iOS App Round Up

One of the most difficult things about creating an app is to come up with an original or innovative idea. Here are a few good ideas students of The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course have come up with.

 

Crack It Math

carck it mathCrack It Math is a visually attractive app where you have to solve mathematical problems before moving onto the next level. You start with some simple arithmetic which increases in difficulty then equations are introduced which gets more challenging as you progress. There’s even an AI Solver to give you a helping hand if you feel things are getting more difficult. In app purchases are available on the app  which will give you additional levels but the first 32 levels are free.

A great looking game to exercise your mind. You can check out this visually stunning game from the App Store.

 

Lightning Maths

lightnning mathsAnother mathematics based app, Lightning maths helps you practice your multiplication tables. And like the name suggests, you have to answer the questions quick! You can control the speed in which the questions are asked to make it more challenging and this will certainly keep your mind sharp! The author claims that it’s an intelligent app that remembers what you can and what you can’t do and will never ask you to complete the same operation twice, unless you ask it to.

Lightning Maths is completely free and you can get it from the App Store here.

 

Move Alarm Clock

move alarm clockAlthough all iOS devices have an alarm clock facility this app is an alarm clock app with a difference. This app will wake you up playing your favourite music giving you a positive start to the day. The app also has a built in weather update feature so you can see what the day ahead is going to be like. And if you need to get up in the middle of the night and you’re not near a lamp or light switch the app has a torch light facility too!

While all these features are available separately it’s nice that the author has gone to the effort to combine them all in my app. Check out the full features of this app.

 

Quickest Tap

quickesttapA multiplayer game the idea is to allow two players to tap on a button on each end of the phone as quick as you can. And whoever taps the quickest wins! The two buttons are on the same phone. Let’s hope there aren’t any reports of over enthusiastic players on this app. I can see how this game can become addictive though!

There’s score board that keeps track of each tap from the players. A very simple reaction game which has the potential to provide lots of fun for two people. You can check out Quickest Tap here.

 

Travel WODs

wodTravel WODs is an app intended for people who do lots of travelling and find it difficult to hit the gym. This app has a huge database of body weight exercises you can perform without the need for gym equipment.

It also has exercises to incorporate a kettle bell and jump rope too! With over 1000 exercises in its database you won’t run out of things to do. You can get this app from the app store here.

Success Story – Jeff Hosler

Starting with small humble projects Jeff Hosler tell how he made his first $1000. He now has a regular income from repeat clients.

jeffhoslerMy name is Jeff Hosler, I have taken several of your courses. The complete iOS 8 Developer Course, Complete iOS 9 Developer Course, and finally the Complete Web Developer course. I had some programming experience from college, but I never actually put anything together. I was hopping between iOS 9 and web developing until I finally decided to stick with web developing.

Your courses are amazing. I never once felt lost, confused, or intimidated. Everything was explained so that anyone could understand what is going on. Rob is very active in the community he created, and there are also other students who will help you as well. Upon completing your course, I made my own website and decided to try out some freelancing sites from advice which I received from your book “How to make $10,000 while learning to code”.

It was very slow, and very hard to find work. Let me be the first to say it is not easy, you are competing with a bunch of other freelancers for even the simplest of jobs. My only advice is to make an appealing website that shows you are a web developer, and to just stick with it. Because I couldn’t find any work, I decided to create my own projects in JS / PHP; and showcased them on my website. I made many things like File Uploading/Sharing, a stat page for a game, and a page that used YouTube API to showcase a channel.

I decided to use two websites to find freelancing work. Freelancer.com and Upwork. I made a lot of bids on both sites, and told myself I would stick with whichever one gave me the first job. The first month I really didn’t get any work, despite me bidding $5 or lower. My website was made with bootstrap, and I guess it didn’t stand out much. I changed my website to what it is today, and I immediately noticed that I started getting responses and interviews. I got my first little job at Upwork, and kept using it since.

