Our first app on the App Store

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 23 October, 2014 | Tags :

We’ve submitted our first sample app to the Apple App Store, Event app with WordPress! You can download it free run it on your iPhone now.   Event with WordPress is the easiest way to build an Event app for iPhone. We’ve taken our super popular Event app template and created a simple WordPress CMS backend, which includes […]

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Best & Latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Mockup Templates

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : News | Date : 10 September, 2014 | Tags :

With the release of the iPhone 6 we though it would be best to provide you with a frequently updated list of fresh new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus PSD mockup templates for web & mobile designers. Free free to download and use them to showcase your App or web projects.   iPhone 6 and iPhone […]

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The 10 Best Android Design Sites

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : Android L | Date : 28 August, 2014 | Tags : ,

So we design a lot of Android app templates here, and we are constantly on the look out for great Android design inspiration sites. Apart from the obvious spots like the Play Store, and Dribble, we use a range of different places to get Android design inspiration.  So I’ve compiled a top ten list of […]

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What is Google Material Design, and what’s it mean for Android

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : Android L | Date : 30 June, 2014 | Tags :

Google announced Material Design at Google I/O 2014.  What is Google Material Design? In short, it’s a cohesive look and feel for all of Google software.  Material Design is the answer to the questions “What if, instead of just things on a screen, a UI were a real object?” So from Android L onwards (the […]

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Learn how to program iOS Swift

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : Swift programming | Date : 3 June, 2014 | Tags :

There were a ton of interesting announcements this morning at WWDC 2014, and the most interesting perhaps was the introduction of the Swift language for programming iOS apps.  This is a huge shift in how we program apps and app templates. The big question is how do I learn to program Swift for iOS? Well, we’ve […]

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Will Apple iWatch change the world?

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : News | Date : 15 April, 2014 | Tags :

It is rumored Apple is set to release the iWatch before the end of 2014, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo.  This is first product that Apple will have launched since the iPad launch in 2010, which invented tablet computing as we know it. Even more significantly, this will be the first new […]

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Is the App Store coming to the Apple TV?

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : News | Date : 14 April, 2014 | Tags :

Earlier in the year Apple CEO Tim Cook told shareholders that the AppleTV was no longer a ‘hobby’ for Apple after having sold over 28 million units (cumulatively) since its launch in 2007. Steve Jobs famous musings to biographer Walter Isaacson about TV sparked widespread rumours at the time of an integrated Apple TV set […]

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Why build an app with an app template?

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 4 April, 2014 | Tags :

Why build an app with an app template? What’s an app template, and why build your app with one? Until recently most apps have been built completely ‘custom’. There aren’t really any established CMS’s (Content Management Systems) for apps which mean that they have to be developed natively (i.e. using native code to that platform) […]

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Why we decided to accept BitCoins on our site and you should too

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : Marketing | Date : 28 March, 2014 | Tags :

No we are not in the business of selling drugs, munitions or any other illegal stuff. We sell app templates. So why have we decided to accept BitCoins on MyAppTemplates? We now accept BitCoins because developers like BitCoins, and we like developers. Look at what developers care about on Hacker News. It’s the cryptocurrency, and […]

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Android Leads the Way with Wearable Technology

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : News | Date : 26 March, 2014 | Tags :

Android Leads the Way with Wearable Technology Android and innovation can be said to have become one in the same. Google led the way with their Android open platform OS in 2008, which exploded within the market, and now they are extending it a step further. March of 2014 brought Google’s announcement of ‘Android Wear’, […]

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Apple: Starting February 1 all new App submissions for the App Store must be ‘optimized for iOS7′

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : iOS7 | Date : 8 January, 2014 | Tags :

On the 17 December 2013 Apple announced on its developer portal upcoming changes to its Apple App Store policy. This means that starting 1 February 2014 all new App Store submissions must be built with the latest version of Xcode 5 and ‘optimized for iOS7’. The new rule will apply to both new apps and […]

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Learning iOS iPhone programming? This course is one of the best…and it’s free

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 28 November, 2013 | Tags :

We get a lot of questions around learning or improving iPhone development, so I thought I’d share a fantastic resource for learning to program iOS. And it’s free. It’s the Stamford iOS programming course, available as a free course of videos and assignments on iTunes.       It’s not a beginners programming course by […]

