I finally submitted my first app!

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by HawaiiMacAddict, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha everyone,

    I finally got everything done, at least for version 1.0, of my first app and submitted it this morning. I just couldn't help myself and have checked iTunes Connect a few times to see if it had been approved, although the "live" date isn't until tomorrow. Yeah, I need to get outdoors more often hehehe :D Anyway, I was so excited that I just had to post this.
  2. mlomeli macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2010
  3. HawaiiMacAddict thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Once it gets approved, I'll let you know. I actually have a series of five related apps, but the other four aren't complete as of yet. I had to redesign the artwork for all of them, and now have to fill out the database part for the remaining four. I just checked and it's still waiting for review.
  4. hamuuu macrumors newbie

    awesome, you made an app!

    will it be a free or paid app? :D
  5. Troglodyte macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2009
    Apple will email you if and when it's approved so there's no point checking iTunes connect every half hour. Even then it can take a while until it appears on the store.
  6. boyplunder macrumors regular


    Sep 8, 2008
    Don't hold your breath! The last app I uploaded took about a week before it was passed the 'Waiting for Review' stage. In Review can take a day or so too. I get excited as well, and know how you feel.

    I would consider amending your release date, as it is unlikely to go through when you want it. I'd give it a coupe of extra days.
  7. HawaiiMacAddict thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha again everyone,

    I got the email today !!! Wow, that was fast. I know that I don't have to check every half hour or so, but I just couldn't help it :D Anyway, it's basically a translator from "NavySpeak" to plain English. I was able to provide both a sectionalized (alphabetized) list with an index on the right-hand side as well as search functionality. Additionally, you can send me an email with any terms I missed.

    To try and get the word out, I'm also providing a few promo codes here:


  8. User3977 macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2010
    thats great being a navy brat i know most of them. So, is it safe to assume the other apps are the rest of the military, if so let me know i work on an army post and around the language all the time. also what are the codes for?
  9. KoolStar macrumors demi-god


    Oct 16, 2006
  10. HawaiiMacAddict thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course

    I will be coming out with a similar Army app soon, hopefully within the next week or so. CrispinWorks is only me, at this juncture, so I have to do all the manual data entry for the database :eek: Let's just say that I have new respect for data entry clerks :D

    As far as the Army is concerned, I also work on an Army base, so I'm getting used to their particular jargon. As a matter of fact, that's why I started on this path. I used to jot down the abbreviations and acronyms I didn't know, but literally had them on scraps of paper or in various notebooks, with no way to organize them. I always have my iPhone with me, so writing an app that contained all of the abbreviations and acronyms I needed seemed to be the best of both worlds. When I spoke to some of my coworkers, they encouraged me to continue on with it, so I joined the iPhone Developer Program and here we are.
  11. poblack macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    Is it hard to build an app? I mean, do you need to know programming and code? Sorry if that's a stupid question but I would like to build my own app, just know nothing about it.
  12. ranguvar macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2009
    It's not hard to build a crappy app, like most iPhone apps.
  13. HawaiiMacAddict thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha poblack,

    Check out the stickies in this section. There are several suggestions for instructional books that apply both to iPhone and Mac OS X programming. To write anything more advanced than a flashlight app, you will have to learn about both C and Objective-C. It will take some time, but you'll eventually get the hang of it. I have a good grasp on what I use in my apps, but I'm still very much a newbie when it comes to programming.

    As for code itself, you can write an iPhone app entirely using code and not Interface Builder. I don't take that route, as IB is included with Xcode, and it is a very nice addition to Xcode. You will most likely strike a balance between doing certain things in Xcode and other things in IB.

    One thing to remember: if you have a view with several things the user must click (UIButtons, UITableViewCells, etc...), remember to use the switch statement. That will save you tons of time, as it did myself, as you won't have to write as much code or create as many view controllers. I just did a major re-write of one of my apps this weekend and cut it basically down by 1/3, due to being able to delete the "cruft" that had built up. That's part of the learning process. Along the way, you will probably learn how to code the same things in a more, to use Apple's words, elegant way.
  14. drf1229 macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2009
    The last 3 promo codes were used, just to let you know.

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