TouchMyApps » Developer http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Android Marketplace strangled by porn and piracy http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/31/android-marketplace-strangled-by-porn-and-piracy/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/31/android-marketplace-strangled-by-porn-and-piracy/#comments Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:00:54 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=38673 The Android Marketplace has real success stories such as Aaron La’s Advanced Task Manager; its open slant gives opportunity to many developers who can’t afford a Mac to join a huge market place. Every day, Android grows, and barring the all-out success of Windows Phone 7, it is destined to remain at the top, at … Read more]]>

The Android Marketplace cracked

The Android Marketplace has real success stories such as Aaron La’s Advanced Task Manager; its open slant gives opportunity to many developers who can’t afford a Mac to join a huge market place. Every day, Android grows, and barring the all-out success of Windows Phone 7, it is destined to remain at the top, at least as market share leader. But, all is not well.

According to the Reg, Google’s hands-off approach allows its Marketplace to drown in oceans of porn just as the App Store was chocked by useless apps (fart and flashlight) in its early days. There is another negative effect: piracy. Despite the fact that the average selling price for Android apps is less than their iPhone, developers are strangled by app pilfering. The net result is that 49% of Android developers are making less than they expected and only 27% making more than they expected. Again, there is no question that Android is the market leader. For developers, it is an attractive platform. But it isn’t the heaven and spice that disgruntled iPhone developers may think it is. Google needs to adapt to keep its most important customer, the developer, happy. Happy, loaded developers make great apps. Currently iPhone Development, while a lot more controlled, has a friendlier, more lucrative face; it also tends to sport much more high quality apps.

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iPhone OS 4.0 spilled in iPhone Dev Programme http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/01/26/iphone-os-4-0-spilled-in-iphone-dev-programme/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/01/26/iphone-os-4-0-spilled-in-iphone-dev-programme/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2010 06:56:53 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=26786 Engadget has happened on a wonderful something somethin’. Evidently in a rush to prepare for today’s Apple Event, Apple have spilled the cat soup on the next version of the iPhone’s OS. The note which is viewable at Apple’s Developer agreement reads, “Need to update this for the 27th launch”. Well, that is cute – … Read more]]>

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Engadget has happened on a wonderful something somethin’. Evidently in a rush to prepare for today’s Apple Event, Apple have spilled the cat soup on the next version of the iPhone’s OS. The note which is viewable at Apple’s Developer agreement reads, “Need to update this for the 27th launch”. Well, that is cute – either devs will get a hint of the next Apple candy, or Apple have pulled another smear the leak campaign. Whatever it is, all will be revealed in a few short hours as Apple’s 27 January event is launched. The sad part of course is that both Apple and faithful rumourists will have to face reality as the new software or hardware either: lives up to expectations, or is trounced by them.

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Up-to-date Apple Developer News and Announcements via RSS? Now available! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/12/09/up-to-date-apple-developer-news-and-announcements-via-rss-now-available/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/12/09/up-to-date-apple-developer-news-and-announcements-via-rss-now-available/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2009 13:45:18 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=24468 Having secured a firm hold on the market with the AppStore, and having its approval process widely criticised, Apple decided to show a little love to the developers that fueled their success. Lately they have been adding various features to iTunes Connect (the interface the developers use to submit their apps), like more detailed App … Read more]]>

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Having secured a firm hold on the market with the AppStore, and having its approval process widely criticised, Apple decided to show a little love to the developers that fueled their success. Lately they have been adding various features to iTunes Connect (the interface the developers use to submit their apps), like more detailed App Status, replacing the list view of apps with icon view, etc.. What will they think of next?

Well, just recently they finally caught on to the RSS bandwagon. Now the devs can subscribe to receive up-to-date information on various news, announcements and even hints and tips from the big A using a newsreader of their choice.

As per the description

Get updates, tips and how-to information on a range of iPhone topics — from development to distribution.

If you’re a developer, or simply interested in what Apple has in stock for their worker ants, you can check out the Apple Developer RSS Feeds.

A small step for Apple, a giant leap for Apple Developers?

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iPhone Dev Centre – up to the minute app updates http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/11/12/iphone-dev-center/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/11/12/iphone-dev-center/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2009 06:40:12 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=23030 While I am creatively distraught with many of Apple’s developer policies, there are times when their streamlined business sense makes perfect… sense. One is the recent inclusion of timestamped updates for dev’s apps. According to CNET UK, when you log in to the Dev Center, your apps fall into three categories: waiting for review, in … Read more]]>

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While I am creatively distraught with many of Apple’s developer policies, there are times when their streamlined business sense makes perfect… sense. One is the recent inclusion of timestamped updates for dev’s apps. According to CNET UK, when you log in to the Dev Center, your apps fall into three categories: waiting for review, in review, and ready for sale. Now, it’s not ludicrous to watch the life or death of your app up to the final nail-biting moments as Apple’s strong review board hack your software for a full 6 minutes.

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Appliya App-Development Service – For the Programming Uninitiated http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/01/appliya-app-development-service-for-the-programming-uninitiated/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/01/appliya-app-development-service-for-the-programming-uninitiated/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2009 16:28:46 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=14783 App programming isn’t all about brainstorming the great idea; at the heart of every great dictionary, mapping, game and productivity app out there, is code that someone wrote. You can hire that person, register with Apple, send your app for approval and hope for the best, or, as Appliya suggest, let them do the work … Read more]]>

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App programming isn’t all about brainstorming the great idea; at the heart of every great dictionary, mapping, game and productivity app out there, is code that someone wrote. You can hire that person, register with Apple, send your app for approval and hope for the best, or, as Appliya suggest, let them do the work for you. Obviously, Appliya are banking on this interesting service becoming a big success – their tools, marketing and service at your disposal may mean an exponential increase of customers. This development-service offered by the Tokyo-based company is unique indeed.

