120,000 Ways to Make Your Own iPhone Snow Globe

Winter Edition available on the iPhone app store

The new Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition app gives iPhone and iPod touch users over 120,000 ways to create and share beautiful custom snow globes. Mix and match high-quality art to reflect any mood or occasion–holiday parties, winter birthdays, ski getaways–or just to celebrate winter’s beauty. Email your finished globe or save a snapshot for posting to your online profile or blog.

Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition iPhone app
Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition iPhone app

At SnowGlobeMaker.com, we’re celebrating winter with an update to our family-friendly Snow Globe Maker entertainment app — available soon on the iPhone app store for $0.99 . SnowGlobe Maker Winter Edition is a fun, creative, snow globe app; perfect for adults and kids who love to create and share.

With SnowGlobe Maker Winter Edition, iPhone and iPod touch owners can combine high-quality art in over 120,000 combinations to create globes that celebrate an occasion, express a mood, or are just for fun. Snow Globe Maker’s simple mix-and-match interface makes it easy to create custom snow globes for friends and family.

“Snow Globe Maker users have applauded our ‘terrific graphics and music’ and ‘great customization choices,’ so we added even more options to our newest Winter Edition update. Parents and kids have so many more ways to express and share their creativity,” said Julie McCool, Founder, SnowGlobeMaker.com. “Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition is the only app that lets users create and customize a complete, beautifully realistic, snow globe in so many ways.”

SnowGlobe Maker includes:
– a library of beautiful inserts, backgrounds and bases
– an editable text label
– two zoom levels
– integrated email and snapshot menus
– a Random button for auto-customizing
– auto snow, shake to snow, and no snow options
– a custom winter theme song
– support for Shake, Touch, Tap, and Pinch gestures on both the iPhone and iPod touch

Catchy Calypso in SnowGlobe Maker Beach iPhone Video Demo

Winter Edition available on the iPhone app store

Just posted a new video demo of SnowGlobe Maker: Beach Edition on YouTube or check it out right here. Don’t you love that catchy Calypso theme song?


The theme song comes with the app so get it now!

Washington Post covers Hawk Ridge Consulting

Hawk Ridge Consulting and our SnowGlobe Maker app were featured on page one of the Business Section in the March 22nd Washington Post: They’re Apps to Make Money. Mike Musgrove wrote this round-up about iPhone app developers in the greater Washington area. We were excited to give Mike our perspective on the market and our app development efforts. Here’s a bit from the article: 

“Fresh ideas are precious commodities in this space, so developers tend to keep mum about exactly what they have in the works.

Julie McCool, a former AOL executive who lives in Reston, designed a program in which you create your own virtual snow globe. Shake your iPhone, and you set the program’s virtual snowflakes in motion.

Good idea, right? Well, she wasn’t the only one who thought of it. “When I first started thinking about snow globes, there was already one in the store,” she said. “By the time I started working on it, there were 10.”

McCool’s start-up, Hawk Ridge Consulting, has a few projects in the works in which she has paired up with entertainment companies wanting to connect with consumers on the popular App Store. You’ll understand if she keeps the details of those projects to herself, for now.”

Mike also gives a few examples of local developers who have hits big enough to turn into a full time occupation. Todd Moore, for example, hit it big with the White Noise app which made it to the top 20 list. Getting featured in the top 20 is key and tends to drive apps into the thousands of downloads per day.

The get rich quick stories make good press, but this article also captures the reality of what a crowded market the App Store has become. It’s hard to break out of the pack and get noticed, though if you make it to the top 20 the momentum will carry you.