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Bluethumb iOS7 art app – a cool new app

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : Cool Apps | Date : 16 November, 2013 | Tags :

Here’s a fantastic new iPhone app for iOS7, the Bluethumb art app.  Released last week in the Australian app store, it feels like a game changer for art on phones.  We haven’t seen a visual art market place as a app before at all, and we think this really kills it for useability and easy […]

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My thoughts on the Freelancer IPO: 400million valuation on $500,000 profit

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : business | Date : 3 November, 2013 | Tags :

By my rough calculations, Freelancer.com is floating at a PE of 800.  That’s some serious potential earning the market is factoring in, given the ASX has a rough PE of 10-12.  That is, it would take your average ASX listed company 10 – 12 years for a company to earn back it’s worth. Freelancer, on […]

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Submitting your iOS7 app to the Apple app store

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : iOS7 | Date : 19 October, 2013 | Tags : , ,

For people working on their first iOS7 app, I came across a good guide to submitting your finished iOS app to the app store. Often building and finishing an app is such an intensive process that how to submit an app to the app store is just an after thought. But building an app is […]

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How much does it cost to develop an app?

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : business | Date : 9 October, 2013 | Tags : , , ,

How much does an app cost? How often I hear this question, and I still can’t give an immediate answer. “$8390.30″. I’d love to be able to say a figure, just one word, bang. But the truth is there is no answer to this, as the question is too vague. It’s the same as saying […]

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And Steve said “Let there be an iPhone”…

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : business | Date : 7 October, 2013 | Tags :

I know we focus on apps, and building them from app templates, but taking a step back, none of this would exist without the iPhone. For an iFanatic like me, it’s hard to imagine life before iPhone existed, but it was only 6 years ago.  And the engineering feats accomplished to bring it into existence […]

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We have iOS7 app templates! And they look preeetty awesome.

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 3 October, 2013 | Tags : , ,

Yes, exciting news, we have our brand new, compile-in-xCode-5, iOS7 iPhone app templates.  They’re up on the site now, and available for download. Check out the new Tap Tag iOS7 template here http://www.myapptemplates.com/product/tap-tag-template-iphone-ios7/ Like a cross between Pinterest and Instagram, for shopping.  We could have called in InstaPinShop.  Or PinstagramStore.  Eitherway, it’s designed purely for iOS7, […]

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How flat are iOS7 apps?

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : News | Date : 20 September, 2013 | Tags :

The buzz about the complete overhaul of iOS isn’t just media hype. In iOS7, the latest version of iPhone and iPad operating system, Apple has put in real work to enrich the user experience with a new flat design. Yep iOS7′s pretty flat. I’ve been using it since the July alpha, and after the initial […]

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How to build an iPhone app from an idea

BY : Edward | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 18 September, 2013 | Tags : , ,

Every App came from an idea. Although the best apps are beautifully simple to use, they are invariably complicated to build. The good news is there are app templates out there (and here) that will save you time and money when you’re ready to turn your design ideas into an app. Do you want to […]

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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Watch Tennis

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : Entrepreneurship | Date : 5 September, 2013 | Tags :

[Image courtesy of PinkBlue / FreeDigitalPhotos.net] Note: This post was written on the day Andy Murray won wimbledon, and was published today (2 months after) so read it with that in mind. As many of you will have probably just watched. History has been made. Andy Murray, the runner up to Wimbledon last year and […]

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Check Out This Awesome iOS7 Design CheatSheet

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 27 August, 2013 | Tags :

As some of you already know, we are getting ready to release our new iOS7 app templates. We are very excited, as we know some of you are. And we hope we can blow your socks off with these beauties that we have coming up! Just to give you a little peak into our design […]

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99 iPhone App Ideas That Could Make You Rich

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : iphone app ideas | Date : 8 August, 2012 | Tags : , ,

Here is a list of iPhone App Ideas that could make you rich, compiled over time and continually updated. If you’re ready to take the next step and get started on your iPhone app journey, but simply can’t afford to spend $1,000 for the design, then check out our custom iPhone app templates.  Hope these ideas […]

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11 Places To Promote Your App, For Free

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : Marketing | Date : 7 August, 2012 | Tags : ,

I spend a large portion of my day, thinking of ways to help developers and entrepreneurs who buy iphone app templates from my site, better promote their apps. I know, from experience, that promoting your app is often the hardest part of the entire app development process (that’s why we try to create iphone app […]

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What Is An iPhone App Template?

