Category Archives: iOS

Five ways to prepare your app for a supercharged launch on the App Store

The big day is nearly here: In a matter of days, the the app that’s possessed you and your team for the past however-many-months will finally launch to the public. But before popping the cork off that champagne bottle, ask yourself: Are you truly ready for the launch?

Before the App Store came along, everything was simple (well, simpler). You had the app ready, you built the website, you wrote the press release, and you could fully prepare just by getting ready to press a single button. Today, that’s just not feasible.

via The Next Web.

7 Ways to Stop iOS 7 From Killing Your iPhone Battery

Just when you thought battery life couldn’t run out any faster on the iPad or iPhone, enter iOS 7. One of the biggest complaints about the the new mobile operating system is how easily it drains your battery.

There are a few basic things you might be doing to make precious hours of running time slip away. Here are a few quick fixes to keep iOS 7 devices powered for much longer.

via Mashable.

iPhone developers: Not optimizing for iOS 7 will cost you big $$$

Software testing service uTest’s Applause, which analyzes more than 93 million reviews, is revealing some attention-grabbing numbers that might make app developers think twice about delaying iOS 7 updates.

Especially major apps like WhatsApp, which is getting hammered by iOS 7 adopters.

Applause indexes over 880,000 apps on the iOS app store, and its statistics show that over 5,500 app have at least one review that contains a mention of iOS 7. That’s not a good thing — the average star rating is 3.56, but apps with reviews that mention iOS 7 are quite a bit lower, down to 2.81.

That’s almost a full star drop.

Most likely, it’s due to the fact that when reviews mention iOS 7, it’s because the app developer hasn’t yet updated the app for Apple’s newest mobile operating system. And sadly, because the app just doesn’t work — or look — as good as it should. That includes big apps from major mobile companies like Skype and WhatsApp.

via VentureBeat.