Thursday, 9 December 2010

Accessing promo codes in iTunes Connect

App Store promo codes, the codes which allow any developer to issue members of the press with copies of their application for review purposes and were previously only available to redeem by those who owned or who had access to an iTunes U.S. account, have today gone worldwide.

As a result of this, the way in which promo codes in iTunes Connect are accessed has changed - you now need to load your 'version information' in iTunes Connect to request a 'Promo Code'.

Monday, 15 November 2010

iMadeThis is now available in iTunes!!

The iPhone App that I have been working on - iMadeThis  - is now available in iTunes!
iMadeThis is a new and fun iPhone app that is excellent for saving and displaying your child's artwork - it is designed to encourage budding artists to create masterpieces so that their parents can make a fuss of their achievements.
If you (or a friend) own an iPhone - it can be downloaded by clicking on the link below..
If you enjoy using this app - I would appreciate it if you could leave a positive review in iTunes.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

iMadeThis App - Submitted to Apple

I submitted iMadeThis app to Apple via iTunes Connect.  I am really pleased with the finished product!  I just hope Apple are!!!  I am in the 'awaiting review' state - which I am told will take about a week!  I am currently checking every couple of hours in case they approve (or reject) my app - it is becoming a bit of am obsession!!

Monday, 6 September 2010

iPhone boot camp in London

iPhone boot camp was excellent - learnt loads on how to ensure quality apps. Very intensive - have a blister on my thumb from typing code!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Course Funding

To help pay for the course I was surprised how many possible funding options I found.   The following were useful and EEDA R2R paid for my iPhone Course which was obviously a great help.

EEDA Response to redundancy funding

Friday, 20 August 2010

Core Data

I have found the following book really good for getting my head around core data....

Core Data: Apple's API for Persisting Data on Mac OS X by Marcus S. Zarra

Also, the following tutorials by Manning really helped me understand how Core Data deals with one-many relationships using NSSet....

Manning Core Data Tutorials

Thursday, 19 August 2010


Firstly I had to upgrade to Snow Leopard and after a 12 hour wait (my lovely Internet connection!) - I actually successfully installed iOS SDK 4!

Although after 5 minutes excitement - I realised that nothing seemed to work now!

I had changed my 'project settings' to the correct version but a few lines of code and background colours that I had chosen seemed to conflict with the upgrade.   I am glad that my iPhone application has not been published yet as I am sure such changes are very difficult when your app is already live.   It is good to see the type of changes that an upgrade can cause in a nice (safe!) test environment.