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : iphone app template | Date : 6 August, 2012 | Tags : , , ,

So you’ve been browsing around this site and are a little confused about what the hell these iphone app template thingies are. Have no fear, the template god is here – yes, actually just said that ;). OK. So first off i will describe the problem and who needs templates, so you can get a […]

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5 Inspiring iPhone App Designs From Dribbble

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 6 August, 2012 | Tags : ,

Dribbble is the one site that never disappoints. I’ve literally spend hours going through the designs there and even used a few as inspiration for my custom iphone app templates. I think that the quality there is the best there is online. So if inspiration for a great iphone app design is what you’re after. […]

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The 2 Things That Make An iPhone App Design Ugly

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 3 August, 2012 | Tags : ,

The key thing that separates most successful apps from their competiton is the iphone app designs that they have. Of course functionality, marketing and usefulness are close runners – but with Apple’s all encompassing design philoshophy, most iOS users are very sensitive to the quality of designs in iphone apps. And in most cases, it […]

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User Testimonials sent via email

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : News | Date : 17 July, 2012 | Tags :

Here some emails that users have sent us. I’ve just added portions of the messages that would work for testimonials and removed full names for privacy. Chris, UK First of all i’d like to say your templates look great and are fit for purpose. You have saved me a lot of time here. Divya, India […]

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5 iPhone App Designs That Got Over 1 Million Downloads

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 17 July, 2012 | Tags : , ,

1 millions downloads of an app takes a lot of doing. The pieces involved are too many to go over in this post, they deserve posts of there own if i’m honest. The odds are stacked against anyone doing it. But these iphone app designs have managed to beat those odds. Here are 5 of […]

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4 Free iPhone App Design PSD’s (2012)

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 17 July, 2012 | Tags : , , , ,

Finding great design resources online is hardly difficult. A quick google search and you can find just about anything you would need. But thats not the case for most things iphone app design related. It’s getting better but it’s still not great. That’s one of the reasons why i created this site. I’ll be sharing […]

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7 iPhone App Designs That Got People Rich

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 16 July, 2012 | Tags : , ,

We always wonder what about a specific app made it become a success. I personally think that the iphone app design plays a large part, but of course there are other factors. Marketing, app functionality and even position in the app store. That being said, i still believe the most important thing to be design […]

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Daily Motivational Post: Just Do It – Danny Haber

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : daily inspiration | Date : 12 July, 2012 | Tags : , ,

This is a guest post by young entrepreneur, Danny Haber, former Co-Founder of the Middle Eastern financial website, Nuqudy.com. Now working on his next venture.  He blogs over at www.legendarymoves.com where his goal is to offer a startup encyclopedia for early founders. Enjoy his post, its a good’n! ——————————————————————————————————————————— Most startups never get off the ground.  After […]

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Thomas Strock – The 16 Year Old Making A Dent In The App Store With MobileAppTycoon

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : Entrepreneur Interviews | Date : 9 July, 2012 | Tags : , , , , ,

I recently caught up with young entrepreneur (he’s only 16!), Thomas Strock of MobileAppTycoon.com, a website where the young tycoon shares tips for entrepreneurs who would like to get themselves into the app store, but are not too sure how to go about it. He recently launched an iphone app, SharePrayer, which is very impressive […]

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Daily Inspiration Video: Elon Musk

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : daily inspiration | Date : 9 July, 2012 | Tags : ,

This is the kind of passion you need, to do something GREAT. This is Elon Musk on hearing that NASA greats, Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan are not as excited about his ideas commercial space flight as he is. At 11:05 he begins to tear up as he describes his disappointment that his childhood heroes are […]

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Daily Inspiration Video: Inches

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : daily inspiration | Date : 5 July, 2012 | Tags : , ,

This is a video from the awesome movie, Any Given Sunday. What it talks about and emphasizes is how in sport and also in life. The loser and winner are often only separated by a few inches. That the gap between success in failure is SO very small that you have to fight for that […]

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42 App Ideas That Made A LOT of Money

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 5 July, 2012 | Tags : , , ,

