Sexy Virtues?

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Is it just me or is the App store filled with 12 yr old boys and horny old men? Of the Top 20 Apps in the Lifestyle category (where Virtues is) FIVE contain one of the following words; sexy (2), bikini (2), naughty (1). Don’t get me wrong, i’m certainly a fan of the subject matter. However, it seems a little insane to me when quality apps are vying for some attention in the Top 20.

Where’s the incentive to do any app other than “SexyBikini4″?

Recommendation: Apple App people, please consider a separate “sexy” category. This would be where all those “other” people could go to get their bikini and sex fix on. Clearly, the demand warrants its own area where the Sex Apps can go duke it out. Hey, that sounds like another app to me? Doing so would at least create a few spots for some quality apps in the Top 20.

BTW: In the event you think i’m  jealous — fear not, we’re working on our own “Sexy” App. I think the name may be a little too long… “TripleSexyBikiniRevenge”?

Virtues 4 iPhone Now Inside the Top 50 LifeStyle Category; Quality reviews too!

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Very pleased to see that yesterday;  after being nowhere on the board and nowhere to be found in the iTunes store, Virtues for iPhone jumped inside the TOP 50 in the lifestyle category! Currently Virtues is listed at Number 45. Considering the App went live just last Wednesday evening (PST) we are told this is a better than normal launch and that we have reason to be excited!

Cautiously optimistic at this point —have no idea how these things go. Hopeful the momentum keeps up and we can crack the Top 20. That will be the real test. (fingers crossed)

thanks for all the support. check my two favorite reviews so far (above and below).

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The First Reviews are in!

Check it out! Love the way this review ends…
Let Virtues guide you right from your pocket wherever you go to discover peace and tranquility.

http://www.iphonefootprint.com/2009/04/virtues-of-benjamin-franklin-comes-to-the-iphone-virtues-app-review/

Also, first user review, from David Steel my Hero!

I downloaded the app…tried it out…and left a great review….

I hope it sells a million copies… The world will be better for it

“Ready for Sale”… It’s Alive

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He that can have patience can have what he will.

Wild experience indeed waiting for the App to go through QA and become “ready for sale.” Not because we didn’t know it’s a strong App but because this is our first time through the process. Strangest thing was we posted this for review on 4/9/09 but it didn’t go live in the iTunes store until about 7pm PST last night. Add to that we received a notification it was “ready for sale” in the form of an email around 3pm PST yet it was nowhere within the store until hours later. Good info to know and may be worth putting that in the email my iTunes/Apple friends! We thought something was amiss with our app or the store.

Now the fun part begins, sharing the news and marketing the App as well as gathering feedback! The press release will go out early next week and we’ll have an ad on www.zenhabits.net in about a day or so. Thanks Leo! RE: feedback, we’ll probably be posting a form on this site and i’m hopeful we’ll get some quality feedback at the iTunes store as well.

I can tell you we’re already planning several slight tweaks and feature improvements for the next version — to be listed later. At this point, we just want to enjoy the moment and watch what happens when people begin to put Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues — his simple and powerful daily tracking methodology in action.

I believe it was Gandhi who said, “We must become the change we wish to see in the world.” Frankly, (no pun intended) it’s never been easier with Virtues! To practically and easily apply Benjamin Franklin’s unique methodology (to powerfully tweak our Virtues and habits) AND have the ability to customize said Virtues, the capability is now literally within our grasp.

Thanks too, to everyone for supporting the development process and providing quality feedback along the way.

until next time,

-mg

btw: oh, please feel free to share this post or iTunes link with your friends who might have an iPod or iPhone and be interested. thanks.

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling

More positive stories and feedback by applying Benjamin Franklin’s unique daily tracking system now available for the iPhone (link)

Excerpts from Frank Bettger, How I raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling

Page 187

“I don’t know of anything a sales manager can do for his salesmen that will do so much to assure their success as to make it absolutely compulsory for them to follow this plan.”

Page 186

“Well, I thought, if a genius like Benjamin Franklin, one of the wisest and most practical men who ever walked this earth, believed this (system) was the most important thing he ever did, why shouldn’t I try it? I suppose if I had ever gone to college , or even high school, I might have felt that I was too smart for such a thing as this. But I had an inferiority complex because I only went to school six years in my whole life. Then when I discovered that Franklin had only TWO years of schooling, and now, 150 years after his death, all the worlds greatest universities were showering honors on him, I thought I’d be a fool NOT to try it!

Excerpts from Frank Bettger, How I raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling

Our Leaders Need Virtues — Washington Needs Virtues

Question:
Wouldn’t it be nice if our current leadership today followed in the footsteps of our GREAT FOUNDING FATHERS?

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With the new Virtues App, it’s a least theoretically possible! (coming soon to Black Berry, no names mentioned — even the Google Android phone)

Write your local Congressmen and Senators. Feel free to share this link w/ your local representative!

Change begins with YOU (then THEM!)