The 15th of January 2012 was a big day for SuperAmazing. Our first app, What’s Up Wallpaper, was released!
I’ve been working on it during the later half of autumn/winter 2011 and then took a short break at the end of the year before making the final fixes and uploading it to Android Market in January. Feels pretty good to see something you’ve made yourself “out there”. :) Now I just need to find a good way to let people find it. Sadly, they’ve removed the “Latest Apps” category on the market, so there’s no easy way for new developers to get their 15 minutes of fame. But I’m gonna see if I can promote it through developer forums and the like. And, as you’ll notice if you know me in real life, I’ll try to spam my friends a bit and hope the word spreads.. ^^;;
So what was the hardest part? To be honest, for me, it was that moment of hitting the “Paid App” checkbox.. Part of what I want to try during this year is to see if people are actually willing to pay a small amount of money to get my stuff, but for some reason it makes me REALLY nervous to actually do that. Somehow I was envisioning angry customers raging about the 1 Euro they’ll never get to see again. *haha*
Luckily, I’ve calmed down a bit from that first fear, and even come as far as taking the courage to actually tell my friends about it. (Yeah, I was nervous about that too!) ^^;;
Which brings me to something I want to say…
A big big thank you to my FIRST CUSTOMER! I had the honor of seeing my first app in the hands of a real life costumer who also had some very good feedback, leading to my first update about a week after the initial release. You can thank her for a more user friendly behavior of the Update Now function. :)
As I also know her, I can truly recommend taking a look at the website for her company Mandalou Design (only in Swedish, but you wanted to learn that language anyway, right?). She makes lovely unique clothes by using mostly recycled retro-style pieces of cloth. Absolutely worth a look!
And finally, I also want to extend a big thank you to my friends Tim and Tobias who helped me with a language check for the Dutch and German versions of the app. So far the menus are all in English, but the logic behind the image selection has been optimized for English, Swedish, Dutch and German (each selectable on its own or together).
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