Suggestion Box is live on the App Store

Suggestion Box went live yesterday- Yay!

Here is the promo video I made to illustrate its features.


UPDATE: and I got my first review, a 5-star, without any funny
business required. Thank you “Pupslover”, whoever you are!

Suggestion Box approved for the App Store

Apple approved Suggestion Box, my first app, for the App Store over the weekend. I’ll be setting it to “available” when I return from my weeks holiday, so I have time to complete a promotional video for it and prepare press releases etc.

It’s a busy week for me, I am also hoping to have MailShot ready for submission before I go, so that it doesn’t get caught in the AppStore backlog over Xmas.

Narnia on Tyne

Haven’t blogged in a few weeks, so I thought I’d better get on with it.

The North of England has been in the grip of winter storms, which hit us out of nowhere at the end of last week. Schools are closed, and it can be hard to get about.

Weird thing is that the previous weekend I drove a 300 mile round trip to go to an artificial indoor snow slope (Xscape in Castleford) to get some snowboard practice in, little did I know I’d be doing it on our local hill the following weekend.

NFM Hoults Session

I was invited to a marketing seminar at Northern Film + Media hosted by Ewan McIntosh, formerly of channel 4’s 4IP investment scheme. It was an enjoyable and interesting day, though it took me around 4 hours to prepare the PowerPoint slides we were asked to bring, working until 1am the previous night, only to find I didn’t need them in the end. Doh!

Still, it helped me think through a few things to get the best out of the day.

Source control

Managed to get source control set up for my iPhone app yesterday, not as scary as I was expecting, thankfully.

Only took half a day, although I did get into a tangle through moving all the files between directories- I must remember to do that via the GUI not Finder!

I used “Versions” as a GUI and “Beanstalk” for offsite hosting. Versions is a freebie for 20 days, then $39. Beanstalk is free for one repo.