On December 30th in Manhattan on an early-morning walk I was passing through Greenwich Village when I decided that I was going to set a goal for myself. I said I would design, develop and debug an iPhone application and then submit it to the App Store by January 31st.
I watched two courses on lynda.com by Simon Allardice by time I went to bed on January 4th, then I woke up Saturday and started coding. Sometimes I would need to refer back to the courses to refresh my memory, but I finished the app on January 10th. Then I took another course by Bill Weinman on how to release an app to the App Store. After work on Friday the 11th I started to create all of my app’s art work, using Photoshop as my main tool. I was able to use many techniques I learned from Deke McClelland.
I submitted my app to the App Store on the night of January 11th and it was approved last night. It was very rewarding to set a goal that forced me to reach outside my comfort zone and to achieve it.
I don’t actually consider monetary reward as the basis for success and achievement in this case. I set a goal, created an app that I am really proud of, learned a lot, and achieved that goal. I’ve tried to do this before, actually. I’ve wanted to ship an app for the iPhone ever since the iPhone SDK was announced years ago.
I hope you enjoy the app!