Thanks to Leanna Lofte and Rene Ritchie over at iMore for taking the time to talk with us about FavorIt!
We woke up this morning to realize how much (and how subtly) one’s voice gets taxed when talking at a trade convention all day long. I seriously thought “I can’t go on the show floor today because I sound like Bobby Brady right now!” Some warm Starbucks and conversations did the trick on getting me at least close to normal. We had run short on printed materials, so I had to send some to FedEx/Kinkos to have printed and waiting for us on the way over to the Moscone West building.
We didn’t know what kind of crowd to expect, so we approached it all like we always do – take whatever comes and make the best of it, trying to have un of course!
One thing we had maybe hoped for (but didn’t know the probability of actually happening) was to get our app reviewed by media. Today, we actually got recorder on video! Twice, even! Hope that makes it out to the world, but I don’t think I’ve ever watched myself in that type of situation…I don’t know if I will like it!
Highlight of the day for me was not only meeting Steve Beyer from MacReviewCast, but seing how excited he was about FavorIt. Steve had recently taken the reigns of the highly-respected podcast and I look forward to seeing him grow.
Day Two closed out and proved to be even more exciting than yesterday – on video? Are you kidding me?! Talking to podcasters that I listen to on a daily basis?! Seriously! Psyched to see what tomorrow brings.
We were bright-eyed and bushy tailed rolling into the Moscone West Hall at 9:00 am. We, of course, talked with all of our neighbors to find out what they were showing, set up our station and waited for the doors to open. Not knowing what the crowd would be like – in size or in makeup, it took both Doug and I a little while to develop our schtick. Something as simple as knowing that the badge colors could help tip you off to whether someone was media or an attendee were lost on us at first, but that was okay because we were two guys that had an app and were happy to talk to anyone about it!
Doug took point (as we were located on the corner of the line of kiosks) where all of the traffic flow was and did one heck of a job to pull people in as they walked by. The morning crowd was a bit older than we had expected, but as we learned, quickly and often, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Although our intial reaction was that this crowd wouldn’t be tied in with facebook, we realized that didn’t matter because when it comes to getting the word out, absolutely anyone could create a word of mouth wildfire. In the end, we were having so much fun being there and getting positive reactions and feedback that the occassional detractor was easy to brush off.
In the middle of all of this, I got to meet Tonya Engst of TidBITS and Take Control eBooks. I just looked over and Doug was explaining FavorIt. I had to step in because this was one of those people I had heard on various podcasts and was excited to meet as a fan. To make things even better, she thought we had a great product!
The rest of the day flew by – constantly checking in with our new friends from Foursaken Media, Zigzagames, Sort Shots, Comixology, SF Weekly, and Appvideos. We wrapped things up and didn’t realize how exhausting standing in one spot could be. Excited for Day Two (and bed)
Welcome to MacWorld | iWorld 2012, 2×6 Apps team!
This is a very exciting time for us at 2×6 Apps, Inc. because we have gone from regular iOS users who “had an idea for an app” to being exhibitors at the biggest Mac / iOS user expo of the year. We are excited to get the word out about our app in an environment full of the people we think are most apt to use and enjoy FavorIt. I, personally, am a huge Apple fan, so it’ll be tough not to stray away fom our booth to see what else is going on. If we happen to get to meet any of the tech writers and Mac pundits that I listen to or read on a regular basis, then that would be amazing as well.
There a day before the show, we wanted to register and check out the showroom floor. In the main entry hall, we quickly found our First Looks promo in all of it’s bright -ed top-left first-on-the-board attention-grabbing glory. We’re off to a good start!
We are psyched top have gotten noticed and recommended by St. Louis DJ/local celebrity Paul Cook on Y98 FM last week! In case you missed it, click here to check it out!
Y98 is a contemporary popular music station in St. Louis, and we love that Paul showed some love for us as fellow locals.