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How to release a mobile app successfully?

This includes everything that contributes to the success of the app and is non-programming. Some points to consider: How do you make people notice your app when there are hundreds released every ...
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What technologies are used for an Android/iPhone App to interact with a database

Do Android/iPhone Apps use AJAX to interact with the backend? If yes, is this common? Or do most apps use a different method for fetching database information. And if so, what other methods are there? ...
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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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Can I use Xcode 4.2?

Can I use the new Xcode 4.2 to make apps for older version of the iOS? Will they work? I like the new features like the Storyboard and Automatic Reference Counting.
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iPhone vs Windows Phone development

I am a computer science student working on some mobile games. However, I am completely torn and keep going back and forth deciding whether to learn Windows Phone or iPhone development. I love ...
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Iphone/Android app – chatroom development – what framework & hosting needs?

I have some experience regarding IPhone and Android development but I am now struggling to solve a new class of problem: apps that involve a client/server chatroom feature. That is, an app when people ...
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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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Do we actually have to pay to make Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone apps? [closed]

I want to know how much does it cost to develop a free phone app (which means i price it at $0) on: WP7 iPhone Android What if now I want to price the app at $0.99? How much do I have to pay if ...
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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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Mobile App Development Language Converter?

I was talking with a friend about developing a mobile app (android/iphone) but I've never messed around with mobile app development code before. My friend flippantly told me that I don't "need to ...
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Making sure nobody has created an app for something before?

I've an idea for a smartphone game app. I want to make sure nobody has made an app like this before; how can I check that? I don't want to remake something that already exists now.
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Trademark question: naming an app after a common noun when an app from another store uses it [closed]

Here's my scenario with made-up names: A big company called Supersoft have announced that in about 3 months they're going to release an Android app called "Supersoft Metronome" (where Metronome is a ...
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What cannot be unit-tested in mobile app?

I really value unit-testing in developing webapps. I haven't had any experience in developing mobile apps. Is there anything that cannot be unit-tested in mobile apps? And what is the workaround for ...
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Which mobile development platform is easiest to develop? [closed]

From your experience in developing mobile apps, which mobile development platform is easiest to develop? iOS, Android or WinPhone 7? And why would do you think it is the easiest? If you can order it ...
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Is there a software development methodology that is best suited for iPhone Development?

Which project management and software development methodology is best suited for iPhone Development? Are there any documentation templates available which documents an iPhone Development project?
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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 ...
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Contract for App Development and Service Maintainence

I am going to develop iPhone application for clients, for fixed project cost. After that I will help maintain the application by charging a service/support fee. Questions: What should I put into ...
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what is a dylib?

I am developing an iphone app and working through some sample code I saw, which uses libz.dylib. I did some research and found nothing enlightening, other than libz.dylib could be used for zip files, ...
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Do I need to buy individual ios developer subscriptions for the members of my team, if I have a company subscription?

My guess is I have to, and if I do, I'll buy them while the company license is under review.
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How can I develop/install iPhone apps without owning an iPhone?

What are my options? I've heard that iPhone emulator is not reliable. Also is it possible for me to buy iphone apps without even owning an iphone? BTW, I am running linux and a windows VM. Thanks!
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Can I sell apps on the apple's US app store market?

given Apple's bizarre geographical segregation I was wondering if, as an Italian, I am allowed to create an English application sold on the US app store for $0.99 (regardless of the current USD <=> ...
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So I've gotten the hang of iOS app development, but how do I become a great app developer? [closed]

I've spent the past 2 years teaching myself and taking classes on object oriented programming. I have done quite a bit of Java programming, and lately I've been spending a lot of time doing ...
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Any hard evidence on how much smart phone app developers have actually earned? [closed]

I am considering making a smart phone app. Before I start, I want to see whether it is worthwhile at all. Unfortunatelly, I find it very hard to find any hard evidence on how much the developers of ...
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How to decide : Phone App or Web App [closed]

From your real life experience & executed work. How to choose between starting a project as a Phone App or a Web App ? From what I've read, it is a matter of : the need vs time & $ cash to ...
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iOS App Store Developers - What is the 'copyright name' of an app?

I understand that whenever you upload a new app, you can set the copyright name for the app. Where is this name displayed? Is this name displayed underneath the name of the app when searching in the ...
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My company claims all rights to my hobby iPhone apps. What is your company policy? [closed]

I am a mobile developer in my day job. During my free time (nights and weekends), I develop my personal hobby projects. After I have published my iPhone apps, my company told me they own all rights ...
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Linking Libraries in iOS?

