Saturday, December 11, 2010

Conclusion after 1 Week for US and France

7 days after the official launch of iVocAudio, here is the data:
  • Pretty good start in France, since iVocAudio ranked 26th and iVocAudioLite ranked 10th (right now, iVocAudioLite is ranked 49th)
  • Huge fail in the US, since iVocAudio hardly reached TOP1000 and only for a minutes, and total downloads are less than 50 totally...LOL ! iVocAudioLite reached position 663 which is not fantastic either...
So now I kind of grabbed experience feedback out of this, and I'll go for another try within following weeks!

Here is the highest rank reached so for for iVocAudioLite in the different countries who downloaded it

Sunday, December 5, 2010

İVocAudioLite is right now 12th on French App Store!

.... And it keeps improving minute after minute (i just modified The description was omly in english only So i switched description to full french until NeXT update when i Will manage several languages-> stupid me, it was just a tick somewhere when i uploaded The file on The App Store!)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Conclusions for Launch Day in France => ranked up to 26th !

Since yesterday, iVocAudio ranked up to 26th in Productivity on French App Store, which is quite ok since the first aim was to be ranked 50th.

Today, it looks like the ranking remains around 30th (at 14h, it was in 28th position). Here is the graph since yesterday at 8h.

Some giveaway contests are still live, and keep getting some very interesting comments!
Regarding the reviews, they were all quite goods, you can find some of them summed up there: iVocAudio Reviews

The launch in US is still ongoing, but final ranking will undoubtedly be less than on Franch App Store, and I messed up regarding the timing of dispatch for some review demos (that went live at midnight on december 3rd, like DailyAppShow => synchronization effect -if any- is surely lost!)

Anyway, now let's see how long iVocAudio will remain in Top50 in French App Store!
Besides, I'm curious to see how many downloads from other countries there will be after this WE.

One last comment: it looks like iVocAudioLite was even more downloaded than iVocAudio. It will be interesting to see how many people will switch to iVocAudio, and will be a good indicator for the quality of the App... glurp !

Thanks again to all the people who supported this launch !

Friday, December 3, 2010

Intra-day rankings for iVocAudion on December 3rd!

For French App store, in Productivity category (in French time!):
  • 7h: 661th,
  • 8h: 146th,
  • 9h: 82th,
  • 10h: 65th,
  • 11h: 52th,
  • 12h: 46th 
  • 13h: 33th
  • 14h: 31th
  • 16h: 29th
  • 21h: 27th
  • 22h: 26th

Thursday, December 2, 2010

D Day for iVocAudio !

Today (Friday, December 3rd) is the day when iVocAudio is officially announced in France and United States!

If you want to support, then please download iVocAudio in the App Store ! If you like iVocAudio, then please post a nice review and rate it in the App Store.

I'll communicate the download stats and rankings on App Store during the day...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New description on App Store for iVocAudio

Hereunder, the new description for iVocAudio that appears as of today on the App Store!


Want a fast, easy way to learn a new language or memorize any list of words, dates, data, definitions, formulas or sentences? iVocAudio is your answer. You never have to read or write anything, you don’t need any special equipment, just record your questions and answers and you’re optimized to go! Click “...More” to learn why you should download this App today!

You’re studying for a big biology exam and have a lot of definitions to learn. Your nerves are making it hard for you keep things straight. It’s so frustrating!

Maybe your child needs help memorizing the times table. There must be an easier way for him or her catch up, besides sitting and drilling for hours before bed. Night after night, you see your child become increasingly bored and frustrated.

iVocAudio makes it possible for anyone to memorize extremely quickly, any list of words or sentences, without having to write or read anything. Use it for learning a foreign language, memorizing history dates or your friends’ birthdays, imprinting important file data to your brain or for preparing for a presentation. You can even remember all the items on your to-do list and your formulas for physics class with iVocAudio.

You never need to read or write anything, the app takes care of everything. Just record your question and answer couples (Q & A) with your iPhone’s microphone then let iVocAudio test you in an optimized way until the material is firmly planted in your brain.

Memorization has never been so easy!

