Holy Shit! This has been an incredible year for me I have been a busy little developer. My first app (Peanut Butter Jelly Time) was approved last December and my 21st is in review as of this morning!
Thanks to AppViz I am now easily able to track my app downloads & sales. I knew that I had over 2 million downloads a few months back but I was doing a bit of estimation. Now I have concrete evidence that I have tipped the 3 MILLION sales mark I can hardly believe it. If only they were paid sales. Nonetheless this news kicks ass and I wanted to share it with you!
As you can see, revenue earned from direct sales this year is not all that exciting (4 paid apps) but don’t feel too bad for me. My advertising revenue was easily 5x’s that. Not bad for someone prior to last December had 0 coding experience! Add in my freelance work and you have a pretty decent salary for such a fun gig.
Here is a really cool presentation on using OpenGL to create 3d on the iPhone. It was given by Doug Turner (@dugla) to Boston iPhone developers.
Source Code for Presentation available on GitHub:
Original article here
Wow! I got the honor of designing the logo for the 360iDev Conference in San Jose, CA. Here it is:
Their post HERE
If you don’t know, 360iDev is one of the worlds best iPhone Developer Conferences. If you haven’t been I highly suggest going. You will meet so many great developers and big players in the iPhone community.Not to mention all the great presenters and learning opportunities!
Go to their website right now and register
By now you’ve probably all heard about apps being rejected by app store reviewers only to have the outcome overturned by Steve Jobs himself. The latest case even involves a developer being allowed to use a private api (a major no no for the rest of us unworthy developers.)
Well I say NO MORE! For the first time ever I am going to share with you the secret to getting your app rejections overturned
Introducing The Steve Jobs Card (very rare):
” Tap Steve Jobs to instantly overturn your app store rejection. You may only posses one Steve Jobs card per deck and it may only be played once per game. Playing this card will boost your noteriety mana +100, But you will incur -50 damage to the support of your fellow dev’s. Caution: this card can be blocked if your opponent casts the common sense spell. ”
Download your very own hi-res version of the Steve Jobs Card HERE!