iPhone app developer Rod Cambridge starts work on second book after his debut entitled “How NOT To Write an App” proves successful, and announces a series of “How NOT to…” eBooks. In How NOT To Write an App, Rod uses this experience to take the reader step by step through the things that should, and shouldn’t, be done when creating an app for Apple’s iPhone or its rivals including Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile devices.
Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind iPhone App Publicity, highlights the application development process and getting noticed. If you have an app idea but just don’t know how to go about creating it, there are three ways to make it happen. You can either choose to create the app yourself from scratch, you can use a template or you can hire a developer to create the app for you. Either way, creating an app for your product or service is a fantastic marketing tool.
Independent iOS developer Chase Blossom, and the creator of Facemouth, a popular app for Apple’s iPhone, has been sent a cease and desist letter from Facebook for trademark infringement for the use of ‘Face’. The Facemouth app lets you create videos as your favorite celebrity by using your device’s front facing camera and superimposing your mouth on a chosen celebrity. If this sounds familiar, Conan O’Brien used this technique for years interviewing various guests.
16 Year Old App Developer, James Shaw today announces the release of Amenities for iOS. Amenities is your must have social data GPS App to provide the ultimate guide to your surroundings! The App works worldwide so wherever you are, whenever you’re there, Amenities provides one tap access to any local amenities such as Restaurants, Gas stations, Taxis and ATMs. With a sleek, contemporary designed interface, easy to use Maps and custom searches, Amenities is the must have location services App.
Located in Novosibirsk, Siberia, the Alice Dev Team today announces that their recently released utility, Memory Cleaner 1.2 for OS X, is currently the #4 paid utility downloaded from the U.S. Mac App Store. Awarded 9 out of 10 stars by MacTech, the utility improves the speed and responsiveness of any Mac computer by freeing wasted memory. Every time a file is opened it continues to occupy some memory even after it is closed. The app cleans out the residue of these old files, freeing memory.
MacTalk co-founder and editor, Anthony Agius, has announced his first post-MacTalk project, after deciding to sell MacTalk in early March. One More Thing is an iOS developer conference being held in Melbourne, on the 13th of August, 2011. It will showcase Australia’s leading independent iOS developers, giving attendees an opportunity to learn from their stories, and apply them to their own App Store careers.
iPhone app developer Rod Cambridge has released his first book entitled “How NOT To Write an App” which is aimed at anyone looking to develop an app for the many smartphone and tablet platforms available. In this eBook Rod uses this experience to take the reader step by step through the things that should, and shouldn’t, be done when creating an app for Apple’s iPhone or its rivals including Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile devices.
California based independent developer, Batuhan Akalin has announced Melon Truck 1.0.3, an update to his challenging hit arcade and puzzle game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With medium to easy learning curve, and easy-to-use controls, game play consists of launching melons from a melon truck to baskets that vary in points. Melon Truck will keep the entire family busy whether the gamer is 7 or 70 years old. Version 1.0.3 offers a better game play experience and enhanced graphics.
Independent developer Linus Winterseel today releases X4Shortcuts 1.1, an update to his development utility for Mac OS X. X4Shortcuts is a lightweight tool that lets you search for everything you need as developer. iOS and Mac Reference, Google and over 300 keyboard shortcuts for Xcode4. Only one shortcut away you get every information you need. Version 1.1 offers a new iOS and Mac Reference-Search, a new web based search, with several bug fixes and code tweaks.
Game developer, JoyBeams announces Hamster Break 1.1, their fun physics based arcade/puzzle game for iOS devices. Players must navigate the increasingly challenging puzzles while collecting tasty nuts and avoiding the Gold Fish who has plans of her own. Hamster Break features 60 levels of challenging puzzles in 4 different room locations. There are multiple ways of passing the levels, allowing an added challenge to the player of trying to find the fastest way to complete the level.
California based DigitalCoolio has released 3D Music Player Pro 1.1.0, an advanced music application for iOS. Specifically developed to create a realistic sound environment through audio post processing technology, 3D Music Player provides five modes and each mode produces 3D Stereo sound effects with a variety of functionalities. The built-in equalizer that comes with the application allows users to select settings from several music genres like Classical, Rock, Pop, R&B and many more.
Vancouver based Tilt Shift Games Inc. announces EggRollin 1.1, their fast paced and highly addictive pick-up-and-play physics puzzle game for iOS devices. EggRollin’ offers rich graphics and a multitude of unique features, delivering amazing real time physics driven controls with a unique level creator mode. You can build, edit and save your own levels. Roll, bounce, balance, fling and slide your way through 72 challenging levels to collect golden energy beads.
James Hollender is seeking a full-time, permanent position in the Boston area. His published apps include 9 nutrition apps and the official app for the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. James is a well seasoned Information Technology professional and most familiar with Apple products. He has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.