The iVocAudio needs no special equipment; you can use it anywhere at anytime. If you have an iPhone and a finger, you’re set to go. Since you don’t have to watch the screen to learn the material, you can listen and learn in the dark, the car, in front of the TV. The vision impaired can use this app as well as those with 20/20 eyesight. Check out the video link at the bottom of this page to see for yourself.

There are so many great features in iVocAudio:
* Extremely easy to use for people of all ages
* Easily memorize any words, sentences, lists, data
* Optimized for fast learning
* No special equipment, reading or writing necessary
* Record directly from your phone’s mic
* Great tool for the vision impaired, too!
* Lite version available with limited project and couples (Q & A) space

Give yourself an edge in your personal, academic or business life. Download iVocAudio now and lock all of that key information into your memory in a fun, ultra-quick and easy way.

See this App in action here:

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Launching iVocAudio officially on December 3rd

The official launch of iVocAudio (0,99$ / 0,79€) will take place on December 3rd for France and USA.
If you want to support, please dowload iVocAudio during that day !

If you contact me personnaly that same day and request a free download code, there's high probability I'll answer positively: don't hesitate!

I'll also be sooo gratefule if you can forward this post to whoever you know, who has an iPhone and is ready to help (or get a free download of an App ;-))

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

iVocAudio just accepted by Apple!

The normal version of iVocAudio is now officially "Ready for sale" since 20h56 (London Time)!!
The price for it was set to the minimum possible as "not free" (tier 1): 0.79€ or 0.99$.

NB: Apple reviewers do work on Sundays ;-)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

iVocAudio: in review right now!

İ've just received the email from Apple announcing that iVocAudio is now in "review" mode...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What countries downloaded iVocAudioLite so far?

Here is the map from iTunes Connect (the tool supplied by Apple in order to analyse the sales of an App), that represent the main countries where iVocAudio was downloaded.

iVocAudio ("not Lite") sent to Apple today

I want to thank all the people who indicated me some needed improvements after downloading and playing with iVocAudio Lite. It took several of those remarks into account to update the code of iVocAudio, and I've just sent it to Apple for review.

I've set the release date on Apple Store to December 3rd... stay tuned!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ranking for 2nd day on App Store: within TOP1000 ;-)

After the 2nd day in the French App Store in the "Productivity" category iVocAudio Lite hits the TOP1000, and ranks 126th.

Actually, I think most of the downloads come either from relatives or friends (thanks a lot to them)... and since I didn't plan any adverstisement campaign, this might be the maximum ranking iVocAudio Lite v1.0 will ever reach !

As a reminder: the purpose of this first v1.0 Lite release was to get necessary feedback so that I can fine tune the code before the release of iVocAudio in "normal" version.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Top 10 countries / downloads for "iVocAudio Lite" first day on Apple Store

The results on iTunes Connect (the service thanks to which developpers can access all data related to their App once it's on the App Store) are apparently updated every day at 2.30 am (Cuppertino time, California).

So I just received the TOP10 countries that downloaded iVocAudio Lite on November 9th 2010:
Totally 46 downloads, which is really correct as compared to my unofficial target that was set to 30 !

Thanks to all of those who already reported to me some requests for improvements/bugs, and thanks in advance to all of those who will!

Regarding the following deadlines: I'll be fine-tuning the App according to your remarks during end of this week, then after I'll quit for 1 week (national holidays in Turkey), then when I'm back, I'll send to Apple:
- The new iVocAudio Lite version optimized,
- the "normal" iVocAudio version.

Monday, November 8, 2010

iVocAudio Lite IS Live on the App Store!!

I've just checked and iVocAudio Lite is now available on the App Store !! (I didn't receive any mail from Apple about that last step though)

Please test it and send me your feedback (especially if you find bugs!)
If you like it, I'd appreciate that you leave a review on the App Store!

iVocAudioLite in the App Store !! (within minutes)

1) At 18h21 Turkish time, I received a first e-mail from Apple saying that the status of my App had switched to "In Review"

2) At 20h09: new e-mail announcing that the status was "Processing for App Store"

3) and finally at 20h19: "Ready for Sale" !

So iVocAudio Lite will hit the App Store within minutes! (they say in the e-mail that it can take up to 24 hours).

Anyway I'm so happy it was processed so quickly! Yihouuuuuuuuuuu!

