iPS 230: ChibiStudio



    Erica Sadun

    Gui Rambo

    Special Guest: None

    In today’s episode, the iPhreaks panel, Erica and Gui talk about his app ChibiStudio, the challenges and lessons learned, and specifically about how it's like to have a freemium app in the App Store. The app allows people to create their own avatar, or Chibi, that they the can share through the iMessage app. This is a great episode to learn about the thought processes that go into creating a new iOS app.

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on: 

    • Where did the idea for ChibiStudio come from?
    • iMessage apps
    • How to improve the iMessage app success
    • Discoverability
    • Free app with in-app purchases. Why?
    • Different theme packs, especially during holidays
    • Balance between free content and paid options
    • Corporate outreach
    • Developing your own brand
    • Small and specialized audience
    • 2 pathways to monetary success
    • Using ads in apps
    • King Games
    • Ethical apps
    • Lessons he’s learned from developing
    • And much, much more!