The Ministry of Divine Office, a non-profit group that offers the “Liturgy of the Hours” collection of Roman Catholic prayers online and via the iPhone and iPod Touch, in partnership with Surgeworks, Inc. has released the latest version of its “Prayer” app with two new features and iPad compatibility. Prayer is available on the App… →
Today I’ve been working on submitting an update to our popular Catholic Prayers database app: it’ll be our first Universal application to hit the App Store. Ever since we upgraded to the latest SDK we can only build for iOS 4, but we’ve set the iPhone OS Deployment Target to be 3.1.3. That way, our… →
Apple has sold nearly 90 million iPhone OS devices worldwide, and recently announced it has sold more than a million iPad devices. Meanwhile, the iPad 3G remains completely sold out in the U.S. weeks after its release. “One million iPads in 28 days — that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to… →
Every time I get to upload an update to one of our iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps, I get frustrated by a number of things within iTunes Connect (itunesconnect.apple.com). In this post I want to focus on the total lack of feedback on the upload progress of the app binaries. In Safari the spinner… →
Analyst Katy Huberty with Morgan Stanley said suppliers for the iPad have currently forecast 2.5 million iPads to be shipped from March to May 2010: Apple would ship between 8 million and 10 million by the end of 2010. This number is much higher than the expectation of 5 million that was forecasted so far…. →
Now you can schedule a series of price changes for those apps that will go into effect automatically on their target dates, effectively being able to plan promotions and do some real marketing on your apps on autopilot once you’ve planned your campaign (standing ovation please!). iTunes Connect is Apple’s developers and publishers portal, which… →
appFigures is a reporting platform for iPhone developers that automatically downloads and visualizes iTunes Connect sales data with App Store reviews and ranks for all of their apps. We have been using appFigures for a while now and are pretty happy with it. Before we started using appFigures, we had no reliable and fast way… →
Another change in policy for Apple regarding the App Store. Some developers said the company began removing applications Apple felt provided “minimum user functionality,” such as one that simply quacked like a duck.
With iPhone OS 3.0, Apple added an age rating system for applications. This not only allowed parents to set appropriate application access for their families, but also opened up the potential for developers to release applications with more adult-oriented content, until Apple received “numerous complaints” from users asking for the “Wobble iBoobs” app to be… →
Analyzing how users are prompted to review iPhone apps, it seems that our apps are more likely to get negative reviews. Here’s why: a user is prompted to rate an app when he deletes it. When the app is deleted, it is pretty safe to say that the user was not satisfied with it, so… →
Free apps get downloaded zillions of times: a lot more then commercial apps. There are plenty of different estiamtes on the ratio between free and paid apps. In our experience, free apps can get even more then 10 times the downloads then a similar paid app priced over the 0.99 USD tier. We’re speaking of… →
Prayers is an easy-to-use, multi-language Christian Prayers database. It represents the ultimate reference to Catholic Prayers for iPhone and iPod Touch. The native iPhone app is in the top 10 of the Reference Category in the Italian App Store, and in the top 100 apps for the Reference Category in Spain and France.
The new iPad. Will it be a success? Will it be a flop? Why people complain about it? Is it worth to get my apps optimized for the iPad? What if it will be a huge flop? Continue reading to find out.
A new Surgeworks developed iPhone and iPod Touch app hits the App Store today: it’s Toneaphone‘s free iFist Pump: Techno Ringtones application. The new application includes a new, different selection of Techno Ringtones for all your iPhones (in M4R format) and for all other mobile phones (MP3 format) if you are connecting through an iPod… →
Apple has scheduled a media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Tuesday Jan. 26, 2010, for a major product announcement. “Apple is preparing an announcement next month that many anticipate will be the official unveiling of its tablet, but the company has so far declined to confirm the… →