AppCraver recently spoke with Todd Moore, President of TMSOFT LLC. He shares his experiences developing for the iPhone and iPod touch.
When did you start developing apps for the iPhone? Did you have previous experience as a developer?
August, 2008. Yes over 20 years programming experience.
What / how many apps have you made so far?
What type of apps/games/software inspires you? Where do you get your ideas?
Games that are challenging and keep your brain sharp. Usually my game ideas come from other game elements I have enjoyed playing over the years.
How do you settle on the price point for your apps?
Initially it is based on how much development time was required. After that initial price point it can change based on demand.
What has been the best thing about designing for the iPhone?
Quick development cycles.
What has been the biggest challenge about designing for the iPhone?
Lack of example code. Searching for issues usually shows others having similar issues with no solution.
Is your company venture backed or privately held?
My company was almost instantly profitable and required no backing. White Noise and Card Counter have been our most popular applications.
Do you have any other apps in the works?
Yes. Tic Tac Blackjack is a strategy puzzle game which is very unique in that you have to make 21 in multiple columns and rows in order to get to the next round.
What apps do you have on your iPhone?
What do you like to do when you're not coding for the iPhone?
Learning songs on guitar.
Watch a demo video of TMSoft apps: