Ever wonder what it's really like to develop an app? Meet Amit Barman from Apollo Software. In this interview, he shares his experience creating translate+, getting it released into the App Store and how using the Google and Bing API's affected his pricing model. AC: Tell us a little about you and your company. What is your background?Amit Barman: Indie Software Developer concentrating on various platforms, including iOS, Windows .NET Web, Mobile, Standalone, Java, Android, HTML5 and Web 2.0+. Developed over 30 apps for iPhone, and 5 apps for WP7. Have had 6 top 200 apps in the iOS AppStore over the past 6 months.
AC: translate+ is your first app. Why did you want to start developing for the iPhone and iPad?Amit Barman: Mainly to get familiar with the iOS platform, and learn Objective-C. I am originally a .NET/C#/VB developer for many years, and I am curious about platforms I don’t have prior knowledge with. I have been in the development/IT field for over half of my life (I am 30 now), and am on an everlasting quest for knowledge. Mobile Apps seem to be the wave of the future, and for indie developers to achieve marginal success. (more...)