WP7 App Spotlight – Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse for Windows Phone 7Released about a week ago into the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, Zombie Apocalypse made by BeatonPath is a fantastic and highly addictive Zombie Tower Defense game.

At the time of this post, Zombie Apocalypse is currently 208/7075 in the games category and 489/50801 overall in the windows phone 7 marketplace with an average rating of 4.5 stars. This is one game you do not want to skip by.

This is the description of the game:

Zombies have overrun the earth
You are in charge of defending your camp of survivors and your family from invading zombies
Place your defenses carefully.  Some walk…some run…and some even fly
Best of luck protecting humanity in this zombie tower defense game.
Try this addictive tower defense game with the added thrill of zombie killing.
Game Features:
5 different zombie invaders

5 different tower guns

5 levels of varying difficulty
Upcoming features:
I plan on increasing the different zombies, tower guns and additional levels as time goes by.  I will also be providing a demo video of the game.

With an update (v1.1) already on the marketplace, you can see this game is constantly upgrading and making a better game experience for all of us.

Zombie Apocalypse is an amazing game and is completely FREE!, we rarely see a great game like this for free at the marketplace.

Please do yourself a favor a get Zombie Apocalypse for Windows Phone 7 at the Marketplace

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Sprint and Windows Phone 7 petition

Sprint and Windows Phone 7 Petition

Sprint has been known for the lack of support for Windows Phone 7, with only one device (the HTC Arrive which is a fantastic device) Sprint customers are starting to realize that Sprint may not be the carrier they want and are beginning to switch to other Windows Phone 7 supporter carriers.

Sprint Vice President of Product Realization David Owens expressed his lack of enthusiasm for WP7 and is clearly a sign of the lack of support for Windows Phone 7 in Sprint which leads us to say this publicly.

“We, Neuralnet, developer of these fine products such as  NFL Pro ’12, NBA Pro ’12, NHL Pro ’12, Love Text, Game Scout, Multiple Trivia Games, Theme Park Pro and over 40 applications is on Sprint, we will be switching off Sprint in August if Sprint doesn’t release any kind of information about new Windows Phone 7 devices coming soon.”

If you are on Sprint or if you want to have more Windows Phone 7 choices in the stores, then please go to SignOn WP7 on Sprint and sign the petition! let’s make an uproar and let our voices be heard!

A smarter approach to all sports apps in WP7

As we all know, Windows Phone 7 is all about getting the information you care most about and following this concept Neuralnet has developed the Pro Sports Apps, these apps are all completely free and bring you the best content for all the sports you love right at your fingertips.

NFL Pro '12 Windows Phone 7 App NFL Pro ’12

Never miss another touchdown again!, whether you follow your favorite NFL Team or glance at every single game, NFL Pro ’12 offers you the most comprehensive coverage available on your Windows Phone 7.

NFL Pro ’12 was released on Oct 7, 2011 and has taken the #2 place in the sports category since November. With over 28,000 users that use the application regularly and great ratings consisting of 60% 5 stars, 26% 4 stars and 10% 3 stars on over 500 ratings.

If you have NFL Pro ’12 on your Windows Phone 7 already, we are working on an update for the Superbowl and leaving a suggestion box to allow our users get their feedback across for NFL Pro ’13 which will come as an upgrade, so users thinking of how am I going to get the next version of NFL Pro, you don’t have to do anything. We’ll send an update when the next season starts and you’ll get it automatically to your phone to upgrade it.

You can find the NFL Pro ’12 App at the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

NBA Pro '12 Windows Phone 7 AppNBA Pro ’12

Never miss another game again!, whether you follow your favorite NBA Team or glance at every single game, NBA Pro ’12 offers you the most comprehensive coverage available on your Windows Phone 7.

NBA Pro ’12 has had an amazing start since it was release on Jan 4, 2012 and has come up in the rankings at a blazing speed, by the time of this post the NBA Pro ’12 App is currently #6 in the free sports. With a fast growing user database and an excellent ratings consisting of 76% 5 stars, 21% 4 stars and 3% 3 stars on over 40 ratings so far.

