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Review: A particularly good investment. It’s all grain, no chaff.

“I bought this book for a social media infrastructure project I am pursuing, and it turns out to have been a particularly good investment. It’s all grain, no chaff. It helped me educate myself on the basic issues involved in app-building, which forms part of my project.”

Amazon Reviewer

Review: Thank you! Building a Mobile App has given me the confidence to talk to prospective developers.

“Just finished your book, “How to build a mobile app” and wanted to say thank you. I am in the process of setting up a business here in the UK. I intend to find a developer to produce a template or templates for mobile apps which I will then use to provide small to medium sized business`s with their own app. I have no prior experience in this field and your clear and simple (it had to be for me) to read book has given me the confidence to talk to prospective developers with at least a chance of understanding them.”

—M. Delahaye, Six Fields UK

Review: Great work! You presented a lot of valuable information in an easy/succinct way.


I bought and read your book. Great work! You presented a lot of valuable information in an easy/succinct way – nice. It was cool to read the Boart Longyear case studies/quotes. Great job.

—Emily Smith, Owner,  Bryte Studio, Albuquerque NM

[Editors Note: Emily used to work at Boart Longyear when we did the app project with them.]

Review: Everyone will learn from this book

As a life-long software engineer that has transitioned to mobile app development, my focus has typically been on design and implementation of any given project. While I have to work with the graphics designers and often the customers who have contracted my services, my view into those parts of the process has always been limited. This book gives me very good high-level insight into the challenges that many people have to go through before they ever talk to me about building their software. While I try to be aware of such things, Building a Mobile App was a fantastic reminder of the journey all of the other folks on any team striving to build an app go through.

While this is geared towards those folks that are considering an app for their needs, *anyone* involved in the process can learn from reading this book. Regardless if you’re brand new to the world of app development, or a seasoned veteran, you will be reminding of things you have forgotten about the process and most likely learn a few new things along the way.

If you do app development, get this book, it’s that simple.

From Amazon Reviewer  everydave

Review: Comments Overheard at the Launch party


I’ve already heard some great things from people that have read the book. Things like:

  • The pricing alone makes it worth getting the book.
  • Thank you for putting this out there — everything else is either too techy or too fluffy, it’s great to see real strategy and information for clients.
  • Oh, they still make Blackberrys? That’s interesting to see why people aren’t developing for them.
  • The stuff around pricing — why it’s such black magic — actually totally makes sense.