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Latest iPhone Updates

I’m actually out of town until next week but couldn’t resist posting on the latest news (hot in the heels of the iPad launch) coming out from Apple yesterday at its Cupertino, California campus.

Apart from multi-tasking and an update of the usual statistics (e.g. 185,000 apps on the App Store, 3.5 billion apps downloaded etc.), some of the more interesting developments I liked includes an iAd application that allows users to access in-app ads without leaving the app and users can now buy an app for another user as a gift.

You can read this article for a blow by blow account of Steve Jobs’ presentation yesterday.

Fruit Alphabets – Waiting For Review

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Feb
12

Our latest iPhone app, Fruit Alphabets, which is part of the Alphabets series has been submitted to Apple for review yesterday. At the moment, the app is still waiting for review but we are hopeful that approval will come before the end of February. If the approval time of approximately 6 days for Animal Alphabets 2.0 is any indication, this should not be a problem.

Once approved, Fruit Alphabets would be our first iPhone app launched in 2010 – can’t wait :)

New Features For Animal Alphabets

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Feb
8

Our Animal Alphabets iPhone app, which we updated to include new features, was approved for downloads by Apple on Friday. It is now available for download on the App Store.

We had submitted the revised version for approval on 1 February. The turnaround time for approval was less than a week – very impressive on Apple’s part :) . Apart from that, our next iPhone application, Fruit Alphabets, is also expected to be launched soon. If things go according to plan, it should be available on the App Store before the end of February – so do come back and visit us soon!

3 billion Apps Downloaded!

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Jan
7

Amidst the buzz after the Tuesday launch of Nexus One, Google’s first Android-based phone, Apple released a media statement on the same saying that 3 billion apps have been downloaded since the launch of the App Store 18 months ago. Its really quite mind boggling. You can read the Apple media statement here.

Plans For 2010

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Jan
3

So new year’s eve has come and gone and we are now 3 days into the new year – time surely flies when you’re having fun. Its back to work tomorrow so (as a first blog entry for 2010) I thought it would be good to set out Better Logic’s plans for the year (or at least for the first quarter).

Apart from an updated and improved version of Animal Alphabets, we are planning to launch up to 3 more brand new iPhone applications by the first quarter of 2010. Work on these 3 applications has already begun but progress has been slower than expected (due to the numerous number of public holidays in December 2009). Working backwards after building in the time required for Apple, Inc. to approve apps, this means the apps ideally have to be (substantially) ready  by end-February – so the rush to complete the apps is now on!!

Happy New Year Everyone!! All the best for 2010!!

Animal Alphabets – Now Available on the App Store

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Dec
15

Our first iPhone application, Animal Alphabets, was recently approved by Apple and listed on the App Store on 11 December 2009. It was truly a joy to be able to finally find out if there was actually any demand for a product that has taken weeks to develop.

The response so far – although not overwhelming – has been beyond expectations. Apple via iTunes Connect has this nifty feature which allows you to track the number of downloads on daily, weekly and monthly basis. And so I find myself faithfully each day logging in to iTunes Connect to obtain the latest download figures – its a combined feeling of suspense, excitement and fear all at the same time :)

With the listing of the app on the App Store comes new worries e.g. what if no one downloads the app? Action had to be taken – so I recently signed up with Google AdWords, it made sense to start advertising Animal Alphabets. If you’re reading this blog entry, my advise to you is this – delay no longer, download Animal Alphabets now!

More Than 100,000 Apps!!

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Nov
6

According to a recent New York Times article, the number of available apps in the Apps Store has now surpassed the 100,000 mark. The surpassing of this mark took only 2 years – more than 4,000 apps developed and uploaded each month. Since it opened in July 2008, there have been more than 2 billion downloads from its Apps Store – that’s a pretty amazing figure!

It also means that any budding app developer would have to work pretty hard to distinguish his / her apps from the 100,000-odd other apps available, which is not an easy feat!  On a more optimistic note, Apple has to-date sold worldwide an estimate of 37 million of iPhone and iPod Touch combined, which means an average of 54 apps downloaded per phone. All I want for Christmas  - just a tiny fraction of the 37 million downloading my upcoming new app would do nicely :)

Objective-C 2.0

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Oct
14

So, I recently bought the Steven G. Kochan book, Programming in Objective-C 2.0. I had needed a new source of information (and inspiration) after reading more than half of  Neal Goldstein’s iPhone Application Development for Dummies, which is a decent but IMO incomplete book about developing iPhone apps – more on this later.

Since I got it 2 days ago, I have run through 3 chapters and it has definitely moved me substantially along the Objective-C 2.0 learning curve. I find myself eagerly anticipating the next chapters when I pick up this book – yes, its that good a (reference) book. Its written for programmers of all levels.

For the benefit of those of you out there who are searching for books on Objective-C 2.0 to buy, I intend to write about the book in greater detail a little later – will probably compare it with the Neal Goldstein book. For those of you who can’t wait – my advice is just to take the plunge and buy the book (and no, I am representing Stephen Kochan or the publisher, nor do I stand to gain from pluggin this book). I managed to find a copy at Kinokuniya at RM136.50 – think there’s 2 more copies left – or via Amazon.

 

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