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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

24 Dec
2013

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Happy Holidays and/or Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone out there and a special THANK YOU to everyone who downloaded any of my apps and/or spread the word about them. It’s not easy developing apps, but I enjoy doing it and I hope you enjoyed any of them that you played or used. 2013 was a super busy yet awesome year and I plan on making 2014 even greater!

The banner above highlights my three holiday themed apps, and also my inspirational quote app that you can use to help motivate yourself and others to have a great 2014! Check out the right side of the site for where you can download these apps on your mobile and tablet devices.

I’ll be posting a 2013 wrap up for my apps next month and my “Top 8” movies and music lists as well. I didn’t play many video games this year so I’ll be doing a Game of the Year & runner-ups post instead of a Top 8 for it.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!

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New Release: Word Owl’s Word Search – Kindergarten Edition

8 Sep
2013

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Word Owl’s Word Search is a neat, big, and colorful word search for children. This Kindergarten Edition of Word Owl’s Word Search features over 100 sight words for children in or around Kindergarten. These words have been gathered from numerous sight word lists provided by real Kindergarten classes in different schools. Help your kindergartener or soon to be kindergartener learn and retain several words while having fun! 

√ Over 100 different sight words 
√ 10 words to find per puzzle 
√ Customizable letter and background colors 
√ Sharp & colorful high quality graphics 

(Sight words are commonly used words that children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words when they see them without having to use any distracting strategies. Sight words account for a large percentage of the words used in literature for children. One advantage for children being able to recognize sight words automatically is that the child will be able to identify the majority of words in a book before they even attempt to read it. When the child is able to do that they’ll be able to concentrate on the meaning and comprehension as they read without having to stop to figure out the actual word.)

 

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Chinatown Fortune Cookie and Ultra Fortune Ball – App Updates

16 Jul
2013

Updates for Chinatown Fortune Cookie and Ultra Fortune Ball are now live! Ultra Fortune Ball was updated on the Apple iOS, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble app stores. Chinatown Fortune Cookie was only updated on the Apple app store because the main update for it involved the tweet feature which is on only on the iOS version. Also, it was already optimized for tablets on the other app stores.

Chinatown Fortune Cookie 1.6 iOS update:

  • Performance improvements.
  • Added a #(hashtag) to the Twitter tweet feature.
  • Optimized the full .99 cent version for the iPad so now it’s a universal app.

Ultra Fortune Ball update (version 3.5 on Apple iOS, 1.2 on Amazon, and 1.1 on Barnes & Noble):

  • Sound setting saves when changed.
  • Updated graphics.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Optimized the full .99 cent version for the iPad so now it’s a universal app.(iOS version)

Results from My First Facebook Ad Campaign

12 May
2013

Shortly after the release of Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 I decided to try promoting it with ads on Facebook. After researching the possible outcomes, and analyzing the process and costs, I decided to set up three separate ads for this one app.  This was my first ad experience on Facebook, but their process was very easy for me to understand and I was able to quickly set up targeted ads.

I only spent $22.36 but my ads had a combined campaign reach of over 90,000 in 12 days. The campaign reach amount is the number of unique users that saw the ad. The total number of ad impressions was over 190,000. I wish the CTR(click-through rate) would have been better, but considering my total amount spent, I’m still satisfied with the number of clicks received. I decided on having a small budget for each campaign since I was mainly using this as an experiment to test the waters of advertising on Facebook. I know some people absolutely avoid clicking on ads even if the product or service interests them. So there’s actually a good chance some people may have checked out the app without clicking on the advertisement.

I decided to post the graphs and data below for other independent app developers and/or anybody else that might be interested in advertising on Facebook. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me. I don’t disclose downloads/sales so please don’t ask about those numbers. Overall, I’m satisfied with my results, and I will consider setting up ads on Facebook again in the future. Well, its Mothers Day and I’m about the to meet up with my awesome mom & grandma so that’s it for this post. Happy Mothers Day to all the other wonderful moms out there!

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This ad targeted 80,182,460 people:
who live in one of the countries: United States or United Kingdom
who are in the broad category iOS/Apple (All) (Mobile users)

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This ad targeted 102,620,020 people:
who live in one of the countries: United States or United Kingdom

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This ad targeted 1,106,560 people:
who live in the United States
who like #Barnes & Noble Nook

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Go On a Jumbo Egg Hunt!

