On Monday 18th July I submitted my first app to the App Store.

The submission process was relatively pain free using the new Xcode 4 as this allows you to upload the app directly from Xcode. There are plenty of guides out there for this process which consists of adding the details for your new app on iTunes Connect within the iOS Developer Portal, taking an Archive of the working version of your app, then selecting Submit from the Organiser view in Xcode. One thing to watch out is that the App Bundle you have in your Applications info matches the one you provided when entering the app details in iTunes Connect. 

Once uploaded the app goes to the status "Waiting for Review". I have checked around and it can be like this for anything from 1 to 2 weeks before moving "In Review". 

I will update this as and when the status changes. The app I have uploaded is fairly simple and hopefully shouldn't cause Apple to reject it, but we will have to wait and see! 


iPhone App BETA Testing

Published 7/12/2011 by Admin in iPhone Apps | iPhone SDK

 I have just created an account with TestFlight which allows anyone with an iOS 4.0 or higher device become a beta tester for my apps. 

To participate please follow this link: http://bit.ly/nZY1kk then follow the instructions and await the builds to become available.

The first app in testing is the app designed for School of Black Belts in Oldbury. Give it a try and see how you get on. 



Typeaholic is the latest edition to the iPhone App Store. Developed by a fellow MSc Student at London Metropolitan University, Typeaholic combines a typing game with physics, the words will fall from the top of the screen, player needs to type them before a word reaches the top of the screen.

After starting off fairly easy, the words start to fall much quicker and the challenge is on to type the words as quick as you can. The gamecentre integration makes this quite an addicive game as your high score is compared to others. Battle mode is great fun with the quicker typer making life much harder for their apponent. 

Check out Typeaholic now on App Store:http://itunes.apple.com/app/typeaholic/id436702956?mt=8&ls=1

Facebook page and Game Trailer video at:http://www.facebook.com/typeaholic



Well I've been training for this since October. And although I haven't stuck to the training plan 100% things do seem to be going well. I've been using a brilliant iPhone App (Adidas miCoach) which has really helped with the motivation, providing vocal updates throughout a training session with time, distance and pace stats. There are a number of things which could be improved with this app, such as being able to edit a workout (if its stopped recording as I have had happen). However overall its a pretty solid app and well worth a download.

Now its only 3 weeks until the marathon so here's the push for some sponsorship. I'm running for Macmilan Cancer Support. Here's the progress so far: