Entries in iosdev (37)
Remember about AppifyWP? I wrote a blog post about this really cool and nice WordPress theme to promote a single iOS application. For those without web design experience, I still think this is a really good kick start kit.
But today, I've got an email from Tapptics, a well known web resource for its iOS app design started kit. To time, she offering a really nice and functional WordPress theme for promoting your iPhone apps. This theme offers a lot of flexibility and is could with how-to videos to help you install the theme, customize it, etc. Pricing? Free. Go get it now. I'm seriously considering this free theme in order to move my MobileMe hosted web site at http://www.tinysofty.com to a place like FatCow while using this free theme. Thank you Jen, you made my day.
Building iPhone or iPad apps is a lot of work and involves different skills and people, mainly designers and developers. Rarely you'll find great developers that are also great designers or vice versa. But how good designers can help or make developer's work easier? Look no further than Matt Gemmell's blog post on the subject. Very interesting, even for developers like us!
You are working on big Xcode projects with a large quantity of assets and would like to do a spring cleanup? Which files are no longer referenced by your code? Is there any @1x graphic files missing for their @2x counterpart? enter Slender from Dragon Forged Software. Go check this out as the software is currently 50% off!
Last november, I wrote a blog post about looking for inspiration to help me building my first iPad app: a Tumblr client for browsing pictures. Very simple idea. Since then, I've spent quite some time, on and off, not only about the idea itself but also on sharing to the world the process of building the application. What if someone steal my idea?
Well, this kind of thing can happen as soon as someone post about his or her work on the internet. Maybe someone is reading my blog and is waiting in the dark for my next blog post about this app so he can start coding and publish on the App Store. May be. May be not.
Building a Tumblr client is not really a novel idea. There are many available already. But the thing is they all suck. I don't like their design. I don't like using them. I want to build my own and love using it. This is exactly what I did with Ultimate Password Manager. I love using it. And many others do too!
So, I want to be proud of something that I've built. Sharing with others how I tackle the task of building this application is also useful. In order to build something and write about it, your ideas must be clear and well defined. Just the process of posting on the blog about it helps me think better about this application design and refine a lot of details. In the end, I'm winning and eventually my users will hopefully win too.
If someone is inspired by my work on this application and start on their own and eventually create a really cool and nice looking application for browsing pictures on Tumblr, then I would be more than happy to buy it and use it and tell the world how happy I am about it. In the end, whatever happens, I'll win. And remember, this is not always about money.
Keep reading my blog learn how I'm creating my first iPad app: a Tumblr client for browsing pictures! Comments are always welcomed too!
Just stumbled upon this today: www.parse.com. Parse offers a complete backend server platform for mobile apps. iOS and Android are supported. The feature set includes:
- Data Storage in a schemaless format in the cloud;
- Push Notifications Servers;
- User management inside your app for easy signup features;
- Social media integration for user sign in.