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Those first 24 hours after launching a new Android app are excruciating!

It’s amazing how much time and effort it takes to produce a useful Android app. The countless hours of research, development and testing – and more research and more testing, is just incredible. Then when it’s all nice and working, you still have to obfuscate the code, package it, prepare the market graphics and text – and then … you let it sit for a day or two. Yes, you can’t just launch it as soon as you “think” everything is done. You have to review it a day or two later to make sure everything make sense and you haven’t made any mistakes.  After you’re happy with everything, you hit the “Publish” button and hope for the best.

And then you wait. And wait. And wait.

About the only statistics that are live in the Android Market are ratings – and you have to manually count the comments. If you’re running ads, you can count the number of impressions and the revenue, if any, that you are making with your app, but then you still have to wait for another 24-48 hours before you have any meaningful Android Market statistics – and even then, they still aren’t running live. It’s possible to embed Google Analytics in your app, which still aren’t live, but I’m not that crazy. Am I?  If I really, really, really wanted live statistics, I could embed my own statistics collector in my app, but then people might accuse me of embedding spyware – and I don’t want that!

The biggest thing for me is that the app doesn’t crash. It took many days to test and finalize the app so that it won’t crash.  It seems to be okay on Samsung Galaxy S devices, because that’s the platform that I’ve been testing it on. But what about other devices? One good thing about the Android Market, is that it collects crash statistics  and the associated error information. It also has statistics on devices on which the app is installed. I have my fingers crossed that things will go well

If you have an Android phone and you like music, please download and try my new app, Mew Media Player. Be sure to rate it in the Android Market and leave a comment too. Thanks! 🙂

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Free version of Messaging Family Drama for Android

A free version of Messaging Family Drama is now available in the Android Market.  This advertisement supported version gives you access to the same 100 episodes that are in the pay version.  For more info, click here.

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Free 7 Episode Sample of Messaging Family Drama for Android

Experience the first seven episodes of Messaging Family Drama for free! Click here for more info.

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“Patience! For the Jedi it is time to eat as well…”

All you Star Wars fans will recognize the title of this blog post as a famous quote from The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke first encounters Yoda.  What does this have to do with Android app development?  If you’re in a hurry to make money with your Android app, don’t hold your breath.  Even Edward Kim’s now famous Car Locator, which at one point grossed $13K in one month, started off with sales of only $5-6/day for the first two months. So if you’re getting all nervous and edgy about the lack of app sales – take a deep breath, relax, and go get yourself something to eat.

To read more about Edward’s success, read this article at androidandme.com:

http://androidandme.com/2010/10/news/the-rise-and-fall-and-rise-of-edward-kim-and-car-locator/

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Video Demo of Messaging Family Drama for Android

Messaging Family Drama is a unique 100 episode drama for Android phones.

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Video Demo of Yellow Pad List

Yellow Pad List is a free productivity app for Android that allows you to create lists, notes, memos and more! Watch the video to learn more about it.

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