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Responding to app feature requests I'm not going to implement

I'm a new app developer and after like 20 downloads of my app (free and ad-free) I already got two feature requests, and I'm not going to implement either. Should I respond to these feature requests ...
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Where does one draw the line between inspiration and plagiarism? [on hold]

Suppose one would like to use in an iOS app only one function from a GPLv3 library that contains a large number of them. One cannot simply link the whole library beacuse otherwise the resulting ...
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How to manage customer expectations when delivery depends on an opaque third party (Apple App Store)? [migrated]

A client has requested a fast turnaround on a public iOS app. We know we can manage it with the resources available, but distributing via the Apple App Store is an unknown to us. I understand that ...
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How does browsing speed differ in native apps, web apps, and websites?

I read an article online which I give the reference to below which compare between Native apps and web apps, in addition to standard website. It seems from that article that native apps are faster ...
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What is the best approach for deploying apps to companies

What is the best approach for the following scenario: 1) A publicly available app (available in app stores) which is used by end users to make use of services offered by multiple companies. 2) These ...
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What pricing model has more benefits in mobile app stores: free or paid? [closed]

What's your experience with selling free vs. paid apps in the mobile app stores (AppStore, Android Market, Windows Marketplace for Mobile)? Is it better to publish free apps with advertisements or ...
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If I send an IPA over TestFlight, can it be used to deploy to the app store?

I am currently working for a small startup. I was previously under contract, now I am working for equity (no pay). The thing is, there is not yet a signed agreement in place as the details are being ...
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Can I create and publish an iPhone app by building it in a second hand Mac?

I have never published an app to app store. I have a chance to buy an apple mac from someone. Is it possible to use that to publish to app store? What if the first owner was also a developer? If ...
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How to set up a personal Apple developer account now with an eye on transferring app ownership to a company later? [closed]

I have two Mac applications that I wrote for my own personal use, but I'm considering polishing them up and giving selling them on the Mac App Store a try. It seemed very premature to consider what ...
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iPhone App Store Release Question

I am developing an Application its purpose to view uploaded files on the host server, and it has a credentials that will be entered on the Login Page to authenticate the user. When I post my ...
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iOS App Signing and Certificates

In order to sign an application for the Apple App Store, we need to create a certificate by saving a certificate request file from keychain and then upload it to the Apple store. I was wondering, ...
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Fixed window size app development for Mac OS X

I am developing a rather eye-candy application which is to be released on Mac App Store. Due to its graphics intensive use, it would save a great deal of time on UI end if the app could be released ...
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Can I remove features from my iOS app? [closed]

I have a free iOS App. So far, I have been using advertising to generate revenue (with an in-app option to remove ads), but I'm contemplating to change the model to limited functionality and then use ...
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Choosing between Qt/C++ and .NET/C# [closed]

I have a desktop project I've been working on for a couple months that I want to run on Windows and Mac. When I started the project, I started writing it in Qt 4.8 in C++. Development has gone fine ...
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Does the windows 8 store only support windows RT?

I'm in a project for creating a game engine and eventually a game, and we need ideas on how to get our game out into the internet. I had an idea with putting it onto the windows 8 store at a low ...
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Revenue sharing with customer who is unable to pay development fee

I have a potential customer who has an idea for an ipad application but is unable to find sufficient fundings for this. One idea that came up is that I do the work either for free or for a minor fee ...
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Estimate of each localization's prospects on Mac App Store

I write utility programs (converters, compression tools, etc.) with simple UI’s, which I put for sale of for free download on the Mac App Store. I write these programs in English, and usually add a ...
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How to Release to the App Store as an Individual

I've written an iOS app, and I'd like to release it on to the App Store. I'm an individual so it's not being released via a company or anything, just me. Is it typical to just release a free app ...
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Are there bots that download new iOS apps without being asked?

I noticed on the first day my iOS app hit the app store I got a download from Albania and another one from China. The app is only useful to a specific group, all of which are in a certain U.S. city. ...
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Can I release complementary Windows 8 and WP8 apps on their respective stores?

I am creating a pair of apps, one to run preferably on tablets, but also laptops and PCs, and the other for WP8. These apps are complementary - having one is of no use without the other. I know ...
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Is there any way to get faster app reviews?

I am trying to build a business around an iPhone app. The app will be our main sales channel, and being able to adapt the sales channel faster than the 9-10 days delay cause by the app review times is ...
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Could Apple and Microsoft allow the GPLv3 on their locked-down devices?

It seems that both Apple and Microsoft prohibit GPLv3-licensed software in the app stores for their locked-down devices (i.e. iOS, Windows Phone and the Metro part of Windows). I have heard various ...
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Current iOS version/device statistics?

The answer to this SO question has become stale: iOS version/device statistics - where can i find? because time currency wasn't part of that question, and iOS version updates have been release since ...
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How can we distribute a client app to other non-US businesses?

