Exclusive Interview With iOS Measure Map App Developer, Victor Alonso
Measure Map lets you quickly and easily measure distances, perimeters and areas with laser sharp precision! It even takes into account the curvature of the earth’s surface. Use it for small areas or large, then share your findings via iTunes or email.
This is an excellent app and one we believe should be on every iOS device as standard. We will post our review of this app shortly but for the moment, read our exclusive interview with Victor Alonso, the mastermind behind this app.
1 Please explain how your app was originally thought of and what were your thoughts behind the marketplace, specifically?
I just developed an application that I needed. There wasn’t an App that fitted my needs on the App Store, so I thought it would be useful for me and for other people too.
2 Explain the design, how you came up with the colors and themes.
I have always liked sleek and clean themes and colors (white and black), and transparency as well.
3 Who do you see as the main target market for this app in terms of age, genre and expenditure?
The application can be used professionally to measure by architects, real estate agents, engineers, but can also be used for those with curiosity and those who have a need of knowledge beyond the “official” datas.
4 How long did it take from the original planning to the production process of this app?
It took just a few days to start working on it from the original idea, and about 4 months to develop a first version, but I’m still improving it day after day.
5 How do you predict sales to be, is there a good solid market for this style of app?
It’s an utility application, not a game or similar, so I don’t think it’ll be very popular, but I’m sure that it’ll be recommended from one person to another, so it’ll be a slow and long selling process.
6 What has been the hardest obstacle you have had to overcome regarding this app development?
The programming language used to develop for the App Store is not one of my favorites. I come from Java and memory matters in Objective-C are too time-consuming, it makes you devote too much time to debug it.
7 Would you consider developing apps for third parties?
I don’t think so. I program because I like it, and I want to enjoy programming. That means starting just interesting projects I believe in.
8 What have you learnt from the App Store?
That Apple has a lot of power to make an application to be number one or not to sell anything at all, depending on their judgment and the way they place your application on the App Store.
9 Have Apple supported you well with your App development?
Yes they have. They have a good support team.
10 What next, are you developing another app, would you go for the same genre again, if not which?
I have several applications in mind. Ebooks, more GPS related applications and a game.
If you would like to download this app, you can do so here
The area I want to survey is not well covered by googal but is well covered by bing, will you be adding in other map options ? Like os maps, or is this the final product? It’s a fantastic app, thanks