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Ow My Balls! Week 1

Posted by joshm On May - 8 - 2009

Wow, what a wild week. I used to think getting My Balls into the App Store was going to be the big challenge. Now I realize the ultimate challenge is exposing them. We’ve spent the week sharing the game with friends, press, and bloggers in an attempt to get the word out. The net result was great – the highlight being an article on c|net crave. Here’s the best of the best…

  • CNet Crave – Ow My Balls for iPhone: Make Joe Hurt
  • Krapps – Ow My Balls! Brings Epic Nutshots to your iPhone – 100% Anti-Krapps Certified
  • iPhone Savior – Ow My Balls! is Totally Ridonkulous!
  • TouchMyApps – Ow My Balls! Erupts onto the iTunes Marketplace
  • Frapstr – Ow My Balls!
  • iPhone Otaku – Ow My Balls! Crashes onto the iPhone

Some interesting facts:

  • Almost 3x more copies of the game have been pirated than sold (way to support indie developers kids!)
  • US is dominating sales with Brittan in a distant 2nd. Copies have been sold in 14 different countries.
  • Of 23 reviews we have 22 that are 5 stars – only 1 that is 3 stars. That is extraordinary for a new app.

Let’s close out the week with an EPIC nut shot video. Now, there’s stupid, and then there’s…

Our time is soon…

Posted by joshm On May - 4 - 2009

My Balls will be in your hands shortly. Just waiting for the iTunes Store to update. In the meantime, why not enjoy another great nutshot video? I have to say, this is one of the best I’ve seen. And I’ve seen a lot of nutshot videos.

Pole Nuts!

Posted by joshm On April - 26 - 2009

How about another YouTube Nutshot video to help pass the time while we wait for approval? This one is wicked … pole vault, to the nuts!

Bear Kick in the Balls

Posted by joshm On April - 15 - 2009

If you think it’s funny when a dude gets kicked in the balls, wait till you see a bear get a nutshot! Enjoy:

“Ouch, My Balls!” The Game Show

Posted by joshm On April - 12 - 2009

OK it’s time to lighten up the mood. It’s time for some nut cracking action. So here’s the single best ball hit video I found on YouTube. Enjoy.

Time for another YouTube Nutshot

Posted by joshm On March - 30 - 2009

So the mood is finally upbeat again here at the world headquarters for Ow My Balls. We’re recharged and cranking on a new version of the game that we hope to get into Apples hands for review shortly. While we crank, enjoy some more ball hit action. We call this one Fish Balls!

Waiting…

Posted by joshm On March - 20 - 2009

We’ve entered the most nerve wracking part of the iPhone and iPod Touch development process – waiting for approval from the app store. We did everything we can to ensure approval and now we get to wait and see if we pass the test.

In the mean time, I’ve been working on improvements to memory management while waiting for approval. Also doing some control and UI tweaks. All boring stuff, so how about we entertain you with some more ball shot videos! Let’s go to the world of footballs….

OMG WE SHIPPED!

Posted by joshm On March - 18 - 2009

It is a great day in the land of my balls. Three and a half weeks ago this was just a dream. Today we have shipped version 1.0 to Apple for review. We are extremely proud of the work we have done and can’t wait for everyone out there to get an opportunity to play it. To celebrate we’re going to embed yet another awesome nutshot video here for you to watch. You’ll just have to be patient to see the final version of the game.

Thanks to everyone who helped us along the way. This was a heroic effort and we couldn’t have done it without your support.

This video shows how it feels to be done with the project. For now.

Digging through YouTube

Posted by joshm On March - 3 - 2009

Today I spent a bunch of time digging through YouTube trying to find the best ball hit videos for the video section. Boy is this tough! You’d think that YouTube has like thousands of ball hit videos. And they do. But most of them are on purpose, like “Hey we’re gonna kick Jimmy in the balls now watch!” It’s not funny if it’s on purpose, it’s got to be an accident. So out of like thousands of videos I’ve watched I uncovered five good ones so far that can be used. Can’t use any one that has cussing in it cause we don’t want any trouble with app review. I’m gonna post just one more of these videos here then I gotta keep the rest for the game. These guys over at kicked in the nuts are even crazier than we are.

Coding is Hard

Posted by joshm On February - 28 - 2009

My day job is as a product manager. That doesn’t mean I can’t code. Even if my friends tell you that they are really just joking. Doing product management during the day and iPhone development at night is heroing (that’s a word right Wordpress wants to change it to Heroin?) I’m constantly switching between two parts of my mind – the part that codes, and the part that products. I’m starting to get used to it but I don’t think my brain is happy with it. Maybe it’s time for a YouTube video to cheer things up. We’ll call this one Tae Kwon Balls.

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