apps

It’s not an App. It’s a Store.

Apple TV+ is launching today. We’ve already heard, and will continue to hear, hot takes on how Apple has far too little content, how the shows are hit or miss, that they can’t possibly compete with Netflix and Disney, and on and on.But here’s the thing. Apple TV+ itself is not particularly important to Apple’s bottom line. And it doesn’t have to be for a long time.Take a look at the TV app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. At first, when…

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The Man Who Passes the Sentence…

Indies love to fall on their sword and die with dignity. I love Ned Stark[1] as much as the next guy, but in the end Varys is right: Ned died because he sucked at playing the game. Worse, he had an opportunity to help the realm, but instead his pride got in the way, and Westeros ended up with Joffrey. The latest controversy in the indie community is over Apple’s new App Store ad system. Is it or is it not ethical to bid on keywords that are…

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Breakpoint Studio

Sometimes, the timing of a thing just works. When I talked with Curtis Herbert a few weeks ago about wanting to expand my horizons with the client work I’ve been doing up until now, he immediately piped in that he was thinking along the same lines. We both wanted to do more than just design and build things for people. We wanted to share our business experience in mobile apps and services with others. I’ve known Curtis for a long time. I know he’s a solid coder…

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Fin on a Big(ger) Screen

Bringing Fin to the big screen was easier than I thought it would be. Certainly easier than developing for Mac, and probably even easier than Apple Watch in many ways. I still think the Apple TV app market is going to be a tough place to make a whole lot of money short term, but I do find myself thinking quite a bit about the long term potential of this new platform. In any case, I figured it was worth the effort just to wrap my head around a new…

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I'm a Good Demographic to Target

Here’s a list of the apps I’ve either bought or downloaded for free just on my iPhone in the last few months or so. Workflow Next Glass Lush Crossy Road Stringer ChargerShare Breather Srcfari HipChat GroupMe Slack Flare Effects Adobe Shape CC Drafts 4 Velocity Transmit for iOS TimeZones + Quotebook Launch Center Pro Alter Ember Hours Overcast Revolution 60 DayOne CapoTouch And this has been a slow period for me. Of these, I searched for two of them. (Lush and Srcfari.) The rest of them I bought by…

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