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Do you love unique and challenging puzzles? So do we.
The Year of Puzzles is 12, make that 18, no, make that 22 great puzzles from world‑class constructors. Brought to you by Puzzazz.
Do you love unique and challenging puzzles? So do we. The Year of Puzzles is 12, make that 18, no, make that 22 great puzzles from world‑class constructors. Brought to you by Puzzazz.
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Puzzazz's 2015 Thanksgiving BOGO Sale

Posted by Roy Leban (Creator)

Since many of you are also on our newsletter mailing list, we'll make this quick: we're having a buy-one-get-one-free sale for Thanksgiving, and we've just extended it through Tuesday, December 1st at Midnight PST, so you've got about 28.3 hours from right now to get in on the sale. Buy any book and get a transferrable coupon for a second book of equal or lesser value added to your account. Details are at http://puzzazz.com.

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    1. Roy Leban Creator on

      I had not seen the article you linked to. Our data is from earlier this year and is actually something like 94%. I looked for the source and couldn't find it. From the TechCrunch article, they're saying the total revenue ratio has changed from 9:1 to 11:9. That's impressive, but it also says that most of the growth is from China.

      Surprisingly, since we have no Chinese-language puzzles and very few puzzles that can be solved by someone who doesn't know English, we do have a few sales in China. I just did the math and it is < 0.005% all time and < 0.001% in the last year. Outside of China, much of the Android growth in the last few years are in countries that are not English speaking and are not in our top markets. (Not surprisingly, the top 4 are US, Canada, UK, Australia.)

      We definitely want the Android version. I personally had an Android as my phone until about a year ago, and many of the Android tablets (where they have less market share) are great devices. If it helps, we're devoting a lot more than 0.005% of our resources towards Android :)

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      Brian Auriti on

      Bruce, that's an eye-popping statistic! It made me wonder why anyone develops for Android at all. You're the professional here, so it's likely you know something I don't, but by any chance are you referring to this statistic?

      http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/15/ios-app-store-revenue-now-80-percent-higher-than-google-play-thanks-to-china/#.livavh0:IuiO

      If I understand right, the article says that iPhone apps bring in 70-90% more revenue than Android apps. That's quite different from saying that 90% of app revenue comes from iOS; for that to be true, iPhone apps would have to bring in 800% more revenue than Android apps. Again, you're the pro, but what am I missing?

    3. Roy Leban Creator on

      Hi Brian. We still have it in the plans, and there is still some work being done towards it, but it will not launch as soon as we would like (some folks at Puzzazz use Android devices themselves). Statistics show that more than 90% of app revenue comes from iOS even though Android devices outnumber iOS devices by about 10 to 1. Put another way, iOS development brings in about 90x more revenue than equivalent Android development. We need to be more successful before we can devote enough resources to the Android version to get it out.

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      Brian Auriti on

      Do you have any plans to bring the Puzzazz app to Android?