@Bas: oh yeah right! Ahold bought it!
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Color me impressed, should be submitting one myself in the next week or so. Here's hopin' it works out as smoothly as your appears to.
Way to go, Bas!!
I return 404s when there is no content found in my APIs
wow, nice app. i want to try it on my windows 8
Hey Bas, I happened to see this today when I went into the store to get some upgrades. Congrats!
Ha, that's awesome, thanks for the heads up. Looks like my daily downloads have increased tenfold due to this.
How many downloads did you have already?
Before I had roughly 20-30 downloads per day, now that it's spotlighted it's between 250 and 280 a day. The conversion rate is a little over 28%. Note that this is for an app that's only available in Dutch. I have no idea if it's visible to people who don't have Dutch as a fallback language or however that works, but the description being in Dutch I don't suppose many of those downloads are non-Dutch speakers. Also it's somewhat specific in its target audience (people who shop at that particular Dutch retailer). For an OS that's been out three weeks or something I'm kind of impressed.
The hardest thing, I've found, is getting people to rate the app. I have four ratings, and one review. Even people I know and have asked to leave a review or at least rate the app simply refuse to do so for some reason. It's baffling and a bit annoying, since I'm guessing the number of ratings/reviews count to your "noteworthiness" or whatever the default sort method for the store is.
I've made a bunch of sales through the app, but I suppose the real test will be the holiday season. And then the real real test will be next year's holiday season when people who got their W8 devices this holiday season use them to shop for that holiday season.
@Bas: Hey I checked it out ... I really like the shopping cart, and how I can see everything I've added really easily. The running total animation is nice. I kept hitting right-click, expecting something ... I think you should add something there, anything that makes sense (even a link to "Home") would be good, so that there's some response. Also, I find it hard to read Dutch.
I will have to try it out on the Surface later; I've only had the chance to try on the desktop without touch.
I hope you get a lot of suggestions and the app makes you enough money that you don't have to work on stuff you hate.