Waiting For Review21 Mar 2015
Version 1.0.0 of “Count The Days Left” is now waiting for review in the app store. Hurrah!
As usual it’s a bit of a slog preparing to ship the app, but it’s finally all done, which means hopefully it’ll be available for the public in a week or so.
App Store Video production
I wanted a preview video in the app store to show off the app’s gratuitous animation. This is now easy to capture as the latest versions of MacOS support having an iOS device as a video source for QuickTime.
However, it turns out QuickTime captures my iPhone 6 at nearly 60 frames per second, but teh App Store videos must be 30fps or less.
Luckily I found a nice utility program called Prism Video File Converter Free in the Mac App Store which did a nice job of the conversion, and I could add a short preview of the app.
I made a feeble attempt at adding a sensible description of what’s a pretty simple app, and now we’re all set to go.
Call for Beta Testers
Even though the app should be available in a few days, if you want to get a preview feel free to mail me and I’ll set you up in TestFlight.
- Hopefully a successful app launch
- Start planning support for the Apple Watch using WatchKit
Previous posts in the series
- Plan for DaysLeft App
- Baby Steps using Swift
- Porting UserSettings Code To Swift
- Basic UI in Swift
- Writing a Today Widget in Swift
- Adding a Custom Control
- Swift and Build Odds and Sods
- Animating Progress
- Counting Weekdays Between Two Dates
- Getting ready to Ship Swift
The code for the project is also available on GitHub