My first iPhone App on the App Store! :-)

I haven’t had time to write here, but soon I’ll try to start writing a lot of stuff I had learned with this little project.

By now, I only wan’t to let you know what was the project I had wrote a little about in my second post.

The final App name is South Africa 2010 Soccer Scores and you can find it on the App Store:

You can also see some info and screen-shots on our App @ http://xphone.me/sa2010ss/.

South Africa 2010 Soccer Scores - App Logo

South Africa 2010 Soccer Scores - App Logo

Unfortunately, I had this idea only some days before the World Cup started!

Nonetheless you developed it then we submitted it to the App Store. After 8 days we were notified of a possible copyright issue with a part of the original name of our App!

In less than a day we changed its name, the splash and title images, etc… and submitted it again…after one week it was approved and published on the App Store.

Unfortunately, that day was July 9th, less than 3 days to the end of the 2010 World Cup! :-/

Well, but in the last 3 days we had more downloads than we imagined from a lot of different countries!! That’s a little good return because it boosts our motivation to the next projects, especially an evolution of that App! đŸ˜‰

And the work was worth it!! We got some experience and we learned a lot!!

Now we know what is to transform an Idea into a real App in the Apple App Store!

…and that is real a really nice feeling!! =:-)

Maybe on of this days I write a little post-morten about this App development.

I’d like to finish this post with kudos to AndrĂ©, he had done some really good logos/images for our App. And we had done a great team on this project. I’d also to thank to Eugen from Icon Drawer for letting us freely use his cute country flags

See you soon…

Ricardo

PS: If you try our App, please send us your comments & suggestions to “xphone.me@gmail.com“.

You have great ideas for mobile Apps? …but you don’t code?

You have great ideas for mobile Apps? You’d like to develop those ideas but don’t know how to program?

Now you can do it!!

Transform your ideas into real Apps for your Android phone, with Google App Inventor: http://appinventor.googlelabs.com.

I haven’t tried it yet but I think that for us, developers,it can be a very interesting tool because it allows us to sketch our Apps more faster. And it can be even better, if it allows us to take that sketch App code, and put it in the traditional pipeline, using Eclipse or other IDE to develop more advanced features.

Share your ideas with me, write a comment here…

New Project… New iPhone…

That’s it! New project…

I’m working against the clock trying to implement an iPhone App dedicated to the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa.

I have a friend who promissed to help me with the graphics, let’s wait I can arrange the time (in my little spare time!) to make a functional prototype! If I can do it, then my friend will do the graphics, we’ll polish ant test the App and try to launch it in the App Store!

Unfortunately I only had this idea a few days ago (it didn’t existed on the App Store, now I can see some similar Apps), but I think that it will be nice to try hard to achieve it, so that I/we can at least gain some more experience on iPhone development.

I hope luck is on our side!

Now, the new iPhone…

Today, Apple announced the new iPhone 4 (powered by the new Apple A4 processor) and featuring quite a lot of new interesting features, like:

  • Multitasking
  • Retina Display, an incredible 960×640 resolution, glass display with a
  • 5 MegaPixel Camera with a LED Flash
  • FaceTime (video calls)
  • 720p HD Video Recording (up to 30fps)
  • Improved Battery Time and so on…

Apple, also announced the new iOS4 that will be available through a free software update. Unfortunately it will be compatible with all previous iPhone versions, except my 2G! :-/

You can see the new iOS4 features on the following page: “http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/“.

With so much Apps on my iPhone, the Folders new feature would be very welcome!

I’m also curious and interesting in exploring 2 new features:

  • Gift Apps and
  • Apple’s iAds.

Well, now I have some code to type…

Ricardo

PS:  Here you have a nice video about the new iPhone 4 design: “http://www.apple.com/iphone/design/index.html#design-video“.

About my Development Notes

Hi everyone!

This will be a space for my simple notes about development and other things…

That can include a lot of technologies, knowledge areas and maybe even about stuff out of the IT field.

By now I intend to be more focused on Apps and Game Development for mobile phones (essentially iPhone and Android phones), but not limited to these.

My main objective with this space/blog is to share my little notes and appointments about the things I’m learning, trying, experimenting, developing, using, etc, etc… in a relaxed way, without being to much worried in writing it in a professional way.

This will be an experiment above all, which I think I can use to keep me more motivated and more focused, sharing and discussing (with your help!) my little improvements, problems, thoughts, whatever…

If you find any useful or interesting information here, please let me know, I’ll be glad for knowing that! You’re welcome to share and discuss your opinions here, even when they are different from my point of view, that’s the way we can learn new things with each others.

Be my guest…

Cheers,

Ricardo

PS: I also hope to use this blog to practice a little more of my English (as a foreign language), if you find errors/typos, please let me know it, so that I can improve my English and the contents of this space.

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