Tool: Open Source App For Easy (And Beautiful) Viewing Of The iOS SDK Documentation On iPhone And iPadThis app is just a great idea, and a very nice implementation allowing you to view the iOS documentation on your iOS device. Especially on the iPad. The app is from Ole Zorn and is very easy to set up. Build it in Xcode to your device, and all the downloading of either iOS SDK or Mac OS X documentation is done right in the app. Since it’s open source if you’re looking to create a similar app for viewing other documentation you can see how it’s done.
A ridiculous amount of work goes into successful app release. From planning and sketching to design and development, simply getting the talent together in one room can be a difficult task. But what if you’ve built a great app and just don’t have the connections or know-how to make it big.
Marco Arment is an industrious guy. When not hard at work on his massively popular Instapaper service, he’s busy posting insight to his personal blog and refining its custom-built Second Crack engine. And when he’s not doing that , Arment’s hosting the “Build and Analyze” podcast with friend and 5by5 founder Dan Benjamin . In the latest episode ( number 54, “Snob Blend” ), Arment and Benjamin share a handful of tips on how up-and-coming developers might gain traction and visibility (and sales!) for their apps.
The gap between the desktop/laptop and the mobile device is becoming smaller and smaller, it has never been a better time for mobile app development – The market is huge, very lucrative and highly profitable. Our ever growing appetite for more powerful and better mobile devices has pushed the demand even higher for ever more powerful and better applications to accompany them. The expectation on the apps UI design is just as demanding. The design has to not only be consistent with whichever mobile OS you are developing for, it also has to be distinctive enough to be unique.
iOS App Icon Kit 4.1 This build-your-own iPhone icon kit comes complete with 20 sample vector icons and various backgrounds for hundreds of possible combinations. Using vector shape layers for easy customization, and Smart Objects for automatic updating of icon sizes, this kit makes it a breeze to create your own high quality quality, gorgeous iPhone, iPad and iOS application icons. Hundreds of Combinations Select your background style, select your favorite icon, all done! Easily use your own background or vector icons, with a resource like this icon set you can have a customized and unique icon for your application within minutes.