Category: App Development


App and eBook Mac apps

Posted on October 9th, by Liam in App Development, Blog. No Comments

A couple of people have asked me what Mac software I use for app and eBook development. I thought I’d make a list.

Most of these apps I use regularly, although some are obviously only occasional use (like the app video ones). They’re not all specific to app development, but there is a lot of crossover between app development and producing assets for use in apps, so I thought I’d list all of the main ones. 90% of these apps live in my dock.

I would link them, but you can find them all with a google search.

iOS Apps

General

Xcode (the mothership)

Testflight (distribute test versions to users)

Terminal

 

Graphics

Photoshop (still the goto app)

Sketch (all things vector, very nice!)

Illustrator (all other things vector, but mainly coz it’s there)

Fireworks (animations and funky HTML image thingys)

ColorPicker (for those HEX numbers)

MultiRezer (easy resize of iOS graphics)

Flash (I use it … Read More »


The problem with in-app purchases

Posted on June 8th, by Liam in App Development, Blog. No Comments

4 Ingredients went to #1 in iPhone in Australia last week. I’ve always thought that a good app was one that received mostly 5 star and 1 star reviews. Like a good book you either love it or hate it. People generally don’t have an opinion about something that’s mediocre – at least they don’t bother writing a review. So when 4 Ingredients was mentioned on Today Tonight (a popular Australian TV ‘current affairs’ show) over 2500 people downloaded the app in a few hours, propelling it from top 20 in Lifestyle to #1 overall. The eBooks also went to the top of Food and Drink on the iBookstore. More…





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