Ah, October 2009 was a very good month. The combination of AdSense and Dominoes allowed me to make three times as much this month as my best previous month. I've now made more in the last two months than in the first six months I started publishing Android apps.
And the really good news is that things are actually picking up steam. The Motorola/Verizon Droid will be released this Friday, and it should do well, which should mean more downloads. Less well-hyped is the release of another Sprint Android phone today, the Samsung Moment.
In the meantime, Golf Solitaire has pushed up to #4 in paid apps in Cards & Casino, and Dominoes has vaulted up to #11. At this rate I wouldn't be surprised to see it in the top 5 by the end of the week, and it sure would be nice to have two top 5 apps in place for the release of Droid. Today I also released a new version of Dominoes with support for larger screens and for Spanish localization. I took Spanish as an undergrad, but it's not good enough to do translations. I relied on Google translate. Hopefully I won't get too many angry emails. At least if they're in Spanish I won't be able to really understand them.
Still...no word on the Android Developer Challenge 2. Today is a Monday, which seems like a good day for an announcement. Then again, so did the last three Mondays. We're a day shy of a month since they announced the close of round 1 and said it would only be "several days" before the finalists were announced and round 2 would start.
If they aren't going to announce the finalists this week, it would at least be nice to get some kind of update regarding the delay and an estimate about when we might hear something.