1. Instagram: If there’s one app idea you wished you had come up with it would have to be Instagram.  Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded Instagram in 2010. Less than 2 years later they sold to Facebook in a deal worth $1 billion. The amazing thing about that was that when they sold they had […]

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Shamelessness – The Most Important Entrepreneurial Trait

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : Success | Date : 3 July, 2012 | Tags : ,

What i am (and probably everybody else is) thinking when i read a typical business book is this: What are the key takeaways (and can i have them in as short a time as possible please, but that’s a topic for another post)? In 99% of them, its the same old story. Persistence this, courage […]

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Doing 21 Things PER DAY to Increase Your Luck Surface Area

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : Success | Date : 30 June, 2012 | Tags : , , ,

Luck Surface Area is a term that was coined by Jason Roberts from the techzing podcast (which i highly recommend checking out). What it basically means is that the more things you do, that positively affect your business, the more likely it is that a ‘LUCKY’ thing will happen to you. This could be anything from […]

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11 Best Minimalist iPhone App Designs (2012)

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 29 June, 2012 | Tags : ,

Minimalist app designs are a major trend for iPhones at the moment.  As their name implies they have minimal design features.  They tend to have one job which they do very well but there are no bells and whistles involved. Our 11 favourite minimalist apps are as follows:  1. Pop for iOS   Pop is just […]

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22 Most Inspiring iPhone App Designs (2012)

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 29 June, 2012 | Tags : ,

With so many applications available in the iPhone app store, it is sometimes difficult to find the really useful ones. Below we have listed 22 iphone app designs that we think are the most inspiring: 1. Echoer A new way of sharing experiences with those around you.  Echoer is a free app which allows you to […]

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10 Must-Do’s To Market Your iPhone App In 2012

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : Marketing | Date : 26 June, 2012 | Tags :

So you’ve got this amazing idea for an iPhone App. All the cool kids have got one so why can’t you?  How hard can it be? It’s not difficult to get an app made and to stick it up on iTunes. It’s not difficult at all. The challenge comes when you want people to actually […]

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The Anatomy Of A Great iPhone App Design [TweetBot]

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 26 June, 2012 | Tags : , ,

What makes this app great? Why did i download it when i already had a perfectly working, OFFICIAL twitter app? At first, i couldn’t really put my finger on it, but when i sat down and thought about it for a bit. A few reasons occured to me. This app focuses on details like CRAZY. […]

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5 Excellent Apps for Travellers

BY : Andrea Hill | CATEGORY : Cool Apps | Date : 25 June, 2012 | Tags :

Remember when we used to look up phone numbers in a phone book? (the one actually made of paper) Or having to talk to travel agencies to book flights? Whether it’s organizing your to-do’s and your social life, playing games, broadcasting your daily wisdom to the world (140 character or less), or finding your location […]

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Guest Post on SEOLeith

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : My Guest Posts | Date : 17 June, 2012 | Tags :

I recently wrote a guest post in the SEO Blog, by the awesome SEO Leith. You can check out the post here, The SEO Blog.

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How You Get More From $69 iPhone App Templates Than A $1000+ Design

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : iphone app template | Date : 15 June, 2012 | Tags : ,

We make custom iphone app templates that save you $1,000′s in iphone app design costs. A question a lot of our customers seem to ask us on a fairly regular basis is how we differ from a custom iphone app design from a designer? So in this post, i’m going to break down the key […]

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11 iPhone App Designs That Made Millions (2012)

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 9 June, 2012 | Tags : , , ,

The business of selling iPhone apps has come from nowhere to a multi-billion dollar industry in just a few years.  There are now over 500 thousand apps in the app store.  But which ones are making the really big money and how has the design of these apps impacted their sales? Read on to find […]

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Leveraging The App Store To Grow Your Web Business

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : business | Date : 8 June, 2012 | Tags : , ,

Quick Note: We make custom iphone app templates for developers and entrepreneurs who cannot design themselves. Saving them $1,000′s in iphone app design. If you’re interested in using iphone app templates, Please Click Here. A recent article about the popular note-keeping app, Evernote, on mashable, stated that the company got 10 million new users in […]

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We’re live!

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : Uncategorized | Date : 27 May, 2012 | Tags :

Hi all, We’re finally online. The first, flagship theme is being developed now and will be released by the end of the week! We’re just getting payments sorted out now. Subscribe below for a 25% launch discount. See you then!

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