I originally made “My Hoop Champ” as an app to track my own kids basketball games and share them with family and friends. I couldn’t find an existing app on the app store that did everything I wanted with a nice, relatively simple UI. I came up with a couple of prototypes and finally settled on something [...]
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I recently released a utility app for iOS that I use to track my kids basketball games. I used a iterative process to come up with a minimum viable app I could put on the app store. I purposely published it with quite a few things left incomplete. One of those things was iPhone 5 [...]
I really like iOS development. Ideally, I’d like to have a full time job developing games for iOS. But really, I just want more experience doing iOS development. I want to get better, find a mentor or a coding buddy. With that in mind, I recently started applying and interviewing for junior level positions. I [...]
One of the guys from the NerdTown team gave a redeem code to his brother for Baby Activity Logger. His brother has no kids, but a few days later reported that he was using the application. Apparently he is using it to track his own bowel movements. That got us thinking. We are debating on doing a [...]
Baby Activity Logger has been our best selling app. There is a competing app that has a subset of our functionality but is more expensive. I’m not sure how well that application is selling but it was first to market and probably doing a little bit better than ours. Our sales have remained fairly steady [...]
Me and another guy from the NerdTown crew went to the San Diego iPhone Developers meeting on Wednesday night in Carlsbad. It was great to meet other people working on apps and going through some of the same struggles. The biggest thing I took away from the meeting is that nobody really knows what the [...]
So we have submitted around seven apps to the App Store now. I have been responsible for four of the seven apps submitted. Of those four apps three were declined. I thought I would comment on what it takes to get an app declined. The first app was declined for using a standard apple [...]
We’ve got another iPhone app out. Baby Activity Logger. Great for tracking what’s going on with your baby. You can get it here. http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=304562986 Or just search for nerdtown on the app store. We should have a couple of more out in the next week or so.
I have been completely consumed with iPhone development. It is just so much fun. I haven’t been watching any movies or updating this blog. The vineyard is coming along though. I will be digging 40 holes this weekend and hopefully planting a day or two after that.
I have been doing some amateur iPhone development. I really have no idea what I am doing. I am what some people might call a hack. I don’t really do much studying when it comes to any type of development. I like to learn through doing and through reading and executing sample code or [...]