ARPU, ARPDAU, LTV,...
Are you new to the game industry and got lost around all these terms? Trevor McCalmont wrote a good article explaining each one of them. I Highly recommend you to read it.
The infographic below has some interesting data about the mobile game industry. Hope that you find it useful.
Great video showing the impact of retention and virality on Facebook and how they are connected.
Video: The data behind the games
This video shows the basic data that you need to look after you launch your game. It also provides some metrics based in the expertise of the presenter. Great video.
Great video about the common mistakes people make when developing Free-to-Play games.
Sometimes is useful to check if your app/game is running in a jailbroken device, specially regarding security issues. Although Apple does not provide you with a function to check if the device is jailbroken or not (and in fact, they shouldn't, after all, if Apple provides that function, it will be one of the first things that the jailbroken script would modify), there is a very easy way to find that out. You can just use the code below.
Objective C code:
FILE *f = fopen(“/bin/ssh”, “r”);
MD5 is very useful to verify the consistency of file, specially after a file transfer. Below I show you how can you calculate the MD5 of file using Lua/Corona.
local function calculateMD5 (filename, systemDirectory)
Last week we released our new game: Who is the Actor ? Now, iOS users can also download the game at App Store.
We are finishing the Kindle version, so soon Kindle users would also be able to play it.
We just released our new game for Android. Who is the Actor? is a trivia game that challenges the user to match the actor's face to his name. It appears to be simple, but believe me, it is not... As always, feedbacks are more than welcome.
Mobile App Hackathon in Rio
Red Beach Games, will be organizing a mobile hackathon using Corona SDK in Rio de Janeiro next month. If you are (or will be) in Rio next month, you should definitively go. Several prizes will be distributed to the best mobile app, best mobile game and also to all participants.
For more info, visit: http://www.RioMobileHackathon.com/
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