Advertising Your Apps- What Not To Write

On July 4, 2008

Are you feeling that "my college thesis is due in a week and I’ve yet to
do any research for it" type pressure? 

Well, if what we’ve heard from
a number of app developers is true, THEY are! Apple’s deadline for getting applications to the App Store is fast approaching. So this July 4th weekend will be anything BUT relaxing for lots of techies out there.  And, although we certainly wouldn’t want to contribute to their mounting stress and already harried schedules, we thought it wise to throw out a few reminders.

If you want your app to be a success, here’s a list of some comments which you should probably NOT make on your website:

"I’ve been working on it for about a month now, however there is not a month’s worth of work in it."

"I gave up making it a few weeks back but decided to get it out of beta last night."

"Please bare in mind that this is the first app I have ever made so it’s not 100% brilliant."

"Things to expect in the next version 2.1 . . . Anything else I randomly think of,  Anything else YOU randomly think of that sounds half decent."

Believe it or not, all of the aforementioned quotes are real! They are taken from an actual the teaser site for a new recipe app (which, by the way, looks like it has some great potential, including the ability to download and edit recipes from the internet).  Unfortunately, though, after reading them, I’m not sure why I’d give the app a second thought. Too bad, especially considering there’s no dirth of food-related apps to review 🙁