Update on three apps

At the moment I’m actually working on three apps in one way or another.

First the life tracking app update

Here’s the list of my last post:

What I think is really interesting is that this app will have a rhythm built into it. Standard setting is that the app gives you a notification reminder every week that asks ‘how are you doing’. It’s actually a useful notification, because the app is about tracking how you are doing. So what I hope to see is a high level of users that keep using the app every week.

On a whole different level, it would be even greater if this app actually works. Not from a technical perspective, but in it’s purpose. It would be great if it really helps people to get more grip on their lives, so they can make better choices. I’m now getting close to launching this app, maybe this week or otherwise next week it should be live.

Update on Idea Growr

This goes back to my post over here about marketing ideas and experiments I had came up with.

Let’s check those experiments:

Let’s take another look at the criteria I set in July for the endorsements plan to be a success:

On the twitter endorsments:

From within the app I ask people who like the app to help promote the app on Twitter. The biggest endorsement is actually in Arabic, from @Jidanmar, he has 35.677 followers. I don’t know who he is, but I assume that with over 30.000 followers he could be famous for something (if you know, please share your knowledge in the comments :). His endorsements shows that a quality product is one of the best marketing you can get, people who like your app will promote it for you.

إذا كان جزء من شغلك هو تدوين اﻷفكار و تطويرها هذا تطبيق مفيد جدا ومجاني @ideagrowr

— أنمار فتح الدين (@jidanmar) August 26, 2013

So if I’m opportunistic I can say I have succeeded the first criteria in that the app has been promoted to over 30.000 people on twitter. While the expert partners have less followers on social media, the way they shall be connected to Idea Growr their endorsements will probably have more impact on downloads and use.

The increase in installs because of the endorsements is not yet measurable. After the expert partners update I will take a close look at the usage stats and share those with you.

**My third (still top secret) app

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I have also started to work on a third app. This is a collaboration with someone in the Netherlands, where we are both creating the same app. He’ll make it for the iPhone and I for Android. The first versions will have about the same complexity as my other apps and it’s also a simple tool for people, this time the focus is on small groups of people. I’ll write more about this later.