31 Mar
2013

Going on an Easter egg hunt is fun, so why limit it to once a year? With Jumbo Egg Hunt and/or Jumbo Egg Hunt 2, you can go on an egg searching adventure anytime you want! Happy Easter! Have fun!

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The first Jumbo Egg Hunt is available on the Apple, Amazon, Google Play, and Windows app stores!

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Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 is available on the Apple and Amazon App Stores!

(Barnes & Nobile shut down the Nook App Store on March 15th 2015, so these apps are no longer available there.)

New Release: Jumbo Egg Hunt 2

10 Mar
2013

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Jumbo Egg Hunt is back with a bigger and better egg hunting adventure! Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 features 30 new areas with high quality artwork, 2 difficulties(casual & challenge), 60 total levels, and a hint system. In Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 you’ll be egg hunting in several different areas including; parks, forests, playgrounds, zoos, a carousel, and various other areas. Find all 12 eggs in a level to obtain 1 star…….find them in under 60 seconds for 2 stars……..or achieve 3 stars by finding them in under 30 seconds!

Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 is an awesome Easter egg hidden objects game that’s fun for all ages. The eggs are hidden differently depending on which difficulty you chose.

Casual: The eggs are bigger and easier to find. The later levels become more challenging. You have two hints per level that can be used if you get stuck.

Challenge: The eggs are smaller and more well hidden. Luckily you have two hints per level if decide you need help.

√ 30 Great Locations (60 Total Levels)

√ Awesome High Quality Artwork & Fun Audio

√ Casual & Challenge Difficulty

√ Earn Up To Three Stars On Each Level

√ Simple Tap/Touch Gameplay

(Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 is currently in review for the Windows App Store. It will be available on that market as soon as its approved.)

Development notes:

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Coming soon….. like next week soon

3 Mar
2013

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That’s right! Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 will be released on March 10th in the Amazon App Store! It’s also scheduled for release on the same day for the Apple App Store(currently waiting on review for iOS). There will also be a special first week of release sale price of .99 cents on both stores! Regular price will be $1.99.

Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 features 30 new areas, 2 difficulties, 60 total levels, high quality artwork, and a hint system!

100% more JUMBO!!

Here are some screenshots from the game!

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New Release: Professor Piggy Bank

2 Feb
2013

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Professor Piggy Bank is a fun & educational app featuring the four major coins used in the United States. It’s a great app for younger children or somebody new to the U.S. to use to learn about coins while having fun. With this app you can learn about coins, save money by putting coins in a piggy bank, play a game, count money, and take a quiz. This app has four different modes; PLAY, SAVE $, LEARN, & QUIZ……..

In PLAY mode the object of the game is to bounce the piggy up and collect coins while avoiding blocks and falling down. This mode features two control options so you can either Tilt the device to move the piggy left & right or select Touch for on-screen arrows. The results screen at the end of each game also shows you how many of each coin was collected and the total values.

In SAVE $ mode, you can add coins to the piggy bank and it shows you how much money you’ve saved. So when you add coins to your real piggy bank, just open up the app and add those same coins to this piggy bank. It’s a great tool for keeping up with how much you’ve been saving, and it can be emptied if you decide to empty your piggy bank.

In LEARN mode, you can learn about how much each coin is worth, how they look on the front and back, and various other information. In QUIZ mode, there are several different questions with multiple choice answers. The questions can be simply asking you to tap on a specific coin or even figuring how many coins it takes to equal a certain value. Both LEARN & QUIZ modes have voiced dialogue for auditory learning, but it can be turned on or off in the settings.

Professor Piggy Bank is great for basically all ages! Save money and have fun while learning! Teaches kids the basics of the four main U.S. coins, and incorporates mathematics with addition and multiplication of coin values for older children.

√ Four awesome modes: PLAY, SAVE $, LEARN, & QUIZ

√ Sharp, colorful, high quality graphics

√ Real coin sound effects and cheerful audio

√ Voiced dialogue in LEARN & QUIZ modes

√ Settings: Control: Tilt/Touch, Music On/Off, Sound FX On/Off, Voice On/Off

√ Ten 100 point Game Center achievements for a total of 1000 achievement points