The below information can be taken from their Studio Development webpage:

IPHONE APP DEVELOPMENT SERVICE FOR EVERYONE
The iTunes App Store is a global, direct-sales marketplace for content producers. However, taking advantage of this model has always required the seller to either have programming knowledge, or pay for costly application development from scratch, APPLIYA STUDIO is a service that enables content creators who aren’t programmers, such as artists, musicians, writers, and photographers to showcase their works with apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. If you have great content and want to make it available on the world’s most talked about mobile devices, APPLIYA STUDIO is for you.

APPLIYA STUDIO’S PLATFORM
The benefits of APPLIYA STUDIO include:
Abundant out of the box application platforms

APPLIYA STUDIO provides pre-built, customizable application platforms called Content Application Templates (or, CAT). These app platforms include eBook viewers, quiz games, wallpaper apps, puzzle games, and more. Customers can select any suitable Content Application Template from the

APPLIYA STUDIO library. With just a few tweaks, APPLIYA STUDIO can create an app with a unique look and feel to match any customer’s product. Your content + CAT = a new application.
Low-costs & short development time

Costs for building an app utilizing one of APPLIYA STUDIO’s pre-built Content Application Templates start at 50,000 JPY (approximately $524 USD, excluding excise tax). If no alterations to the functionality of the existing chosen platform is required, and if the customer provides images, text, and sounds in the required sizes and formats, no additional expense is required. In fact, if the provided materials fit all the specifications, it’s possible to build an application in just two business days. Once the app is complete, APPLIYA will handle submission of the app to Apple for their approval process, which usually takes 3 to 10 days.

APPLIYA STUDIO also offers services to fully customize the programming of any of its existing templates, at additional cost.
Free Japanese-English translation services
English to Japanese or Japanese to English translations for the app descriptions displayed in iTunes are included in the service’s basic cost.

Translation of text within the application is also available at additional cost.
High royalty rate
Customers who create apps with APPLIYA STUDIO’s platforms will earn 40% of gross sales (APPLIYA only receives 30% of sales, with Apple taking the remaining 30% as commission).

Take a gander at other Appliya articles at TMA:
Japanese BeautiesEvangelion Cut-Out, Clock and Stamp in ReviewMore Anime for the iPhone

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iPhone and Android Play Nice – Appcelerator’s Titanium fuses the combatant’s in a bond of love http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/16/iphone-and-android-play-nice-appcelerators-titanium-fuses-both-development-initiatives-into-one-project/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/16/iphone-and-android-play-nice-appcelerators-titanium-fuses-both-development-initiatives-into-one-project/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:00:03 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=13239 Google’s Android platform, open source and relatively new, is a force to be reckoned with. So is the iPhone and its App Store juggernaut. Both are based on *NIX operating systems that have desktop niches and conceivably could be ported to just about any hardware with a CPU (and conceivably, even the iPhone). Philosophically of … Read more]]>

g1-and-iphone-love-you-manGoogle’s Android platform, open source and relatively new, is a force to be reckoned with. So is the iPhone and its App Store juggernaut. Both are based on *NIX operating systems that have desktop niches and conceivably could be ported to just about any hardware with a CPU (and conceivably, even the iPhone). Philosophically of course, they are very different. MacOS X’ roots are open source with the project called Darwin, but Apple are often about as community friendly as the RIAA. Google, ever the stealth operator, expand even into our streets without so much as a hissyfit (unless you live in the UK).

The two platforms are however, incompatible. Developers who cannot afford to develop for both platforms have to make a choice. It isn’t feasible for many to spend the time, energy and money to code, debug and beta test for both. With such a dilemma in mind, Appcelerator set out to create a happy medium by which developers could release simultaneous projects. The name of that project is Titanium. It is open source and available under the Apache Public Licence v2.

Take a look at Appcelerator’s homepage for more information.

Take a look at some other developer-oriented articles:
100 Requisite Apps for Web devs and DesignersStanford’s Free iPhone Developer CourseDesign Commission’s Stainless Steel iPhone Design Stencil

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Design Commission’s Stainless Steel Stencil for UI Designers http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/12/design-commissions-stainless-steel-stencil-for-ui-designers/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/12/design-commissions-stainless-steel-stencil-for-ui-designers/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:27:05 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=12968 There are a lot of gamers who come to read this blog and many non-gamers, but are there devs who meander the web and come touching our apps? Well if there are, take a look at this great stencil kit that allows designers to quickly pencil interface designs. Design Commission‘s product beats a serviette and … Read more]]>

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There are a lot of gamers who come to read this blog and many non-gamers, but are there devs who meander the web and come touching our apps? Well if there are, take a look at this great stencil kit that allows designers to quickly pencil interface designs.

Design Commission‘s product beats a serviette and knife-ruler any day and maybe even the old graph-paper and shaky hand combination which I am so profane about. You had better hurry, however, as there are only 100 of these 16.95$ sets made, consider buying quickly.

[via Gizmodo]

Take a look at some other developer-oriented articles:
100 Requisite Web Design and Developer AppsStanford’s Free iPhone Developer Course

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