As some of you may know, I’ve got an app in the iPhone App Store called Xbox Points. It’s a free app that does one thing: convert Microsoft Points to various currencies including USD, USD, AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, and JPY.
Last I checked, there were three or four iPhone apps that have this exact functionality. Although they look more polished, all of them charged at least $0.99. So for my competition, mine is the only one that is free. Although some of the non-free versions also convert Nintendo Points.
You can check out the full data hosted on Google Fusion Tables.
Downloads per week (excluding updates)
On average the app is downloaded 529.2 times per week or 75.6 times per day. Not bad for a simple but functional app (I actually use it on occasion).
The below graphs and charts show the total sales (excluding updates) per week. I made a mistake and the second week is missing, but I think these charts get the point across quite well anyhow.
Total sales by country
Not surprisingly the United States leads the list of downloads per country.
To make this information more digestible, I’ve excluded 28 countries with less than 5 downloads.
Updates per week
I submitted an update (it took 3 weeks to get approved, ugh). During the week of 6/29/2009 my update was released to the App Store.
Even if Xbox Points was a paid app, updates would be free.
Just for fun, I’d like to point of some of the WTF-worthy review comments left for my app:
Review by =^.^=donkey on July 3, 2009:
I don’t know wat to do in this app do u get free points?
Review by xxRambo15xx on July 8, 2009:
I don’t know do u buy the points at whatever price u want or u get them 4 free
Review by Caddy239 on July 20, 2009:
How do u use this app do have 2 pay 4 it or is it free idk wat 2 do with it.
Review by pimp22juice on June 29, 2009:
How does this app work and do I get fre points
Review by Dsneek on July 28, 2009:
How do you even work this????????write back
Well, that’s the internet for you…