Last year, we were thrilled to find our BlackFriday mobile app among the top iOS apps during the BlackFriday shopping season, ranking #1 in Lifestyles and #13 overall with over 800,000 downloads in just three weeks. It signaled what we all know to be the rise of the savvy mobile shopper. The demand for a one-stop shopping experience with early access to Black Friday ads, bargain-hunting tips, and the best deals from top retailers continues to grow – and not just on mobile devices. Our BlackFriday.com website that enjoyed 200 million page views last season, 17 million unique visitors, and a Facebook page liked by 1.2 million fans. We’re looking forward to seeing an even greater demand for both our desktop and mobile products in the months leading up to Black Friday.
Many of the best ideas come from evolving tried-and-true business models. Mark, our domain name market platform, was the brain-child of this process. A virtual “real estate market” for domain names, Mark connects buyers and sellers, matching every great domain name to an exciting idea, inspiring invention, or innovative business. But as a passionate team of innovators, we know more is always possible. In keeping with this philosophy, we’re excited to be releasing new options such as domain rentals that help entrepreneurs find the perfect domain name for their brand without having to spend millions of dollars up front. Stay tuned for more great things from Mark.com.
It seems like everything is trending towards free these days, and mobile apps are no exception. But this “freemium” economy means it’s harder to sift through the clutter to find the apps that you’ll most use and love. Enter FreeApps. We’re developing a simple platform that lets you access apps, read reviews, and get recommendations from your friends. It’s simple. And of course, it’s free. Sound good? We think so. Keep your eyes peeled for the launch date.
As images of the Gutenberg Bible, the first printed book, and the works of renowned Bible illustrators such as Gustave Doré floated in our heads, we wondered if it was possible to combine the beauty and inspiration of these masterpieces with the written inspiration the Bible provides in a beautifully designed and easy-to-read online Bible reader. And what if we could extend that beautiful Bible reader to both mobile and web devices where family and friends could draw upon even more inspiration by interacting with each other and reading the Bible together? Enter a social, mobile, beautiful app that gives reverence to the Bible and increases biblical literacy. It’s an exciting project in development, made sweeter by the support of our devout 2.3 million strong Facebook fans.
From mobile edutainment games to health products, we have more exciting projects in the works. At Venture Media, we value innovation, growth, inspiration, and of course, as we keep saying, the journey. What is life without making a great impact and enjoying many adVENTUREs?! For us, it is why we do what we do – and it is a lot of fun. Stay tuned for more project releases.