Mobile App Developers Resource

Maintaining a mobile app business is more than coding an app and submitting it to the app store. To be stable in today’s focused app market, mobile application development team need to fabricate and test their code, as well as business sector their apps, make upgrades, and do anything they can to keep mobile app users happy.

For developers benefit, here are some of the Online Resources for Mobile App Developer.

App Development Blogs

iOS Blog — Objective-C Coding Tutorials

Awesome, simple, thorough Objective C tutorials. Sometimes it can’t get better than a solid tutorial to help you through code problems. And this is just what iOS Blog delivers.

Luke W — Mobile Blog

Luke W goes into more of business side of mobile app. This blog includes in detailed articles about mobile app design, UX, business trends and more.

App Development Tools

Pop — Paper app prototyping

Sometimes we don’t have time to get that genius app idea into a big prototyping app. When you don’t have the time, just draw it on paper.

AppThwack — Automated Testing for Apps

Thoroughly testing your mobile app means making sure it works on different devices, not just the platform. But owning all of those devices would be a disaster.

App Forums

Cocos2d — iOS game dev forum 

Cocos2d is an iphone mobile game developement forum where thousands of developers stays online to discuss about the topics. If you want to create an iOS game using Cocos2d, this forum should be one of your first stops.

Making Money — Android dev & marketing forum

Who doesn’t want to make money from their apps? Seriously. That’s why if you’re an Android developer or looking to make the transition into the Android world, snooping around this wonderfully named forum wouldn’t be such a bad idea.

App Design Resources

Opacity — Screen graphics app

Sometimes you don’t need everything graphics apps like Photoshop has to offer.

Opacity is an app that includes only the stuff you need to make on-screen graphics, like your app icon. No, you won’t be able to make awesome flyers with Opacity. But you surely can make a great looking app icon.

Books

Design Mobile Apps book

There’s nothing like a beautiful book to teach you how to create beautiful apps. And that’s exactly what the Design Mobile Apps book is.

Content Strategy for Mobile

This book shows you how to create a “scalable” content strategy and talks about the importance of content on mobile. Must read.

iOS Only

Deployment — Identify deprecated code in your app

Apps with old APIs can be crash magnets. So it’s crucial to keep an eye out for old code. Even though Xcode does a decent job at this, sometimes deprecated code can slip through the cracks.

Reveal App — Inspect, modify, debug code

If you hate debugging your iOS apps, you may just change your mind using this tool. Reveal makes debugging almost fun by displaying the hierarchy of your app in 2D and 3D.

Android Only

Nine Old — Android animation

Some of the most tedious things to code in your Android app are often animations. But they are sometimes necessary depending on the app you’re making.

Edge Effect Override — Library for styling & customizing scrollbars

Hate the standard blue overscroll_edge and overscroll_glow effects, then change them. No need to do it the hard way. Just use the Edge Effect Override library to do it for you.

Marketing

Gamasutra — Five PR tips indies need

There’s undeniably nothing more important to your success in the app store than marketing. If no one knows about your app, you’ll actuallygo break making apps.

Alau — Like bit.ly for apps

Alau makes short URLs specifically for mobile apps. But you may wonder, why not just use something like bit.ly? Well, any ‘ole URL shortener can tell you who clicked on your app link, but nothing beyond that.

App Design Extras

Iubenda — Mobile app privacy policy

If you don’t have a privacy policy for your mobile app. Stop everything you’re doing (including reading this article) and get one. It’s simply no excuse not to have one today with Iubenda around.

App To Us — Easy app landing pages

If you’re already live in the App store and don’t have a website for your mobile app, Apptous has got to be the easiest way to get it done.

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