iOS App Roundup

Here’s another roundup of apps created by students of the iOS Developer Course. Although there have been many apps released by students in the last few months, we can’t list them all, here are a few. Some interesting apps that are worth taking a look at. Well done to everybody who has released an app recently!

Blood Pressure Simple

Blood Pressure Simple lets you log your blood pressure and allows you to compare your blood pressure statistics over time. The app also aims to provide advice based on the readings the user feeds it, informing the users about their lifestyle decisions that could affect their blood pressure. Such as whether eating a heavy meal has a high, medium or low impact on their blood pressure.

So if you have concerns over your blood pressure and would like a record of your blood pressure over a period of time presented in a graph then this app could be what you’re after. It is a paid app, you can get it from the App Store here.

 

Emojis Hunter

Similar to the the popular Pokemon game, the Emojis Hunter game seems to be based on a similar concept, placing Emojis all over the map. And the objective is to catch as many Emojis as you can that are situated over the map.

This app may not catch on as well as the Pokemon game but the the app itself is quite an achievement!

You can check out this app on the App Store.

 

Flappy Voice

There aren’t many people who don’t know about the infamous Flappy Bird game from a few years ago. It was an extremely popular game and Rob has featured it as a clone on both the iOS and Android Developer Courses. There have been a few variations released but this one is certainly one of the most interesting!

In this game you control the bird with the pitch of your voice!  So this is a interesting way to play this variation of the infamous game.

If you would like to check out Flappy Voice you can get it from the App Store here.

 

Quottro Pong

For those who aren’t aware, Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games which resembled table tennis with players deflecting a ball from one side to another. Quottro Pong is based on traditional Pong but with a twist! In traditional Pong there are two paddles on each side on the screen you move vertically and the ball will bounce of the bottom and top of the screen. In Quaottro Pong the ball can bounce out the top and bottom of the screen so there are horizontal paddles you have to move from left to right to stop the ball going out. So in total there are four paddles.

You can heck out Quottro Pong with this link.

 

Digital Jukebox

Digital Jukebox accesses music stored in your iOS Music Library and allows you to auto DJ (play songs from a default playlist if no songs are queued) and customise crossfades between songs.

At the moment this app is only available for the iPad and it is a paid app but the author tells us that they are working on a free version with in app purchases.

You can check out Digital Jukebox on the App Store.

 

Unicorn Dash

A colourful game, Uniform Dash puts you in control of a Unicorn you have to make jump over obstacles to try and get a top score.

It is a paid app but if you’re a fan of unicorns then it might be a game you enjoy. You can get Unicorn Dash here.

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This week Apple announced iOS 11, with a bunch of great features for developers, including Augmented Reality Kit, Machine Learning Kit, Music Kit, Files, a new Photos API and Airplay 2.

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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.