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App Store and Sales
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Sachsen

A simple OS X app for reading App Store reviews. Sachsen is a standalone app so, unlike many similar services, it is not dependent on a backend and there is no need to create an account. You can add multiple apps by title, iTunes ID or publisher and all reviews are downloaded to view offline. You can then do a full-text search of filter by read or favourited state, user rating or app version. Sachsen also offers a one-click translation service powered by Google Translate and Microsoft Translate and you can make notes for a specific reviews, share them, or compare ratings across app versions. […]

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App Store and Sales
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Review Cards

A new feature from appFigures that lets you easily share your App Store reviews with anyone. Review Cards look great in every browser and on every social network. They utilise Open Graph so will automatically render beautifully when shared. When you share a review, you can also optionally translate it to a language of your choice. Anyone viewing the review can also change the translation language on their own. There’s also built in stats so you can see how many people visited it, from which countries, and from what sources. […]

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App Store and Sales
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Appolo

A set of plugins and themes for Jekyll to create a static portfolio website for app developers to showcase their work. Apollo differs from most other showcasing tools which focus on a single app, by creating a portfolio for multiple apps. Its minimalistic theme and playful animations make it perfect to display the amazing apps you have made and the responsive design means it looks great on desktop and mobile. It also comes with a set of plugins and custom Liquid tags to help make writing an app’s page easier. […]

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App Store and Sales
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App Launch Guide

A free and open source guide to launching an app. The App Launch Guide covers everything you need to know from planning, pre-launch, marketing, and product development to QA and launch. It aims to combine the concrete product development schedule with an equally concrete marketing schedule into a single timeline, so that you can plan for both the marketing and product cycle in tandem. The complete guide is open source on GitHub to the author is also accepting contributions if you have something to add. […]

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ReviewsMotion

A review trading service that helps you get more genuine, quality reviews for your apps on the App Store. With ReviewsMotion, you earn points for every app you rate, which will allow you to receive reviews for your own apps. In order to register a review properly, you have to take a screenshot of it and upload it onto the platform. Once uploaded, you will receive 1 point. When someone reviews one of your apps, you lose one point. In other words, for each app you rate from other users, you will get one review for yours. Simple. […]

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CrowdChunk

A useful utility that helps you get insight from your users’ App Store reviews. CrowdChunk scores apps by what reviewers actually have to say. They’ve processed every English language app review ever submitted to the Google Play and iOS App stores and given scores based on the positivity and negativity expressed by reviewers about several key qualities such as performance and value. CrowdChunk also lets you view your app’s score over time to find trends in your customers’ opinions. […]

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App Store and Sales
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Submit.co

A huge list of contact details for the places where you might be able to get press coverage for your app. Submit.co lists over 300 different publications and websites, each with a link to their main website, twitter username, follower count and Alexa rank. Many of the publications also include a direct link to their submit pages and are tagged by category, region and platform. Contacting any of the sites listed doesn’t guarantee press coverage but this list may be a good place to start if you are looking to generate a bit of buzz. […]

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App Store and Sales
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AppLandr

A site for creating great looking landing pages for your apps for free. All AppLandr requires is your App Store URL and it will automatically take all the data it needs directly from the App Store, so your page will always be up to date. The generated pages look really professional and include everything you would want on a marketing page including big screenshots, price, app description, ratings and links your your other apps. You might not want to use AppLandr as your permanent marketing site, but it’s a great option to get something up really quickly. […]

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App Store and Sales
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WatchScreenshotMagic

An OS X app for creating cleaned up Apple Watch screenshots. WatchScreenshotMagic lets you quickly generate perfect App Store ready Apple Watch screenshots by just dragging and dropping a screenshot from the 42mm simulator. It will automatically remove the charging indicator from the status bar and change the clock to read 10:09. If you provide it with a Glance or Notification screenshot it will cleverly use a colour mask on black content to overlay the screenshot on the blurred watch face. […]

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DailySales

An app for OS X that provides a widget that displays your iTunes Connect download figures right in Notification Centre. DailySales works locally and downloads your download figures to your Mac directly with no third-party servers involved. DailySales makes use of the official API that Apple provides for iTunes Connect. The DailySales widget can be customised in many ways including sorting by units, proceeds or percent change, changing the colouring, and hiding less important products. […]

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