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mymini Safari released today!
Started by jkrassman Nov 13 2012 05:14 AM

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Yippie kay-kay!

Finally - after 8 months of development - our game went through the approval process with a glance at App store today. It is a game for toddlers / children and a perfect start to learn an iPad.

Thanks you all here for all help you have given me in the forum. No one mentioned - no one forgotten.

This is where my story started: http://developer.coronalabs.com/forum/2012/03/16/never-give-my-story

Thanks, Joakim

Description

? SUPER EASY TO USE! No menus or buttons!

? It's the perfect starting app for your 1-4 year old child.

? Bring your kid on a fun cartoon animal Safari - for FREE!

? mymini Safari™ is FULL of animated Safari animals like you have NEVER seen them before!

? TAP them to see what they do next! They run, sleep, laugh and DANCE to the MUSIC! Some even POOP!! (If this is too much fun you can turn this off in the app settings).

? Try it out - it's FREE! (NOTE: our app does NOT work on iPad 1. Only on iPad 2 and above).

FEATURES

? TOP QUALITY ART and movie-style animations with wacky cartoon animals!

? AWESOME MUSIC! It will make you DANCE along with the crazy animals!

? LEARN the animal names while having lots of fun!

? THE PARENT MENU gives YOU control over the app. In the settings you can turn off: the Professor, Pooping animals or the Music.

? 3 FREE fun animated animals in the FREE version - and 10 more in the ANIMAL BOX!

Appstore link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mymini-safari/id526396098?l=sv&ls=1&mt=8

Web: myministudios.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/myminiStudios







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Looks absolutely fantastic - congrats Joakim! Will download this tonight, looking forward to checking it out.

Peach :-)
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Thanks Peach!

Joakim
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VERY nice indeed Joakim. Congratulations. My grandson hasn't seen it yet, but I know he'll get a kick out of it.
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Congrats Joakim!
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Thank you all, this was a great experience with Corona - looking forward and exited for our next app!

Joakim
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Hello Joakim
how is the app going ?

I tried the app and it looks great
did you use the animation engine you built ?

Really good graphics !

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Wow, I missed this announcement somehow. Great looking app. Congrats and best of luck with sales, Joakim!

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@blomjens1,

Well, we went into this with no expectations and it was really horrifying when the status changed to "In review" at iTunes. Well, we nailed it and out it went. The first version launched in the appstore three weeks ago. It is a free version with IAP, maybe not so suitable for a child game / edu app. Parents are afraid of IAP since the smurf story. The sales figures for our IAP could maybe pay up for a good dinner and a beer for all of us three in the group :) Not more or less what we expected - one thing we where proud of that it was represented in 8 places in iTunes. Number #1 here in Sweden in the category games / Education / New. That had a small impact on the sales and the curve went up :)

So we decided to upload a full version and it was released in the appstore for two days ago. First day we had the best day ever, we sold 9 units :) And I just checked the statistics and now we are represented in 197 places in iTunes after three days? I have no clue how this happened but we are in the segment around #15 -> #30 in all the listed countries. I hope that this will bring a small boost to the sales so that we could bring on our girlfriend to the dinner, and buy them a beer :)

Anyone knows how the "featured in iTunes" system works? Is it a automatic system or is someone picking and adding games to those lists?

EDIT: I just did a reload on the page at appAnnie.com and we are now represented in 205 places in iTunes :)

Joakim
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That sound good whit the full app

About the "featured in iTunes" i have never seen a IAP app for children get featured
except in top/hot list

so its probably very good that you released the full version

I got a mail in february about they wanted to featured one of my apps
but i was on vacation and when i got back i lost my chance
i told my self that i would not read email on vacation (haha i learn my self a good lesson)
but yes it was selected manually
so i think its all manually selected (except for hot/new)

I alos think that the person that reviews you app gives some grade that effect where your app will start
some app will start in top 50 in alot of countries and some will just get lost in 500 + in one or to countries
One thing you can do to effect your rank (and your sales) is to ask your friend to review your app
this is very important
You live in sweden i guess you have 1000 of friends using iPhones / iPads

So are you working full time with apps or is this just a hobby ? :)

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Oh no, what a mistake! Well, you learned a lesson there i guess.

Yepp, 2000 at least ;)

No, I am doing this as a hobby just - we want to see what we can achive with some games. We dont expect anything, it is a ton of fun and maybe we can get somewhere, the future can tell :)

Joakim
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Good luck to you
looking forward to see your next app

ps. i think you should add multituch support to your app. Many children dont know how to hold iPads and when holding it wrong (to many finger on the screen) nothing is working
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Are you on twitter? fb?
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No fb or twitter
you can email if you like
username + @hotmail.com

I alos do children's apps and i think we all gain on changing experience
fell free to email if you like to discuss ideas , strategies ,stats ...

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Great, I just sent you an email!

Joakim
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no mail
did you send to blomjens1 + hotmail.com

?
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Yepp, I will give it a try again!

J
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