Developer Stories

A Q&A with nada studio on the Making of Starman: Tale of Light

Sergio Abril & Jacobo Abril Founders of nada studio

A Q&A with nada studio on the Making of Starman: Tale of Light

Immersive monochrome puzzler Starman: Tale of Light was released on iOS in November by two brothers, Sergio and Jacobo Abril, and was soon after featured by Apple, no doubt for … Continue readingA Q&A with nada studio on the Making of Starman: Tale of Light

Developer Stories

An Interview With Luke Whittaker, Co-Founder of State of Play

Eli Cymet Lead Producer at Snowman

An Interview With Luke Whittaker, Co-Founder of State of Play

Ryan Cash & Eli Cymet from Snowman have kindly allowed us to share highlights from episode three of their podcast Art & Craft in which they interview Luke Whittaker, co-founder … Continue readingAn Interview With Luke Whittaker, Co-Founder of State of Play

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Developer Stories

AuroraBound Postmortem and Sales Figures – A Modest Part-Time Success

Daniel O'Byrne Founder, Final Game Studio

AuroraBound Postmortem and Sales Figures – A Modest Part-Time Success

Daniel O’Byrne has kindly allowed us to share his very insightful developer story behind the scenes on building puzzle game AuroraBound, from the complexities of creating game music, generating a … Continue readingAuroraBound Postmortem and Sales Figures – A Modest Part-Time Success

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Developer Stories

An Interview With Chris Bell, Designer on Journey and What Remains of Edith Finch

Eli Cymet Lead Producer at Snowman

An Interview With Chris Bell, Designer on Journey and What Remains of Edith Finch

Ryan Cash & Eli Cymet from Snowman have kindly allowed us to share highlights from episode two of their podcast Art & Craft in which they interview Chris Bell, designer … Continue readingAn Interview With Chris Bell, Designer on Journey and What Remains of Edith Finch

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Developer Stories

An Interview With Ken Wong, Lead Designer of Monument Valley

Eli Cymet Lead Producer at Snowman

An Interview With Ken Wong, Lead Designer of Monument Valley

Ryan Cash & Eli Cymet from Snowman have kindly allowed us to share highlights from episode one of their podcast Art & Craft in which they interview Ken Wong, lead … Continue readingAn Interview With Ken Wong, Lead Designer of Monument Valley

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Developer Stories

How We Wrote the Story For Our Game Lake Ridden

Sara Casen Co-founder & Producer at Midnight Hub

How We Wrote the Story For Our Game Lake Ridden

Co-founder & Producer of Midnight Hub Sara Casen shares the process and intricacies of story-writing for upcoming mystery game Lake Ridden. What’s up everybody? In this post we’ll talk about … Continue readingHow We Wrote the Story For Our Game Lake Ridden

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Developer Stories

A Vivisection of Plague Inc: The Board Game’s Kickstarter

James Vaughan CEO & Founder at Ndemic Creations

A Vivisection of Plague Inc: The Board Game’s Kickstarter

Ndemic Creations CEO & Founder James Vaughan shares his insights about the making of the board game version of hugely popular app Plague Inc, from how to run a Kickstarter … Continue readingA Vivisection of Plague Inc: The Board Game’s Kickstarter

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Data Bytes

Data Bytes #2 – Cross Promotions, Pricing Strategies, Tiny Wings Soars

Jamie Gilman Engineer at Reflection

Data Bytes #2 – Cross Promotions, Pricing Strategies, Tiny Wings Soars

What Are Data Bytes? Here at Reflection we amass iOS and Google Play data daily, estimating revenue and downloads for the top 200 apps from 24 countries for all app … Continue readingData Bytes #2 – Cross Promotions, Pricing Strategies, Tiny Wings Soars

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Developer Stories

The Effects of Getting Your Sticker Pack Featured by Apple

Mar Kevin Cayabyab Founder of Pixeptional

The Effects of Getting Your Sticker Pack Featured by Apple

Mar Kevin Cayabyab, Founder of Pixeptional provides insight into the effect on sales and app store impressions after his iMessage Sticker Pack “Avocado Emoji” was featured in the App Store. … Continue readingThe Effects of Getting Your Sticker Pack Featured by Apple

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Developer Stories

How to Save Data into BigQuery: What We’ve Learnt

Riccardo Frosini Engineer at Reflection

How to Save Data into BigQuery: What We’ve Learnt

Since I started working at Reflection one of our main goals has been to centralise all of our data into Google Cloud’s BigQuery platform. This would enable our overworked data … Continue readingHow to Save Data into BigQuery: What We’ve Learnt

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Developer Stories

How to Maintain a High Star Rating for Your App & Why it Matters

Adam Whittaker Former CFO of NaturalMotion

How to Maintain a High Star Rating for Your App & Why it Matters

How do you make sure your app maintains a high average star rating in the app store and why is it important? We enlisted the help of former NaturalMotion CFO and veteran of several major app store successes to help shed light on the art of user review analysis. … Continue readingHow to Maintain a High Star Rating for Your App & Why it Matters

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App Market News

Resource by Reflection: How to Make More Successful Apps

Martin Ollivere Head of Product at Reflection

Resource by Reflection: How to Make More Successful Apps

With Resource our aim is to create an app industry knowledge base where developers can find anything they need to make their apps more successful. Inspired by the excellent IndieHackers … Continue readingResource by Reflection: How to Make More Successful Apps

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Data Bytes #1 – Apps in Soft Launch, Snapchat Spikes, Homescapes Beds In

Jamie Gilman Engineer at Reflection

Data Bytes #1 – Apps in Soft Launch, Snapchat Spikes, Homescapes Beds In

What Are Data Bytes? Here at Reflection we amass iOS and Google Play data daily, estimating revenue and downloads for the top 200 apps from 24 countries for all app … Continue readingData Bytes #1 – Apps in Soft Launch, Snapchat Spikes, Homescapes Beds In

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Developer Stories

How to Track Larger Competitors and Profit from their Success

Jack Basford CEO of iGP Games

How to Track Larger Competitors and Profit from their Success

Jack Basford, the driving force (forgive us…) behind the F1 management sim iGP Manager shares with us a simple technique an indie developer can employ to compete alongside a larger competitor with deeper pockets. … Continue readingHow to Track Larger Competitors and Profit from their Success

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App Market News

App Intelligence is now Free for all App Developers

Gustaf Leksell Founder & CEO at Reflection

App Intelligence is now Free for all App Developers

With this valuable data now free, our focus as a company is to build tools that interpret the data for you – aiding in your business and marketing planning so you can focus on building your apps. … Continue readingApp Intelligence is now Free for all App Developers

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How to Use Reflection

Generating access tokens to link your iTunes Connect account

Chi Dire Founder & CPO at Reflection

Generating access tokens to link your iTunes Connect account

Apple have improved security to iTunes Connect, and now require you to generate a seperate Access Token when you share your details with external parties. This ensures that the password we use to gather your sales is seperate from the one you use to log into iTunes Connect. … Continue readingGenerating access tokens to link your iTunes Connect account

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How to Use Reflection

How Does Reflection Model the App Market So Well?

Nicolas Petitclerc Chief Data Scientist at Reflection

How Does Reflection Model the App Market So Well?

Hi, I’m Nicolas, the resident Geek at Reflection, in charge of turning shedloads of data into gold. Ok, ok, I’m just a Chief Data Scientist working on modelling the App industry 🙂 … Continue readingHow Does Reflection Model the App Market So Well?

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