Wednesday, December 15, 2010

68th annual Four State Regional Conference

I attended the 68th annual Four State Regional Conference and went to see Cagatay Celebioglu talk on his game he helped create called Imp Escape.  Celebioglu along with 2 friends created Imp Escape for the iPhone.  Celebioglu talked a lot about how web is dead and everything is now apps, to get your news you have a news app that brings it right up, same for emails, internet radio, and social media networks.  Practically everything you could want to do on the internet is now an app.
  Apple is the biggest app company with an astonishing 300,000 apps and still growing strong, the new Android market is coming up fast though with 100,000 apps and growing, Blackberry comes in 3rd with 10,000, and the Palm phones have 18 apps that they offer.  With these hundreds of thousands of apps there is only around 30,000 developers.  The average person with a smart phone will spend $4.30 a month on apps.
  Celebioglus game Imp Escape was a side scrolling game where you made the terrain as your Imp ran along it.  Celebioglus was the graphic designer behind the project and it took him and his two friends 8 months to make it.  This was the second app that they had made.  In the first two weeks it had 5,000 downloads at 0.99 per download.  This was pretty good for only two weeks, and they made the yahoo news page.  They are hopping to get the downloads to around 100,000. You can see the trailers for Imp Escape and their other app at and also download Imp Escape at the iTunes store.

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