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App Source Codes + Honesty

By austin May 12, 2014 No Comments

If you know someone who is just starting in apps, please share this Tortoise Plan for using small, simple reskin projects to tackle the mobile development learning curve before moving up to more sophisticated projects

Hiring Good iOS Developers FAST

By austin April 25, 2014 1 Comment

Sometimes, you don’t have the luxury of hiring good iOS developers slowly. When time is of the essence, use the step-by-step instructions in this blog post.

5 Qualities of World-Class iOS App Developers

By austin April 18, 2014 1 Comment

In college I knew a couple of compulsive liars. One days, I had a conversation with one of them, who I will call “Matt.” It went something like this:

Austin: “What have you been up to?”

Matt: “Did I tell you that I’ve been doing grad work at the University of Colorado Boulder?”

Austin: “No.”

Matt: “Yeah,

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Four Timeline Scenarios for Hiring App Developers

By austin April 7, 2014 No Comments

To make decisions when hiring app developers, you must first understand what you’d like to see happen.

George, one of my favorite consulting clients, was the headmaster of a private K-12 school in Knoxville,

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Good iPhone App Developers Keep Trusting People

By austin March 31, 2014 1 Comment

Good iPhone app developers keep trusting people. Even if you get burned, you should still focus on creating value, not on protecting yourself.

Hire App Developers – Part 2

By austin March 24, 2014 1 Comment

How do you hire app developers? In this post, I share the step-by-step process that we use to find and hire world-class talent.

Best Practices for iOS Development

By austin March 10, 2014 2 Comments

We want our programmers to use best practices, but we don’t know enough ourselves to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge! Therein lies the challenge of using best practices to evaluate expertise. You start by looking for character in general, and honesty in particular. Honest programmers will give you an accurate assessment of their experience and expertise.

Travel Hacking

By austin February 28, 2014 4 Comments

Before we talk travel hacking, let’s talk turtles. The Hawksbill turtle had large, cartoonish eyes—the kind that swivel around and miss nothing. His shell was butter yellow, cappuccino creme, and the warm brown of coffee grounds.

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You’re Only as Good as Your Website

By austin February 11, 2014 No Comments

This post was guest written by Sean Nam. Sean has purchased and reskinned some of our source code, and done so quite well. We invited him to share some of his thoughts.


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The Best Way to Hire App Developers & Create Winged Unicorns

By austin February 7, 2014 2 Comments

So you want to build an app, but you’re not sure of the best way to hire app developers.

You want to create a winged unicorn that flies to people’s computers and mobile devices whenever they beckon;

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How to Develop an App the Painful Way

By austin January 22, 2014 5 Comments

There are good ways to hire an iOS programmer, and there are bad ways. Read this post to learn how to develop an app the painful way—i.e., mistakes to avoid making.

The Truth about Reskinning Apps

By austin January 17, 2014 3 Comments

How profitable is reskinning apps really?

Maybe you’ve heard this saying: If you marry for money, you’ll end up earning every penny. The same is true of apps. Reskinning apps is hard work no matter how you go about doing it.

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The Secret to Making Money with Apps

By austin January 7, 2014 No Comments

If you make apps, you have a problem. I’d like to help you fix it, but before I share more details about Appiness and making money with apps, let me explain the problem.

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How to Get Featured by Apple

By austin January 4, 2014 2 Comments

App developers are always wanting to know how to get featured by Apple. Anthony Keane and his team attained this Apple Holy Grail twice. Find out how.

App Marketing – Recipe for Making Money with Apps

By austin December 20, 2013 No Comments

Let’s get down to some straight talk about developing mobile apps and app marketing.

If you’re new to the app game, then you might not have heard of a practice called “reskinning.” To create a reskin,

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Make Money with Android Apps

By austin December 16, 2013 3 Comments

Hi Appreneurs,
Many of you are starting to think about Android apps because you know that developers using more platforms earn higher revenues. The good news is that it’s easier than ever to make money with Android apps.

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Make Money with Apps

By austin December 12, 2013 No Comments

Most app developers will not make money with apps. In fact, they will lose money in the App Store.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but it’s true.

We hear Cinderella stories about acquisitions—Instagram for ~$715 million,

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Find Your Why

By austin November 12, 2013 No Comments

I heard the name Simon Sinek after a client send me a link to his TED talk, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.”

After watching the video multiple times and scribbling notes,

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How to Reskin an App When You Don’t Know How

By austin October 29, 2013 6 Comments

Hi. I’m Tyler, a musician and creative consultant. I have a confession to make…I don’t know much about apps. In fact, if you’d asked me how to reskin an app a couple of months ago,

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Simon game source code for iOS

By austin September 19, 2013 No Comments

I love Copycat Echo. It’s a Simon game source code for iOS, and the graphics are awesome.

Copycat Echo App Icon

They remind me of arcade games from the Eighties and Nineties.

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Random Fact Generator iOS Source Code for Sale

By austin September 12, 2013 7 Comments

This app story has a very happy ending.

But I’m going to be very candid about the sordid past of my jokes app, Best Stupid Jokes and Puns Free. For a while there,

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Viva Stampede Match 3 Source Code

By austin August 25, 2013 3 Comments

Our approach to bringing Viva Stampede from idea to reality was different than my past development projects, due in large part to a tool I discovered last December—

The Smart Way to Reskin a match 3 source code

I’m going to share the short version of our process.

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What “Audacious” Means – Start Experiment Day 1

By austin August 12, 2013 6 Comments

Jon Acuff’s Start Experiment caused me to reflect on what being audacious means and how paying off my family’s debt enabled me to dream bigger dreams.

Crazy Alarm Clock

By austin August 1, 2013 No Comments

Crazy Alarm Clock keeps you from oversleeping.crazy alarm clock app

Have you ever missed an appointment or interview because you slept through your alarm? Have you have turned it off in your sleep and awoken to that sickening wave of panic?

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Another New Face – The Intern On College Graduation

By austin June 24, 2013 1 Comment


Well, hey there Bright Newt friends!

My name is Megan Mansfield—but feel free to refer to me as, THE INTERN.

This summer I will be picking Austin’s brain as Bright Newt’s first-ever intern,

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A New Face – A Little Hello from Tyler

By austin April 1, 2013 No Comments



Hello to all the Bright Newt family!


My name is Tyler Anthony, and I’m the newest addition to Austin’s team. I wanted to introduce myself and share a little of my story.

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How to Finish Anything

By admin January 3, 2013 No Comments

The problem with some artists is that they don’t create. Writers don’t write, musicians don’t play, and photographers leave their equipment in the closet. They all complain about not having enough time, yet many feel guilty about neglecting their gifts or stop caring altogether.

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Melting Chocolate Kettles

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The problem with some artists is that they don’t create. Writers don’t write, musicians don’t play, and photographers leave their equipment in the closet. They all complain about not having enough time, yet many feel guilty about neglecting their gifts or stop caring altogether.

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Join the Fun – It’s Business Time on UMS Live tomorrow

By austin December 13, 2012 No Comments

Gene Crawford of BizCraft and Unmatched Style has invited the Kicktastic Trio to “join” him on an epic four-hour-long live podcast and discuss Kicktastic.