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The Sir Apfelot app for iOS on the iPhone - it's finally ready and available for download! After looking for an iOS developer in November last year, among other things, here in the blog had been looking for, not only the search, but also the development of the application for iOS 11 and newer is over. If you want to view the contents of this blog, all guides, news, test reports, instructions, recommendations and reviews directly via the app on your iPhone, then just install the around 16 MB application and thus always stays up to date;)
If you don't want to miss any of the exciting, helpful and informative articles on this blog, you can download the Sir Apfelot app for iOS on your iPhone now. Here you can individually set whether you want to be informed about new posts via push message. This is particularly helpful when I write about time-limited offers for hardware or software.
You can also mark your favorite posts as favorites and thus always have exactly the news at hand that you wanted to tell your colleagues about, or the instructions that will help you troubleshoot at home on your Mac. All functions of the app, screenshots from the iPhone X and of course the download can be found in the Apple App Store:
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I have to admit, I imagined things to be a little easier. Before I started looking for an iOS programmer, I tried out various services that offer the option of converting a WordPress blog into an iOS app. It was already clear to me that you couldn't customize a lot here, but I didn't expect that not even something halfway useful would fall out. I think I had tried three WordPress-to-app services like this in total, but all of them failed.
My search for a programmer, mentioned above, was successful at some point after I got the tip from a developer, whose app I presented on the blog, to contact an iOS developer who was friends with him. And we actually came to an agreement relatively quickly. As the saying goes: the chemistry was right! Together we made a plan of which features the app should get, which version two it could get and how the whole thing should be implemented optically. After a few months of planning and development, version 1 was recently completed, which has now also landed in the app store.
If one of you is also planning to "pour" a WordPress blog into an iOS app, then I can put you in touch with the programmer. There is no ready-made solution to this problem anywhere near good enough to present to its readers. And ultimately nothing beats your own app, which you can customize at any point in order to improve the user experience or to incorporate interesting features.
What do you think of the Sir Apfelot iOS app for the Apple iPhone? Which display option do you use and which type of posts would you mainly mark as favorites? Feel free to leave your impressions and opinions as comments! Of course, I am always happy about a positive evaluation of the application in the store;)
And yes: of course, the app must also be available for the iPad. But for financial reasons I first had to bake small rolls and will then deliver the iPad version of the app soon. I will certainly inform you about this update with a small post in the blog when the time comes.
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.