I received notification today from Apple that I can now sell our new iBook series iOS App Development for Non-Programmers in the following countries: Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Columbia Costa Rica Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Venezuela This now makes 50 country/territory stores that you can sell your iBooks. Again, the more the better. Viewing Stores for Other Countries If you want to check out a store in another country, it’s easy. Just scroll to the bottom of the iTunes window and click the circular flag button in the bottom right corner: … Continue reading Apple Opens iBookstore to Mexico, Central America, South America and New Zealand!
I was recently interviewed regarding my new book series by Joey Pinkney on Examiner.com. It’s great to have the free publicity! http://www.examiner.com/article/joeypinkney-com-five-minutes-five-questions-with-kevin-mcneish Kevin McNeish Author: iOS App Development for Non-Programmers Twitter: @kjmcneish
I was recently asked the question “Are there still opportunities for new App developers?” on our new book series (iOS App Development for Non-Programmers) forum. I’m repeating my answer here for the benefit of others who are asking the same question. iOS 6 Provides Great New Opportunities In short, the answer to the question is–absolutely. There are always new trends and new interests in the world at large and if you can tap into these you can create an App that does very well. Getting in on the Maps Action For example, EVERYONE is currently complaining about the Maps App, … Continue reading Q&A: Are There Still Opportunities for New App Developers?
In iOS 5, the shouldAutorotateToInterfaceOrientation: method was used to specify which orientations an App supported. This method was deprecated in iOS 6. When a method is deprecated, it typically means that you should avoid using it because it has been superseded. In this case, shouldAutoRotateToInterfaceOrientation: is never called on a device that is running iOS 6, although it is still called under iOS 5. So, if you want your App to work on devices running iOS 5 (you usually do), then you should still implement the shouldAutoRotateToInterfaceOrientation: method. In iOS 6, Apple has replaced this method with two other methods: … Continue reading Handling Autorotation in IOS 5 and iOS 6 – supportedInterfaceOrientations and shouldAutorotate
I’ll be sharing more details of our book series journey when I get back to the U.S. (I’m in Istanbul this week for a speaking engagement at the webit conference), but I’m very surprised and amazed to see Book 1: Diving in reach the #1 spot on Amazon in the following categories: Books > Computers & Technology > Apple Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Computers & Internet > Programming And we event hit #2 in the broader Books > Computers & Technology > Programming I’ll share some of the keys that got us to this place in future … Continue reading An Indie Book Publishing Journey – We Hit #1 on Amazon with "iOS App Development for Non-Programmers Book 1: Diving In!"
I heard from a fellow Scotsman today, Simon MacLean, who discovered our new iOS App Development for Non-Programmers book series. He has a web site called “Cool Angus” that describes his “climbing the iOS learning curve” nicely. He wrote a great blog post about the series that you can find here: http://www.coolangus.com/?cat=33 Best Regards, Kevin McNeish Twitter: www.twitter.com/@kjmcneish http://www.iOSAppsForNonProgrammers.com
Just wanted to let everyone know that Book 1: Diving In of our iOS App Development for Non-Programmers series is free October 1-3, 2012 in the iBookstore: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/book-1-diving-in-ios-app-development/id558788074?mt=11 And the Kindle version is free to download from our web site: http://www.iOSAppsForNonProgrammers.com We’re offering the book for free to coincide with my speaking engagement at Apps World 2012, London this week! If you have an iPad, I highly recommend our iBooks 2 version. It has embedded video, interactive diagrams, a hyperlinked glossary, and high-definition images. Enjoy! Kevin McNeish