Put a Snow Globe in Your iPad

Snow globes are in this year. Apple Stores have a clever display for the holidays featuring a giant iPad inside a snow globeCoca Cola built their new campaign around snow globes. Disney has a new Snow Globe Maker Princess toy, Real Simple has a snow globe cover.

But what’s more fun than looking at snow globes? Making your own, of course. Buy Snow Globe Maker Winter today and make a custom snow globe picture for everyone on your list. It’s build for iPhone but looks wonderful on an iPad.

Celebrate Winter Snowstorms with Snow Globe Maker and Your iPhone


The Snow Globe Maker iPhone family lives in Northern Virginia, and this winter we’ve had an amazing amount of snow. Right now we’re in the midst of a record-breaking snowstorm!

So what to do when you’re snowbound and the kids are bouncing off the walls?

Get out your iPhone or iPod touch and fire up the Snow Globe Maker app, of course. Even pre-readers can choose their favorite backgrounds, bases, and images to put inside the globe.

Email finished creations to friends and family or post them to Facebook to amuse your peeps.

Here are a few fun globes our kids have made this month:

Holiday Greetings are Free and Easy with the SnowGlobeMaker.com iPhone App

MerryChristmasSnowIt is easy to be both frugal and cool this year with the Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition iPhone app, available now on the iTunes App Store for only $0.99. Once the Snow Globe Maker app is downloaded from iTunes, iPhone and iPod touch owners can start creating custom holiday greetings for friends and family – it’s creative, fun, and so easy that kids can make greetings too.

Learn more in our latest press release:

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.