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Title: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Jun-03
GLOWING SKY

Name: GLOWING SKY
Category: games
Webos: 1.4.5+
Cost:  0.99$ / 0.99€ / 0.79£

Oh my God, it is full of stars!

But our sky is not only full of stars, but also of butterflies, hearts, snowflakes,... and all of them, glowing with colors!

Expand your art experience with this new kind of painting tool, while you get some fun and relax yourself!

Also, your kids will be very entertained while playing with a sky full of dreams.

Peaceful music will accompany during game-play, and some beautiful sparkly sound when you spread fairy magic on your screen!

Glowing Sky has a ton of settings to play with, and a unique feature: automatic rain. Fill the screen with your desired figure or color, and watch this relaxing experience.

Another unique feature will make this even more enjoyable: gravity movement. Tilt your device to move the raining figures.

Glowing Sky features:

-Draw with glowing pencils.
-Blinking animated figures.
-Relax and fun to play with.
-Unlimited particles on screen.
-Ton of settings to play with.
-Rain (auto) particle system.
-Gravitational rain.
-Different settings for rain particles and finger particles.
-Peaceful harpsichord music
-Accompanying sparkle sounds.

(http://cdn.downloads.palm.com/public/9078/es/images/1/L/01.jpg)(http://cdn.downloads.palm.com/public/9078/es/images/2/L/02.jpg)(http://cdn.downloads.palm.com/public/9078/es/images/3/L/03.jpg)(http://cdn.downloads.palm.com/public/9078/es/images/4/L/04.jpg)

Here is is! in just 3 days it has been approved!
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Jun-07
And now also on the Apple's AppStore!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glowing-sky/id441019734?mt=8&ls=1#
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: matchy on 2011-Jun-07
 :good: :booze:
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: msx on 2011-Jun-07
colorful!
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: blackway on 2011-Jun-07
And now also on the Apple's AppStore!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glowing-sky/id441019734?mt=8&ls=1#

Congrats!!
Looks really nice!!!!!  :good:
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Aug-29
Now it is also on Android Market (and AppsLib store!)

Market: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.diniplay.glowingsky

AppsLib: I emailed the chinesses about an url...
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Sep-20
This is amazing...

GLOWING SKY FREE for WebOS has 6800 downloads (I want AdMod!!!!  :'( :'( :'( :'( ) despiste it is buggy (fix sent to HP). Yesterday was 5000 downloads and 30 purchases (before the free around 20). But now it has increased to 68 purchases (a 10% return!).

If we compare with iOS, FREE has 900 downloads, and full has 8 purchases since FREE was out, 47 purchases in total. Also Free got 6 conversions using InApp (all of $.99)

So far, I earn $28 with full and $12 with free, although full has been out 2 1/2 months more than Free.

Since Aug 24, when free was released, it made $8 by iAD and $4 with InApp. In this time, FULL has done $4.

Oh, on Android, 4 days for Free and Full around 1 week more. Free got 142 downloads and FULL 8. Perhaps 2 purchases since FREE.

Magic Coin Box full/free has done 73/3700 downloads (16 since FREE was out), making a total of $56/$25 ($4 since FREE was out). FREE money just come from iADs.


Comments?

-In my next WebOS app I will set PIXI compatibility even knowing it will not work. I want all this users blaming me.

(ps: I know my apps are crap!)
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Kitty Hello on 2011-Sep-20
you can compile pixi compatible. The "PALM_PIXI" platform also runs on pre and touchpad.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Sep-20
1.- The Pixi compilation does not runs on Pixi, as you (should) know as you have the source code of Glowing to check why it does not work.

2.- I want it not working on Pixi. They have downloaded it tons of times and blame it, and it has been positive :)
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Sep-27
GLOWING SKY FREE for WebOS has reached 10.022 downloads today. Shame there is no AdMob. And will not. Google will drop AdMob for Webos next 30th.

Also AdMob for iOS and Android will be out in a short time, and should change to AdSense instead:

http://www.webosroundup.com/2011/09/exclusive-admob-to-stop-support-for-webos-on-sept-30-2011/
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Oct-20
Woot!  :enc: :enc: :enc:

HP sent me $161.80 for September.

Glowing Sky did 12000 downloads on September, and today it is 21200.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Ruidesco on 2011-Oct-20
Nice! It has to be very gratifying to see that people like your creations.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: msx on 2011-Oct-20
12000 downloads and only 160 €, How much does it cost your app?
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Oct-21
12000 FREE downloads, cenutrio.

