[PRESS RELEASE] Why Be the Mayor of Your City When You Can Be King: Funton Games Challenges iPhone Users With Their New Check In Social Gaming App City King

City King role playing game transforms neighborhood hot spots into manga-like battlefields by creating game maps out of the city around you using your iPhone’s GPS

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2012

iPhone users are used to checking into places, TV shows, books and movies with applications like Foursquare, Facebook and GetGlue with the chance to earn stickers, badges or becoming a mayor – but none let users duel to the death to become King like social gaming iPhone app City King.

City King transforms your local hot spots into battlegrounds by creating a game map based on your actual geographic location. Players check in to nearby locations using their iPhone’s location-based services to do battle with in-game monsters and compete against other local players for the highest score to earn the title of King. Users can also enlist the help of their friends by adding up to two friends as Sidekicks in a multi-player mode in battle using Facebook Connect. They can also purchase virtual goods to equip their avatar with weapons, potions and tools to aid their quest in ruling their land.

Los Angeles based mobile app creator, Funton Games, developed this game as part of their mission to transform everyday real life into a digital playground that can connect people around the globe through play.

“We wanted to create a game that would use the players actual surroundings to create an engaging fantasy world where they could compete with friends, neighbors and locals in an engaging and fun format and so City King was born”, says Stella Ju, VP of Marketing for Funton Games.

Funton enlisted the help of an award winning designer from Italy to create the fun and colorful world of City King including the major manga inspired characters Blade Master and Demon Huntress. In addition, they worked with Gravity Music, best known for their work with top mobile games Battle Heart and OMG! Pirates, on the games soundtrack.

To celebrate their recent launch, Funton Games is offering City King for free for a limited time only. The app can be downloaded from the App Store. For more information, please visit http://www.funtongames.com or follow them on Twitter @FuntonGames.

Based in Los Angeles,Funton Games is a group of extremely passionate mobile game developers who believe that mobile gaming can elevate everyday real life into something adventurous and exciting. They transform the real world into a digital playground that connects people around the globe through play.

Source: www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9502320.htm

[UPDATED] Media Coverage of App Promo’s First Annual Developer Survey Results

Our first annual developer survey launched April 4 and with the aim to capture, statistically, what we have been seeing in the industry firsthand – that too often app publishers are not planning and managing their mobile application as they would any other product or business. What we found we published in two formats: (1) an INFOGRAPHIC which went viral on May 2, 2012 and a white paper which was made publically available for free download on our website.

We were extremely pleased to see such an embrace by the media and bloggers in the technology and mobile industry to help us spread the word to the community on the importance of seeing your app as a business in order to succeed. Below is a summary of the the various tech blogs and sites that picked up the story. Thanks to all of these publications for their support.

We encourage you to continue to share these stories to help better the success with mobile apps.

[PRESS RELEASE] App Developers Get a Wake Up Call From Results of App Promo’s First Annual Developer Survey

Survey finds that 59% of participants are not generating enough revenue to break even with development costs

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) May 02, 2012

App Promo, a leading app marketing and strategy firm, has published the results from their First Annual Developer Survey that took place in April 2012. The most staggering finding from the survey was that 59% of participants indicated that the revenue generated by their most successful app was not enough to break even with development costs. In addition, 80% of participants confirmed that the revenue generated with their most successful app was not enough to support a standalone business.

The survey also found that the top earners in the group are seeing success because of the time and money they spend on marketing their mobile applications. The top earners represent 12% of participants who earned $50,000 or more with their most successful app. This group spent the most effort on marketing with an average of 14% of their time dedicated to promoting their app and also had nearly $30,000 set aside as the average marketing budget. This is a stark comparison to 52% of participants who spent as little as 5% or less of their time on promotion and had a marketing budget of $0.

“After two years of working with developers on increasing downloads and money for their app, we wanted to do this survey to dispel the myth that all you have to do is build an app and watch the money roll on in.” says App Promo CEO and Founder, Gary Yentin. “Our survey echoed exactly what we have been finding in the market, developers have to spend money and time on marketing in order to succeed. “

The goal of this survey was to shed light on the truth behind mobile app success in an attempt to educate and equip the app developer community with information they can use to better their app as a business. App Promo’s CEO, Gary Yentin, will be formally presenting the survey results at CTIA 2012 May 8th at the CTIA Executive Forum – QuickHits Track.

A summary of the results are readily available now for review and republish as an Infographic entitled “Wake Up Call – If You Spend It They Will Come” which can be found on the App Promo blog and a complete white paper covering all the data can be downloaded for free from their website.

App Promo conducted their First Annual Developer Survey from April 4 through to April 23, 2012 and collected over 100 responses from qualified app developer participants. App Promo encourages blogs and media to republish the infographic to help spread word on this very important topic for app developers. A copy of the infographic can be found at http://www.app-promo.com/.

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App Promo is a leader in app marketing and strategy. Their goal is to help app publishers succeed in the business of their applications offering strategy, monetization and marketing services across platform: iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Nokia.

Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9465242.htm

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