Best Of Stack Overflow For iPhone Devs


On May 6, 2009

Stack Overflow is a remarkable site. Billed as a “collaboratively edited question and answer site for programmers” it manages, through a clever hybrid of wiki-style collaborative writing and a reputation system, to be actually helpful. Stack Overflow has a treasure trove of iPhone, Objective-C and Xcode related material. It’s a great place to pick up […]

5 Free iPhone Dev Screencasts


On May 5, 2009

Mike Clark of the Pragmatic Studio has released five free iPhone programming screencasts, with more scheduled to be released on a semi-weekly basis. So far the collection includes: Refactoring: Rename Wiring Up Outlets and Actions Adding Photos to the iPhone Simulator Application Icon Custom Table Cells in Interface Builder

OCUnit: Integrated Unit Testing In Xcode


On May 4, 2009

Guest author Kailoa Kadano (Profile) is a full-time iPhone developer and entrepreneur. Kailoa’s experience ranges from embedded systems to python web development. He currently resides near Santa Cruz, California. When the original iPhone SDK was released it lacked unit testing capabilities. Third-party solutions were adapted or created to fill the gap. However, in the interim, […]

Sales Data For Flight Control — #1 Paid-App


On April 30, 2009

Firemint has release a 16 page report detailing the sales success of Flight Control, which recently held the top spot as the #1 selling app worldwide. This report is great for number junkies. The data covers more than 587,000 sales overall, broken down by country and day — including their amazing best-day sales number of […]

A Flurry Of Market Data


On April 28, 2009

What can a sampling of 100 applications and 8-million consumers on four platforms tell us about the smartphone application market? The mobile analytics firm Flurry crunched the numbers; we’ll highlight the results: Platform There are three numbers that matter for smartphone application platforms: (1) number of developer on a platform, (2) number of applications for […]

Three Keyboard-Tweak Tutorials


On April 23, 2009

For the longest time, I had this lonely single item on customizing the on-screen keyboard on the iPhone sitting in my potential story ideas file. A week or so ago I saw that Matt Gallagher posted a clever keyboard related trick. And then today, Luzian Scherrer sent me a link to a how-to he had […]

Twenty Terrific — A Reviews Revelation


On April 22, 2009

In The User Review Tipping Point, Elia Freedman observes that sales for their app steadily climbed after achieving 20 App Store reviews. Elia connected the dots between 20 App Store reviews and research published in The Economist (as excerpted in Lightspeed Venture Partner’s blog) on how reviews stimulate sales conversion. Quoting the Economist: Research shows […]

Getting Ready For 3.0: Undo/Redo


On April 20, 2009

The copy-and-paste demo in Apple’s public iPhone 3.0 preview event demonstrated “shake to undo” and “shake to redo” capabilities at around the hour-and-six-minute mark in the presentation video. While we can’t know with certainty what Apple’s plans for undo/redo on the iPhone will be until 3.0 leaves beta, we can infer some clues from their […]

The Hidden Costs of Apple's Push Notification Service


On April 16, 2009

Guest author Ryan Daigle (Profile) is the creator of the open-source Rails-to-iPhone web-services bridge ObjectiveResource and a Rails Core Contributor. He runs Y Factorial. With iPhone OS 3.0, Push Notification is finally coming to the iPhone. Those of you with access to the iPhone OS 3.0 beta program can find the details of the push […]

Avoiding iPhone App Rejection From Apple


On April 15, 2009

Guest author Brian Stormont (Profile) runs Stormy Productions. Stormy Productions has created more than 45 iPhone apps that have been downloaded over 400,000 times! I’ve been developing apps for the iPhone for over 6 months now. Over this time period, I’ve successfully submitted over 45 apps, the majority under my own company’s iTunes account. Given […]