Sunyyan: Well, Alessandro, we hope you can convince your friends and wife to start using your apps 🙂 What were the biggest challenges you had to face while developing for iOS?
Alessandro: Challenges are our everyday job! In just three years, the biggest challenge is to make things easy, straightforward and essential for the scope. I know I still have a lot to learn and sometimes I feel a bit stressed by a very low return for my efforts. Anyway, I think positive and don’t worry so much. When things are made with value, people notice.
Sunyyan: Is your app also available on Android? And what other projects do you have in the pipeline?
Alessandro: Unfortunately, my app is not available on Android, and honestly I don’t know if it’s possible with Android to achieve the same results.
At the and of April I started working on a new project: it is an app for external TestFlight testers recruitment. It will be a hit among all iOS developers (to find a wide and iOS-specific audience for testing new apps/games/versions) and by iOS users who want to try what’s new before the release date on the App Store. It could be a way to connect more users with developers and to make their communication more open.
Sunyyan: What’s your current favorite app or game on the App Store apart from your own?
Alessandro: Recently I downloaded Buffer, which I need for branding my company. This app is valuable because it improves my social networking and saves me a lot of time. Other apps I like are SoundCloud (music), Sattva (meditation), Wordreference (dictionary), Keeper (password), i-Nigma (QR code), Skyscanner (flights), Reflector Director (works with Reflector on Mac to record videos from phone screen), Pinterest (links), Mobile (my bank). Those from Apple: Maps, Graphic, TestFlight, Connect, Files, iBooks, iTunes U, Pages, Numbers, Notes, Health, Weather, Mail, Photos, Clock (Bedtime is a nice function).
Sunyyan: Alessandro, are there are any developer or agency in the industry that inspire you? Do you have a mentor as well?
Alessandro: I would like to interact and connect with other developers and find some special ones. Until now, I’ve walked alone, though.
Sunyyan: What advice would you give to someone who wants to start developing for iOS?
Alessandro: I would say that getting a job is very important in life, so whatever job you choose, it must be something you love to do, something you feel perfectly fine doing, something you wish to do when you get bored. If iOS App development seems like that to you, then go for it!
Sunyyan: Can you send us a screenshot of your Homescreen? Our readers would love to know what apps you use the most!