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Today’s guest is the Head of Analytics for Exploding Kittens and Founder & CEO Divercity.io. You will discover must-haves for a successful gaming team, commonly overlooked retention strategies and why having gender and racial diversity leads to a more successful company.

Chuka Ikokwu is the Head of Analytics at Exploding Kittens and Founder & CEO at Divercity.io.


7:24 – Product analytics as Chuka’s specialty and why opportunity cost is the biggest issue in mobile gaming
9:29 – Key things to measure in mobile gaming
14:31 – Commonly overlooked retention tactics in the mobile gaming space
20:30 – Commonly overlooked monetization strategies and the psychology behind it
24:59 – Campaign that didn’t work for them: low-quality traffic and launching without server site receipt verification
29:16 – The must-haves for a successful gaming team

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Steve Young

Founder at AppMasters
I started building apps in 2011 and my first app hit #8 under educational games. I started making a few hundred dollars a month, but had no idea what I was doing. Then in 2013 I decided to start a podcast so I could pick the brains of app creators that I admired including the co-founder of Shazam, Tapbots, Crossy Road, etc and that changed everything.

Now I run an app marketing agency where we’ve helped 28 clients get featured by Apple, 5X downloads with ASO, and get coverage on Techcrunch, Mashable, Venture Beat and other major publications. I also write about apps on The Next Web, Entrepreneur.com, and on my blog AppMasters.co.