AppCraver recently heard from Eric Degrange, the developer of MultiQuiz. He answered our questions about developing apps for the iPhone and iPod touch.
1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone?
Eric: I started developing for iPhone a few months ago. It’s the first time I really got excited developing on a mobile platform because iPhone's have a real look’n’feel for a pda-like hardware.
2. What was the inspiration behind your app?
Eric: I think the communauty likes to participate in the iPhone scene, but not all can develop or make some good theme/graphics/customization. But all can make interesting quizzes on what they like/know. With MultiQuiz, it's a real benefit for all. Users can have more and more quizzes on all themes, and really learn some fun lessons. Users can participate and put a stone on the edifice! MultiQuiz DB can grow everyday.
3. How did you settle on your price point for the app?
Eric: I think I get the right price … Not too low, not too high, just the good price. I just want an affordable price for all, simply.
4. Roughly how many units have you sold?
Eric: I can’t tell the real number (NDA ?) but it’s a great suprise for Francois and me. We got the #1 place on French AppStore and we are now in Second place… Thanks all !
5. How did you like the developer tools provided in the iPhone SDK? Is there anything missing?
Eric: It’s a strange devtool when you come, like me, from the Windows/Linux world. But after all, you can do what you expect, and it’s all I want from a developer tool.
6. What are some of the other iPhone apps that you like?
Eric: Actually, its “quitter” because i stopped smoking.
7. What kind of features should Apple implement in future versions of the iPhone / SDK?
Eric: To make a really compatible simulator / iPhone because you can get an application working on the simulator and not on iPhone. Some API still missing on the iPhone part.
8. What’s the development cycle for iPhone apps like?
Eric: 1-2 months.
9. Are you working on any other apps that you will be releasing soon?
Eric: Not yet, but very soon !