Monday, September 30, 2013

Mystery Math Town In USA Today

The vertical line represents the USA Today story - up to #115 in all iPad apps today!
We arrived at work this morning to find Mystery Math Town surging in sales and rising up the charts, which got us thinking that someone probably said something nice about the app.

A quick search turned up a USA Today story, "Math apps turn learning into a fun game for kids," that was posted yesterday.

We don't usually see a big spike from news but this one seems to have given us a lift.

Thanks USA Today!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

App Store Kids Category Rankings

Photo was edited to show all featured apps without scrolling or tapping

Here's our quick scoop on the new App Store Kids category with a side dish of app sibling rivalry.

We have four apps currently featured in the Kids category: Marble Math and Marble Math Junior, Mystery Math Town, and Alien Buddies.

Needless to say, it's been quite a lift for us.
Sales are up 200-300% since the category launched last week.

Here's what Marble Math Junior looked like on the charts the day before iOS 7 dropped:

And here's what Junior's rankings look like today:

It's interesting to note our apps show nearly identical rankings in both the Education and Kids categories.

Of our four featured apps, Marble Math Junior is the only one to appear above the fold on the front page of the Kids category and that really helps. We know any amount of scrolling or tapping to find things will cost you sales.

Junior's older sibling, Marble Math, can actually be found on the front page of the App Store (all apps) but you have to scroll down and across to find it at the bottom of the page under Kids Apps & Games.

We're expecting to see the features rotate this week as they do in the Education category but who knows what Apple has up their sleeve?

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

App Icon Showdown - (A New App From Artgig Apps)

iOS 7 arrives today and soon we'll see shiny new and colorful iPhones hitting the streets.

We've been busy testing our apps on the new platform and prepping for the new Kids App category, and I'm pleased to report that our apps are iOS 7 ready.

(Pause for applause)

But that's not all.

I have even bigger news to share this morning.

We've been busy making the sequel to our best selling education app.

If you like Mystery Math Town...

You're really going to like Mystery Math Museum.

It's scheduled to launch next month for iPad.

But first we have to pick the all important app icon.

We've narrowed the design to two options.

Which icon do you like best - the Artist or the Queen?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Esquire Web App Celebrates The Life of Man

Ever wonder what Derek Jeter is most looking forward to as he turns 40?

What about the best advice Robert Redford has ever gotten in his 77 years?

We're very pleased today to share The Life of Man - a new website we've been working on for Esquire to commemorate the magazine's 80th anniversary.

Users can browse The Life of Man Gallery to see noteworthy men, spanning ages one to eighty, in photographs and video and see what they have to say about their life right now.

If you feel inspired to add your own story, submit your portrait to the Interactive Gallery and join a living exhibit of men from across the country in 2013.
We designed The Life of Man as a responsive website that adapts to a wide variety of web browser scenarios, from super wide windows to mobile devices, to ensure every user has the optimal interactive experience.

So go on - be a man and check it out.

We're pretty proud of it.