Haven't posted an update but I've still be working. Spent most of this week working on getting someone hired. After a few quotes from bigger companies that were pretty high, I found a great one from Canada. He gave me the best quote and actually helped me a lot. He first pointed out something that might be an issue with getting it approved by Apple. Luckily it was something small so we got that taken care of. Took him a couple days to get me an estimate but it was a COMPLETE breakdown. The other few estimates I had to ask for breakdowns and they were vague. I mean, this guy sent me an excel doc that had what each thing was going to be, how much, and some had suggestions. I was able to look at it and cut some costs on the initial app. I will incorporate additional things in updates once I get some revenue. He suggested getting the sounds myself to save money, quick elance ad and I got someone to do it for 1/10 what he quoted me at.
The sound guy I found has done apps and games before and the examples he showed were great. Not the cheapest I could have gotten but I think he is the best fit. Hopefully with both, I can create lasting relationships with so I can continue to use them for more apps. I know I am no pro at this since its my first time, but I used me research and think I picked them pretty well. The sound guy said he should have all my sounds within the week, waiting to hear back from the app guy on a more accurate quote after making the changes then I will have him get started.
Tomorrow/Today I plan to do a lot of research again on marketing it. I need to finalize and have a solid plan with some backups ready. Just from watching the app store daily and similar apps, I need to be fast and swift with any changes. I'm sure anyone who has looked or done apps before know changes can happen quick to put you on top or knock you down.
I keep thinking about the app idea I had and didn't execute on and someone else did an made a lot of money. Not going to let that happen again. I realize all these people started in the app business at one point, they were in my shoes not knowing what they were doing so I have to learn somehow. I've already learned a ton but have a long ways to go. I really don't care what people say or what it takes, I am going to make this work. I want to be able to look back on this, and say I did it. Prove to people who think I just have "hopes and dreams" that its not just that, it can be done.