Launching Zombie Balt for iPhone in the App Store

Every time we launch an app onto the Apple App Store we learn something new. During the launch of Zombie Balt – our simple endless runner for iPhone – we stumbled upon some rewarding insights. These learnings might also benefit other developers out there, so we thought we’d share them.
Key Findings

35K+ downloads in 11 days
Over 1200 fans on Facebook
An average user acquisition cost of $0.20
Top 50 Arcade/Action game in multiple territories
Top 25 Game in Italy (Top 10 Arcade game)

What’s Zombie Balt?
Good question. For our first game we decided to jump on the increasingly popular horror genre. This means we created […]

By |August 1st, 2013|AppVillage Chronicles|0 Comments

Our Top 5 Apps – June 2013

Here at the AppVillage we discover new apps everyday. Sometimes we find apps that are just so incredibly brilliant, it would be a crime to keep them all to ourselves. Plus, our mums always taught us that it’s nice to share. […]

By |June 25th, 2013|App reviews|0 Comments

Calling all game designers & animators

Create the artwork for our next game and you could earn 20% of app royalties!
We’re looking for talented designers who can create characters, backgrounds and obstacles for classic arcade style games. The AppVillage has the ability to produce games quickly and efficiently and you could see YOUR art in the App Store and Google Play within weeks!
What do you need to do?
Sends us some samples of your work and if we like what we see we’ll sign you up as an AppVillage game designer  and get you started on our next game.

We’ll send you an exact brief with requirements, but generally we […]

By |June 20th, 2013|Design|0 Comments

Food Friendzie’s Top 10 Restaurants Of The World

Enjoy eating? So do we.

What we like even more is when someone else cooks, serves drinks and cleans up the mess afterwords. That’s why we like eating out, and that’s why we made Food Friendzie, the app that makes difficult food decisions fun!

Food Friendzie has been live and spinning on the App Store for almost a week and we’ve had some great feedback from our users. Some Friendziers have even gone as far as to make their own wheels and send them to us!

We’re planning to make these wheels easily available to everyone, but for now here’s our favourites submitted […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Food Friendzie has launched

Introducing Food Friendzie, your go-to app for choosing a venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Food Friendzie solves a very real problem (albeit a first world problem) of working out where to go for lunch. How often have you and your colleagues set off for lunch and said out loud “Where should we go?”. With infinite choice comes great responsibility and coming up with the right place can waste valuable social time and cause arguments. Food Friendzie solves the problem by randomly choosing a suitable food venue in your local area from a mix of known favourites and new randoms.

Once you’ve […]

By |May 17th, 2013|App Progress|0 Comments

Top 5 iOS apps March 2013

Our top 5 app picks for March.

By |April 9th, 2013|App reviews|0 Comments

Vote for the AppVillage and help us create more apps

The AppVillage has an opportunity to pitch to two heavyweight US venture capitalists and we need your vote to make it happen. With additional investment we can produce more apps and grow the community more quickly so that everyone benefits.

Your vote will get us there!

Visit the General Assembly “Pitch a US VC” page
Choose The AppVillage from the drop down menu
Press the Vote button

Voting closes: 5pm, 25th March 2013.

Thanking you in advance…

By |March 14th, 2013|AppVillage Chronicles|0 Comments

Talking Bear Hugs is now live in the app store

Introducing “Wafer” the talking bear who loves to laugh and give hugs! Touch the screen to poke and tickle Wafer or ask him to give you and your phone a big hug.

Record your personalized message and have Wafer say it in his own gruff and loveable voice. Save it as a video or share it via email and facebook.

Talking Bearhugs is AppVillage’s first app made under the community model. From idea to completion all parties involved donated their time and skills for a share in the profit.

The team behind Talking Bearhugs:

Innovator: Robin Hucik (USA)

Producer: Nicky Glover (AUS)

Designer: Zaavit (ARG)

3D Animator: […]

By |February 15th, 2013|App Progress, AppVillage Chronicles|0 Comments

AppVillage goes to Appsworld North America

We’re very excited to introduce AppVillage to the US at the Appsworld North-America developer conference in San Francisco on February 7 & 8.

This is quite a milestone for Appvillage as it’s the first time we’re presenting ourselves to the “real world” and introduce our ambitious concept to a conference centre full of app developers, service providers, industry experts, investors and the US media.

So, for the last few weeks we’ve been frantically finishing our first 2 apps “Talking Bearhugs” and “FoodFriendzie” along with a host of promotion materials and a whiz bang presentation.

Our CEO Steve Fanale will also take centre stage […]

By |January 28th, 2013|AppVillage Chronicles|0 Comments

iPhone sketch templates – free download

Every idea should start with a sketch. There’s no faster and better way to visualise your brain’s output than a pencil on paper.

Here’s our own version, a PDF with 2 different iPhone sketch templates, landscape 3-up and portrait 4-up with room for comments.

Download and share our iPhone sketch templates here.

By |September 5th, 2012|Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments