We released a new version of MobileNoter for iPhone just two days ago. This version beats Microsoft’s OneNote for iPhone in almost any comparison, except for one or two. We still have room for improvements, so expect new updates soon. Our MobileNoter teams has over 10 people now, thus new update will REALLY come out soon. Meanwhile, here is a new tutorial video for MobileNoter for iPhone:
MobileNoter has had rich text editing for how much time? Almost for two years by now!
MobileNoter was a contestant in Web Ready 2010 finals, but didn’t make it to the winners. Let’s take a look at some of the participants who made a noticeable progress in the startup game since the finals:
- Yam (2nd place in Web Ready 2010) received investment of $500k from Foresight Ventures. YaM (Yet Another Meeting) is a cloud-based solution for effective meeting management. It covers meeting scheduling, agenda management, note-taking, and follow-ups.
- SaeX (one of the semi-finalists) received investment of $500k from Foresight Ventures too, and then (in a second round) $300k from unnamed Canadian investment company. SaeX is a service that lets people sell and buy other people’s contact information, for example emails and phone numbers of top managers and politicians.
- copiny (one of the semi-finalists) received angel round from a private investor. Copiny aims at simplifying communications between a company and its customers.
- No public information is available about 1st place winner Quadra and 3rd place winner Alloka, but given their plans to expand into new geo-markets in 2011, they must be either doing really well or silently getting some investments too.
Update: as of November 2011, our Android version of the app outsells iOS version of the app.
Since our release of MobileNoter SE into Amazon Appstore two months ago, our sales have been growing steadily, but one thing remains the same: Google Android market outsells Amazon Appstore by 10 times. In other words, an application that brings $10K of monthly sales in Google market will sell for a total of $1K in Amazon market.
The ratio is pretty accurate, because we sell exactly the same application, and we don’t have any marketing or PR targeting specifically any of the markets.
And from the Captain Obvious department: both of these markets, even combined, are still being dwarfed by the Apple AppStore sales.