Going from 10,000 mobile app installs to 1 million? Let's talk.

by Steven Clift and Kyle Smaagard | at MinneBar 11 | 2:45 – 3:35 in Learn | View Schedule

Join a conversation among app startups and developers who have proven that their app concept resonates with a critical mass of users and are now working to take their installs/retention to the next level.

Steven Clift, with the Minnesota-based 1 Radio News app startup - http://1radionews.com - will briefly share some of his big questions and lessons as his world radio news app approaches 50,000 installs on Google Play (and the app's iOS launch approaches). From App Store Optimization and tech media app reviews to targeted app install ads and social media sharing or guerrilla marketing, what works to emerge from the long tail of obscurity to a viable app-centric business?

This session will focus on peer to peer advanced discussion among those attending. Those in the room will be asked to share their direct experiences and top lessons on building installs and retention for their mobile app.

We will start/continue this conversation in this invite-only Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mobilestartupsmn/


Steven Clift

Steven Clift (LinkedIn) is the CEO of GoodCarts, a startup building a network of hundreds (thus far) of purpose-driven ecommerce brands that cross-promote each other: GoodCarts.co

He is the founder of 1 Radio News - a highly rated world radio news app and the TV News app with over 2 million downloads on Google Play.

He is also a founder of E-Democracy.org - the world's first election information website back in 1994.

In 2013, Clift was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for Open Government.

Kyle Smaagard

Kyle Smaagard is a former Air Force Officer and self-taught programmer. His knowledge is all over the place including:

  • Satellite Construction
  • Supply Chain Management
  • 3d Printing
  • Android Development
  • Product Management
  • Machine Learning

He taught himself to code in the middle of the desert and has leveraged that knowledge to be effective in building Android Applications and a 3d Printing business.

For his real job he works at an awesome company called Calabrio and for the last 3 years has been running an AI/ML research team.