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(11.Apr.14) AppViz 3.1 Adds Features & Lowers Pricing

AppViz, the best way to track apps in the App Store, has been updated to v3.1 and includes a host of new features and improvements as well as a new, lower pricing model for indie developers.

AppViz now automatically keeps track of rankings and reports, sports new dynamic totals for selected content, allows developers to create future historical events and much more. We’re also introducing a new subscription tier for small developers with up to 5 apps. As always, you can track the first application completely free, but now tracking 2-5 apps is available for the low price of just $5 a month or just $50 a year.

For a complete list of what’s new, be sure to visit the AppViz version history page or learn more at the AppViz blog. If you have apps to track in the App Store, there’s never been a better time to download AppViz and give it a try, completely free. Surf over to learn more, download the app and get started.


(25.Mar.14) Twitterrific Now Free with In-app Purchases

Today marks a new era for our venerable Twitter client, Twitterrific. We’re pleased to say that with the 5.7 update, Twitterrific is now free to download from the App Store. It is supported by revenue from Deck Network ads displayed at the top of the timeline and in-app purchases that unlock advanced features such as push notifications and tweet translation.

Twitterrific has been available in the App Store since day one and we’ve experimented with different revenue models in the past, including the one we’re returning to today. Our hope is that this helps get Twitterrific into more people’s hands than ever before so they can enjoy the simple beauty of reading and posting tweets once again. The update also includes some improvements including upping the number of tweets the timeline can hold to 500, something users have been requesting more and more.

Twitterrific 5 has been hailed by critics and users alike as one of the most beautiful and fun to use applications in the App Store. Today’s update makes the app accessible to a larger audience than ever before, something we’re very excited about. Existing paid customers are grandfathered into the new model and don’t have to do anything to keep enjoying the app and all of its features.

The app is free and available directly from the App Store as a universal download (both iPhone and iPad) today. If you’ve not tried Twitterrific yet, there’s no reason left not to give it a whirl. Help us spread the word, enjoy!

(20.Dec.13) The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

As Jack Frost nips at our noses and music from the Vince Guaraldi Trio floats through the air, we’re preparing to shut down the Factory floor for the holiday season. However, we thought we’d round out 2013 with one last freeware present for you all! Today we’re bringing you iOS 7 Days of Christmas, a new wallpaper from our very own Kate England. It’s available in sizes perfect for adorning your iPhone, iPad and Mac in wintry cheer, so skate on over to our freeware page to unwrap it today!

(27.Nov.13) Falling Leaves and a Chill Breeze

As autumn barrels on towards winter, we’re starting to bundle up tighter here at the Factory as we feel the breeze get chillier. But the leaves are still changing, and fall hasn’t quite ended yet, so we’re celebrating the last weeks of the season with Autumn Leaves, a new desktop wallpaper from Mindy! The wallpaper is available in sizes that will fit your iPhone, iPad and Mac, and will go along perfectly with your Thanksgiving festivities. Head on over to the freeware page to grab it today!


(19.Nov.13) Announcing the All-New AppViz

We’re pleased to announce the launch of AppViz 3, the most powerful, elegant way for developers and publishers to track product success in the App Store. IdeaSwarm and the Iconfactory have partnered to re-think the way sales, revenue and trends are viewed in a way that will empower and delight.

The entire interface has been re-designed to make day-to-day use more immediate and friendly. On launch, a new Dashboard gives quick insights into top earners. A new take on the Stats screen gives a bird’s eye view of how iOS, Mac or iBook products are performing, with results presented in easy-to-understand charts and graphs.

Want the nitty-gritty details about how your products are doing? No problem: the new Details screen lets you drill down to view long-term trends, sales, upgrades and more. The data presentation is easy to customize and quickly organize into collections. There are also tools to monitor in-app purchases, see reviews worldwide, and keep tabs on competing products.

The new Finances section takes AppViz to the next level. Quickly see App Store earnings and reconcile them with bank statements, making it easy to spot problems with deposits, get accurate month-to-month earnings reports, and track royalty payments to partners. With AppViz you will always know exactly how much you’ve earned in the App Store.

One of the most amazing new features is under the covers: an all-new data storage and delivery system designed for speed and security. Once you sign up for a free account and link it to iTunes Connect, your data will be collected automatically and stored securely with industry-standard encryption. When you launch the app on your Mac, sales, rankings and reviews are ready in just seconds.

Track your first app completely FREE by signing up for an account. Subscription pricing starts at only $10/month to track up to 20 apps. Pay for a year in advance and save up to $60. Previous AppViz customers who sign up before the end of the year will receive a 30% discount for the first six months.

There’s never been a better time to create products for the App Store and keeping track of your sales with AppViz has never been easier. We invite you browse the complete list of features, get answers to frequently asked questions and download AppViz to begin your free trial. Let’s get started!