Friday, October 29, 2010

First film to present iVocAudio (in French)

"First" is great, but also means:
  • That I used the demo version of ScreenFlow to make this video/screencast => the video is branded quite heavily ^^
  • That I just recorded it and it's 3h50 Turkish time in the morning so it will need fine-tuning,
  • Because of item 2), I made it in French (next one will be in English)

Dailymotion film 1 (French)

Here we go: App review...

At 22h45 Turkish time, I received Apple's e-mail indicating to me that the status of my App has changed to "Waiting For Review"!
Crossing my fingers...

General presentation of iVocAudio (English)

 Here is basically what appears about iVocAudio on the AppStore

What's the principle?
Thanks to iVocAudio, you will be able from now on:
- to memorize any word, sentence or notion,
- in a fun, ultra-quick and optimized way.

How does it work?
There are 2 steps:
1) Recording: you record Question/Answer couples with the iPhone's microphone,
2) Game: For each couple, iVocAudio will test you in an optimized way about the question (resp. answer) and you have to indicate whether you know the answer (resp. question) with a simple move on the screen.

Why is it so great?
You save a lot of time by recording directly from the mic,

You progress quicker, since the app tests you in priority about the question/answer you know the less,

You can play anywhere without having to look at your screen:
- in your car (you won't feel sick etc.),
- when watching television,
- in your bed, with the light off,
- while queueing up,
-  with bright sun (at the beach ;-))
The people with impaired vision can also take great advantage of iVocAudio for this same reason.

Everybody can play! This app can be used by young children or by older people indifferently thanks to the simple interface, and uses are infinite depending on what you really need.

The number of themes you can record is unlimited: the only limit is the storage capacity of your device.

iVocAudio will easily adapt to your everyday life. You can « study » several weeks or months later, since iVocAudio memorizes exactly what needs to be insisted on...

Typical use examples
You have to learn regularly some vocabulary in a foreign language: you'll then record couples such as «love» in question and «amour» as an answer, or total sentences like « I love my little dog » / « J'adore mon petit chien ».

You're a student and you have to learn regularly History dates. You'll then record couples such as « end of civil war » / « April 18, 1865 ».

You're a student and you have to learn definitions in biology. You'll then record couples such as « DNA » / « Deoxyribonucleic acid ».

You work in a compagny and have to learn by heart some key infos for a presentation or an interview. You'll then record couples such as « Yearly turnover in 2010 » / « 234 million dollars ».

You want to help your child to learn his multiplication tables. You'll then record couples such as « 4*6 » / « 24 ».

You want to remember the birthdays of the members of your familly or friends. You'll then record couples such as « Clelia » / « February 7th, 2007 ».

You want to remember once and for all the main national bank holidays. You'll then record couples such as « Halloween » / « October 31st ».

A few features detailed
3 possible languages for the display of the menus: English, French and Turkish. More to come depending on requests.
Ranking of each couple with stars corresponding to levels (equivalent: from 0 to 10 points), regrouped according to 4 colours: red, orange, yellow and green.
Graphic Pie Chart describing for each project your general progress, by indicating the propositions of couples in red, orange, yellow or green.
Detailed info for each couple: number of fails, of successes, of successes in a row, and the two directions: Question=>answer or answer=>question.
Number of projects and couples unlimited in the normal version of iVocAudio, limited to 2 projects with 6 couples each in the Lite version.
Recording of the couples by pressing a unique button.
In the game mode, you can choose for each question 4 options: listen to the question again, listen to the answer, indicate that you know the answer, indicate that you don't know the answer.
Several sorting modes are available in order to optimize your learning, based on 2 main sorting keys: according to stars/according to fails and then according to successes, randomly, or according to recording order.
Possibility to name, rename or delete any project.
Possibility to delete any couple,
Possibility to reorganize and sort out the projects according to your needs,
Possibility to create a new project by using the data from another project (title of project, categories of the couples),
Possibility to use headphones or the iPhone's speaker,
Possibility to reset the scores for any project,
Possibility to restart any game by triple tapping anywhere on the Play Screen.
In Play mode, a bell sound goes off at the end of every game in order to warn you that you went through all the couples of the project. The game will then restart.
In Play mode, possibility to indicate that you know (or not) the answer before the end of the question.

Screenshots of iVocAudio