November 19, 2019: Version 1.1 of my Back To Now “mindfulness reminders” app for iOS was just released on Apple’s App Store. Since it’s officially a Valley Programming product, you can read more about it on my Back To Now v1.1 support page on ValleyProgramming.com.
Over the last two days I’ve gotten a Mac/Java app ready for Apple’s Mac App Store, including bundling the application as a macOS “.app” application bundle, and signing it so it can be submitted to the Store.
A relatively quick look at my browser history shows that I needed to hit over 260 URLs to get that done. As a wise professor once told me, “Keep learning, keep learning.”
It drives me crazy when I log into my MacOS Yosemite and Sierra systems and I’m quickly hit with an Apple “You have updates” notification. It’s like I just want to get to work, and I’m reminded of updates I don’t care about.
I just learned that you can hide some updates from annoying you, but I haven’t found a way to get rid of other updates.
As a note to self about an upcoming project, here’s a link to a Smashing Magazine article on App store marketing.
Java App Store news: I may have missed the announcement somewhere, but as I was researching Java on the Mac App Store, I just found that the Sun/Oracle Java App Store is dead. Here's an image of the Java App Store website:
As I was writing my last article on the Apple VoicePass trademark, I ran into a discussion of Mac Carbon apps, and the new Mac App Store. I began to wonder, will the Mac App Store allow Carbon apps?
Mac App Store/Java News: I just saw some posts on the Mac Java-dev mailing list wondering whether Java apps will be allowed in Apple's new Mac App Store. The short answer: No.
As I was looking for a definitive answer myself, another person posted the Java Mac App store answer:
Waiting iPad apps: If you run into a problem with "waiting" iPad apps during the iPad app installation or update process, my "waiting iPhone apps solutions" article should be helpful. Because all these Apple devices use the same iOS operating system, and because we've found four possible solutions to the "waiting iPhone/iPod apps" problem, these waiting app tips should work just as well for waiting iPad apps (also referred to as "stuck" iPad apps).