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Half a Million Downloads and Counting on Windows Phone

It’s been a very interesting year in the world of Windows Phone. We started developing strongly for Windows Phone and we have about 40 apps currently in the marketplace

We have a few different categories for our apps, from games and social to sports.

Here is our profile page on the windows phone marketplace website http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/search?q=neuralnet, Please make sure you take a quick second to see all of our apps.

A few weeks ago we reached a pretty important milestone. +500,000 downloads!! very proud achievement for just 2 guys working eagerly on the Windows Phone platform.

We want to thank EVERYONE that has supported us and every single user that has downloaded one of our apps! We really appreciate you having a small place in your Windows Phone to install one of our apps.

We’ll continue to work extremely hard to provide quality, useful, fun and interactive apps for your enjoyment! Please keep checking back with us to see our newest apps!

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Missing perception in Windows Phone Development?

I quote this from Elbert Perez a successful Windows Phone Developer

2012 plans laid out.

Posted on March 12, 2012 by elbert

I just got back from GDC, which is my annual “know what direction I should take and keep up with the game industry” kind of week. The biggest lesson learned this year from GDC is to be promiscuous with platforms. Don’t just lock yourself into 1 platform and lose all the benefits of the other platforms. What this means is that I will be using multi-platform strategies moving forward. I will be starting with HTML5 and depending on how that goes I might stay with it or switch to the Unity Game Engine. This is not saying that I am dropping Windows Phone Development, I am just including more platforms into my target audience. There are a variety of reasons I am doing this:

1. Multi platform is a no brainer in increasing the number of users playing your games. This is the clear and most effective path at achieving growth without resorting to spending huge amounts of money on advertising

2. The gold rush of Windows Phone is now over. With more and more apps flooding into the market the competition is getting harder. Money is not as good as it was, and the quick development method is less effective. Being stuck monetizing just on ad revenue alone sucks. Windows Phone needs IAP and it seems like it will be forever before it shows up.

3. I have a library of successful games that are screaming to be ported over to other platforms. This makes the porting process easier for me because I already have all the assets and design done for me. So I can concentrate on building the infrastructure of my multi platform strategy. Once I have better understanding on  going multi platform, I can resume creating new games :)

Don’t worry folks, this is just part of growing up as a developer and keeping with the times. There is a hard road ahead, but it is those hard roads that are worth travelling :)

I got his point, but if the gold rush is over on Windows Phone it is way over on other platforms, I think as earlier adopters we got the advantage to start in a fresh environment, but not evolving in ideas/quality it’s going to hurt us in the long run, because in some point competition is going to be tougher and new ideas will come out.

As for the gold rush, I think there is going to be a gold rush on Windows 8, but in my opinion since it is the #1 flagship product of Microsoft, the gold rush will be shorter.

It is a continuous creative process with non-stop imagination for the ones that want to stay on top every day, I think everyone can do better everyday, and we won’t be in the process of jumping to other platforms (rather than smart expanding).

It seems odd that this developer is going to an over-saturated marketplaces (iPhone = +500,000; Android = +375,000) while complaining of lots of competition in Windows Phone (Windows Phone = +70,000).

I would like to hear your opinions and I think this is an interesting topic for Windows Phone developer because we need motivation to continue working and when we see other developers complaining somehow some developers lose a bit of that motivation.

Here is an article written in WMPowerUser about Elbert Perez,

http://wmpoweruser.com/elbert-perez-the-gold-rush-of-windows-phone-is-now-overwhy-he-is-wrong/

feel free to post your honest opinion as well.

Featured Windows Phone Game – Imperium a free RPG

Imperium Windows Phone GameIntroducing Imperium!, the first free RPG turn-by-turn game for Windows Phone created by indie game studios, NeuralGames.

Imperium is an exciting world where you are able to conquer and train more than 60 Imperators in your quest to defeat the evil Imperators and save the world. With fun but challenging battles, you’ll have to make your way through a number of Tournaments.

Over 60 Imperators are available for you to obtain in battle and train them to defeat the evil Imperators.

Imperium is always a growing community! Always be on the look out for Special events and Prizes.

You can find Imperium for FREE at the Windows Phone Marketplace 

 

 

Love Text updated for Valentine’s Day

Love Text App for Windows PhoneThe popular love text app for Windows Phone has gone through a complete make-over for Valentine’s Day this February 14th.

With a brand new complete re-design and added extra features, love text is sure to help all of us on the romantic day.

Love Text is a free app on the Windows Phone Marketplace and is extremely easy to use

With its distribution globally and its built-in auto detect language feature that will translate all of the poems into the native language of the phone.

Love Text App Features:

  • Auto Translate poems based on your native language.
  • Send poems via email, text, windows live, twitter and facebook.
  • Create your own poem.

Love Text App Screenshots

With love text you can send a love poem to anyone you want. With Love text you can send a poem to anyone in your contact list.

Visit our official website: www.lovetextapp.com

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!

Free WP7 Apps vs. Free Android Apps

Which OS is better in terms of revenue and productivity? Is it the famous Android or the New kid on the block Windows Phone 7?.

Well, we launched our popular FREE Mortal Kombat Tactics App in both markets. Keep in mind that Android has around 36% market share of the smart phones and Windows Phone 7 started with around 5 – 6%.

Here are the numbers for both platforms, and we are comparing the first 5 Days of the application (having a lot of experience in the marketplace I noticed that the first 5 days are crucial for the success of the App).

Android is using the Advertising AdMob and WP7 is using its PubCenter.

Android:
Day 1
1,866 Impressions / $0.57 Revenue
Day 2
497 Impressions / $0.27 Revenue
Day 3
521 Impressions / $0.05 Revenue
Day 4
496 Impressions / $0.25 Revenue
Day 5
304 Impressions / $0.13 Revenue

Giving us a grand total of 3,684 Impressions and $1.27 in Revenue

Windows Phone 7:
Day 1

2,070 Impressions / $1.28 Revenue (already surpassed Android’s 5 days)
Day 2
1,903 Impressions / $2.52 Revenue
Day 3
2,391 Impressions / $4.63 Revenue
Day 4
3,693 Impressions / $3.86 Revenue
Day 5
2,274 Impressions / $2.48 Revenue

Giving us a grand total of 12,331 Impressions and $14.77 in Revenue

Watching those numbers I must say that Windows Phone 7 is clearly the winner here. There are many reasons why Android fails to have the same numbers as Windows Phone 7 and I believe is because the Mass amount of applications, Lack of visibility on the “new” category, etc.

Tell me what you think.