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Sound Effects Generator

Humor source code with robust media support and randomization.

Available for iOS

Screenshots & Videos:

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Single Use License (iOS)

  • Full code for iOS
  • Use on one commercial project.
  • Support for one year.
  • Assets list and design files

Multi Use License (iOS)

  • Full code for iOS
  • Use on unlimited commercial projects.
  • Support for one year.
  • Assets list and design files.

Complete License

  • Full code for all platforms
  • Use on any commercial projects.
  • Premium support for 2 years.
  • Assets list and design files.

Description:

Never create a piece of software you can only sell once.

Thankfully, I picked up this lesson somewhere while I was creating my first app, Mustache Bash, and I also applied it while creating a sound effects source code for iOS. At the time, I didn’t know that I would end up licensing the source codes for my various apps to other indie developers.

But I thought it made sense to create the apps in such a way that the codes would be easy to reuse. Source codes are the digital equivalent of modular homes. The basic user interface and layout stays the same, but the paint colors and other details change.

So I created Mustache Bash in April 2012, and used the code to create Christmas Pictures in December. I created Funny Sound Effects in July 2012 and used the code to create Crazy Alarm Clock in August 2012.

When I first began working on Funny Sound Effects, I had a very small budget. As a result, I had to get really scrappy and find creative ways to save money.

Using Free Content to Make Apps

To my amazement, I found websites, such as soundbible.com, wavsource.com, and freesound.org, where I could download high-quality sound effects in .mp3 or .wav format. Because the sound effects were royalty-free and the terms included commercial usage, I could use them for free as long as I included the contributors’ names in the credits.

I simply added a Credits section to the Info screen.

I had planned to create many more sound effects, or “soundboard,” apps, focusing on niches like baby animals, Halloween, meditation, and anything else I could dream up. With so much free stuff online, all I had to do was convert all the audio files to .mp3 format, use the free version of Garage Band on my MacBook Pro to make the sound effects 30 seconds or less, and put in the new sound effects!

I never got around to making all of the other soundboard apps because I wanted to start making games. But now that I’ve made several games, I’m beginning to see the importance of having a diverse portfolio of photo, entertainment, reference, utility, and game apps.

In fact, some of my non-game apps are my most profitable! For example, Funny Sound Effects brings in, on average, $200 a month.

Just think if I’d made 10 soundboard apps rather than one!

Here are some of the best things about Funny Sound Effects:

  • 4.5 star rating across all versions
  • Downloads to date: 64,053
  • Revenue to date (15 months): $3100
  • Universal code with iPhone, iPod, and iPad support
  • iOS 7 support
  • 4 in-app purchases, including Remove Ads
  • Interstital ads, banner ads, and More Apps plug-in
  • Revmob (fullscreen; banner ads), Playhaven (interstitials; More Apps widget), and Flurry (banner ads; analytics)
  • 4 in-app purchases, including Remove Ads
  • Cool design & one-of-a-kind sound icons
  • Easy alarm settings for hilarious pranks
· Loop & overlap sounds to create new ones
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Record Your Own sounds feature available
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Organize sounds alphabetically or by starring your favorites

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