123 sales. Plus other apps on Store and I think, some money from previous months.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: msx on 2011-Oct-21
You need AdMob  :whistle:
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Oct-21
AdMob support for WebOS was dropped by Google a few days ago  :'(
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Crivens on 2011-Oct-21
That sucks. Esp with that number of downloads. Is there any other alternative at all?

Reading the WebOS forums it looks increasingly gloomy with HP looking to be more assholey as time goes on. Turn it around though and as long as the app store works and you can still submit and get paid then it's a golden market to take advantage of :) Just got to get off my lazy arse...

Also can't wait for Preware and the OC kernals to update so I can patch the new 3.04 on my TP and get it back to being speedy again. The update is pretty good but still feels it needs the turbo injection that Preware can do for you.

Cheers
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Oct-28
GLOWING SKY (free+paid) has reached 25000 downloads on WebOS market. Woot!

1500 on iOS and 2500 on Android.

Damm AdMob for WebOS...
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Ian Price on 2011-Oct-28
Great news :)

Shame it's not possible to break it down into webOS formats (Pixi/Pre/Pre2/Pre3/TP).
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Oct-28
Well, Pixi is another app, 2500 downloads. 22500 rest of WebOS.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Nov-14
It have reached 30.000 downloads on HP!  :nana:
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: erico on 2011-Nov-14
Way! Outstanding performance! Congrats! :booze:
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Kitty Hello on 2011-Nov-14
When you made $1.000.000, please send me a postcard. Like a $100 note with a stamp XD.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Nov-14
Did I said that this 30.000 downloads are the free version?  :'(
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: r0ber7 on 2011-Nov-14
This looks fun!
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Nov-30
And today I hit the 35000 downloads mark, although this month has been 9000 downloads and october was +13000.

iOs downloads are around 1300, but sales were around 2.5% of free downloads while on webos it is 1.5%. On Android 600 downloads and 3%.

Next week I will post more statistics with november.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2011-Dec-30
Around 13000 downloads in december, making a total of 46000 FREE downloads.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Kitty Hello on 2012-Jan-02
awesome! Now if only this had ads. :(
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-Jan-08
Today I hit the 50000 free downloads mark, while iOS has been 1800 and Android 9800 users / 2100 devices.

What the hell are this Android numbers?

Total installs (users) VS Net installs (devices)? (sorrym my android market is in spanish)
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-Jan-09
More stats:

2011 (5 months for iOS, 4 for WebOS) has finished with a free/pay ratio on iOS of 3%, and WebOS 1.5%. Android, around 2.5%.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Kitty Hello on 2012-Jan-09
pays for the hardware then?

I think the Android numbers are downloads/current installs. So you have an idea of how many people would update to a new version.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-Feb-20
The 55000 downloads post was lost, but today I can announce that I hit the 60.000 downloads mark on WebOS!

55000 in "normal" version and 5000 on Pixi one.

Woooohoooooo  :enc: :enc: :enc: :enc: :enc: :enc:

WebOS market averages 1.50% ratio between FREE vs PAID, while Android is 0.50% and iOS drop from 3% on 2011 to 2.11% in 2012.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-Mar-20
65.000!!!!!
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Kitty Hello on 2012-Mar-21
if only those were sales...
Now - insert some "WAY COOL" feature with an in-app puchase. Unicorns. Pegasuses.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-Mar-21
I am really tired... and after reading comments like "I hate the 10 secs start-screen delay", "I want more images to play with",... do they realize that it is a demo? Buy the full thing, you stupid!

Also in Dots-N-Lines there are comments like "It is cool, but only a few images to play!" (there is a button that says "buy the full version with 50 or 200 images")

Oh, and the best of all are the ones that says "it doesn't work, just crash after start". Do they thing I can read their minds? Why the hell dont they email me asking?
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Quentin on 2012-Mar-21
What you're expecting?
STUSERS (= stupid users) is the only real constant in a programmers life :)
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Ian Price on 2012-Mar-21
I've come to the conclusion that the majority of users are total idiots. They expect you to know everything, give them everything and do it all for free.

They, in return, will either -

a) Not leave feedback
b) Leave negative feedback.
c) Complain that the app does not work
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Omadan on 2012-Mar-21
Bloody true :P :rant:
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Minion on 2012-Mar-21
I couldn`t agree more. Im opting out of the "free" versions of my games in future. Anything else I do I will just up to the market and forget about. If it makes money, fine, otherwise its just a case of making it for my own pleasure and hope someone enjoys playing it too (with the bonus that they`ll pay me £1 for that pleasure). I will, howvere respond to personal email feedback, such as, "It does xxx on my phone can you fix it please", but other than that they can GTH. I dont see why I should spend hours/weeks/months of my life stressing over something trying to get it right when yo just get nobbers that post a message saying "its crap", "what a waste of a download, wont load on my phone",etc. Tell me what phone you have, tell me what happens when you try and load it, tell me something helpfull instead of being an ignorant tosser.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Ian Price on 2012-Mar-21
I totally agree Min. :)
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-Apr-13
GLOWING SKY has hit another milestone (at least for me):

Glowing Sky in WebOS market has reached 1000 sales, for a total of 524€ in a 10 months period (and 66300 downloads of the free version).

iOS has done 83 sales in the same period and 2600 free downloads, and Android, suprising me, 103 sales in 7 moths with 21000 downloads (3200 active installs).

