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Cocoaheads app-in-4-weeks

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My Cocoaheads presentation delevired on November 15th, 2011 at the CocoaHeads meetup in The Hague.

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Cocoaheads app-in-4-weeks

  1. 1. 4 apps in 4 weeks Chris Eidhof
  2. 2. However...
  3. 3. 4 apps in 4 weeks
  4. 4. 4 apps in 4 weeks
  5. 5. 4 apps in 4 weeks
  6. 6. 4 apps in 4 weeks1 app in 4 weeks
  7. 7. Off to Spain
  8. 8. Three ideas1. iPad: explain a concept2. iPad: build interactive iPhone prototypes3. iPhone: take notes about people you meet
  9. 9. Check in to People• Existing apps: • FellowUp • Hashable • With • ...
  10. 10. MVP• Checkin• Review• Search• Business model: charge $$$
  11. 11. Sketches and ideas
  12. 12. Week 1: First build
  13. 13. Tabs
  14. 14. Selecting people
  15. 15. Design
  16. 16. Design
  17. 17. Design
  18. 18. Design ichte r... Br for L oren enough f it’s goodI
  19. 19. Branding• Checkins are confusing, let’s call them Meetups
  20. 20. Names• Meetups• James
  21. 21. Names• Meetups• James
  22. 22. Names• Meetups• James As always, let me know what you think: send an email or mention/message me on Twitter.
  23. 23. Passcode lock
  24. 24. Passcode lock efaults UserD use NSDon’t
  25. 25. Beta comments• Swipe to delete• Text Color for highlighted UITableView cells• Go to Address Book• Screen rotation support
  26. 26. Search• sqlite has builtin full text search
  27. 27. Search Too mu ch work• sqlite has builtin full text search
  28. 28. More Screenshots
  29. 29. More Screenshots
  30. 30. More Screenshots
  31. 31. More Screenshots
  32. 32. Blogging is awesome• Lots of feedback• Build an audience• Build something people want
  33. 33. Beta results• Half of the people used it for more than 3 seconds.• 1 person used it regularly
  34. 34. More designs
  35. 35. More designs Clickable
  36. 36. Website Design
  37. 37. Website Design
  38. 38. Website Design
  39. 39. Website Design
  40. 40. Website Design
  41. 41. Website Design
  42. 42. Website• Screenshots • Use iPhone, show on background• Good one-sentence explanation• Start with the important things http://met.io
  43. 43. Press Release• Good experiences with TrackMe• Slightly worse with Met
  44. 44. Closing Remarks• Building a perfect app is hard• Designing an app is hard• Writing a press release is hard• Selling an app is hard• Building something people want is hard
  45. 45. Closing Remarks• People are extremely helpful• Doing this publicly has a lot of benefits• It’s a lot of fun
  46. 46. Contact detailshttp://chriseidhof.tumblr.comchris@eidhof.nl@chriseidhof

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