As many of you know, for the last few months I have been in the process of creating my first mobile app. Up until now, I haven’t posted many details about the app, but today I’m extremely happy to announce that it has finally been released and is now for sale on both the App Store and Google Play!
What Is SharePrayer?
SharePrayer is an app that helps people put God first, even in a world full of distractions. SharePrayer has two main features – the ability to set alerts to remind you to stop what you’re doing in pray, and the ability to share and receive prayer request from friends and family.
What sets SharePrayer apart from similar apps is the ability to share and receive prayer requests from family and friends directly through the app! In order to do this, you must link your email to the app on the settings screen and make sure “Accept Prayer Requests” is on. Once you do that when a friend wants to share a prayer request with you, all they have to do is press the SharePrayer logo on the app description page and enter your email. BOOM! Their prayer request automatically is added to your list of things to pray for!
The great thing about SharePrayer is that if you share a prayer request with someone directly through the app, if they don’t have SharePrayer, they still get your prayer request – it just gets emailed to them automatically instead!
I even went ahead and made a quick tutorial video showing you exactly what SharePrayer does and how it’s used! I apologize in advance about the video quality – I made this video at 1am and just wanted to get it done 😉
March 2012 – Thought of Idea
April 7, 2012 – Posted Elance Job
April 12, 2012 – Hired Developer
April 26, 2012 – Created Mobile App Tycoon
May 12, 2012 – Graphics Complete
May 23, 2012 – Created SharePrayerApp.com
June 5, 2012 – First Version Complete – Testing Stage Begins
June 13, 2012 – Final Version Complete
June 17, 2012 – Scheduled Release Date
June 19, 2012 – Free Version Complete
June 22, 2012 – SharePrayer Approved by Apple – Ready for Sale
June 24, 2012 – SharePrayer Free Approved by Apple – Ready for Sale
July 8, 2012 – Android Version Complete
July 8, 2012 – Android Version Approved by Google – Ready for Sale
July 8, 2012 – Release Date
As you can see from the timeline above, it’s been a long 3 month journey from the idea to final product. I know that there are a lot of aspects about the development of SharePrayer that I could write about in more detail, but in order to keep this post relatively short, I will save those for future posts.
I’m very excited not only about the possibility of helping people and making money with this app, but also how it affects Mobile App Tycoon. While I have helped out with the marketing aspects of my uncle’s apps, I have never been through the process of developing an app from A-Z until now. I’m stoked that I’m going to be able to share my failures and successes with you not only with SharePrayer but with my future apps!
Do Me a Favor?
If you have two minutes to spare today I’d really appreciate it if you could do me a huge favor. As you probably could guess, reviews are a huge factor in what makes people buy an app. They also play a role in the ranking algorithm that determines where the app shows up when people search for different keywords. So if you could please take the time to download either SharePrayer Free, or if you really want to make my day, the full version of SharePrayer (only $0.99) and leave a 4 or 5 star review I would appreciate it so much!
Thanks so much for your help and I’m looking forward to updating you on how SharePrayer does. From now on, at the beginning of each month I will publish an income report for the money I made from mobile apps in the previous month. So sometime in the first week of August, you’ll be the first to know how much money I made from SharePrayer in July! Can’t wait to share it with you!