Monday, 21 March 2011

Recent news

I just wanted to round up a few pieces of exciting news that have happened recently.

Firstly, Word Find was reviewed by Ewan Spence from All About Symbian here. It's really nice to have a game of mine featured and very useful to get feedback that's much more detailed than allowed in Ovi Store.

Secondly, Word Find was also reviewed and featured as the Ovi Daily App for the 19th of March here. I'm very proud to have an app featured in such a prominent way and looking at the stats, these two reviews have already led to an increase in downloads and sales of many of my apps and games and not just Word Find.

Thirdly, it seems that someone has released a cracked version of the full version of Grovr Folder Sizes. I take this as a compliment that someone decided it was a good enough app to put the effort into cracking it. Given the convinience of getting apps from the Ovi Store and the low price points of my apps, piracy is not something I am bothered by, as I don't believe it leads to many lost sales.

Weekly download statistics

Here are the weekly Ovi Store download statistics for the week of the 5th March to the 11th March and 12th to 18th

App 5th-11th 12th-18th
Grovr Folder Sizes Trial NA 184
Blackjack Free 6595 7380
Word Find Free 1062887
Charades Free 216234
Video Poker Free 40083809
MultiSMS Free 138108
Kitchen Timer Free 218910
Interval Timer Free 261866
Lyrics Quiz Free 261219
Pause on Disconnect Trial 2661
Pause on Disconnect 03
MultiSMS Pro 15
Kitchen Timer Pro 010
Video Poker Pro 85
Blackjack Pro 74
WordFind Pro 67
Charades Pro 01
Lyrics Quiz Pro01
Grovr Folder Sizes NA1
Interval Timer Pro 73

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Grovr Folder Sizes Released

I'm pleased to announce that I have a new product in the Ovi Store: Grovr Folder Sizes.

Grovr Folder Sizes solves the problem of working out where all the space has gone on any of the drives on your phone. It does this by summing up the total size of all the files and subfolders inside a folder for all of your folders and then displays that information in a normal drive view as shown below.

Folder Sizes also allows you to easily delete entire folders and files just by highlighting them and pressing the Delete button.

Grovr Folder Sizes comes in a 10 day trial of all functionallity here and the full unrestricted version here costing 1 Euro or equivalent.
Grovr Folder Sizes is available for Symbian^3 phones such as the N8 and Symbian 5th Edition devices such as the 5800 Express Music.

Thursday, 10 March 2011


Just a quick post to say that I have now had over 100,000 downloads of my apps on Ovi Store. I'm very pleased with this as this has come with no advertising at all and my first app was only published just over 4 months ago. Hopefully the next 100,000 will come even quicker.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Weekly download and Monthly money statistics

Here are the weekly download statistics for the week of the 26th February to the 4th March.

App 19-25th 26th-4th
Blackjack Free NA 4008
Word Find Free NA395
Charades Free 231714
Video Poker Free 63295840
MultiSMS Free 253207
Kitchen Timer Free 744309
Interval Timer Free 436278
Lyrics Quiz Free 794354
Pause on Disconnect Trial 12338
Pause on Disconnect 10
MultiSMS Pro 11
Kitchen Timer Pro 01
Video Poker Pro 28
Blackjack Pro 2110
WordFind Pro 1313
Charades Pro 12
Lyrics Quiz Pro01

MonthIncome from advertising Income from app sales Total
Jan 2011£110.56£75.15£185.71
Feb 2011£81.08 £67.28£148.36

These figures are somewhat rough in that they are based on the estimated revenue from sales and also a rough calculation of the exchange rate. They do not reflect actual money that I have recieved into my bank account.