The NBA Pro ’12 app has been featured in a lot of articles across the web, such as the WindowsObserver NBA Pro ’12 article

You can find the NBA Pro ’12 App at the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

NHL Pro '12 Windows Phone 7 AppNHL Pro ’12

Never miss another game again!, whether you follow your favorite NHL Team or glance at every single game, NHL Pro ’12 offers you the most comprehensive coverage available on your Windows Phone 7.

Living life on ice is amazing and the NHL Pro ’12 has allowed all Hockey fans to have an amazing experience on their phones. Since its release on Jan 6, 2012 the NHL Pro ’12 has come up in the rankings on the free sports category. With daily additions of fans to our app and great ratings consisting of 91% 5 stars, and 9% 4 stars on over 15 ratings so far.

You can find the NHL Pro ’12 App at the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

Neuralnet already has a plan for MLB Pro ’12 and MLS Pro ’12 windows phone 7 apps to launch when the season starts for each sport. If you have any suggestions on which sport you want us to make an app for, please leave your comments below and we’ll definitely take a look at it.

Live life on ice with NHL Pro ’12 for Windows Phone 7

From the makers of the Popular and Trusted NFL Pro ’12 and NBA Pro ’12 app.

The Ultimate NHL App has arrived to Windows Phone 7!, NHL Pro ’12 will give you Fast, Trustworthy scores, Up to the minute Stats and Standings and much more.

Never miss another game again!, whether you follow your favorite NHL Team or glance at every single game, NHL Pro ’12 offers you the most comprehensive coverage available on your Windows Phone 7.

NHL Pro '12 Windows Phone 7 Screen Shots

NHL Pro ’12 Features

Fantasy Playoff Prediction: Personalize your own fantasy playoff prediction and pick who is going to win the Stanley Cup this year! and compare it to everybody else’s prediction.    – Favorite Team: Follow your favorite team and gain easy access to your team page

Live Tile: Pin as many teams as you want on your start screen and get a glance at their next game

Deep News and Roster: Check the Latest news for every team in the NHL and full roster with detailed information about all players

Photo Gallery: Check out the latest pictures about the NHL and enjoy watching all the action on NHL Pro ’12

Live Sports Talk: Share your comments and knowledge with everybody else at your Team’s Page and talk trash at the other team’s pages

You can get the NHL Pro ’12 for FREE at the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

NBA Pro ’12 has arrived to the WP7 Marketplace

From the makers of the Popular and Trusted NFL Pro ’12 app.

Free NBA Pro '12 WP7 AppThe Ultimate NBA App has arrived to Windows Phone 7!, NBA Pro ’12 will give you Fast, Trustworthy scores, Up to the Minute Stats and Standings and much more.

Never miss another game again!, whether you follow your favorite NBA Team or glance at every single game, NBA Pro ’12 offers you the most comprehensive coverage available on your Windows Phone 7.

NBA Pro '12 Screenshot App for Windows Phone 7

NBA Pro ’12 Features

– Fantasy Playoff Prediction: Personalize your own fantasy playoff prediction and pick who is going to win the NBA Finals this year! and compare it to everybody else’s prediction.

– Favorite Team: Follow your favorite team and gain easy access to your team page

– Live Tile: Pin as many teams as you want on your start screen and get a glance at their next game

– Deep News and Roster: Check the Latest news for Every team in the NBA and full Roster with detailed information about all players

– Latest Videos: Check out the latest videos about the NBA and enjoy watching all the action on NBA Pro ’12

– Live Sports Talk: Share your comments and knowledge with everybody else at your Team’s Page and talk trash at the other team’s pages

You can get the NBA Pro ’12 for FREE at the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

Let us know what you think about it in the comments!

A ‘BIG’ App is coming to Windows Phone 7

There is a ‘BIG’ app coming to the Windows Phone 7 today or tomorrow to the marketplace!

Windows Phone 7 MarketplaceThere is a clue in this post and on the tweets I been sending today and if you get the clue and you can name the category on where the app is going to be, then you’ll get a special code that will disable all the ads on the app!

This is a big opportunity to those that do not want the ads, remember that this app will be FREE!

We’ll probably going to be doing with special code once a month or so, (we’ll still be tweaking this process).

