When I released an app in the past it got noticed by itself in the app store and downloads went above 1000 per day for free apps. Nowadays if I release an app it does not get noticed at all. Marketing techniques to get installs start at $1 per install, this would mean 1000 $ for a day!
Is the App Store full? Is there any chance left for Indie Developers?
I am in this business now for over 5 years and I have quiet some experience on what is a good app and how to market it. If you read a 20 tips for successful app marketing I could mark almost every point on it, like good icon, good title, unique idea, sumission to review sites, press releases, etc.
I just spend $400 for marketing and got almost no result.
My feeling is that unless you already have many app customers there is no way to get into the charts any more. And even worse, not even getting noticed by keywords, because all of them are already occupied.
Can any Indie Developer tell a recent success story?