Hello Internet! I’m working on so much right now (about 5 major apps). Thankfully I have a team of 15 helping me but sometimes it can still be overwhelming. I think that is one of my issues, I just have so many ideas swirling around in my brain, its hard for me to focus on one at a time. If you can find the proper talent to run each of these projects, then its fine. One man can only do so much. Thats why I’m in a constant hunt for talent, not a programmer, not a designer, just TALENT. Someone who is hungry and wants to get IT. If you are out there, I need you. Get in touch! FAHIM @ TAPFURY.COM
Here are some of the ideas that have swirled out of my head into reality. I thought I’d share these concepts and also the progress I’ve made with them so far. So lets start with…
Sometimes we need to be discreet with who we’re calling. Especially in this Tinder day and age. My sister told me she saw her 42 year old married with 3 children lawyer friend on Tinder the other day. What has the world come to? It’s not pretty but these kinds of people need to give me their money. That’s where GhostCall comes in. GhostCall allows you to get a temporary phone number that you can hand out to your risky contacts or for a job post. It doesn’t stop there! Want to pretend you’re at work when you’re actually playing hookie? Simply turn on the office background effect when you’re on your call. There are plenty of sound effects to pretend you are wherever you want to be. You can even modulate your voice between female and male! The perfect app for all you shady mofos!
Progress: 218th ranked US entertainment iOS app, new highly improved version coming out this month
PrankDial needs no introduction. The website I created on a whim during the Summer of ’09 has turned into an internet phenomenon with millions of downloads, apps on Android/iOS/Windows, and over 160 million prank calls sent. It is undoubtedly the number one prank app/site/product/service online. But 80% of PrankDial’s traffic comes from the USA. What about the rest of the world? They must enjoy prank calling too right? That is where PrankDial international comes in. We’re going all over the world baby. Watch out UK, Germany, France, Japan, and many more – we’re coming for you. Will online automated prank calling translate as well around the world as it did in the states? We’ll find out soon enough.
Progress: 41st ranked US entertainment Android app, 74th ranked US entertainment iOS app, 39th ranked US entertainment Windows app, 3 million visits a month to our web, international versions launching in two months
Take instagram, now add freaking out your friends. You get Screamer. Screamer takes scaring your friends to the next level. It has an assortment of games/puzzles (including a Flappy Bird clone) to lure your friends into a sense of security and when they least expect it, a scary ass demon will pop out. It doesn’t stop there. We record their reaction. You can share this reaction easily with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. Will it be the new Snapchat? Only time will tell.
Progress: Recently launched, new version with all games/puzzles coming in two weeks (no $$ yet)
Made in Dhaka, DollSpot Games are an assortment of games and apps for young audiences. We are currently in heavy development on our first large game which is currently untitled. It will be our first big entry into the gaming market. Its highly experimental but we’re hoping to learn more about the market as we launch more games. So wish us luck!
Progress: First big game to launch end of this month
So how do we attack an audience that is largely untapped in this age of social media and smartphones? I’m talking about all these people with feature phones (shitty nokia phones), that think twice about sending a text because it might cost them too much $$$. Missed call marketing. Missed calls are a phenomenon which are hugely popular in the third world. Basically, missed calls are used as pages to let people know you got home safe, that you’re waiting, whatever you can think of. It doesn’t cost a cent to leave a missed call. But its also an extremely clever way to market to the largely un-smartphone population. ZipDial has done extremely well with this kind of marketing in India. Bangladesh is a great location to launch this platform next.
Progress: First successful campaign launched in George’s Cafe in Dhaka. Next campaign to launch soon. Checkout the video below to see our George’s Cafe campaign:
If you guys have any suggestions/comments, please do share! I’d love to hear what you think.