My Phone Riches anyone?

by KWall
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I just got an email promoting a product called My Phone Riches by Charlie Parker. Anyone know anything about him or this product? It supposedly teaches you how to create and sell iPhone Apps.

Kevin
#applications #iphone #phone #riches
  • Profile picture of the author KWall
    I've been trying to do a little research and one of my questions is do you have to have a license with Apple to allow the app to download on their iPhone, or can anyone with an iPhone download any app on there even if it is not owned by Apple? In looking through the current apps in the Apple Store there seem to be ones that are owned by Apple and others that are owned by others. So I guess those owned by others had to have gotten some kind of licensing agreement w/ Apple to be in the Store for an available download.
    It seems like an awesome idea, but want to make sure it is feasible. The price is not bad, so I may just buy it and see. If I do, I'll will write a review. But in the meantime, if anyone buys it first, let me know.

    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author darrin205
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    • Profile picture of the author phantom76
      Yep, I bought this a few hours back and I am extremely disappointed. First of all, the author seems to have very little knowledge in the software development process, languages and tools. (Ex: He calls Objective C as a 'facility' more than once in the book.) All he does is takes us through a bunch of screenshots on how to signup for iPhone developer program . The screenshots are taken on a Windows PC, so you know how much exposure the guy has when it comes to Mac development.

      Then there is some discussion on how to do market research for a potential application - As warrior forum members, we could have done a much better job at it. The book is filled with several screenshots, just to fill the pages. The author doesnt even seem to know the difference between Individual and corporate licences for iPhone App development.

      Then surprise of all, the last few pages contain information on how to make money with Adsense. I think this is the most useful information on the Book because if you follow his advise, you will finally go back to building websites with Adsense. I didnt bother to open the bonus materials as I dont want to waste anymore time on this. Please stay away from this. You are warned. If you do a one day google search on iPhone app development, you will get much of the information on this for free.

      I am filing for a refund now.
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      • Profile picture of the author garyk1968
        Originally Posted by phantom76 View Post

        Yep, I bought this a few hours back and I am extremely disappointed. First of all, the author seems to have very little knowledge in the software development process, languages and tools. (Ex: He calls Objective C as a 'facility' more than once in the book.) All he does is takes us through a bunch of screenshots on how to signup for iPhone developer program . The screenshots are taken on a Windows PC, so you know how much exposure the guy has when it comes to Mac development.
        Ha! sounds like a right load of bo11ox. First off to create iPhone apps you need to use XCode and iPhone SDK which (no surprise) only runs on OS X. You need to be pretty familiar with ObjectiveC to get anything up and running.

        As to one of the other posters mentioning third party apps yes this is allowed. You can get the iPhone SDK and tools for free (which comes with an iPhone simulator) but to actually put your apps on the device and submit them fro approval to the app store you have to join the developers programme which is $99 per year.

        If you really want to do iPhone development either hire someone to do it (as mentioned above) or if you have some programming knowledge buy yourself a decent book and really the best one on the market at the moment is 'Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK (Paperback)' by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche.
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  • Profile picture of the author KWall
    Thanks, phantom76! Exactly what I was looking for before spending my money and wasting my time.
    This is why I joined this forum.

    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author ranway
    Phantom76, I appreciate the honest review. Saved me some money.
    Randy
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  • Profile picture of the author ronblade
    I don't know about it but what I know is that iPhone is the device that every people love. Its apps are also getting popularity day by day. Developers of many apps are going for developing iPhone apps now.I found objectdevcorp.com/ who creat apps for iPhone and they did splendid job.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicholasP
    Simon Hodgkinson's report, iStormer, for marketers, is probably a better read and originally uncovered the iPhone Apps gold mine.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyk1968
      Originally Posted by NicholasP View Post

      Simon Hodgkinson's report, iStormer, for marketers, is probably a better read and originally uncovered the iPhone Apps gold mine.
      Yes but again makes claims that 'anyone can do it' that simply is not true. The only way you have a fighting chance of doing an app if you have limited programming knowledge is to produce mobile content on a web page or you will have to go through the learning curve of ObjectiveC, Cocoa Touch, Quartz 2D, Open GL etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyk1968
    just go to odesk.com or guru.com
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    • Profile picture of the author vishyboy
      If anyone here wants to learn iPhone Programming, then please consider what the guys at EDUmobile.ORG are offering. Here's a quick note -

      EDUmobile.ORG has launched an iPhone Development Online Course that teaches candidates via Online Video, PDF Documents, One-on-One sessions and Weekly Worksheets. There is also an option to access a remote Mac, for those who do not have access to one. Candidates get a certification on completion and an option to co-publish their first app on the Apple App Store where they get to keep 80% of the revenues.

      The course is over 10 to 12 weeks and there are already substantial number of candidates engaged in the weekly training, so you *may* have to wait a few days before the slots open up and your course begins. The course is for noobs and is very user friendly.

      If you use the promo code FRM while signing up and say you can from the WF site, then you are eligible for an immediate 25% discount on the total of $200 for the entire course (quite reasonable).

      If anyone needs custom development done, they can do that for you too. Just contact them from the site.

      Note: This is not an ebook and DIY course. There are videos, worksheets, and one on one sessions online.
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      • Profile picture of the author phantom76
        I still believe anyone can do it - provided you have the right mindset and understand the mobile software market. You can hire very good programmers and market your product in a short time.

        But the info products on the market about this niche are not quite upto the mark. Not written with any actual experience of marketing a mobile phone app, they fail pathetically in conveying any useful information.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishyboy
    @phantom76 - the guys who have crafted the iPhone course at EDUmobile.ORG have 6 years of experience in the mobile services and development sector. They're the guys behind ThePortingLab.com - a studio thats worked on products for EA Mobile, Iplay, Hand-on-Mobile, DisneyMobile, Sega Mobile, Warner Bros.... the list goes on. Just visit their site. EDUmobile was setup to meet the shortage in mobile training and the limited well structured and well laid out training systems online. Also, they've got plenty of experience in marketing mobile related products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan_Heidrich
    I know about that guy. He sends me a bunch of stuff about marketing on the internet. His suggestions are generally pretty good. Have you come up with anything on the I-phone front yet?

    I am a new internet marketer myself so I am curious if you have any ideas.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author vishyboy
      @Ryan - you want ideas for iPhone Apps? There's an iPhone Online Course already being offered, if thats what you meant?
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  • Profile picture of the author cashforlifetv
    Edumobile.org are bunch of turds who do nothing but spam innocent Linked In groups for their crappy mobile phone courses. I would avoid like the plague. Just rubbish techniques in marketing via spamming.
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