Once I put a few personal projects on my website I started getting a bunch of little jobs over the course of 6 months. The first few months I was making between $20-$50 a month. Finally I landed a long term freelancing gig that I have been working for for 5 months now. And Finally made  my first $1000 in November.

Since last month, I have landed two more clients, and I couldn’t be happier. I know that I would not be where I am today without taking Rob’s classes. Thank you for these courses, and thank you include in your courses, and all that you do. I am really excited to continue learning to become a better web developer.

I have 3 big clients right now, that use me for day to day work. The first one is Taxheaven, I got hired by them from word of mouth. I knew a guy who is a Full Stack Developer, and he put in a good word for me. My other two big clients I found on Upwork. I personally believe I landed the job by being completely honest about my work and experience. They both posted jobs stating they were looking for a Junior Level Web Developer. I applied, started that I have only been working for a few months, very willing to learn and accecpt new ideas, gave them some sample projects I worked on, and gave them a low bid based on my experience. Taxheaven pays me $20 a hour, the other two pay me $15 and $10 a hour. Which may seem low to a lot of people, but I believe that at the level I am at right now, the price is fair. That is the last bit of advice I can give, bid low, and give the client a honest description of your experience, and what they can expect from you.

iOS App Round Up

Here’s a few published apps from students of The Complete iOS Developer Course. It’s great to see some refreshing ideas, where they are a further expansion of apps from the course or totally new ones based on simple ideas! Getting a an app published is a great achievement!

 

Entre

entreEverybody has played higher or lower in some form or another, if you haven’t you would have at least an idea of what it is! This is a visually stunning game where two cards are dealt to a each player and you have to guess whether the 3rd card to be dealt is going to be higher or lower the the dealt cards. And to make things a little bit more interesting there’s an element of gambling involved! It’s not real money though, just virtual money which you can’t cast in.

You can get Entre at the Apple Store or this link.

 

Parky My Car

parkymycarHave you ever parked your car somewhere but forgotten precisely where it is? Parky My Car will help provide your car parking location as a reminder.  You have options to take a note or capture landmark beside your car location. Letting you choose your map appearance with a Remind after feature. And you can manage manage your car’s locations through parking history. Providing you with google maps or apple map routes to your car.

Get Parky My Car from here.

 

Pop Quiz – Letter

popquizAn educational app for young children who are learning letters of the alphabet. This app lets them practice learning their letters in an original way. Bubbles are dropped randomly on the screen and the goal of the game is to find and pop the letters before they disappear. Rise up in levels and the balls will fall faster and disappear quicker. Excellent for kids ages 4-10 but equally entertaining for adults.

You can get Pop Quiz Letters from the App Store.

 

 

Fiona The Fish

fionathefishJoin Fiona on an underwater adventure as she collects coins and avoids the deadly shark! Collect coins to unlock extra fun games to play. Collect diamonds to help Fiona swim faster and have access to even more treasure.  There’s whack-a-mole, tic tac toe, hangman, snakes and ladders, snap and more extra games ready to be unlocked. And best of all – there are no in app purchases!

Get Fiona The Fish from the App Store here.

 

Been Wondering

beewonderingA simple scroll tapping game and a Flappy Bird Clone were you control a bee and avoid on coming attacks from enemy bees. A simple screen tapping game which is fun and exciting!

You can check out Been Wondering from the App Store here.

iOS Apps Roundup

We’ve seen quite a few iOS apps submitted in the last few weeks from students of the iOS Developer Course. It’s a shame we can’t feature them all. Check out a few of the apps we’ve managed to feature!

Daddy Alphabet

An easy and fdaddyalphabetun way to introduce alphabets to your toddler associating a letter of the alphabet with the sound of a parents voice in their own time. Parents can record 5 seconds of audio for an alphabet letter. Your child can then tap, swipe, and drag through the alphabet letters. It makes a lot of fun for the kids when they can view the alphabets, followed by an image of the word beginning with that alphabet and listen to the audio recorded by their parents.

