Musings of an Independent App Developer

Home Inventory 3.2 and Mobile Backup 2.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Home Inventory 3.2 and Home Inventory Mobile Backup 2.0. Home Inventory 3.2 This new update to Home Inventory contains several highly requested features: Our new Backup to Dropbox feature backs up your inventory to Dropbox (you must have a Dropbox account and the Dropbox client installed). This works in conjunction with Mobile Backup …

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Race for Hope to Benefit Brain Tumor Research

Last year Kevin introduced you to our good friend and neighbor Drew and his family’s fight against brain cancer. Yep, the friend who Kevin, when first meeting him pegged him as someone who just may be looking for free technical support. I quote from the original post, “It was clear from the way the conversation had started that someone told …

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Stumbling Through the World of App Promotion – Part Two: Picking a Conference to Exhibit at

Why Macworld/iWorld? After deciding to go all in on launching Chore-inator, we knew we needed to get in front of people, face to face, and in large numbers so we started looking at opportunities to attend or exhibit at relevant industry conferences. We had a few requirements in mind to help us with the goals of our overall marketing plan …

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Chore-inator is a Macworld/iWorld Best of Show 2014 Winner

We officially launched Chore-inator at the Macworld/iWorld Expo in San Francisco March 27-29th. Each year the editors at Macworld recognize the top new Mac and iOS products at Macworld/iWorld with their Best of Show award, products that push the boundaries of innovation, quality, and overall creativity. We are thrilled to share that Chore-inator is a Best of Show 2014 award …

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Stumbling Through the World of App Promotion – Part 1: Changing Tactics

Please Acknowledge My App’s Existence Getting your app noticed is hard. When you birth your bundle of bits, it begins its life at the bottom of the app store pile, buried amongst all the others underneath the relatively few apps that appear on the various top rankings lists and feature pages. The overwhelming odds are that your app will remain …

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Chore-inator 1.1 is Now Available

Chore-inator is our latest productivity app first released for the iPad in January. It’s a powerful, yet simple app to do what every parent wants to do: spend less time managing the household while teaching their children discipline and motivation for a job well done. What’s New With Chore-Inator 1.1? Chore-inator is now a Universal app and supports the iPhone, …

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The Excitement of Launch Day

We are just hours away from releasing our latest family productivity app Chore-inator. This is my favorite part of a new app project. After months of work designing, coding, testing, planning, tweeking and everything else that goes along with creating something from scratch it’s an awesome feeling to finally have something tangible that can not only help our family, but …

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Home Inventory – Mac App Store Best of 2013

Apple announced the Best of 2013 yesterday and it is so incredibly exciting and rewarding that our very own Home Inventory 3 is a “Mac App Store Best of 2013”! There just may have been a few fist bumps, high fives, hooting and hollering, and even a toast or two here yesterday. Home Inventory 3 was a major release for us with many …

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Why the Innovation Act Makes Small Business a Big Target for Trolls

A Bit of Background on Patent Trolls If you follow our Twitter account, you are no doubt aware that our company has absolutely no love for patent trolls. For years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been in the habit of essentially rubber-stamping vague, overly broad patent applications for “inventions” that fall far short of meeting the …

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Home Inventory 3.1 is Now Available

We’re happy to announce that Home Inventory 3.1 is now available. This is a free update to existing users. Maps Support in Home Inventory The release of Mavericks (OS X 10.9) brings Maps support to OS X. The Maps app built into OS X Mavericks works much like Maps in iOS. You can lookup places and get directions. You can …

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