Wanted to do a quick post to say our three apps available on the Windows Phone Marketplace when combined have passed 500 downloads. Being a development house of 1 person can be challenging, but fun. A big thanks to everyone who has downloaded our apps and use them, and a special thanks to friends and family who help test our apps.
Pocket PAX has really gained a huge surge in downloads over the last month, no doubt due to PAX Prime 2012 which is occurring this weekend. We may even see it pass 200 downloads by itself in the next few days.
Below is the timeline chart from dev.windowsphone.com showing our download progress. Here is a little history/context for our downloads.
June 26, 2011 - our 1st app, trade in values for windows phone, is released!
Oct 12, 2011 - trade in values was a featured app in the marketplace
Feb 28. 2012 - remynders, our 2nd app, is released
Mar 25, 2012 - Pocket PAX is released, the spikes from the following 2 weeks are also for this release
Jul-Aug 2012 - Pocket PAX again spikes because of PAX Prime
tivs - is a every niche app, it's trade in values for games is only for Canadian stores. So users typically are from Canada and have heard of tivs.ca.
Pocket PAX - Only contains information that is valid for 2 weekends out of the year and each convention has about 70,000+ attendee's, also since the convention takes place in the US almost all downloads are ffrom there. And if you apply the current percentage of Windows Phone users in US (2%) that means there are about a possible 1400 users. So again very niche app.
remynders - a wider appealing app globally. After it's original release downloads settled and it's user base has slowly been trickling in. When this app was created it was understood that it was a crowded field.
These apps were all created in my spare time and are free to download with no ads, so for this 1st year of being a windows phone app publisher I have decided to not pursue monetizing from them intentionally as I learn to develop for this awesome platform.
Again thank you everyone for your continued usage of these apps, and more that I hope to develop!