This is probably a totally noob question but I have missing links in my mind when thinking about linking libraries in iOS. I usually just add a new library that's been cross compiled and set the build ...
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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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Sending username and password in every request from iPhone app

I'm writing a mobile app & web service combo that requires user to login. The web service will be using SSL, so are there any reasons against sending the user name and password in every web ...
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Just wondering about “Do-It Yourself Apps” on the internet versus apps written by us developers

I have been doing Objective-C programming over the past few weeks, and I have learnt a lot. However, I see that there are other Web-companies offering services to consumers directly from their website ...
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Moment to release an app to the App Store

Is there a good moment to release an app? Is there a bad moment to release an app? For example, maybe Spring/Summer won't get as many sales as the Fall/ Winter. In the sense that kids getting out of ...
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How Data Transfers differ on Smart Phones: Iphone vs. Android vs. Windows Phone [closed]

I am interested in how each individual smart phone is allowed to handle data transfers within a third-party app. I am interested in designing apps that allow customers to update, transfer, download, ...
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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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How to implement instant communication between iPad and iPhone through the net?

What is the best way to implement this: 1.iphone/webBrowser user selects some products (a,b,c) to buy 2.the chosen products most appear on the iPad located in the Store. using a UITableView ...
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Observing MVC, can/should the Model be instantiated in the ViewController? Or where?

I'm writing an experimental iPhone app to learn about the MVC paradigm. I instantiate my Model class in the ViewController class. Is this stupid? I'm asking because storing the id of the Model class, ...
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App in Mac app Store free for those who already have downloaded the iphone version?

I want the people who are using my iphone app to be able to download the Mac version(From the Mac app store) for free? and others pay for it! possible? any Ideas how to implement this?
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Ethics of soliciting App store app reviews? [closed]

I see more than a few developers soliciting 5-star ratings and good reviews for their App store apps, in their blogs, websites, app store descriptions, even dialogs that pop-up in the app after you've ...
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Is it possible to use C++ code in an objective-c iPhone app

I'm thinking about writing an application that will have a web-version and an iPhone version (and perhaps later also an android version). Since there is some algorithms that are the same on the ...
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Has anyone had a positive experience using Google Analytics in their native iOS app?

I'm having a hard time finding reviews on Google Analytics for native iOS apps and I was hoping to find some programmers on here that have any experience with it. If so, how well did it work? Thanks ...
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How do these hotshot developers keep changing their technology base? [closed]

Yesterday I was watching a lynda.com iphone development video and this developer started telling about how he has worked on 17 different languages from the days of mainframes in assembly/Cobol to now ...
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Would knowing Python help with creating iPhone applications?

Here is what the apple site says: With Snow Leopard, Mac OS X makes it easy to use scripting languages as full application development tools. Snow Leopard ships with support for the ...
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Do I need to notify a user if I am using statistics software in an iPhone app?

I am currently creating a (very simple) Objective-C client to send basic statistical data to my server for an iPhone app - just things like the state of the app (first-launch or launch, error, etc), ...
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Growing mobile developers inside a web development org

I work for a "mature web startup" as a web developer (mainly using PHP). Our main site has about 8 million registered members at the moment. However, the site is basically impossible to use on ...
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iOS Development: What are some reasons I should to use XAuth to authenticate a twitter user?

I see many people using XAuth in their app to authenticate twitter users and I'm wondering what are some situations that I would want to use XAuth in my own apps. Thanks so much for your wisdom!
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What are the Most Important things to know about iPhone Development?

For example I just learned today about NARC. Never release something unless you made it "New, Alloced, Initialized or Copied". That just fixed a couple different bugs in my app that I couldn't find. ...
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is This easy to learn Objective C in 1 month for beginner?

Hai Discuss about that we are all know about that Objective C iPhone application is very hard to learn quickly or in 1 month for beginner. I asked to know about that how they can train themselves ...
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What guidelines do you suggest for using Objective-C Properties?

Objective-C 2.0 introduced properties. While I personally think properties are nice addition to the language, I have seen a trend of making every instance variable as a property. Apple sample codes ...
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What is the most secure way to “Grandfather In” existing users of a paid iOS app that will go free?

The title pretty much says it all, but I can elaborate. I have a paid iOS app that has plenty of existing customers. I think i want to convert to a free app now, and allow full upgrade via ...
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Programming for the iPhone [closed]

Whats the best way to get started on iPhone development if you are an expeienced C++ or C# programmer? Most books either assume you know nothing or something. What are the steps to achieve this? For ...
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Developing iOS apps as web developer

My Boss has sold a few 'iPhone apps' to clients, we are a web development shop. I have explained to him that I do not know the first thing about them, but it's such a powerful buzz-word and we need to ...