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Archive for January, 2010

Relief for Haiti

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010

I was quite surprised to get a call from Apple about version 1.1. of StampCalc. They said they would not approve our app because I had added this to the description: “All profits earned though Febrary 15th will be donated to Haiti. You get great a great app, Haiti gets financial help in its time of crisis.

To get StampCalc 1.1 approved, I had to remove this reference to the Haiti relief efforts. The logic does makes sense:
1. It would be an implicit endorsement by Apple because it’s in their store.
2. Accountability. They really don’t know what I did with the money.

Well, we’re still going to donate the profits anyway!

On YouTube today

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Well, we’ve kept up the blitz to get StampCalc noticed. A lot more sites now have us listed. The Daily App Show featured us today on the their front page. They even did a YouTube demo which I put on it’s own tab here at babcockapps.com.

I had trouble figuring out where this should go. I didn’t want it buried here in the blog or on the front page where it would require a lot of scrolling to see it. Time for you PR pros to give me direction.

Getting noticed

Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2010

We’re starting to get some notice by app sites. A video review is being done by a website on January 20th. We need to keep getting the word out. Contact us if you know more ways to get noticed. Hey, we’re investing all our resources making great apps. Marketing? What’s that?

I’ve found these sites have StampCalc listed:

appshopper.com
whatsoniphone.com
freshapps.com
iphone.appmobilize.com

BabcockApps.com is now live

Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2010

I took the new web site live this morning.  Just a few more tweaks to go with those pesky social icons.