Apps by Students for February


This is the eighth App by Readers feature and it showcases the awesome creations that students and readers have created. (details on how to submit your app at the end)

This month, we feature two students: Matt and Nils who have successfully published their apps to the App Store!

In January, Matthew sent me the message below which I was extremely touched to read. Now he has released his second app into the App Store! You can see them both below.

Hey Chris,

I have tried self teaching objective-C two times before, and both times I have failed. Reading your website I encountered the same problems as you did. People just show you what to do yet don’t explain why they do it. I made it my new year resolution was to finally learn how to program an app once and for all. So yesterday I bought your $99 guide to learning to program an app with no experience.

Within 24 hours I am now at the end of the “War” game, and I must say it is starting to sink in. Before moving onto the card matching game (as addicting as this new knowledge all is) I am going to go back over the videos to ensure everything has sunk in before moving on.

This message was really just a bit thank you, because within the last 24 hours I felt I have learned more than I have tried to self-tech in the last 2 years. I really just wanted to thank you for taking the time to complete such a comprehensive set of documents.

There is one line that you said in one of your videos that has stuck with me and will stick with me until I have my first functioning app within the app store. “Every developer has once been where I have been”.

So again thank you so much for this. I know this is going to be a long journey yet this time next year (for 2016) I hope to have my first app on the app store.


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Trentham Bathrooms & Kitchens App Store link:

Bill Split Simple

by Matthew Way

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Bill Split Simple App Store link:

Nisses Life Counter

by Nils Brolin

Tell us a little bit about your app

It’s a simple little tool to keep track of players life while playing Magic The Gathering.

How long did it take you to build it?

About 2 hours.

What is one lesson that you learned in the process of building this app?

To make sure it works properly. First I had a calculation error that didn’t show until a certain situation occurred, but I found it while testing it and spent some time fixing it.

What is one piece of advice that you can give to people who are learning iOS development right now?

Try and publish an App as soon as possible, since it’s quite tricky the first time and the experience will help you design better Apps in the future with the knowledge of exactly what you need to pass all the checkpoints.

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Nisses Life Counter App Store link:

How to get featured
If you’re a reader or video course member and want to get your creation shared, let me know here!