Development

How Pinterest 3.0 was redesigned for iOS 7

Like so very many apps, Pinterest recently updated their look and feel to better match Apple's newly redesigned iOS 7. What exactly does it take to bring one of the world's most popular social networks to the latest version of one of the world's most popular platforms? Making Pinterest:

More →

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

Instapaper creator Marco Arment's take on what iOS 7 means for developers

Marco Arment of the popular read it later service Instapaper has an interesting take on what iOS 7 means for app development and how it's a great opportunity to take advantage of an already saturated market.

More →

2
loading...
2
loading...
25
loading...
0
loading...

App Camp for Girls kicks off Indiegogo fundraiser

App Camp for Girls is a new non-profit organization based in Portland, Ore. hoping to get its feet off the ground through a fundraising campaign through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

There's a huge gender disparity in software development - men dramatically outnumber women. The goal is to get tween and teen girls interested in software development by pairing them with women instructors, helping them to build their own apps and hopefully inspire them to pursue careers in software development. They'd like to scale the program nationally, though it's starting locally in Portland, Ore.

More →

2
loading...
0
loading...
37
loading...
0
loading...

Microsoft promotes Mac and iOS development using Windows Azure cloud services

If you need another example of how Microsoft often seems to operate more like a Keiretsu than a company, here's one of a new series of videos from them... highlighting Mac and iOS developers. In this case, it's rockstar developer Brent Simmons of NetNewsWire and Glassboard fame, and it's all to highlight Microsoft's cloud platform, Windows Azure for MSDN.

More →

9
loading...
11
loading...
88
loading...
0
loading...

Coding custom multi-color map dots for the Transit App

Sam Vermette of The Transit App wanted multi-colored versions of the little pulsating blue dot Apple uses to show your current location in maps, and Apple doesn't expose a public way to do that. So, he had to rebuild it from scratch. Or, in more technical terms, according to Vermette's blog:

More →

9
loading...
0
loading...
55
loading...
0
loading...

Apple removes anytime screenshot updates to combat scam apps

Time was you could create any simple app you wanted, get it approved, then sneak back in and change the screenshots displayed in the App Store to make it look like your scam app was Minecraft or Pokemon or any damn thing you pleased. That time's over. Apple today announced that when an app is approved with a certain set of screenshots, it stays with those screenshots unless and until a developer submits an update for approval.

More →

1
loading...
0
loading...
79
loading...
0
loading...

Cingleton deux: Day two

The second day of the second annual Cingleton Symposium -- Ç deux -- was all about the presentations. With Guy English serving as master of ceremonies, a series of all-star developers, designers, media, took turns on the stage.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
72
loading...
0
loading...

Q&A with Big Cave Games - what it's like jumping from console to mobile development

Big Cave Games kicks off their inaugural iOS title today, ORC: Vengeance. It's a polished dungeon-crawling hack-and-slash adventure, which you can read more about in our review over here. After hearing about the fledgling studio's history in PC and console games, we decided to toss a few questions their way. 

More →

1
loading...
0
loading...
21
loading...
0
loading...

59% of iPhone and iPad app developers don't break even on costs

A recent survey by a marketing firm called App-Promo shows that 59% of developers don't manage to make enough money from app sales to break even on costs, and 80% don't generate enough revenue to support a standalone business. 68% earned $5000 or less from their top app, while 12% earned $50,000 or more.  Those top earners have around $30,000 set aside for a marketing budget.  64.5% of the apps created by those surveyed were paid, while 39.5% relied on advertising and 32.9% were freemium or lite versions of full apps.

More →

5
loading...
7
loading...
89
loading...
0
loading...

One More Thing Conference hits Melbourne, Australia on May 25–26

One More Thing is conference all about how to make brilliant iOS software and, more importantly, how to make a living doing it! Last year some of the best and the brightest of Australia's iOS developer community took the stage, including our Iterate co-host, Marc Edwards of Bjango. This year they're pulling in some international all-stars including Loren Brichter (Tweetie/ex-Twitter), Neven Mrgan (Panic), Karl von Randow (Camera+), Raphael Schaad (Flipboard), Matt Rix (Trainyard), Shaun Inman (Last Rocket) and many more.

More →

1
loading...
0
loading...
57
loading...
0
loading...

Pages