I love gadgets. I’ve been using them and collecting them since the 80s. See my photo below – a small collection from my gadget graveyard. By the way, the smashed screens happen when I pass them on to my kids – I look after my toys.
But whichever platform I use and prefer, developing for a platform is a whole different issue. Which platform is better for the developer? Android or iOS or something else?
We’re planning a “Trend Spotting” post for Notes on the topic, and I’d love to have your opinions. After all, you’re betting your livelihoods on that decision!
A lively debate is welcome! And to add fuel to the (friendly) fire, here are a few quick stats from the Marketplaces:
There are 214 iOS items vs 95 Android items. And they generate $16k vs $6k p/month. So it’s a dead heat. But Android has tripled in volume since last August, and iOS has only doubled.
(That was a few weeks ago. Now we have 235 iOS items, and 115 Android.)
So what’s more popular? What’s the trend here? Which platform are you betting on?
PS. How many of my devices do you recognise?
Hi GR community!
During September Envato Notes is focussing on how the Marketplaces can help startups. We’d love your help! Here’s how you can get involved.
We’ve written a fictional scenario where our Marketplaces can help a startup – a “Doggy Daycare” chain that needs help with branding and print media. We’d love for you to create a collection of Marketplace items you think would help.
Ralf and Rita have been caring for canines for a decade. They’ve been running a successful dog boarding facility near their home, and after getting advice from a local businessman who uses their facility, they decided to fulfill a long-term dream and expand.
They’ll start with a small chain of three animal boarding services, and need to rethink their branding and brochures. They’ll need a logo that fits their new name (“Doggy Daycare”), and a print menu of their services, including available kennel sizes, length of stay, a list of meals, and add-on services including dog walking and grooming.
Could you put together a collection of items they can use (including logo templates, print templates and stock images) from GraphicRiver, PhotoDune and other Marketplaces? Name the collection “Branding and Print Media” and send me a link to it via this form. You’re also welcome to include some brief comments about why you chose those items.
We’ll need your response by Saturday, September 7th (earlier if possible). We’ll post the story along with all the collections we receive back on Notes a couple of days later.
Thanks. I’m looking forward to hearing back from you!
You already know that good SEO can attract more buyers to your themes. But have you ever thought that the quality of the SEO in your themes and templates also affects your buyers? Do them a favour and optimize your items before selling them.
Saijo George is the Envato Marketplaces’ new SEO Marketing Analyst. He knows his stuff, and has just posted a brilliant article on Notes:8 Ways to Make Your Items SEO-Friendly. Do yourself a favour and check it out!
Saijo, it’s great to have you at Envato. Thanks for writing the article for us – I’m looking forward to your next one!
It’s our seventh birthday, and we’re reminiscing. I’ve asked seven people from the Marketplace team about the most inspiring moments in the Marketplaces from the last seven years.
You can find their thoughts here: What Are the Most Inspiring Envato Marketplace Moments of All Time?
What about you? How did you discover Envato? Which events and milestones have inspired you most over the years? Let us know here, or in the comments on the post.