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AppKaiju.com is Now Live!

I made another site! When I finished coding the new CMS for discchord in 2016 I tried telling myself I'd never write another big site like it again. And so far this is true, because the new one is much much bigger.

AppKaiju is my AppShopper killer. It does all of things AppShopper does, but better and with style!

Video Description:

After working on this for nearly a year I'm proud to announce AppKaiju is finally live! AppKaiju.com will help you find new apps (that you'll actually want) on iOS, macOS, and tvOS. It will even help you get the best deals on those apps! In this video I show off the features that will help you do that, and explain why you'd want to use AppKaiju instead of other sites like AppShopper.

Reader Comments 20

This is great, Tim. I'm looking forward to visiting this new site regularly.

Great concept, excellent work! You do things the right way.
February 15, 2019  | favorite_border stub
This looks amazing and will be very useful to all in the IOS community. Thanks for all your efforts Tim, you are truly one of the greats in the IOS music world, helping both users and developers to thrive in our little niche. Honestly, there needs to be a lifetime achievement award for you, cheers!!
February 15, 2019  | favorite_border RJB
Tim, you are a DIY God! I will be using the site and I hope you can get some revenue from it somehow. It has potential to be very popular when people start to find it.
February 15, 2019  | favorite_border Laarz
Looks great on my iPhone 8. Snappy too. Congrats Tim!
Next you should code the music app of your dreams. 🤪🤩
Thank you Tim. appKaiju is great! I do hope that you get some revenue from appKaiju. With all of your coding expertise, might you consider starting an html coding Patreon?
Thank you very much everyone!

On February 15, 2019 - @Sonakinesis said:
Thank you Tim. appKaiju is great! I do hope that you get some revenue from appKaiju. With all of your coding expertise, might you consider starting an html coding Patreon?

That is surprisingly close to something I have planned for the near future! I'll be ready to talk about that more in a couple of months. I don't like to start hyping things I'm not ready to deliver on!
If more devs did this type of explanation of thier products and updates I swear everyone would be happier. This seems like a cool site. I will for sure use it. I trust any site Tims involved in far more than apple, fuck apple.
February 15, 2019  | person_outline Ian
I guess thats not much of a complement , Tim I trust you much much much more than I trust apple...
February 15, 2019  | person_outline Ian
Very nice!! Thank you, Tim! :-)
February 15, 2019  | person BDBaker1958
I laughed out loud at the “No shit” box on registration! Good to see your sense of humour coming through!
February 16, 2019  | person burnalot
I really hope this site is successful as you deserve it with your careful thought and skill. Great job.
February 16, 2019  | person_outline Mark
Looks great. Do you get any revenue share? If so I'll make sure to purchase apps through your links.
February 16, 2019  | person_outline anders steele
Thank you very much guys!

On February 16, 2019 - @burnalot said:
I laughed out loud at the “No shit” box on registration! Good to see your sense of humour coming through!

LOL Thanks! Yeah, I've joked about doing that here, but finally had a good opportunity to use it!
https://discchord.com/appnews/2018/05/25/gdpr-compliance-privacy-policy-update
(The button in that post actually works too!)
On February 16, 2019 - @anders steele said:
Looks great. Do you get any revenue share? If so I'll make sure to purchase apps through your links.

Nope. There is no revenue share on any of the links, nor elsewhere. I'll be happy if the site pays for itself in advertising, and there is a Timmeon Patron model for people to disable advertising for $1 (or more) per month. There's also the option for developers to get their apps featured for a small fee. All of these combined should hopefully cover my server expenses. Discchord is also using of some of these servers too, so right now that's how I justify the expense.
As Lazarus from the dead... I come forth to give you Great Praise and Cha Cha Cha!!!

Remove your shoes and come forth to bask in the Glory...

Your good work is acknowledged and I save for you a place by my side in the Kingdom to Come.

Proceed with all good haste mon frère.

z.T.
February 16, 2019  | person Zenzilla
This is great! Appshopper seems to be in a bit of a daze lately.

For the cheapskates among us, would it be possible to add sections to AppKaiju and the sales page here that list paid apps that are currently free?

Also, is it possible to list IAP price drops or is there a limitation there with the iTunes API?
February 17, 2019  | person Bob
On February 17, 2019 - @Bob said:
This is great! Appshopper seems to be in a bit of a daze lately.

For the cheapskates among us, would it be possible to add sections to AppKaiju and the sales page here that list paid apps that are currently free?

Also, is it possible to list IAP price drops or is there a limitation there with the iTunes API?

There is a Freebies thing that appears at the top right of every page, by the category and device you're browsing through. Though now that I come to think of it, that isn't being shown on iPhones. Damn. I'll add a page that lists all the freebies sometime next week!

There just isn't any way to get reliable IAP details. Even if I scraped iTunes (which Apple combats, so I don't even attempt) that still only gets you the first few IAP results. The iTunes API doesn't even provide any IAP details. They need an API for IAP ASAP, BTW.
Awesome work Tim! I’ll be visiting AppKaiju often! Thanks for all the effort you put into this!
On February 17, 2019 - @Tim Webb said:

There just isn't any way to get reliable IAP details. Even if I scraped iTunes (which Apple combats, so I don't even attempt) that still only gets you the first few IAP results. The iTunes API doesn't even provide any IAP details. They need an API for IAP ASAP, BTW.
OMGWTFGBLTBBQ, just add a user-powered heads-up section FFS. Newest entries at the top and a way to mark each as expired.

kthxbye
February 18, 2019  | person_outline Blaaaaarghonaut
great stuff tim :)
February 20, 2019  | person_outline jc
Appshopper is nearly dead.
if some new music app is in the news at Discchord it wont show up on appshopper any time soon.
appshopper and the better AppZapp page have more or less been destroyed by Apple.
both had an app in the appstore and a corresponding website.

Apple changes rules randomly *
https://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/12/18/apple-removes-popular-appshopper-app-from-sale-as-it-falls-afoul-of-app-stores-new-app-promotion-clause/

(both apps get modified and survived)
2013 https://thenextweb.com/apple/2013/04/22/amid-rules-crackdown-comparison-tool-app-shopper-returns-to-app-store-with-social-bent/
https://appadvice.com/review/quickadvice-appzapp-notify

final kiss of death: **
appshopper killed by apple
2018 https://mashable.com/article/apple-kills-app-store-affiliate-program/?europe=true#cWfYZ05pwkqK
appzapp killed be european rules (was doing the same thing as apphopper.)
http://www.appzapp.de/

while appzapp seems really dead, appshoppers website somehow works, but I think they have given up themselves at that point in 2018.

* remember when jackaudio was killed ? https://www.crudebyte.com/jack-ios/ios7/
audiobus has been spared at that time, but i think a sword of Damocles hangs constantly over the further development of audiobus.
sorry about being so gloomy on your happy day.

** Typhoid's Kiss of Death in Electra https://youtu.be/ME2Xoap3SKk?t=8
February 22, 2019  | person Artur Korgia
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