My new Retro Magazine for iPad goes live!

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  1. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    Mods please delete this if it looks like I'm spamming.

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-console-collectors-guide/id434941981?mt=8

    Probably a little basic for most people here but I'm appealing to the nostalgic market.

    Plus it's my first ever magazine and iPad app (usually do iPhone) so didn't put too much work into it incase it got rejected by Apple.

    I'm hoping to turn each issue into a huge encyclopaedia of knowledge over time.

    Anyway in the meantime here are some promo codes (I don't have many left.)

    Just post which one you've used.

    Thanks for looking.

    RWMYPNFMR64J
    J7P37H47XLMN
    P7F4LJRMK33F
    F9TPWH3MJJE7
    MFJFM3ML77PR
    7L6EEJ39639J
    KT76LWE3WYKR
    X7E9JNXLAK9T
    JH7NTH3WPTYM
    47E3KKY39AAF

    Publicity on http://www.retrocollect.com
     
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  2. derekb

    derekb Well Known Member

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    would check it out if I had an iPad, goodluck twimfy
     
  3. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    Thanks.

    I don't have an iPad either. I've never seen my own creation on the actual hardware.

    Trip to the Apple Store is in order I think.

    EDIT: To use their machines not buy one. Lol, not made of money.
     
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  4. Tchoin

    Tchoin Site Patron

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    Hey Tim, I don't have an iPad either but congrats on releasing your project! Hope sales go well :D

    BTW, isn't the itch for seeing your work on an actual iPad killing you? Go to an Apple Store asap man! Haha!
     
  5. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    Just a bit. I have simulator and a few phone cam videos from my tester.

    Hopefully I'll be able to pick an iPad up either at the end of this month or next.
     
  6. RyanGamerGoneGrazy

    RyanGamerGoneGrazy Clubbies Are Minis Too!

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    Mind me asking, is that all native xCode, or are you using something like Phonegap or Titanium to develop with?

    Ryan
     
  7. dj898

    dj898 Site Supporter 2015

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    I bought missus iPad 1 last year.
    Shall download one and will tell ya how it looks when I get home tonight. ^ ^
     
  8. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Same here, no iPad only iPhone so I can't check out your app. I hope it does well for you!

    yakumo
     
  9. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    All native XCode and Objective-C.

    I had a look at Titanium once but I didn't understand the thing at all. Never heard of Phonegap.

    I much prefer doing things natively, easier to maintain control and I've being doing it since the birth of the App Store so seems silly to change now.

    @Yakumo and dj898: Thanks.
     
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  10. GamerGuides

    GamerGuides Spirited Member

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    Best of luck with this, I've developed 6 native iPhone apps I've sold/still selling on the APP store and it's always nice to see other developers. I've stopped app development now though (thanks to Apple's arbitrary rules changing on a weekly basis :DOH:), but I hope it does well for you.

    Are you using a UIWebView to display the content? It's surprising just how much you can do with HTML in a WebView Controller :033:
     
  11. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    UIScrollView with .PNG or WebView with PDF's.

    I don't know any HTML code so it's a bit beyond me.

    Been coding for iOS for 2 years now (20+ apps) without many problems. What issues did you have that made you stop?

    Thanks for the well wishes.
     
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  12. RyanGamerGoneGrazy

    RyanGamerGoneGrazy Clubbies Are Minis Too!

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    I primarily know HTML/CSS etc so for me, I use Phonegap to develop my apps. It's nice to basically take stock HTML and turn it into native apps. I wish I had the time and resources to learn more native code and build apps truly natively...

    Awesome looking app, I will have to download it when I get a chance!

    Ryan
     
  13. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    Yeah there are so many coders out there fluent in all sorts of languages but taking the leap to XCode and iOS is a big one indeed.

    Even after all of this time I still don't know what I'm doing half the time. Apple keep changing things, sometimes not for the better. I'm lucky in the sense that I have a good network of online friends who also do iOS dev so we're constantly helping each other out.
     
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    Not sure why but the codes keep coming up as incompatible with iPad?
    And same for iPhone4???
     
  15. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    I had a friend saying something similar yesterday. Although my statistics show that people have been using promo codes.

    It's iPad only so iPhone 4 will return it.

    I'll generate a brand new one and PM you.

    Hmm for some reason I can't PM you so try this code YAREX6MPFTRW

    Thanks.
     
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  16. pspwill

    pspwill Spirited Member

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    The magazine looks really nice. I'm also an iPhone dev but I mostly write tweaks and add-ons for jailbroken devices.
     
  17. dj898

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    Thanks Twimfy

    I will try the new promo code tonight when I get home. ^ ^
     
  18. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    Sweet, thanks, let me know how you get on.

    @pspwill....cool but, jailbreak :evil: I lost a lot of sales once due to app piracy.

    I'd be all for Cydia if they blocked entry of sources such as Hackulous.
     
  19. Cyantist

    Cyantist Site Supporter 2012,2013,2014,2015

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    Same. I'm all for jailbreaking. You can do alot of cool shit with it, but then you get pirates who are fucking cunts and just steal everything. Its one thing to pirate from a corporation who won't miss the few thousand sales and thats bad enough. But they also steal from small indie developers who rely on the sales.
     
  20. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    I stumbled across a site where someone was asking for a torrent link to one of my apps.

    Nobody replied so I did, I have to say my words weren't kind.
     

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