I'm working on an app which acts as a client for our web service. We sell this service to businesses, and we want to distribute the app to their employees for free. The app will be customised for ...
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If we develop iOS app, and submit a new version to the App Store, it won't have a risk of having the old version pulled out? [closed]

As an iOS developer, is it true that once we get an app into the App Store, we can quite safely update any new version and the worst it can happen is that the new version is rejected, but the old ...
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Why was the Java App store discontinued? [closed]

A Java App Store sounds like a cool idea right? Well, I turned to Google and found some remnants of an app store that Oracle had been developing. It looks like it has since been discontinued, but I ...
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Allow app analytics opt-out?

Given that mobile app analytics reporting can cost a customer data traffic that, unlike a web app, use of the mobile app may otherwise not require, should a mobile app provide a user accessible ...
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How can test users access an unpublished iOS app?

I am considering outsourcing the development of an iOS app to various independent developers. I will have have various testers of the app. We all work for separate companies. Some of these testers ...
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Is an app that does nothing but link to a web site functional enough to meet Apple's iOS guidelines? [closed]

I don't hang out on Programmers enough to know whether this question is "ok", so my apologies if not. I tried to make the title obvious so at least it can be closed quickly :-) The question is ...
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Who should get a developer certificate from Apple if client want their company name to show up in App Store

I am about start my first project with client, However I will work as a consultant. So do I need to get developer certificate and post my client's app in app store? Or I should ask my client to get ...
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How do we set a link to a Paid version of app if we don't have the app in App Store ?

If we don't have the free and the paid apps on the Apple app store yet, how would we program in the free version to link to the paid version because the link is not there yet? Do we have to have a ...
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The model to sell apps on App Store is better with a paid only version?

Rob Napier, the author of iOS 5 Programming Pushing the Limits, mentioned there are several models of selling apps on the App Store: Write an app and sell it Publish a free and a full version Ad ...
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iPhone app store — adding ads to free app

I have a free app in the store. I am considering an update. It would add some additional options, but also ads. I am curious if anyone else has done this, and if so what was the reaction. Did it ...
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Do I have to remove my app from app store? (Copyright infringement)

I just got an copyright infringement notice that says my app infringes on the usage policies of the services my app uses. However, this mail does not come directly from the company that runs the ...
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Is BSD-License compatible with Apple AppStores?

I would like to know if it is possible to make an application to be sold on Apple AppStores that is linked (during compilation) to a BSD-licensed library.
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How can I register in the iOS developer program as a minor?

Recently, I started learning about iOS application development, and while the simulator is fine for starting out, I've gotten to the point that I really should be testing the Apps I write on an actual ...
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Logistics of becoming a iOS development Firm

We've had a lot of success in our company with the iOS apps that we have made that we are now looking at branching out and offering our services to people who want iPhone/iPad applications made for ...
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How to write a good app store description? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to improve the quality of app descriptions I've just finished writing an iPhone app, and I've completed everything on my app store submission checklist except the ...
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what is exactly an enterprise app store

My idea of an enterprise app store is that there is a page on the company's website where all the apps that that company developed for its employees are listed so they can use them. And access to this ...
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Is it legal to distribute a GPLv3 licensed binary through the apples' app store?

I wrote a small multiplatform app and I am considering publishing the osx version in apple store. I've licensed the app under a GPLv3 license. I sort of like the GPLv3 license but I also like the ...
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How to tell if an employer has been banned from Apple's App Store? [closed]

I have a potential employer who desperately wants to produce an app, but for some reason they are refusing to get a $99 company dev account, saying the application process would be too difficult and ...
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How can I comply with Open Source licenses, and yet protect my own work + App Store

I recently developed an application for an organization (and I'm not charging them). I want to maintain total ownership of the source code and there are various Open Source Project that I've used. I ...
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App Store: Why did I get paid less than it says in iTunes Connect? [closed]

Ok so not really a programming question... but it is very relevant for any non-US Apple Devs. - Basically, iTunesConnect lists my last payment as $248 NZ (I live in NZ, I signed the basic US tax ...
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do I need French export compliance approval to submit an iOS app that uses encryption? [closed]

My company just (5th July 2011) received the following email from Apple: Starting in the first week of July, apps that meet the following criteria are required to comply with French ...
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How often should one update an app with a new version?

I've created my own iPhone app which is presently in the App Store. What is the maximum period that should pass without a new version update? What is the average time span between version releases? ...
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Is it worth the experience gained by publishing a simple app on the App Store?

Eg. Another stupid Fart app or something of that sort. Not for money or recognition or anything else except maybe the experience you get from it. Are there any caveats one should be a aware of before ...
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Using a different App-ID, what are the consequences?

The company I work for has recently been given an order to improve an App that is previously developed by a different company. They use a bundle identifier like com.theircompany.appname, however, I ...
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How do I give a free copy of my iPhone app?

I'm just about done writing an iPhone application and submit it to the App Store for approval. I'm going to sell the app for a price, but I'd like to be able to give out a few free copies on ...
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Do I need to contact a lawyer to report a GPL violation in software distributed on Apple's App Store?

Some company is selling software through Apple's App Store which uses portions of code that I released publicly under the GPL. The company is violating the licensing terms in two ways, by (1) not ...
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Is having decrypted compressed files in iPhone is a problem on submission?

I am about to submit an iPhone application. I do download Encrypted Zip files from a remote server and of course I do decrypt the files to view them to the user. Does that mean I need to answer YES ...