It used to drive me crazy but it was our first game and we had poured so much into it.

After about 2 months, I just check once in the morning after I wake up for the sales figures.

Now that Tap-Fu (our 2nd game is in review), I consistently check my email for the approval notification.

Am I the only one? I can't be...
10-08-2009, 09:43 PM
I did that for a couple of months. I'm better now.
10-09-2009, 04:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 232
It's addictive. Reviews, sales, rankings... I have a constant urge to check something. It's a sickness. I need a sponsor.
10-09-2009, 04:48 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 111
I'm with you on this. The worst is checking the my category ranking in iTunes before the sales data is ready, and trying to gauge how sales have gone from that. Dropping a place in ranking is heart breaking though!
10-09-2009, 05:46 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
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Definately addictive. Best one for me was discovering I sold a copy of an app in Khazakstan(!)
10-09-2009, 08:26 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
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It isn't very difficult for me. I'm in a different time zone so when sales report are pushed out it's 3 in the afternoon here. I don't have to wake up.
10-09-2009, 10:13 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 76
Sign me up as well I have AppSales-Mobile on my device so it's even worse. Everytime I look at my phone I'm tempting to check my sales!

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10-09-2009, 10:32 AM
Originally Posted by HalfMoon View Post
Definately addictive. Best one for me was discovering I sold a copy of an app in Khazakstan(!)
I sold a single copy of Piano Cats there a month ago, and I'm still ranked #32 in Music!