(15.Nov.13) T-Shirts Are Going Away. Get Them NOW!

The Iconfactory’s online store for purchasing hard goods is closing up shop at the end of this year and we’re holding a sale to celebrate. You can now purchase Iconfactory t-shirts for the super-low price of just $9 and Ollie vinyl figures at 40% off the normal price.

If you’ve ever considered picking some shirts or figures up but decided to wait, now’s the time. Once the shop closes you’ll never be able to buy these items from us again. It’s honestly now or never folks. They make great holiday gifts too so stop reading and head over to our store and grab these items while you still can. Thanks!

(29.Oct.13) Is she scary beyond all reason? Yeah, that's her.

It’s almost the end of the month, and we’ve saved the scariest of our All Hallow’s Eve treats for last! From Mindy, we have Yzma, a wallpaper that’s… well, how would you describe it? Scary beyond all reason? Yeah! That’s it. Also from Mindy, we have Toxic, a wallpaper depicting the dangers that human children present to all monsterkind. Be careful out there, scarers! These wallpapers are sized perfectly for your iPhone, iPad and Mac, so finish off the month in spooky style by grabbing them on our Freeware page!

(23.Oct.13) It's New Freeware, Charlie Brown!

This week’s freeware takes the form of three new desktop wallpapers perfect for the Halloween season. Mindy brings us two offerings in the form of Pig Pen and Pumpkin Patch, wallpapers featuring iconic characters and settings from the classic, ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.’ In addition to these, Dave Brasgalla invites the undead hordes to shamble across your desktop in Heartland. All of these wallpapers are available in sizes perfect for your iPhone, iPad and Mac, so head on over to the freeware page to grab them today!

(17.Oct.13) Semiotic Standard - The Icongraphy of 'Alien'

Working as a set designer and concept artist on the classic 1979 space horror film “Alien”, visionary illustrator Ron Cobb created a set of industrial icons that presaged the look of iOS 7 by over 30 years. Intrigued by the similarities between the two, Iconfactory artist Dave Brasgalla adapted Cobb’s signage to the iOS 7 layout “grid” as a design exercise. Get the in-depth story on our design blog and download the icon set!


(15.Oct.13) "An army of nightmares? Let's get this party started."

As we approach our favorite holiday, the time has come once again for us to rise from the dead and rearrange our pixels into something a little more appropriate for the season.

This month, as you gather supplies to fight off the zombie hordes and vampire covens, keep a lookout for our new insidious icon sets and diabolical desktop wallpapers. Be sure to visit our Dribbble page for some perilous previews of these Hallowe’en favors, and don’t forget to also check out our haunted staff page, where our employees have undergone their yearly transformation into denizens of the night.

Today we’re releasing three new desktop wallpapers to start off our celebration of the supernatural and macabre. Kate England’s Halloween Glow is full of festive colors for the fall season, and Mindy Weaver brings us Kou and Moka, featuring characters from the popular anime series, Rosario+Vampire. All three of these offerings are available in sizes perfect for adorning your Mac, iPad or iPhone. Head on over to the freeware page to get into the holiday spirit today!

Our mad scientists are hard at work, cranking out more tricks and treats to keep the season festive, so keep checking back with us to see our latest spooky, scary additions. In the meantime, enjoy a few creatures from our past, and have a Happy Halloween!

(14.Oct.13) Twitterrific 5.5.2 Adds Twitter Profile Editing

Twitterrific 5.5.2 is now available in the App Store and brings with it support for editing user profiles.

The new profile editing view (accessed from your user profile or by tapping and holding on your avatar in the timeline) allows you to change your name, location, website, and bio information on the fly. You’ll also be able to pick new avatar and banner images and crop them to your liking from within the application. The view displays your avatar and banner overtop one another, so you can easily tell how the final changes will look in your profile and on Twitter’s website.

Other notable improvements in 5.5.2 include:

  • Performance enhancements when scrolling and loading the timeline
  • Improved application launch time
  • Bug fixes and more

Twitterrific 5 has been hailed by critics and users alike as one of the most beautiful and fun to use applications in the App Store. The app is currently on sale directly from the App Store for just $2.99. Existing users can update to version 5.5.2 via the App Store’s software update. Enjoy!

(10.Oct.13) SuperStacked Mac Bundle featuring xScope

We’re pleased to announce that xScope is participating in the newly released SuperStacked Mac Bundle. Along with xScope, the bundle offers access to 23 additional useful development tools and resources at a highly discounted price.

xScope is our Mac utility, featuring eight tools in one that combine to help you measure, inspect, and test your work. It’s a UI Swiss Army Knife that no designer or developer should be without. Check out xScope 3’s new features and user guide to find out more about how it can help you improve your daily work flow.

Starting at $35, the bundle’s price will be increasing by $1 a day, so we urge you not to wait to grab the SuperStacked Mac Bundle today.

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