The Most Common Reasons Apple Rejects Developers From The App Store

A frequent complaint from developers is that Apple will reject apps from the App Store without providing a detailed explanation of why. A recent update to Apple’s developer site highlights the most common reasons for rejection — a lack of information about apps is at the top of the list.


The Most Popular Smartphone Operating Systems Globally

If you’re developing apps for smartphones, it makes sense to know how popular each of the main platforms are — especially if you’re building apps designed for a specific regional market. Here’s how the main contenders rank around the world.


Check Out Google's Teapot Easter Egg Error Page

Customised 404 error pages for web sites are a sensible idea. You arguably don’t need a customised 418 page, but that didn’t stop Google creating one — complete with an animated teapot.


Why A Good Interface Is About More Than Just Looks

In everyday life we are surrounded by a dizzying array of technological gizmos. The ones we love and use the most are often the ones that have been designed with humans firmly in mind. Those that aren’t so fun or easy to use usually end up unloved in the cupboard. Or worse, in landfill.


Learn Ruby With This Collection Of 29 Great Online Courses And Tools

Many popular dynamic web apps (including GitHub and Basecamp) are built using the Ruby on Rails framework. If you’d like to dive into Ruby on Rails, here are some of the best online courses, tools and other resources for you to bookmark.


App Factory Turns Any Script Into A Real App

Mac: One of the nice things about OS X is the fact you can easily make tiny little apps using basic lines of code. Actually turning those snippets into an app outside of Terminal requires a compiler though. App Factory eases that process by creating the app for you.


Cheetyr Is A Searchable Shortcut Cheat Sheet For Designers And Devs

If you’re a regular user of Photoshop, Illustrator or do general web development, you probably find yourself drowning in a flood of keyboard shortcuts. Cheetyr helps make sense of them with a searchable database of keyboard shortcuts for several common apps and services.


What Do Contract Developer Jobs Pay?

Demand for mobile apps by businesses should make it advantageous to work as a contract developer. But just how much can you expect to earn?


Use A Bottom-Up Approach To Learning To Code If You're A Beginner

Some people say you should jump in and just start trying to make an app or whatever it is you want to make when you’re interested in learning to code. Others recommend a “bottom-up” approach, learning the basics first and slowly building over time.


Game Developers Want To Work For Valve Or For Themselves

Games development is challenging and commercialisation is even harder, but that doesn’t put many aspiring game builders off. A survey of 2200 developers by the International Game Developers Association suggests that Valve, the house of Steam, is the most popular choice, followed by working for your own company.