Officially Released, The Light Camera Mark I
More info at TheLightCameraApp.com — or a Direct iTunes link. in limited supply of 50,000!
Quickly, all you need to know is that the “cool” thing about this camera is that it has all real-time Live filters and effects, in addition to real-time edge detection and live sharpening. You can also use your fingers to adjust the intensity of the effect, move around lens flares, etc etc… it’s cool!
Tell All: (what’s really goin on here???)
Why did you do a Limited Edition App? Are you Crazy?!?
Why would anyone want to limit the upside? We didn’t do this with our other camera app, and it had over 1 million downloads… so, yes, I know it is a little crazy! And, I don’t know if anyone has ever done a limited-edition app, but here is my thinking, in case you were curious. I mean, I might as well be totally transparent about my motivations and desires and stuff, right?
So, I think this real-time edge-detection and sharpening feature is really cool. There are so many apps out there, and I wanted this one to be different and special. I love filters, and the idea of Live Filters is really cool… you know when you put on someone else’s funky sunglasses and everything looks kinda crazy-cool? That’s what this is like, but with more intense effects.
Anyway, I wanted people to actually try it and get excited about it. There are currently two pretty good working theories about marketing and stuff online… and if you want more info on this, read some of the books of Guy Kawasaki , Kevin Kelly, Gary Vaynerchuk or many other people out there!
Long-Tail – This is the idea that something might be niche and low price, but it continues to make money for years and years and years. This is what we did with our other apps… it’s neverending as long as you have a quality product.
Rarity – People do want what is rare. In many ways, this is the opposite of the “inifinte” supply of the Long-Tail above. If people can have something that others cannot, they just want it! It’s just the way humans are hardwired, as irrational as it may be. So, the idea that you can have an app that your friends don’t is, well, just kinda cool!
Combo-Theory – so, with this, I thought it would be fun to experiment and combine the two above into my Combo-Theory. _I think we can do something that has a Long Tail AND is Rare_. We’ll have The Light Camera: Mark I here until it sells out. At that point, we’ll look at the good/bad of the camera… what people liked and what people hated (we will of course fix bugs in free updates!)… and then we will improve upon everything for The Light Camera: Mark II, which will also be in limited quantities… then the Mark III, etc etc. We will continue this until we run out of ideas (hard to imagine) or if people get really tired of camera apps (also hard to imagine)! Anyway, this is the idea we are going for here.
Also, thank you very much to the team here at Stuck In Customs that helped out with this app – Mark Powell, Curtis Simmons, Will Kelly, Luke Lakatosh and more!
Logistically: How do you make something limited in the app store?
Okay, THIS is a problem! Hehe… for one, I don’t want to “remove” it from the app store, because then customers cannot get the free updates and bug fixes that I promised. So, instead, I just have crank up the price to something INSANE like $999 or however high it goes. I know, it’s kinda wierd… and people that arrive late will be thinking, “WTF!” And they may buy it for $999 and then write a horrible one-star review that says, “This app is NOT worth $999!” But, really, honestly, that’s okay… they can write a one star review for $999. I’m only kinda kidding… but… just thinking into the future of things that might happen.
Android Support?!?!? Let me head this one off at the pass! I already know I’ll get many questions about this. The GOOD news is that we have begun Android development of Stuck On Earth, the Free travel app ( www.stuckonearthapp.com)! But our Android team is small, and execution is the problem. Personally, I am an Android user (!!), so I am very anxious to get all these apps on the Android ASAP. Like you, I know that Android is the present and future.
The Light Camera Mark I:正式发行
登陆TheLightCameraApp.com了解更多详情，另有 iTunes连接 。首发限量5万套哦！
总而言之，我希望大家都来尝试，找找那种刺激的感觉。目前比较盛行的有两种营销和在线销售的理论……如果你想进一步了解，不妨找几本Kawasaki , Kevin Kelly, Gary Vaynerchuk之类作者的书来看看。
结合理论——好了，有了这些，我想略加试验，将以上两点结合起来。我们可以尝试一下“长尾型”稀有产品销售。我们有The Light Camera: Mark I产品。待产品售罄，然后反思产品利弊——用户喜欢和讨厌的功能(当然，肯定会有免费升级，修复漏洞！)，然后在The Light Camera: Mark II中进行改进，而二期产品也会限量销售，之后还会有Mark III等等等等，一直到江郎才尽(很难想象)或者人们已经厌烦了相机应用(同样难以想象)！总而言之，这就是我们目前努力的目标。
对了，在此要感谢Stuck In Customs对于此应用提供的支持——Mark Powell, Curtis Simmons, Will Kelly, Luke Lakatosh以及各位！
安卓支持？！先打住！我知道很多人都在问。好消息是，我们已经着手设计Stuck On Earth、免费旅行应用( www.stuckonearthapp.com)的安卓版！但是目前我们的安卓团队还不够壮大，所以实施起来还有难度。我个人用的就是安卓系统（想不到吧），我也希望安卓版能尽早面试。大家都明白，安卓才是日后趋势。
Daily Photo – On Top of the Disney Fantasy
This was my first Disney cruise, so I don’t know if I was lucky with the clouds, or if they are usually full of oceanic-drama. I know some of you in the audience are big ocean-sailing-boat people, so you would know…
What you see here is one of the “Adult Only” areas of the ship. I was surprised that there were many of these areas spread around, and at least three pools just for grown-ups. It was a nice surprise! 🙂