Beautiful Mind App 2

The long awaited Beautiful Mind App 2.0 has finally arrived at the App Store. Version 1.2.3 was skipped due to a technical glitch with the App Store Review Team. This version was submitted to the App Store for review in May and it was rejected by the review team in the same month. I have…


Launching of Beautiful Mind App

Finally the app has been published on the App Store after a month of waiting. Actually, it has been approved for sales a month ago but the product section of the website wasn’t ready yet. Beautiful Mind lets you keep a journal of what influenced your mood so that you can learn about them. It…


Launching of Amulets App

Finally! The app that I’ve been developing for the past few months has been approved and ready for sale on iTunes App Store. Amulets allows you to take photos of your Thai buddhist amulets collection and record their origins and stories so that you can take your entire collection in your pocket to showcase to…


Facebook App Drains Battery

Instrument is a great companion tool for iOS developers. Like the OSX Activity Monitor app , it lets you inspect CPU and memory usage on your iOS devices. I was using Instrument to check for memory leaks on one of my secret projects and I accidentally stumbled upon to discover that Facebook app drains a…


Launching of our first iOS app

What a beautiful and satisfying day! We have launched our first iOS app on iTunes Store. It is an iOS app for Marthia Sides. Marthia Sides is a Nashville-based country song singer. She has lovely voice and she sings many nice funky country music which you can sample from her iOS app. This is a hybrid…

创业不求人 — 156周之程:万事具备,只欠东风 — 5周

刚刚把项目上传到「iTunes Connect」给Apple核准。第一个项目暂且告一段落。现在是万事具备,只欠东风。 从周日进入第二个测试版本,到周三进入「Golden Master」,今天终于把项目呈上了。在这短短几天内,开发组学了不少东西,而我也有少许感触。我的感触是:为何这么多开发员讨厌Apple? 从公司正式注册到报名加入「Apple iOS Developer Program」,我们遇上了许多出乎意料的波折。而且这些波折都不在我们控制范围内。除了耐心等改,我们别无他法。把项目上传给Apple核准也不是三两下的工夫。上传前就须设置「Apple Provisioning Profiles」和「Certificates」;上传时也有好多的中间数据(metadata)的设置等等。总结来说,要开发iOS软件,不但要有耐心还得遵守Apple的各种各样的规定和要求。 这近两个月的探索和实践、反复尝试,我们终于做到了。 有人曾经对我说:“你(们)从开发到发售的速度太慢了,不能赚钱。” 我认为快慢不是问题,能用心把项目做好才是最重要。 第一个项目虽然不是什么大制作,却是有意义的。它是我们从零到一的象征,也是我们由小变大的推动力。