1) Tell us a little bit about your company.
Fusion Affect Development is currently represented by a small entrepreneurial team of three who works and dreams whenever possible. We find that daily discussions are crucial for success. We work for ourselves as well as others; keeping a nice balance to keep the waters calm.
2) How did you get into the business of developing iPad/iPhone apps?
App development stemmed out of graphic design work on ODesk and led to the creation of our first app which is still our most successful: ‘Music Strobe with LED Flashlight.’
3) What was the inspiration behind creating Fruit Chuckin' Monkey? For example, why did you choose a monkey and not another animal?
The inspiration behind our first game was ultimately our children and their sense of humor. ‘Fruit Chuckin’ Monkey’ is available on the iphone but has a second ‘truer’ identity in the Android world: ‘Poo Chuckin’ Monkey.’ The idea of a monkey who wildly flung poo and the name alone had our kids on the ground rolling! Unfortunately our sense of humor was censored by Apple and quickly evolved into a monkey who flung fruit instead.
4) What's the thought process behind offering a free version with in-app purchases?
It is all in the research. People want to be able to touch and feel to be connected, especially in the technological realm. If a developer can get people into an app they open the door for the user to fall in love and that is when the purchasing begins.
5) Are there any future updates or in-app purchases planned?
‘Music Strobe with LED Flashlight’ has been updated several times because it has an amazing fan base. We are currently porting it over to the Android market to see what the other half thinks. We have not discussed any further development for ‘Fruit Chuckin’ Monkey.’
6) What's some of the general feedback you have received from users?
We receive daily positive feedback from ‘Music Strobe with LED Flashlight.’ It was released in 2010 and was the first of its kind which probably added to its success. ‘Fruit Chuckin’ Monkey’ on the other hand needed more addictive game play to get the same kind of attention. The sounds, music and graphics however were always a plus. Our 7 year old son actually made the recording for “Bad Monkey! Back to your cage!”
7) Did you have to make any changes or updates when Apple's iO6 came out?
8) Other than your own app(s), what is your favorite app?
‘Clash of the Clans’ has our attention as well as ‘Minecraft’ which is a huge household favorite.