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Eric Wroolie
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I make apps. Proud Owner of Overpass Apps. ★ App Developer ★ Software Developer ★ #CoronaSDK developer
I make apps. Proud Owner of Overpass Apps. ★ App Developer ★ Software Developer ★ #CoronaSDK developer

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The hardest part about starting something new is getting around all those who have never tried it but telling that it won't work. But after that, you still have the first setback and it's easy to lose momentum. But, you know it should work . . .
http://www.overpass.co.uk/i-work/
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We all want our app to be that big hit straight out of the gate.  But sometimes, we just need to wait for the slow burner to start earning revenue for us.

http://www.overpass.co.uk/mobile-app-tortoises-hares/
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Since getting an app removed from the play store is an app developers worst night mare, i thought i'd share this one with you guys. I just got an email with the subject:
"3-Day Notification of Google Play Developer Term Violation"  It says it is from Google Play Developer support, and at first glance, it looked very legit. "Hello Google Play Developer,
This is a notification that your application, <appname> with package ID <packageid>, is currently in violation of our developer terms.
REASON FOR WARNING: Violation of the spam provisions of the Content Policy. Please refer to the spam policy help article for more information. Your application will be removed if you do not sign in to the Developer Console and.... " The email was sent from gooogle dot com dot de. Note the three O's in google. The link takes you to a page that looks exactly like a google signin page, but I really suppose it is not. Sneaky bastards! Watch out guys!    #phishing   #androiddevelopers   #googleplaystore  

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This week I was interviewed by the App Guy Paul Kemp.  One his podcast we spoke about Ear Spy, the app business, and Overpass.  It was a lot of fun.  Please have a listen . . . it's currently available on iTunes.

http://www.theappguy.co/the-app-guy-podcast/2015/1/30/tagp226-eric-wroolie-software-developer-doing-his-own-thing-building-an-app-business

Here's the iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-app-guy/id771670010?mt=2

Make sure to leave a review.  It's a great podcast.

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Yesterday, I tallied up all the statistics from the different app stores to find that, at some point in the last 3 months, we passed the 2 million download mark for our apps. It's very exciting!

http://www.overpass.co.uk/weve-2-million-app-downloads/
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I've been offshoring software development for a long time. I have to say that I've made some mistakes and learned some lessons. I have some rules that I abide by (mostly) when it comes to software offshoring. In this week's Minute of Overpass - I go over one of them.

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This week we released two interactive eBooks. One if Virtual George -- the story of a boy who plays too many video games. The other is "How I met Santa" -- a story of a little girl who stops believing in Santa.

In this video, I talk about these two new apps and define how an interactive ebook is different from an eBook.

Virtual George is currently available on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.overpass.virtualgeorge

How I met Santa is available on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/How-Met-Santa-Sandee-Chica-ebook/dp/B00QBZRHSG

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Sandee Chica, our lead designer, wrote and illustrated the first Kindle book from Overpass.  It's called "How I met Santa" and we released it to day for the Kindle.  Eric Wroolie was the editor (which is creatively less stressful).  

It's the story of a little girl who stops believing in Santa.  

If you have small kids, you might want to give it a look.  It's already available on Amazon for Kindle download.

http://www.amazon.com/How-Met-Santa-Sandee-Chica-ebook/dp/B00QBZRHSG

We released "Virtual George", our interactive book, to Google Play earlier this week . . . but I want to see which market performs better -- Kindle or App.  We'll be releasing an app version of "How I met Santa" this week to the app markets also (and we are trying to rush to get it done quickly).
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