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My Free eBook – How To Start In The Reskinning Apps Business

It’s here!

I’ve been hiding away in a cave for a few months working away on my book, and its now released and available on this website for FREE !!!  Yes FREE – Read on to find out how to obtain your copy.

Exciting news!  I am making this ebook available free of charge on this website!  Click the link in the top right hand corner of this website!

Here is a quick video I put together outlining what the ebook is all about.

Its all about reskinning apps (no surprises there).  I used to sell the book on Amazon, but have decided to give it away for free here – The ebook has been very well received generally.  But don’t just believe me, read it and judge for yourself.

Exciting news!  I am making this ebook available free of charge on this website!  Click the link in the top right hand corner of this website!

 

My Free eBook    How To Start In The Reskinning Apps Business

This is how you get started in the apps business fast

About 113 A4 pages of the best information you need on getting into the apps reskinning process quickly. Thats a lot of information packed in and answers a ton of questions you probably have right now on the entire process.

Check the link in the top right hand corner of my blog, and get access to my ebook in about 5 mins flat!

Note: This is an eBook – It can be read on any computer or device that supports the PDF (Portable Document File) from Adobe.

I think the combination of that book and this blog is going to get you literally in the fast lane to understanding and succeeding with reskins.

Remember, the more you read and research, the better informed you will be and you really want to know what you are doing before jumping into reskins. Its a very rewarding industry to be in, but make sure you take time to learn the ropes!

Enjoy!

Cheers

Tim

My Free eBook    How To Start In The Reskinning Apps Business

About The Author 

Tim has completed over 300 reskins and is an acknowledged expert in the industry. There is practically nothing he has not already, seen, or implemented with reskins!

Got any questions in general about the re-skinning of apps? Click his name just above and see all the ways to contact him.

Consider taking advantage of the free Google helpouts Tim is currently offering - click his name just above this text to find the link or to contact him.

Comments

  1. Just bought your book because I’m starting my reskinning business with my first free game released on 15-nov. However, only 431 downloads after 4 days. Quite disappointed and learning how to do marketing, wish your book can help me, thanks

    • Tim Buchalka says:

      Hi Nelson,

      I appreciate the support and hope you get a lot out of it. Note that I will be discussed a lot about App store optimization here on my blog in the coming weeks and months to help you do things like designing the right icon to help people’s eyes gravitate towards you icon instead of others, and the “standard” things like keywords, titles, app name, and the link.

      Its my mission in life to get as many people up to speed in what is required to succeed online.

      By the way I checked out your site and the game looks good. Don’t give up yet! I know its probably not the start you were hoping for, but there are things you can still do to help boost downloads, etc.

      Cheers

      Tim

      • Hi Tim,

        Thanks for encouraging me, I’m not giving up! I spent another $700 on the next reskinning artwork. I’ll learn how to do ASO to boost downloads!

        Nelson

        • Tim Buchalka says:

          Nelson, good on you thats the spirit, and is how you will ultimately succeed (by not giving up). Keep up the good work and I wish you every success!

          On another note, you might want to have a chat to me sometime. $700 for artwork seems mighty expensive. To be fair it depends on the game.

          What game are you reskinning?

          Cheers

          Tim

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          • Hi Tim,

            I’ve read your ebook, I’m interested in chatting with you, but my spoken english is not so good :)
            About the game I’m reskinning, it is the same as the first one with different theme. I agreed the cost of artwork is quite expensive as I ordered service from kind of company. After reading your book, I understood how to find outsource and I’ll try to find some outsource contractors with reasonable cost.

            Thanks.

            Nelson

          • Tim Buchalka says:

            Hey Nelson, thats ok if your spoken english is not so good, we can go slow :)

            You can do a helpout if you like?

            https://helpouts.google.com/102714189198500786819/ls/9407daa873ec9852

            There is most definitely a lot of difference it pricing between contractors with graphics, and paying a lot does not guarantee a good job either. Its all about the person doing the work, so make sure you carefully check their previous work experience, etc to see if they can do the job.

            If at all possible, check they actually have reskinning apps experience as this will help a lot with the graphics side of things.

            Good luck!

  2. You are the scum of the earth, game cloning is asshole business and you’re enabling people to do it ._.

    • Tim Buchalka says:

      Hey thanks for dropping by,

      I agree, game cloning is a terrible thing to do. Reskinning does not involve cloning, they are two separate things completely.

      Or, should I say the proper way to do reskinning does not involve cloning. Of course, like any industry there will be some who do the wrong thing.

      In a nutshell it involves purchasing source code from a developer, and targeting a different demographic of user than the original game.

      In addition, all graphics and sound are either created from scratch or purchased. All above board. Nothing is stolen, people get paid, etc.

      Does some of the source code get based on original games in the app store sometimes? Absolutely yes, take a look for yourself at any game in the app store, chances are some of it is a copy or part of a copy from another game.

      The other thing I would point out is if you do a blatant rip off of a popular game, with the exact same graphics and sound, guess what? Apple does not approve the app anyway.

      Done ethically and properly, reskinning can actually add value because it brings new people into a game who probably never played the original.

      e.g. Think of a game like Space Invaders – Now think of a reskin with a unicorn shooting love hearts to a group of humans, who “explode with happiness” if hit by the love hearts.

      Completely different target audience, and the game source code was purchased and 100% new artwork created for the game.

      Probably a game a young girl would like to play. By targeting a new demographic of user with the reskin you have found a new audience for that game (the young girl probably, would never have played Space invaders in its original form).

      See how it can work?

      Now if you are just creating a game called Space Attackers and are outright copying the Space invaders graphics and sound, I totally agree thats cloning, and a bad thing to do. I never support that.

      Hope you can see the difference between both methods – They are very much different.

      I am a software developer myself with three published games to my credit that I designed from scratch while managing a team of artists and developers – I totally get the build it from scratch mentality and in fact will soon be building more from scratch myself.

      Reskinning really does give people who do not have technical experience the ability to participate in the games industry (and of course the same applies to developers and artists).

  3. Jake Holbert says:

    I just purchased your book and it has been a huge help for me to learn more about re-skinning. I just heard of re-skinning yesterday and have not been able to stop researching it. I am only 16 and have never created anything even close to an app so hopefully I can figure everything out. I’m just wondering how you go about marketing and advertising your app in order to get people to download it. Also I’m a little confused with how you can make a profit re-skinning apps. If you could answer these questions that would be a great help.
    Thanks.

  4. Where can I go to download the book?

  5. Hi Tim ,

    I want a copy of your Ebook on Reskinning apps but I can’t find it in amazon , neither on your website which you mentioned would be free. I would really like a copy of your Ebook to start my journey to Reskin apps!

    • Tim Buchalka says:

      Hi Kim,

      Stay tuned! It will be available here in 24 hours or less (hopefully a lot less than 24 hours).

      If you visit this page again you should find how to access it.

      Sorry for the delay…

    • Tim Buchalka says:

      Its now available on the website! Enjoy!!

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