Unleash the creativity of your organisation We've learned a thing or two about how to engage your community. Here are our beliefs: Start with a Pilot We have learnt that every client community is different. Monument Valley Team Reveals The Cost And Reward Of Making A Hit iOS Game Games and the formula that leads to their success can be a bit of a mystery, perhaps more so on mobile. One of 2014’s big hits, both in terms of critical and audience success, was Monument Valley by ustwogames. The isometric 3D puzzler was breathtaking in terms of its visual design and had nice mechanics, and it managed to earn nearly $6 million in revenue from over 2.4 million individual app sales. But the cost of development might surprise you, as well as the completion rate for the game’s relatively short story among paying players. Monument Valley counted 2,440,076 official sales, which includes iOS, Google Play, Amazon Paid and Amazon Free (via featuring) app installs. iOS drove the brunt of the official DLs (the Android launch also resulted in a piracy rate of around 95 percent, ustwo revealed previously), while Amazon’s free release drove about 4 times as many downloads as did its paid sales.
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The problem with App Store distribution in 3 charts Last week, Comscore released its US Mobile App Report, a comprehensive analysis of app usage in the United States. At a general level, the report highlights the continued shift in consumer digital media engagement from the desktop and mobile web to mobile apps and paints a relatively optimistic picture of the mobile ecosystem: Continued growth in mobile engagement, from 47% of total digital media time in March 2013 to 60% in June 2014;Relatively high median income levels for mobile device owners: $85k for iOS and $61k for Android, compared to a $51k median household income overall in the US and $55k for viewers of 'America's Funniest Home Videos';A healthy balance of age groups, especially on iPhone, where no single group represents more than 23% of the total ownership base or less than 16%.
Here’s the roadmap you need to create for your startup — and why it’s important Here’s the roadmap you need to create for your startup — and why it’s important Yesterday I talked about the importance of setting goals in relation to my angel investing. Today I want to talk about the importance of a roadmap for your startup. Now, I’m not talking about a product roadmap, I’m talking about a startup roadmap that details all aspects of the business. Goals are big, audacious, and when done right, singular. Five remote access tools for Android When all you have at your disposal is a smart phone or tablet, the tools you choose for remote access can really make your day much easier. There are times when you simply have to remote into a machine while you're on the go. That's all fine and good when you have a laptop available; but when all you have at your disposal is a smart phone or tablet, the tools you choose can really make your day much easier.
Panda 4.0, Payday Loan 2.0 & eBay's Very Bad Day After a period of relative quiet, MozCast detected a major "temperature" spike in Google's algorithm at some point on Monday, May 19th. This occurred after some historic lows, including the 3rd coldest day on record (May 11th). Tuesday afternoon, Google confirmed two updates, Panda 4.0 and Payday Loan 2.0. Matt Cutts tweeted the Panda 4.0 announcement: Mobile App Developers are Suffering — Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking Mobile App Developers are Suffering “It’s just too saturated. The barriers to adoption and therefore monetization are too high.
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