How To Publish iOS Apps To the App Store in 2018

How To Publish iOS Apps To the App Store in 2018 Apple is always changing the rules for successful submission of your apps to the App Store. I am creating this article to serve me as a live guide to publishing to the App Store and I shall keep it current. If you want to know when something is new in this regard, consider subscribing to my email list. The reason I shall keep…

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Mysterious pngcrush caught libpng error:

From time to time, you may get a mysterious error in Xcode: pngcrush caught libpng error: Something like the image below: The explanation Compress PNG Files Error will just confuse you. Xcode 9 will compile the code and run the app in spite of marking it red. It will even archive the app just before sending it to the App Store and it will still be passed through. Further explanation will say image.png pngcrush…

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Change real_escape_string to mysqli_real_escape_string for Function safeEscapeString in PHP 7.0

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series PHP Programming

I often use function safeEscapeString from  in my PHP projects. It helps sustain the integrity of data coming to and from MySQL or similar database. However, if the code ran on PHP 5.4 or 5.6 at the highest, and I wanted it to run PHP 7.0, the latest and greatest version of PHP. When the error reporting is turned on, a fatal error in code will appear. The solution is to use the recommended…

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How To Pack And Send Your Android Studio Project

If you are working as a developer for a client or if you are creating your own app in Android Studio and want to send it to a developer, here is what you do. In a nutshell, — find the folder where the app resides in, — turn it into a zip file, — post it on some Internet server and send me the link — so that I can download it and, of…

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iOS App Approved in Three Days

It took Apple 20 hours to reach the In Review status for a newly submitted app. The review phase lasted three hours — the app was rejected because of small fonts for iPad. After submitting new build and version it again waited for review, but only for an hour. The review phase now took only ten minutes and the app was approved. This is not exactly a “1 day” process, more of a “3…

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List Of My Services and Prices

Here is a list of my services and prices, mainly for apps but a few related areas as well Turn your Kindle ebook into an Android app You have already published a Kindle ebook, it is live in the Amazon Kindle store and you have all the files you used to publish it there.  That is a start for me and we should decide what is the purpose of that app. Some ideas: cross…

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Porting Kindle Ebooks To Google Play and App Stores, in English and Chinese

I have successfully ported my own Kindle books to apps and I have done that for other publishers. Here is an example of my work for another publisher, for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…   and here is the same account in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/…/numerical…/id1063163615…   Here is the book that the apps were ported from, in the Kindle store: https://www.amazon.com/Number…/dp/B00IDW25PA/ref=sr_1_1…     Problems in Porting Kindle Ebooks to Android and iPhone / iPad Apps I…

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Maps Overlayed — User’s Manual for the New Plugin

Starting with Relocation Map, we come to the new Maps Overlayed plugin. It is a strict superset of the Relocations Map plugin. Section Map Overlay Behavior provides a switch: Operate as normal map If this is chosen, the entire plugin behaves as if it only were the Relocations Map plugin. The data you enter in the Map Locations section will mostly work. None of the sections and fields connected with overlays will work, at…

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Tutorial For A New Version of the Location Map Plugin for iOS

Here is how to use the current version of the Location Map plugin. As it stands, this combination works. You will be able to enter new points, connect already existing screens to them, zoom at will, tap to go to the screen from a related pin, and so on. There is only one catch: you have to enter the screen name through the Load Screen With Nickname field after clicking on the name of…

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Low Carb Recipes And Videos (Android App) — Create Low Carb Menus On the Fly

Low Carb Recipes And Videos (Low Carb Recipes And Videos, Android app) will help you select low carb recipes to form a menu from a list out of 76 recipes preinstalled in this app. The recipes are broken into the following categories: appetizers, breads, deserts, meat, salads, soups, beverages, condiments, eggs and cheese, poultry, seafood, and veggies. The first option in the linear menu, however, is Selected Favourites List and you fill it by…

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Ambient Music New — A New App, With A New Video Plugin

I have a new app, called Ambient Music New: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ambientmusicnew If you want to listen to non-intrusive music while you do something else, this Android app is for you. (See the description below.) From the programmer’s point of view, there are two enhancements to brag about. My plugin called DS_awlProOperaMusic is based on CM_awlPro from the plugin market, however, it adds the — ability to listen to the entire playlist with one tap of…

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How To Convert an Existing App From iOS to Android

Would it be difficult to convert and existing BT app from iOS to Android? Both yes and no. If you have been using only plugins that are available for both platforms, chances are that you will not have many problems in converting. If you have been using plugins that exist only for iOS, then oh well, yeah, of course, right… … … you will have MANY problems in converting from iOS to Android. Some…

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How To Hire A Programmer For a New Plugin

There does not seem to be any part of these forums specially devoted to hiring a programmer, you just publish it and it appears on the top of all threads. That should be sufficient for the possibly interested programmer to contact you. If you want to spend money for an app, I’d suggest first becoming a member here. That would give you more weight, so to speak, showing your commitment, and would also enable…

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Share To Twitter — Android Plugin To Post To Twitter

Almost all apps nowadays post to Twitter, Facebook and other social sites. The reason is that in iOS, it is relatively easy to post to social sites, and so was moderately difficult to write plugins to that end. On the Android side, there is no such support so here is for the first time an Android plugin that posts to Twitter. A similar plugin for Android only is also available for Facebook, and there…

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How to Change the Color of Text in Action Bar for Android

Up to now, the color of the navbar text was always the same in all Buzztouch apps for Android. In this document, you will see how to change the text to one or more colors. This will be the result of our coding: The version used here is Buzztouch Android 3.0, with fragments. To change the color of text in action bar for Android, find the following line in file BT_activity_host.java: if (actionBar !=…

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Make Money By Integrating AdMob Ads Into Your Android App

If you are like me, you love making apps… the excitement of choosing the right title, gathering material to publish, creating a new and fun user experience… And once you are done, your thoughts meander… ok, great, now how do I make money with all this!? Why Did I Choose AdMob? Because Google owns it, because Google owns Android and because Google owns YouTube. A few years ago I had a very good experience…

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How To Share a Link from My Android App to Facebook

The most important link to learn how to share links from your Android apps to Facebook is this. Here is the Getting Started Guide for Facebook. Since I had previously already had created a Facebook app, imaginatively called “Test On Android”, I just had to download the SDK. Unzip, and take it from D:\Downloads\facebook-android-sdk-3.21.1(1) on my local disk. From Eclipse, File Import, but without copying the SDK physically into the workspace, as per Facebook…

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Best CMS To Have Members, Forum and Chat

What would be the best software to build a site with members, forums and chat? Here is my answer. You have many options and here I will outline just a few. 1) Use WordPress It is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) in the world, with some 15% of all sites built on it. It is easy to install, easy to setup (it gets a little technical but you will have dozens of…

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Improving Click-through Rate for Banners in Your App

There were 12,000+ banner requests at one app but nobody clicked on a banner. How to improve this situation? Here is my answer. It must be improved, or you are out of the business. 1) Are the ads that are currently showing relevant ? I’d try to see which ads are actually showing for all those requests. Probably, these requests come from banner ads that appear on every page of the site and are,…

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