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iconwrite On the importance of understanding reviews and the Great Firewall of China

August 09, 2011, 20:24

As I outlined in previous posts, every aspect is important in the decision to download an app. The icon, the description, the screenshots and finally even the reviews matter. Would you download an app if you saw all the reviews at the top had one star ?

As I twitted and ...


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iconwrite How ranking in Japan went from #170+ to #19 thanks to localization - Update: #1 actually

August 06, 2011, 16:38

This recent 2.10 update to my Battery HD app keeps shining every day under a new light. Ironically it has a pair of new bugs but that doesn't seem to affect it's success much. After massively increasing the number of reviews, today, I noticed a huge ranking ...


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4 comments | By Santiago Lema
iconwrite How I slowly increased my (ridiculously low) sales by a factor of 14

August 05, 2011, 15:43

Starting with miserable revenue and lots of free downloads

Most of my apps are simple and free. I make a living displaying ads from iAds, MobFox, Admob and inMobi) (in that order order of precedence). Each of them has a paid counterpart that users can get in order to get ...


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1 comments | By Santiago Lema
iconwrite Going from 5 to 100+ reviews per day (well, precisely 185)

August 04, 2011, 23:10

First, I thought it was working decently

If you read my previous post on the matter you may already know how my new about box greatly increased the number of reviews for my smaller apps. If you wish to know why it worked so well, you should read this previous ...


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3 comments | By Santiago Lema
iconwrite Taking control of your reviews

July 27, 2011, 20:36

If you're wondering whether this is worth reading, you might want to have a look at the next post which describes the incredible results I obtained with this.

Can we really have an influence on reviews ?

This is the question I asked at the end of my previous post ...


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14 comments | By Santiago Lema
iconwrite The five gates that lead to an iPhone app download

July 25, 2011, 18:46


As of today all my apps combined have reached 14 million – mostly free – downloads. I started playing with iOS dev in 2008 and have a total of 10 apps currently still in the market three years later : each both as a paid and free version. So I have 20 ...


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2 comments | By Santiago Lema
iconwrite Free Promo codes for "We are SO Dead!

July 21, 2011, 17:45

Not much more to say. If you're the first one to use one of these, you'll get the PRO app for free.

  • T63PP4JMT9WW
  • MTK7LX67779Y

Use them with the paid version here.

Or if you're reading this too late, just ...


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0 comments | By Santiago Lema
iconwrite Some improvements to this website

July 11, 2011, 17:09

I took some time to fix a pair of issues on the website and clean up some details:

  • comments are now ordered correctly (I had twitter syndroma)
  • you can now share easily with one click via either, facebook, mail or twitter
  • blog entries can be accessed via short links in ...

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