Here at Hopped Up Studios we are please to announce that we have hit over 1000 downloads on our app Expense Reminder. We used a lot of different methods to reach this goal. We mostly used promoting apps and tried to get our app published on review sites as much as we could. As a startup with very little revenue coming in, advertising budget is very low.
Special Thanks to the following website for helping out a startup:
We are pleased to announce that Expense Reminder has been downloaded via Google Play over 100 times! This includes over 50 active users. Thank you so much to everyone that has supported us through the beta period of our app.
We also wanted to share some analytics of our downloads.
Most popular device: Moto G by Motorola
Most popular country: Brazil
Most popular Android version: 4.4
For Brazil’s wonderful support, we are now going to look into translating our app to Portuguese!
I just wanted to give an overview to everyone of the plans that are being made for Expense Reminder. Currently, Expense Reminder is in BETA. Once we add all of these features, we will take the app out of BETA, and start promoting it full time.
As of April 4th, 2014, our first app – Expense Reminder – has been published on the Google Play Store. This version is currently Ad Supported to help Empty Keg Studios continue to expand and develop our apps. We will also be offering a Premium App for Expense Reminder that will cost $0.99 when launched. At the beginning, Expense Reminder Premium will offer an Ad Free experience. Once Expense Reminder comes out of beta, the regular Expense Reminder app will offer in-app purchases of Premium features. Expense Reminder Premium will have all these features unlocked. When Expense Reminder Premium has all these features, the app will cost more than $0.99. We will only charge this much as a thank you to supporting us in the beginning.
Please rate the app, and let us know what you think. Please e-mail any issues to us, and will will try to remedy them as quick as possible.
I know it has been awhile since something has been posted. Josh has been working though a huge bug that was finally finished up yesterday, and I was working on the logo as you can see above. Now I do not pretend to be a graphic artist and it may show. I am better with Photoshop, but due to budget I had to go free-ware and use GIMP. GIMP is great software that got me through this, but there is a reason why Photoshop is so expensive.
Tell us what you think with the poll below. We would love the feedback. Plus if anyone is looking to do some free-lance graphic artist work, please let me know. Currently due to budget, we would not be able to pay much, but there will definitely be work down the road. We can get by using GIMP, but would love to work with someone that has knowledge of Vector Graphics using Illustrator or other VG software. Please let us know if you are interested in either the comments or via e-mail at EmptyKegStudios@gmail.com
Brady here again. As I continue to ramp up everything I realized a huge part of all of this is a great logo. Every great brand has a memorable logo. Also, because I am such a huge fan of design, creating a logo is the fun part. I hope to have something posted here soon.
Another crazy thought to share with everyone. Even though we are starting our development with Android, we are in no way fan boys of either environment. For proof, I am currently writing this on an iPad. Also, I started the blog on a Mac Book Pro. I do all of my design work and almost all code on my Windows 8 desktop. Josh on the other hand actually has an iPhone, and an Ubuntu desktop. The closest thing to fan boy I am is to Palm OS and Josh to Ubuntu Touch.
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