Ratio Free vs Paid is 2.11% on iOS, 1.52% in WebOS and 0.52% in Android.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: erico on 2012-Apr-13
That is great news Ampos!

The iOS numbers are quite low compared to webOS, I wonder if in order to get things at least even we have to put something like 10 apps on the iOS store.

None the less this is all really great! Congratulations!

Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: r0ber7 on 2012-Apr-13
Great to hear Ampos. :)  :good:
Title: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Kitty Hello on 2012-Apr-14
Cool! So, it paid for your hardware already?
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: matchy on 2012-Apr-14
Translated he wrote: something....something...something.....made around 500 euros....cool, so can't complain.  :nw:
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-Apr-15
500€ in 10 months are 50€ per month... enough for  :booze: but no more than that.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: erico on 2012-Apr-16
Let´s suppose one can make a good app every month, within an year, some 10 apps selling all around could cough up 500E per month, won´t pay for the full life either but would be a great start, specially on the second year of work.

I find those numbers quite good!
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-Apr-16
Could be, but GLOWING SKY has done 62€ in iOS and 61€ in Android in the same 10 months period... around 6€ per month.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: erico on 2012-Apr-16
Gasp! don´t discourage me! :P
Maybe having pc/mac/linux versions and having things spread to the already numerous app stores?
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: r0ber7 on 2012-Apr-17
Get reviewed on Rock, Paper, Shotgun. ;-)
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-May-19
71500 free downloads and 1086 sals on global.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: erico on 2012-May-20
great! :good: ;)
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-May-21
Read the full thread. And yes, it is dor all my other apps.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2012-Sep-19
Long time since my last report

iOS: 3910 free - 631 full (5-sept full was set as free, and jas been downloaded 479 times, so it was only 152 sales). 4'4% sales ratio.

WebOS: 82000 free & 1231 sales, 1'5% sales ratio

Android: 49292/8088 free & 238/91 sales. 0'48% sales ratio.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2013-Jun-12
Today I have checked my Android stats, and they are funny:

133.000 downloads of Glowing Sky free, around 800 paid, average per month Google pays me 20€.

WebOS has not payed me for a long time... I think 0€ in 2013...
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: mentalthink on 2013-Jun-12
Coño Ampos Bienvenido hombre!!!, pues las cifras no están nada mal, aunque bueno economicamente, pero es algo que ya no mueves la aplicación, no?¿... Saludos y a ver si te vemos un poquillo más, hombre!!!
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: erico on 2013-Jun-12
Great numbers Ampos! Super thanks for sharing! :good:

I wonder about webos thoug, is this the end of it?
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Ian Price on 2013-Jun-12
Great to hear from you again ampos :)


Quote
I wonder about webos thoug, is this the end of it?
webOS is dead. AquaVenture has sold 35 copies since 25th April. I wasn't expecting high sales, but that's less than one a day. The community is dying and users have moved onto newer (not necessarily better) phones/tablets and operating systems.

The official webOS forums are ALL spam (mainly about kitchens!). They don't even have anyone moderating them now.

I won't be releasing anything for webOS from now on or updating/maintaining my webOS software. It's a real shame, but while HP *love*ed webOS up, the users didn't support the developers so they pretty much all left. With no developers or new apps the users left. Catch 22.
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: ampos on 2013-Jun-12
In webos currently, 97555 free downloads, 1379 paid, 1.40% free/paid.

My lasy HP payment was Nov 2012.

Some one knows were to email asking for my money? :D I have checked and I have paid downloads on WebOS Store :D

Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: Ian Price on 2013-Jun-12
I don't think anyone's home... :(
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: MrTAToad on 2013-Jun-12
Might be worth contact HP Head office - but I don't know whether they will help...
Title: Re: GLOWING SKY
Post by: erico on 2013-Jun-13
That is sad if they are not paying anymore...I had hopes I could finish and push my game to webos in time before everyone moves out. :(


edit: heck, webos sounds like a soo great and accessible platform I now am haunted by the ghost-of-free-release.