“the difficult is preferable to the impossible.”
Geek & Dad’s first iPhone app has been submitted to the iPhone App Store!
The stories about getting approved range from “no big deal” to “nightmare!” so who knows what we will experience. It’s a really simple application and Dad spent hours reading on all the requirements for using Apple®’s trademarks, how to refer to the App Store, getting approved for the on the iPhone App Store logo artwork, making sure to use it within all the guidelines (no smaller than 40 pixels tall, specified amount of padding around it, watch out for background, no alternating of color or content…etc etc). Testing on G&D’s iPod touch® running the 3.0 beta of the iPhone OS and then testing on Dad’s iPhone running the latest public release of the iPhone OS, version 2.2.1. Etc. and So On. Hours as I said.
So, hopefully all that hard work will pay off and find us approved in a reasonably quick fashion.
The app itself is a very small but Geek and fun making it and has hopes that it’ll actually sell a few copies…
Anyway, once it’s live on the App Store, we’ll post to announce the product formally.
There once was an alien from Mars,
Who liked to play with matchbox cars.
He would drive them around,
And make racecar sounds,
But then he had to leave for the stars.
First two weeks up on Apple’s Dashboard Widget Downloads site and Attack Calculator has gotten 729 downloads! Here’s the chart:
Data is fun!
The computer game
An ancient soothsayer said to me,
Go on the journey that you see,
Past fairies crowned in leaves of oaken –
Crash! Oh no – my computer’s broken!
(A conversation this morning; Dad’s just waking up, still in a fog. Geek’s been up for an 2 hours reading and then programming)
Geek: “Logarithms are so cool!”
Dad: “What’s cool about them?”
Geek: “There are so many cool things you can do with them!”
Geek built a little Mac OS X Dashboard widget (10.4.2 and later) that is an “RPG Attack Calculator”, or so I’m told. It’s up on the Apple Downloads area and available directly from the geek and dad website: Attack Calculator Widget. Pretty Geeky, but I guess that’s the point! 🙂
Donation-ware – if you like it and want him to do more, press the donate button at the above link or in the widget.
new blog; stay tuned…
Hi, so, we’re just getting this blog setup, but hopefully it’ll be fun and grow over time.