Independence

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  • Averages around 35 minutes

33: Android

Published 14 August 2018 Hosted by Alice Zhao, Curtis Herbert and Russell Ivanovic

There’s a lot of theories out there about how feasible the Android market is for independent apps, and most of it isn’t exactly positive. To help cut through the noise, Russell Ivanovic joins Alice and Curtis to talk about his journey with Pocket Casts, what it’s like walking the line between platforms, and whether it’s even possible to find success with an Android app.

Episode Chapters

Start Time Title
00:00:00Pre-show
00:00:55Introduction
00:03:08What's the history of Pocket Casts?
00:09:06What kind of resources did you put into your Android version?
00:11:00How much did the fragmentation of Android affect the app?
00:17:35How did you manage to get people to pay for Pocket Casts?
00:26:33How much of a head start did you get from your initial press coverage?
00:28:38Do you take different approaches with marketing?
00:30:38How does the Android market respond to freemium and subscriptions?
00:32:34Are you an Android person now that you've found your success there?
00:35:20What's the most important thing to do when taking an iOS app to Android?
00:38:41Wrap-up

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