The Death of Thankbee

May 20, 2013 |  1 response  

According to what I’ve investigated, the worst-case scenario has become a reality for ThankBee. I have ThankBee configured to send me a copy of every “thank you” or “please come back” email that it sends for my app buyers. I noticed a few days ago that even though purchases were still coming in, I wasn’t…     Read more »

New, turbocharged sales page

April 16, 2013 |  3 responses  

I needed a quick break from all the stuff I’m doing, so I decided to finish something I had started a while ago: a remake of the Electrician Calculator’s sales website. I’m pleased to say it’s finished and totally awesome (if I may say so).   Before and after The following image shows the before…     Read more »

Everything you’ve ever heard about selling software is true

March 23, 2013 |  1 response  

Everything you’ve ever heard about selling software is true. In this post I’ll outline my experience with two things I’ve always heard about selling software and have been experiencing lately. Your worst case scenario isn’t that your software won’t work or won’t scale, it’s that no one will care I performed a small launch (or…     Read more »

Conclusion of the Ad experiment – We have a winner

March 13, 2013 |  4 responses  

If you guys remember from January 2012, I started a small experiment to determine if a totally free, ad-supported version would make cents for me (yes, it’s the same pun. It’s just too good to not use again). Today I happened to collect some financial stats and we have a clear winner! Lately, given that…     Read more »

Thankbee needs You!

March 8, 2013 |  No responses yet  

The past two weeks have been really fun and productive for Thankbee (and of course for me). Last week I was on vacation, visiting my sister near San Francisco, California. This meant that I wasn’t able to be online much and work on Thankbee coding. However it wasn’t totally a wasted week: I was able…     Read more »

For your next app localization, choose Japanese

March 6, 2013 |  3 responses  

I was just browsing around when I found this article from App Annie, stating that last November Japan exceeded the US in Google Play revenue. This means, if you normally just publish apps in English or Spanish, you’re missing out on a huge market. I personally have tried to include as many Western languages as…     Read more »

New app published!

February 21, 2013 |  No responses yet  

Just a quick note to say I just published a new app: Costa Rican Idioms. I’ve been working on this for about 2 months and was hurrying to finish it so I could dedicate more time to ThankBee. It was pretty straightforward to make, and for the first time I used in-app purchases! The hope…     Read more »

I don’t always get featured in a newspaper…

January 18, 2013 |  No responses yet  

I’ve always tried to keep a layer of privacy between this blog and my real-life self. As you may have noticed, I don’t mention where I’m from, where I’m currently living, my last name, or any other information. I guess I was raised with an awareness of the importance of privacy and being discrete about…     Read more »

Other web app challenges

January 12, 2013 |  8 responses  

I recently got an email from a developer who has also started his own web app challenge this year. It appears that many people have decided to take on Nathan Barry’s challenge. This is a great opportunity to learn from other aspiring entrepreneurs doing almost exactly the same thing, so I’ve decided to list the…     Read more »

ThankBee update, 001

January 10, 2013 |  No responses yet  

Following my plan to write smaller, more frequent posts, I’m making this a very quick update. What I’ve been doing Getting the word out The last days besides actually programming, I made two attempts to discretely get the word out to two online communities and try to get feedback and validation for the idea. The…     Read more »