As a general rule: with IAPs, go big or go home. Jeremy Olson (via Yep, paid apps are dead « Tapity )
The future of sustainable app development is to give away as much value as possible and empower those who receive more value to pay more for it. David Barnard (via Blog: The Sparrow Opportunity )
How Much Does It Cost To Make An App? Estimate the cost of an app easily using this handy tool. This budget range is a rough estimate based on the amount of time it will take to complete your project and a recommended budget of $60-100 USD per hour (market rate for quality talent is typically in this range). Considering the base rates stated in the tool, we can derive the following effort estimates which, in my opinion, are much more interesting to analyse (from a development point of view):...
Due to the interconnected, non-simple structure of ontologies, it’s difficult to give a simple diagram that fully models one. Instead, I’m just going to list the broad categories of classes that you find in an application and simply discuss how they actually interconnect. (via Cocoa with Love: The design of every Mac application ) See also, for a more practical view: What are the Xcode solution organisation best practices and guidelines?...
I decided to shift away from pure value-based tables about sizes of design elements towards a simple guide that should help to get you started with iOS 7 app design (via The iOS 7 Design Cheat Sheet – Ivo Mynttinen / User Interface Designer )
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“I’m writing to tell you about __APP__, my new __PRICE__ app for iPhone and iPad that makes it easy to __PURPOSE__. You can see screenshot and other details at the __LINK__.” Here’s what I want to know about your app: What’s it called? What does it do? Why do I (and my readers) care? What does it look like? Where can I get more information?
First and foremost, all we really did was our best implementation of what Chris Phin asked all App Makers to do in his talk at NSConference 5 . Our “perfect press release,” was literally just a point for point copy of the ideal press release from his talk, which I hope nobody will mind me sharing here. (via Launch Thanks | mur.mu.rs )
Facebook Home prototyped in Quartz Composer – Tutorial Facebook Home is prototyped with Quartz Composer (by Facebook), @DaveOBrien_ (a design student from Ireland) reverse engineered it and made 5 tutorials explaining how it’s done!
Lowering your price may help you increase revenue, but lower it too much and you cost yourself money. (via Understanding App Store Pricing — Part 3 — Jury.me ) Loosely speaking, we refer to situations where a percentage change in price leads to a larger percentage change in quantity sold as elastic. Situations where a the percentage change in price and quantity sold are roughly equal are called unit elastic....
Visceral Apps and You — Mysterious Trousers All of the apps mentioned above exhibit that same kinetic/potential interplay. They’re the UX version of bubble wrap. So here’s my theory: I believe that introducing visceral elements into an app will take it past the point of just being awesome. It will make your app speak to the subconscious, built-in affinity that humans have for the physical properties I mentioned before.
Mantia » About App Icons I believe good app icons are most valuable for your customers, your everyday users, not first-time shoppers.
Get Your FAQs Straight: Convert Your Curious Customers You can improve your FAQ pages by… Streamlining navigation through questions Prioritizing clarity over precision in language Connecting the answers in FAQs to other steps in the sales funnel so that no visitor goes uncaptured
UNHOSTED – Freedom from web 2.0’s monopoly platforms By “unhosted web apps” we mean browser-based apps with no server-side backend. Unlike server-side or client-server apps, unhosted web apps leave users in control of their valuable user data and privacy, by default.