Saturday, July 8, 2017

Skill Tree Lookup for ESO app: Taste of ReactNative

I heard about ReactNative when it first came out. After many years later, I finally decided to give it a try because it would be nice to release an app for both Android and iOS platform. I'm not an Android app engineer so this was my first app that is available on Google Play thanks to ReactNative. The app turned out nice and looks native, but the performance is not as good as native app build using Swift or Java especially on older devices.

I was excited about the Android release because there are more Android phones out there. Result is that I made about the same Ad revenue from each platform.

App Store link
Google Play link

Thursday, April 27, 2017

My HTPC remote mouse: VMouse

I have a HTPC set up in my living room that have TightVNC running so I can remote control it using my tablet or desktop. Sometimes, I just need to have an app that act like a mouse without the full remote desktop experience. I found many apps in the app store can do this but requires installation of its own server application on the HTPC. I don't like the idea of installing extra server that would take up more computer resource. Plus I trust TightVNC more. Since I already have TightVNC installed, I should be able to control the mouse via VNC protocol (RFB). This's why VMouse was born.

App Store link

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ridiculous Apple App Store rejection

My Items for Diablo 3 app has been in app store for years with 4.5 stars reviews from users got a rejection for a minor update. The reason was the following.

"We noticed that your app only includes links, images, or content aggregated from the Internet with limited or no native iOS functionality. We understand that this content may be curated from the web specifically for your users, but since it does not sufficiently differ from a mobile web browsing experience, it is not appropriate for the App Store."

Anyone that uses the app would know that the reviewer does not know what he is doing.