After many, many months of development, my first iOS project is now in the App Store. It’s a utility app for sorting places into the most efficient way to get there, from the site:
Where's Next? takes the places you need to visit and according to where you are now tells you the quickest way to visit them.
I’ve spent the last month or two slowly polishing off and fixing bugs on the project I started before the start of this year with the intent of learning iOS development.
I could have released (and “finished”) it a long time ago, but being a perfectionist, it had to be right before I submitted it. With it’s limited feature set, I now think it is ready for release. It’s said that you should be embarrassed with your 1.0 and I am. It only implements the core idea, but this means that there are many possibilities for the future.
With all projects, this wouldn’t have happened without those who I leaned on:
- Without Dr Nick Outram’s iPhone Programming Course, I’d probably still be trying to master Cocoa and not releasing my own apps and having a job doing it.
- The icon was produced by Ulrik Stoch Jensen, a young icon designer from Denmark who I found through Dribbble. He’s fantastic to work with and even put up with my backseat designing.
- Those who helped test: Chris Hunt, Luke Davies and Georgie Aggett and provided valuable feedback.
- Those on Forrst who provided me some confidence in the site design.
- and many others who I’ve spent hours and hours talking to about it.
Thanks guys, you’re awesome.
If you like it, please mention it to others, it’d be greatly appreciated!