Comments on postApp Making
Kyle Stewart
@kylerstewart · Developer with Pixite
Love the work you do Jeremy, have found value in your books and blog posts. Dominating the App Store is a pretty tall promise. One of the most important steps is building contacts in the press and inside the secretive Apple review machine. I wouldn't consider that repeatable. How much luck is truly involved if your not "in the network"?
Jeremy Olson
@jerols · Founder, Tapity
@kylerstewart Great question. I think it is completely repeatable. I have seen my marketing advice repeated to great effect numerous times (whether they got the advice from me or not). I myself learned a lot of what I know from other great app makers. You are exactly right that building contacts in the press and at Apple is absolutely critical. In the guide I talk about exactly what I did to do meet those people — sure there is luck involved but it plays a backseat role if you are doing the right things. I started as a complete outsider and nobody in the community. Within a year I was able to gain enough respect to launch a relatively successful app and there are definite actions I took to get there. If it were just me, I would be concerned that it might just be luck but I've seen lots of other folks do the same things to great success.
Kyle Stewart
@kylerstewart · Developer with Pixite
@jerols the App Store has become a tough space for indie developers. Thanks for putting out material to help give us an edge in the game.
Jeremy Olson
@jerols · Founder, Tapity
@kylerstewart sure thing man! I hope it helps a lot of people.