The Appculture Ten-Week Report
Wow. It’s been a full ten weeks since Appculture began. Doesn’t seem like very long, especially since so much has happened! But there’s still a long way to go before Appculture can become the de-facto resource for mobile technology, design and culture.
But we’re going to get there! And you can help — by letting your friends know about Appculture.
Appculture has done something unique: I’ve focused on apps not for their usefulness but as a place to start talking about good design. And I think this has caught some people’s attention.
One of the most popular posts on the site is the Financial Manager roundup–in which I compare the interfaces of several iPhone apps and analyze their development choices. The emphasis on design and usability– not just number of features– seems to have been very helpful to a lot of people.
A second popular post is on Your Mac’s Menubar — where I uncover some really helpful productivity-boosters for Mac users. This was in answer to a question I’ve been getting asked for years and years, and I’m so happy to be able to explain what tools I use. There are some really great things on there, so if you use a Mac, be sure to check it out!
Appculture’s Traffic Sources
We’re starting small. Appculture’s userbase has climbed to several hundred in the past few weeks alone, and we’re enjoying small but significant growth in a couple other key areas. We also have a growing number of RSS subscribers: To those people, THANK YOU for choosing to read me! (If you haven’t yet, check out our RSS feed, it’s a great way to keep up with new posts as they come in!)
Among RSS readers, our most popular posts have been on Location Services and the strange new world of Apple’s Mac OS X 10.7. This seems to indicate, at least to me, that our small but “core” group of RSS readers are most in-tune with where I want the site to go: you guys are technical, philosophical, and engaged. Thanks again for your attention and energy… I really appreciate it.
Appculture’s Traffic Goals
Our biggest traffic generator right now is Facebook (presumably through status updates on my profile) — which is a little weird. Our second biggest is Twitter (you can talk to me there @dmaterialized).
All this is to say that we’re moving ahead, quietly, and that I have big plans to make that push a lot more visible in the coming months. What do you want to see more of here at Appculture? What kinds of things interest you? Let me know in the comments, or via email or Twitter!!