jennsbl: Who do you think makes people more aware of indie shareware? MacHeist or MacUpdate. This ought to be a good discussion. ie - know MacUpdate points over 120,000 downloads PER DAY to indie shareware developers.
First, let me say that I wasn't attacking MacUpdate with my comment. I have a membership there, I bought both bundles, etc. I did participate in MacHeist I before I found MacUpdate though.
Secondly, I can't possibly answer that question as I have no actual numbers to compare between the two promos. Having 120,000 downloads doesn't mean that you are introducing indie shareware to that many people a day, let's be fair about that. At least a portion of that has to be people like me who are downloading numerous updates to apps I already have and a new app now and then.
I posted one question re: the current bundle in the comment section and got a snotty reply from another commenter and quickly decided that it wasn't for me. There definitely is a request to stay "on topic" but it doesn't explicitly state that the comments will be moderated (which is when people tend to flip if it's edited or deleted).
MacHeist vs. MU promo... two totally different marketing plans. I think they have both been successful as opposed to all the others that are also-rans. I've gotten a few things from MacZot as well but I'm getting weary of the logging in every day and not really holding out hope that I'll ever win the day's app. d-;
I'm particularly impressed with the delivery of the licenses on the spot with the purchase of the MU bundle, and the quick email with the iWOW license when that was added.
MacHeist and MacUpdate promo & bundles are both making great contributions to the Mac user and dev communities. I don't so much see them as competition for each other as you and John may -- partially because there are enough good apps/devs to go around, it seems. For me, as a user, these two events seem to compliment each other. What I don't get in one I'm pleasantly surprised to find in the other. (-:
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