So please, if you know what we are talking about here and know which category this app will be in leave a comment with the category and an e-mail address so we can contact you with the special code! The first one who made the comment will be the winner!

Making Money with Windows Phone 7 Apps & Games

We welcome the new year 2012 with open arms! and it gives us a chance to look back and see how we did in 2011 in Windows Phone 7.

For us (Neuralnet) 2011 was our break out year, actually we started in May with a couple of apps and kept a continuous pace in developing app. We did not have a one-hit wonder game or app that made us a lot of money in one month, we grind it out every month making apps, (at this time we have 38 apps in the marketplace) and we saw that every month we doubled our impressions and revenue. (keep in mind that ALL of our apps are Free Ad-based) which we think is a better way in the type of apps we make.

2011 Neuralnet's Impressions and Revenue

As you can see, we don’t have any data before May, and every month we doubled our impressions until we reached the 2k ~ 3k impressions mark. As we reached the end of the year we made 11k in revenue, now you may think “That’s not a lot”, but if you consider that we reached the 3k impressions a month and keep it, we should be able to make over 40k by the end of the year. Of course, the beauty about making apps for Windows Phone 7 is that you can grow as much as you want, there is no limit on how much you can make.

During the month of August, we had pretty succesful app in Windows Phone 7 called Mortal Kombat Tactics and we decided to develop that app into the largest mobile market share platform Android.

The results have been fantastic for Windows Phone 7, as we go and do talks about Designing in WP7 and How to make money, one of the points we make is that “Bigger Market Share does not equal Bigger Revenue” and we have seen a couple of different posts about this.

Mortal Kombat Tactics WP7 App

Windows Phone 7 Mortal Kombat Tactics App in 2011

Impressions = 234,936 | Revenue = $174.23 (is not HUGE, but is a small app, for a niche group of people)

Android Mortal Kombat Tactics App in 2011

Impressions = 65,599 | Revenue = $22.67

http://www.wpcentral.com/android-vs-windows-phone-free-apps-case-study

http://www.wpcentral.com/android-vs-windows-phone-free-apps-case-study-part-ii

So what have we learned from last year?

When you are building an app, make it original (in features and content if possible) and Do Not send your app half way done. This to us has been extremely critical and we have experienced this as well. When you are building an app, make it as complete as you can in order to make a GREAT first impression to all of your potential users. Don’t think you are going to send it half way done in order to do updates, trust me, make it as complete as you can, and a lot of users are going to give you feedback with brand new ideas that you can do to your app.

We Love building apps for this amazing platform that is Windows Phone 7, and we look forward to an exciting 2012! we have a lot of great ideas and we’ll continue to share our experiences with everyone out there!

Featured WP7 App – Astral Battles

This free WP7 game is an amazing and highly addictive game made by Egor Bogatov, and I believe is the first “card game” for the Windows Phone 7 (if there is another, please let me know on the comments below).

The design of this game is simple, intuitive and very responsive to touch. The objective of this game is pretty simple, Defeat the opponent in a magical duel by summoning creatures and castings spells using four elements: Fire, Water, Air, Earth + one special.

Astral Battles Screenshot on Windows Phone 7

You have different types of mode in this game:

– Tournament – Player vs Player (hot-seat)

– Player vs A.I. (quick battle)

– Campaign (will be available in v. 1.5)

– Online duel + statistics (will be available in v. 2.0)

This is an awesome game for the Windows Phone 7, and is very addictive if you like these types of games and like I said.. You can’t beat a Free Game!

If you like this game, you can grab it at the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

Windows Phone 7 Market Share by 2012

According to this study made by Digitimes, Windows Phone will reach 6% of the market share by 2012. It may not seem like a huge impact but if this research is correct that means that windows phone 7 doubled its market share in 1 year, making it possible that by 2015 Windows Phone 7 will be the number 3 or 2 in the mobile industry.

Marketshare by 2010

Let’s  see if this is true, and Nokia can finally push windows phone 7 to consumers and new second and third generation phones from HTC, Samsung and other OEM.

WP7 Design Corner Poll – Getting a Nokia or a Second Generation WP7?