Community

The secret to making a hit app

From the moment the iPhone SDK shipped in 2008 pretty much everyone who could sling bits or pixels had but one dream — to make a hit app. Yet for every Instagram, WhatsApp, Siri, and Real Racing there are endless graveyards of apps, excellent and terrible, that not only didn't strike it rich, but didn't even come close to breaking even. So what's the secret to making a hit app?

More →

6
loading...
14
loading...
78
loading...
0
loading...

The case for a 'Safari view controller' for iOS 9

Web views are an incredibly convenient way to handle in-app browsing. Since they're WebKit, you get the same kind of experience and performance as Safari, but you don't have to send people hurtling out of your app and into Safari simply to show them a link. However, web views can't store cookies, so logins can't persist, and having to login to a web view isn't good from a security perspective anyway. So what's the solution?

More →

0
loading...
4
loading...
32
loading...
0
loading...

Deep, deep dive into Twitter apps for iPhone and iPad

If you've ever found yourself longing for a dissertation on the relative merits of Twitter for iPhone and iPad, Twitterrific for iPhone and iPad, and Tweetbot for iPhone — including loading timeline gaps and tweet marker sync, web views, cards and previewing tweets, extensions, gestures, profiles, lists, tweetstorms, direct messages, uploading photos, discover, muting, fave and retweet counts, search, timeline, and new twitter — then you're in for a real treat. You're in for over 20K words of treat!

More →

1
loading...
3
loading...
36
loading...
0
loading...

Microsoft reporter Ed Bott switches to iPhone

What made noted Microsoft reporter Ed Bott finally give up on Windows Phone and switch to an iPhone 6 Plus? Was it the lack of flagship phones? The lack of apps? No. It was Verizon's unwillingness to approve software updates in a timely manner and Microsoft's inability to compel them forward.

More →

2
loading...
9
loading...
50
loading...
0
loading...

What's on Peter's iPhone 6 right now!

Much like Rene, I keep my iPhone pretty much bone-stock on its first Home screen. I do this because I've reset it frequently enough that I just can't be bothered to spend a lot of time customizing it, and like Rene, I use it occasionally for product shots when reviewing stuff at iMore and want it looking as fresh-out-of-the-box as possible.

I don't like a lot of messy app clutter on my iPhone's Home screens. I pretty compulsively find places to put apps I've downloaded, because I don't want to have to flip through pages finding what I'm looking for. My most frequently used apps I access by just double-pressing the Home button and flipping through pages until I find what I'm looking for. Everything else has its place.

More →

4
loading...
3
loading...
22
loading...
0
loading...

iMore show 431 LIVE at 8am PT, 11am ET — Join us!

It's a winter wonderland out there for those of us in the northeast and midwest, so we're going early today to save time for weekend travel. Be sure to join Serenity, Peter, Ally, and Rene, for WatchKit, App Store get, and all the week's iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple news!

More →

4
loading...
3
loading...
32
loading...
0
loading...

Are you going to delete the Uber app?

Are you deleting the Uber app?

Uber, the popular car service app, has been in the news a lot lately, and in the worst possible way. Earlier this year The Verge wrote about their competitive tactics, which to many crossed the line beyond competition. More recently, Pando Daily called Uber out over apparent sexism in their corporate culture. Buzzfeed exposed an incredibly inappropriate ad campaign. And Pando Daily revealed another series of serious allegations. Then, last night, Buzzfeed watched as an Uber executive, Emil Michael... Well, read for yourself:

More →

12
loading...
64
loading...
100
loading...
0
loading...

Are you using a custom keyboard on your iPhone?

Are you using a custom keyboard on your iPhone?

When iOS 8 shipped with custom keyboard support, it was a dream come true for anyone and everyone who'd fallen in love with SwiftKey, Swype, or any of the other established players. It also turned out to be a boon for emoji and animated GIF aficionados the world over. Yet the reality was custom keyboards were unintuitive to install and inconsistent to use. So, given all that, are you still using them?

Vote in the poll up top and let me know why not, or why and which one(s), in the comments below!

More →

34
loading...
10
loading...
73
loading...
0
loading...

iMore show 430 LIVE at 11am PT, 2pm ET — Join us!

The iMore is back on its usual day and time, and Serenity, Ally, and Rene are back with all the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple news you need to know!

  • 11am PT, 2pm ET — be here!

More →

3
loading...
7
loading...
42
loading...
0
loading...

Nexus 6 gets reviewed

Phil Nickinson from our sibling site, Android Central, has just posted his complete Nexus 6 review, and like the Nexus 9 review Jerry Hildenbrand posted a couple days ago... I'm not sure what to think. For the last two years I've bought the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and both Nexus 7s automatically. Aside from the terrible cameras, they were pretty much no-brainers, especially since they were sold practically at cost. Now though?

More →

1
loading...
6
loading...
36
loading...
0
loading...

Pages