Get Daddy Alphabet from the App Store.

 

Badger Bug

badgerbugDo you have a tendency to put boring or difficult things off? Taxes, repairs, calls to plumbers, veterinarians or distant family? The Badger Bug application will bug you to accomplish today what you were deferring until tomorrow! Enter or dictate the task you are constantly putting off, then press START.  It will send to your phone, or your Apple Watch repeated reminders to get it done!  The Friendly Badger has three different levels of intensity, and a lot of encouraging words for you. You can suspend the Badger if you are too busy or unable to complete the task due to physical or mental circumstances. Once you get back, just resume, and the Badger will report for duty.   Get Badger Bug here.

 

Meet Score

meetscoreDesigned for Gymnast coaches MeetScore is a gymnastics meet tracker, which allows you to score both male and female gymnastics competitions. It provides options to post results to social media, email or text results to friends and family. MeetScore is iCloud enabled to ensure your data is backed up.

You can find out for about Meet Score and get it from the App Store with this link.

 

 

MemeTheVote

memethevoteWith the US elections on the horizon MemeTheVote is the easiest way to make the highest quality memes with your original ideas just in time for the election season. You can use your camera, Photo Library, or Yahoo search to find images.  You can share to email, messaging apps, and any social network that your phone recognizes (including Facebook, Instagram, twitter, even Slack!)  Copy your meme directly to Instagram and share from there.

Get MemeTheVote from here.

 

Electro Blast

ekectroblastA simple swipe game you experience the journey of an electron moving in a circuit.  Jump between three wires and stay away from the obstacles heading towards you collecting batteries where you can!

Have a look the game trailer on Facebook.

Get Electro Blast here.

 

 

To Do Next

todonextTo Do Next is a no-frills to do list app that keeps you on top of your most urgent tasks. Countdown to due date is now live & conveniently shown along with each item. Tap on item to reveal specifics. Add new item by clicking on + icon. Swipe left to edit an existing item, delete an item or cross it off by marking it done.

List is sorted by the most urgent (nearest due date) on top or you can choose to sort by name first then due date. Check our To Do Next!

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iOS9 App Roundup

Here’s another round up of some apps published by students of the iOS 9 Developer Course. If you have published an app let us know by email, Facebook or Twitter!

 

Pho Shizzle

phoshizzleFor those who don’t know, Pho is a Vietnamese noodle dish. The app is designed as a one stop app which will display all venues which serves Pho near the user and provides the reviews from online sites like Yelp, Zomato and Google. So you have all the reviews at your finger tips and can decide where to eat! A must have app for all Pho lovers. You can get the app here.

 

 

 

DEA Check

DEA CheckAimed to make life easier for pharmacy technicians in North America, the purpose of this app is to check that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) number provided by a doctor is legitimate for prescriptions and not forgeries. Looks very easy to use! This app can be purchased from the App Store.

 

 

 

Bar Routlette

bar routletteIf you want to go out for a few drinks but are not sure where then this is the ideal app! Bar Roulette will choose a highly rated bar from ratings from sites like Uber, Yelp and Foursquare and present you with a destination. The author of the app claims that the app will work anywhere in the world where Uber, Yelp and Foursquare are available. So this app would be great to use in a new town or city. Check out Bar Roulette from the App Store.

 

 

Plan D – Daily planning. Reinvented

plannerA daily planner which outlines your daily routines. You can quickly enter your jobs for the day and receive a reminder for when it is due.

You can get Daily Planner Reinvented from here.

 

 

 

 

Simple BP

simple BPIf you take your blood pressure on a regular basis then this is a very useful app. Simple BP will allow you to track your systolic and diastolic measurements readings from over time. It not only logs the results but can present the results in graph format so you can have a glance of the historic results.

Get simple BP from the App Store here.

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