Posting on all android/gamin forums I could find, also few bigger development forums where I had active/high ranked account, some friends of mine with popular facebook pages (like 80k likes) mentioned my game, this “marketing” required one week of work, after that we had enough daily downloads to quickly rank up in all categories, another good factor was the fact, that it took only few days to be #1 in countries like Poland and 1-5 in ex. Austria, I still do not have enough experience to be able to clearly say what move had biggest impact on so called success.
I usually don’t see cheats/walk through apps wrong. But the guys just took the icon as it is. Using the youtube video link and images from the game. Too much for the play store. For a web page it would have gone un-noticed but not on play store.
Thank you for finding it out and letting me know, reported this “developer”, apparently he published two the same apps about my game, with slightly different UI textures (re-skinned) also he (or she, that`s what I could conclude after sending her message) is doing the same for many popular games, deer hunter etc, loading them full of ads, even with 2 admob banners on same page.
Anyway reported for using game content without permission, cheers.
Its like 13 days or something I guess, in some countries, I am still growing/or still am high (1-5) in some falling, download rate obviously fallen (from 220.000+ to 150.000 at max) but its still really good, currently having around 4.000.000 downloads (64% active)
But I do not think it will be like that for long time, competition from new games is to big nowadays, only top games can manage to stay high for months.
Hi Matthewek, congrats to you ! You have mentioned that you have established the company.
Did you set it up before you start writting you app/game or after you start earning money ? Are you a sole trader or a company ?
I’ll say the same thing i say to my non-developer/app business friends -i do what Google used to do - throw stuff at the wall and see what “sticks”. They had maybe hundreds if not thousand of projects, some worked, some didn’t. Just keep trying new things/apps/whatever and see what “sticks” - if it does - scale it up, bank and buy that fancy car:) Since you already have success you can try bigger and better things (a sequel, more promos, maybe iPhone version etc) - but leave some $$ in the bank for rainy days, just in case