For the past couple of months I have been working on a series of photo apps and they are finally in the App Store as of today! I wanted to test a couple of app strategies with this set of apps. First the use of an app network. Instead of launching just one app I decided to create a set of five apps, allowing them to promote one other. I’m hoping the variety of themes will interest certain demographics to download one app they are interested in, then with the cross promotion they’ll discover more they like. We see the power of app networks all the time with Zynga and even Facebook. Instead of just having one Facebook App, like one Facebook website, Facebook has a bunch of apps that all push traffic to each other. This way their users spend more time in their apps overall, and Facebook earns MUCH more revenue.
The second strategy I wanted to test out was building a framework to build apps. One of Facebook’s most recent apps, Poke, was built using SnapChat, a very popular social app, as a template. It’s a smart move. Some of the most popular apps, like Temple Run and Angry Birds, are template-based apps. Why try to come up with something completely original when you can make small changes to something you already know works?
Snap Apps all have the same basic functionality, you take a photo and it will add a caption, then the user can share it with their friends. Once I built one I could easily reuse the code and theme others just like it. All of the apps are available as freemium with in-app purchases for enhance features like the ability to select your caption or create your own.
Travel Bomb★ Are you a world traveler? You could look like one with Travel Bomb! ★
Big Bucket List and zero cash? Sick of seeing all your friends post their amazing vacation pictures while you toil away at home? Don’t worry – with this app you can brag all you want on Facebook about your exotic travels, without hurting your pocketbook! It’s risk-free travel! Simply choose a picture of yourself (be creative) and erase the background. Then pick one of our many travel destinations, and voila! It’s almost like you were really there.
Download Travel Bomb in the App Store
Body Bomb★ Do you like your body? If not, try out a new one with Body Bomb! ★
It’s about time you faced facts. Your body is the bomb, but wouldn’t it be great to have someone else’s body once in a while? Of course it would. Now go bomb your face onto someone else’s body and see what color the grass is on the other side of the fence.
Download Body Bomb in the App Store
Talk Show Photo★ Do you love drama? You could be a guest on Talk Show Photo! ★
What’s more ridiculous than taking your entire family on national television to announce that you’re sleeping with your boss? This app is! See what headlines you could be making, with just a click and a bomb, you could be front row at your very own talk show. Who’s the daddy??
Download Talk Show Photo in the App Store
Love Bomb!★ Are you in love? Share it with the whole world with Love Bomb! ★
We get it – you love love. And these crazy captions reflect that! Take a picture and see what passions our captions might arouse.
Download Love Bomb! in the App Store
Insult Bomb★ Got a friend that bothers you? Get them back with Insult Bomb! ★
What better way to beef up your self-esteem than to see what kind of horrible insults you can fling at yourself and others! Pictures may tell a thousand words, but with Insult Bomb, the words are funnier.
Download Insult Bomb in the App Store