iBlood Test & iBlood Test Kids FREE Versions are Now Available

Our first week of sales is in for iBlood Test and iBlood Test Kids are in.  Considering that we were featured all week in the “New & Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” sections of the Entertainment category on the app store – you’d think that we had a TON of downloads.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  Our first seven days we had roughly 120 to 130 downloads and earned about $100 in residual income.  This is not what we were hoping for – so as of today, Russ and I released free versions of iBlood Test and iBlood Test Kids. 

The free versions went live last night at about 9 PM Mountain Time and in only nine hours we’ve had about 140 downloads.  So we are hoping that free is the way to go.  We earned .79 cents in the short time it has been live – this is where the comparison between paid apps and free apps will really be discovered.  It will be interesting to see if we really can earn more income with a free app versus a paid app.It doesn’t make sense why they paid versions were ranked so highly in the Entertainment section (they’re still listed there!) and had such meager sales.  This makes me wonder how others with successful apps are really earning so much money each day?  Maybe there is some major factor that I am missing?

 If you are one of my readers – please take a moment to download iBlood Test FREE or iBlood Test Kids FREE and give us a 5 star rating and review.  This would really help our cause!   

Best regards,

Michael-John Wolfe 

Tags: make money online, residual income, royalties

4 Comments to “iBlood Test & iBlood Test Kids FREE Versions are Now Available”

  1. Bristolboy 13 June 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    Downloaded for Android as have many others by the looks of things! Not sure whether I will be able to keep it – until Froyo comes I have limited ability to save apps!

  2. Russ 14 June 2010 at 12:02 am #

    Thanks for downloading the android version! But sadly, sales on Android have been MUCH fewer than the iPhone – only 9 sales total. I know the Android market is small compared to the iTunes Store, but that’s horrible!

    In response I’ve made a free Android version as well – ad supported. No kids version yet, though. There just isn’t enough income to justify the conversion as of yet.

    So far,the 9 sales on the Android Market earned $6.24 in residual income (Google gets 30%). The ads on the free version have earned $1.58 so far. So that’s a 75% difference in earnings. However, the free version has been out for one day, while the paid version has been available for a week.

    Hopefully we’ll get enough people to download the free versions that it will make more money than paid ones!

  3. Bristolboy 14 June 2010 at 10:14 am #

    I believe that I read somewhere that the average selling point of apps on Andoid is lower than on the iPhone store so maybe you are suffering there. I also appreciate that you have had good luck with the iPhone app in that you were featured. Have you tried getting your app featured on blogs (I know there are Android blogs, guessing there are iPhone ones as well!).

    Also I don’t know about Admob’s terms and conditions but Google Adsense (which Admob is expected to be merged with soon now that Admob is owned by Google) have terms which say you are not allowed not encourage people to click on adverts – in the Android market description you appear to do this! Just thought I woudl let you know in case you didn’t already know!

  4. Russ 14 June 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    I didn’t know about that stipulation, thanks for the heads-up. However, considering the obscene numbers of copyright violations on the Android Market, my comment is likely the least of their worries.

    Gosh, what’s wrong with asking people to click on ads? That’s like telling people to not change the channel during a commercial break.

    “I believe that I read somewhere that the average selling point of apps on Andoid is lower than on the iPhone…”

    Waaaayyyyy lower.

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