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“Stick Nodes” on iOS – One month later…


So it’s been a little over one month since Stick Nodes was released on the iOS App Store.  I wanted to share some info with how it’s doing. There aren’t many stats to show, so here are the important ones:

  • 7,400+ free installs
  • 210+ pro installs

Now, the thing that really struck me is just how much more likely iOS users are to purchase an app than Android users.  For comparison, I believe the combined number of Android pro purchases across all markets is less than that of just the App Store.  (Note that the Android version has been out for almost four months vs. one month for iOS.)

The second thing that struck me is just how much more profitable ads are on iOS than Android.  I’m not going to go into numbers just yet, but the iOS version is bringing in at least 4x more revenue with ads than the Android version.  This number is only increasing as the iOS version penetrates deeper into the market.

Stick Nodes iOS stats

The graph above should tell you everything you need to know.  Notice the big spike this weekend.  I couldn’t tell you the reason for it, but I’m not going to complain.  Whether or not those kind of downloads persist is yet to be seen, but again – no complaints.

So that’s the quick rundown for how the App Store has been treating me.  The great thing is that from all of the revenue from the iOS version alone, I’ve almost broken even in terms of the money I spent for a developer license and a used Mac Mini – in only one month.  Definitely didn’t expect that, but it’s great news.

I’ll do a more in-depth summary of both the Android and iOS versions once some more time has passed.

  1. Sean utters: December 7, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I’d say you’ve already found the ??? you were looking for, because profit is already among us.

    Seriously though, dem stats, IOS seems to be where it’s at

  2. Sean announces: December 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Nice, I actually saw that a few days ago, it came up in search results like 6 different times in the one search (I think it was re-blogged a lot).

    I thought you may have known about it already so I didn’t say anything, but that’s really awesome congrats!

  3. Sean blathers: March 19, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Man…. I think I need to start harassing you with crickets and tumble-weed too…

  4. Ralph announces: March 19, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Hey, I’m a little busy with other things. In fact, I was really considering archiving this blog and just having the site be a single page thing with a list of games and stuff like that.

  5. Sean states: March 19, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I can’t tell if you’re serious or not…

    Anyway, don’t you dare, you’ll just start posting stuff that makes no sense what-so-ever, just so you can say you created something.

  6. cain blathers: March 29, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I can’t upload it to YouTube because it’s a gif change that plz

  7. Sean says: March 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Your next post; Stick Nodes, 4 Years Later

  8. Ralph utters: March 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    My next post, “Sean IP-Banned From Website.”

  9. Ralph blathers: March 30, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Hey cain.

    Sorry about that. The Pro version can export to mp4 for direct upload to Youtube. However, you can also use other apps/programs to convert the gif file to a video file (while also adding sounds/music if you want) – so that’s also an option.

  10. Sean states: March 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Lmao, well for starters, you wouldn’t do that, you’re crazy about my existence.

    Secondly, I know like 6 ways to get around IP bans, so it’s really futile.

    Thirdly, hello!

  11. Sean says: May 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    “Stick Nodes – 9 Months Later”

  12. Sean proclaims: May 4, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Actually, August is 9 months behind May.

  13. Ralph blathers: May 5, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Ah, well if you’re talking about the Android release, yeah.

    I was referring to this post/iOS version, released in November. So six months. Pretty much six months to the day in fact. Half a year. LOL.

  14. Sean states: May 5, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Can you believe it’s been almost a year since you released the BETA though?

    P.S, don’t tamper with my posts like that, I in no way endorsed the image you eventually posted about me sucking.

    You are the one who sucks, Ralph.

  15. Ralph blathers: May 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Hey, you linked to that image and asked me to put it in your last post, I just obliged.

    Also, yeah, I guess it is almost a year since the Beta. That is crazy.

    Now that you have me thinking, I can’t believe I missed the anniversary of when I started working on it, around March 27th: http://fortheloss.org/new-app-under-development/

  16. The matt matt proclaims: November 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Hey ralph you should do a tutorial on how to upload sticknodes ( not the pro version ) to youtube can you plz do that ive been trying and trying but they all keep saying error. Plz make a tutorial on that ok.

    P.S. you are the best animator in the world

  17. Sean says: November 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Make new post.

  18. Ralph announces: November 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    No you.

  19. Sean utters: November 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Alright I will, give me admin access and the statistics for Stick Nodes and you’ve got yourself a deal.

  20. Sean announces: February 26, 2016 at 1:40 am
  21. Ralph states: February 26, 2016 at 7:56 am


  22. Ashton Heath remarks: May 18, 2016 at 4:56 am

    whats going on here guys??
    Don’t fight.

    • Sean blathers: May 18, 2016 at 5:34 am

      Lmao, just for that honesty I think you deserve to keep that backlink there.

      Also it’s probably the same company Ralph’s dad works for anyway.

      Which is suspicious.

      I call hacks.

      • Ralph says: May 18, 2016 at 8:58 am

        That link is oddly specific…

        Also, how do you even know about new posts?

        This site apparently still gets 100 hits a day. Cool.

        • Sean states: May 20, 2016 at 6:17 am

          Because I’m magic. Also email notifications. But mostly it’s the magic thing.

          Oh and how dare you remove that random guys link to your dads work. Free advertising right there.

          Here you go buddy: no

        • Ralph utters: May 31, 2016 at 2:22 pm

          This made me lol.

          But no.

        • Sean proclaims: June 1, 2016 at 12:02 am


          So truth time, was that your dads work or what?

        • Ralph says: June 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm

          Before I respond, are you even being serious?

        • Sean states: June 1, 2016 at 6:23 pm

          Maybe. Answer the question and we’ll find out.

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