Monthly Archives: November 2011

Transcript for the 11/20/11 #storyappchat: Alex from Kwiksher

We were thrilled to have Alex Souza with us from @Kwiksher serving as guest host for this chat. He kindly answered all our questions about their new software release and hinted at what’s to come in future versions. See for yourself in the 19 pages of transcript goodness above.

Please note: we will skip next Sunday because of the Thanksgiving holiday, but get ready for another special guest host for December 4: @uTales! Check out their site to get warmed up, and join us at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on 12/4 for the chat. See you then!

Transcript for 11/13/11 #storyappchat: Andi from Nosy Crow Apps

This was a smokin’ hot chat, with giveaways galore, lots of lively chatter, and marketing tips and guidance–all served up by Andi from @NosyCrowApps (our terrific guest host for the evening). Thanks to all who attended and to all of those who won either Cinderella, the Three Little Pigs, or both!

kwik logoMake plans to join us this Sunday (11/20/11) as well–we will have a return visit from Alex with Kwiksher, who wants to share some details about their latest version (1.7) including support for text highlighting. I’ll look for YOU this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern!

Guest Host for 11/13/11 #storyappchat: Nosy Crow Apps!

Nosy CrowWe are very excited to have Andi Meyer from Nosy Crow Apps with us this week for #storyappchat! You know Nosy Crow Apps as the publisher of the fantastic (and multiple-award-winning) Three Little Pigs and Cinderella storybook apps. This will be an open discussion with a focus on app marketing (Andi’s specialty). Bring your questions for Andi, and be prepared to WIN as well–we will be giving away FIVE copies of BOTH the Three Little Pigs and Cinderella apps! Add us to your calendar for THIS Sunday evening (November 13), 9:00 p.m. EST.

Here’s the app trailer for Cinderella to get you in the mood. See you at the chat!

Transcript for 11/6/11 #storyappchat: App Review Sites

Another fantastic chat last night, full of pithy opinions about app review sites. Thanks to all who attended and participated. Details in the transcript above.

AND, we gave out two copies of the @ElectrcEggplant Middle School Confidential app Be Confident. Congrats to @MissMelodyKitty and @HouseofProwse, the lucky winners!

We are very glad to have Andi from @NosyCrowApps guest hosting this coming Sunday (11/13/11)–watch this space for details and make plans to join us at 9:00 p.m. EST!

Topic for the 11/6/11 #storyappchat: What’s a Review Worth?

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As detailed in a recent Digital Storytime article, there’s a lot more going on behind an app review site than meets the eye. Each review can take hours to generate–and when there are hundreds of apps to review, it may be weeks before a reviewer can get to your app.

As a result, many of the app review sites have started offering expedited reviews–pay a fee to move your review up to the top of the pile. There’s still no guarantee the review will be positive, just that it’ll be handled first.

Let’s discuss the pros and cons of expedited reviews and other ways to partner with app review sites in order to get the word out about your app during this Sunday’s #storyappchat, kicking off tomorrow night (11/6/11) at 9:00 p.m. EST.

UPDATE: We’ve just gotten word that David Fox of Electric Eggplant has agreed to let us give away two copies of Be Confident, their first app in the Middle School Confidential series. So we’ll see you at 9:00 p.m. during the chat!

And if you’re new to Twitter chats, no sweat. Just check out Debbie Ohi’s twitter chat cheat sheet–and use the #storyappchat hashtag to chime in!