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JustForward is a podcast created for you, the Appreneur, Game Developer, Growth Hacker or App Marketer. Are you struggling with increasing the quality of your games? Make the most of Game Development! The goal of this podcast is to make the complex nature of game development both clean and simple. Subscribe and receive growth hacking tools and tips.
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Feb 27, 2019

This episode is a short overview of the hyper-casual games genre. Trends, market, competitors, target audience and product features.

Apr 16, 2017

In this episode I would like to provide some thoughts regarding indie game development strategy. This will be interesting for those who just started first steps in game development and for those who are going to start their indiedev journey.

Apr 9, 2017

How can you start game development? Especially, if you have limited time, resources and skills, but you have a very strong desire and passion to start your own game development journey. We want to tell you that there is no need to make a game from scratch and spend thousands of dollars to make your first steps! We advise and offer you to use proven game mechanics and ready to use game templates. It's called Game Reskinning and it's really awesome!

Jun 8, 2015

This an episode about our guest post for In this post, Timur shows how creating a podcast can leverage your app marketing strategy and drive organic downloads to your app.

May 7, 2015

It goes without saying that app's name plays a big role. Actually, app store optimization starts with the name. Your goal is to make a shot not only with the first impression, but with any impression. So what is important to take into account while naming an app?

May 1, 2015

This time I`m going to tell you an amazing story about design process of a walking tour app, called Urban Walks. Anton Repponen has shared this story on his blog on Medium platform. Now I`ll unveil his design tips and tricks.

Apr 27, 2015

Nowadays most companies use bought media to increase their user base, reach the top of app store charts and achieve the mass audience. Ron Brightman the CEO of a mobile performance marketing network has shared useful tips on how to do it in a right way.

Apr 24, 2015

In this episode you will find out how Mr Jump earns $20k per day employing Chartboost's games-only platform for serving ads and why online video important for mobile app marketing strategy.

Apr 18, 2015

A/B testing is very popular nowadays. But not all of them know how to do it the right way. There are certain restrictions and requirements that everyone has to follow. Listen to this episode and be on the right way!

Apr 16, 2015

There is a tough competition among social media networks nowadays. That means social networks have to invent and employ something unique and state-of-the-art in order to acquire more users and increase retention rate. Here is the case study how Pinterest makes it successfully by using machine learning model in its Pinnability.

Apr 13, 2015

In this episode you will find the growth hack how can you triple your app revenue. Many developers don't test and optimize hypothesis about in-app revenue. But many developers have awesome apps, so listen to this episode and boost you revenue by just adding one button!

Apr 9, 2015

Mobile video has been growing steadily for years. This was driven by a couple of factors that listed in this episode. Increased standardization around this medium, better measurement capabilities and advanced targeting capabilities beyond device ID and lat/long over time can help brands and agencies identify the right KPIs and quantify value. These understandings probably will lead to increase of mobile video budget item. More sophisticated, video-specific pricing models can simplify for advertisers calculation of their ROI and also shift the risk to the publisher side and make them even more open to this medium.

Apr 7, 2015

Lately Apple started using its ads to showcase iOS apps as they work in the real world. One series of the last year, called "You are more powerful than you think" highlighted apps meant to give iPhone users a kind of superpower. Each was related to one of four themes. It were power, parenthood, dreams, and strength.7 Minute Workout: Quick Fit was included in the last category.

Apr 4, 2015

There is tons of information about app store optimization on the web. This episode provides structured summary about ASO. Listen to this episode and save your time.

Apr 2, 2015

Welcome to the new episode of the App Marketing - Growth Hacking Podcast! Today I`m going to present you the real case of mobile app Circa News. The case was published on Matt Galligan`s blog at Medium platform. Together we`ll try to understand what let Circa News to get 90% 5-star ratings. This growth hack will also increase the conversion of the incoming traffic to the app landing page in the app store. Hope, you ready to start! Let`s go!

Apr 1, 2015

Tinder is the location-based dating app which was launched on October, 2012 and made a real breakthrough. By January 2014, the app boasted more than 10 million users. By December of 2014, the app had been downloaded more than 40 million times with users swiping 1 billion times per day. On February 3rd the company reported that Tinder saw 100% year over year growth in monthly active users.

Mar 31, 2015

There are too many match three games on app markets today. How can you beat the top? Here are some useful tips of creating a match-three puzzle games and various strategies of consumer`s attraction.

Mar 30, 2015

Mobile app marketing is mostly an art which is practiced in the dark. Marketers make very important decisions based on their gut feeling and competitors research because both App Store and Google Play do not have a mechanism for split testing to know the best working options. Even in the absence of A/B testing in app stores, it is possible to do split testing. Find out how to do that.

Mar 24, 2015

One of the first things that people will see when they discover your app is your app icon. Your app icon is vital for your conversion rate because it makes the first impression and provides the key idea of your app. You have to make that great first impression by having an amazing app icon. It has to convey the functionality and the essence of an app while being scalable, unique, and just downright attention grabbing.

Mar 21, 2015

ASO stands for App Store Optimization and it is the process of improving the visibility of a mobile app in an app store. You can think of it like search engine optimization (SEO) for websites - only for the App Store instead - if you would like. More specifically, app store optimization is the process of ensuring that an application ranks highly in an app store's search results and in the top charts rankings.

Mar 5, 2015

The Sunrise calendar application found its way into the mobile market by making your calendar more interactive and useful. Its founder believes that the calendar should be more than just your daily schedule and can be more productive. Apparently, enough users agree to get Sunrise to be valued at $100 million dollars. Microsoft agreed also and acquired Sunrise as part of the Microsoft play to grab a larger chunk of the mobile market.

Mar 5, 2015

Pose is a success story of an app that has created a niche for itself with a focus on fashion conscious users. It is powered by user generated content but has a unique idea whereby it shares revenue with the users. With a user base of more than 1 million, Pose is already being called the Instagram of fashion.

Feb 26, 2015

In the current day and age, it is no longer a case of asking whether to focus on mobile app marketing or not. There were almost 1.3 million apps available on Google Play in July 2014. Similarly the number of apps available on Apple App Store was 1.2 million. Cost per install, also known as CPI, increased too. How do you make sure your app gets its time in the spotlight? This is where mobile app marketing comes in. It is a complex process, but if you follow certain guidelines, this process becomes as simple as ABC.

Feb 26, 2015

It is getting tougher every day to acquire new users for your apps and so the goal of this podcast is to make the complex nature of app marketing both clean and simple. This series of podcasts will cover the key topics of app marketing, which are: app store optimization (ASO), mobile SEO, app promotion, app ranking, app advertising, app monetization and so on. We will also discuss noteworthy failures in order to learn lessons from them.