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A must see for new developers

08-24-2010, 12:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 42
A must see for new developers


I hope this helps,

Any ideas?
08-24-2010, 01:22 PM
Very good interview. It's important to note that very few apps sell tons as overnight successes. Angry Birds took 6 months to get where it is, if I remember correctly. So, it can happen for anyone who has a great app - though competition is fierce.

08-26-2010, 03:31 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Italy
Posts: 100
I think that is a great point. After building a great app, you have to go through the marketing thing.
I mean Doodle Jump is great and it has a really easy approach but what fill the gap between people and selling the app to them? Marketing your app and just telling everyone that your apps is out there just "ready for sale" :)

Nice interview! Thanks for sharing.
08-26-2010, 04:30 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 41
@Kriio: Thanks a lot for that Video! Just what i needed to get me really going with my own game! It really looks like it's a looong and persistant way to walk until you get anywhere.
08-26-2010, 04:57 AM
a nice, competent down-to-earth guy. interesting and very motivating. thanks for the link!
08-26-2010, 09:53 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 42
You are very welcome

Im glad you guys took smth for it. I agree, the marketing part if vital to any app. I particularly liked the fact that paid advertisement was pretty much useless and word of mouth/reviews got the game going. Their story is particularly motivational for me (kriio interactive) because we too are just like two brothers in NYC, one deals with programming and the other with grafix.

Viva indie developers
08-26-2010, 11:34 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 9
The tough thing is that developers are not usually good marketers. So you might make a great game, but if no one knows about it, it doesn't matter.

I thought it was interesting that he got someone at Apple to look at his app. It really boils down to contacts in the free-marketing arena.

I wrote an article about my startup, which I posted in the other thread here. We're still earlier stage than these guys, but the hurdles are familiar.

One fun thing about iPhone development is how you need creative solutions to simple problems, simply because of the screen size and input method.