Is JESUS a zombie? Yes. Well, maybe. One thing is clear: he hates zombies, and he’s back from the dead to KILL THEM ALL. This time, Jesus won’t turn the other cheek! By STEPHEN LINDSAY, MICHAEL BRACCO, ARTHUR SUYDAM and many others. Published by ALTERNA COMICS. Mobile comic. 87 screens. Comedy, horror.
Apparently, it’s fairly easy to “go wrong.” The app has no zoom feature, so I struggled to read the print on my tiny screen. As for content, well the problem is that there isn’t that much of it. But enough of how much I think it sucks. Does this app make money?The table shows the download statistics for all five issues:
|#1||100,000 – 500,000|
|#2||50,000 – 100,000|
|#3||1,000 – 5,000|
|#4||1,000 – 5,000|
|#5||500 – 1,000|
Wow! In terms of downloads, it’s in the same league as comiXology’s Comics
But how much money did Robot Comics make? The first two issues are free. The last three are $1 each. So a low estimate for income to date is $2,500, a high
estimate is $11,000. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle: $6,750. Not too shabby, assuming it took these guys a month to write each app, so it comes out to about $1,000 per month for five months. Not bad for a hobby.
Note: These guys are making a living targeting the long tail—“niche” products produced quickly and cheaply to make a profit. But the android market also has traditional success stories—killer apps making insane amounts of money.