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Tag: iOS 8

  • iOS 8 Sales

    iOS 8 Sales

    Back on September 19th, I posted how the sales of my iOS 8 book were doing. This was after only 2 days, but the numbers included 16 days worth of pre-orders. I thought I would do an update to that post. This chart is comprehensive between both Amazon and Apple. Here are the links for purchase Apple (ePub), Apple (iBooks), or Amazon (ePub). This information is for all of September.

    iOS8.Sales.Non.US.September.2014

    Just as expected, the United States is taking up a majority of the sales. The U.S. has 81 percent of overall sales, followed by the U.K. at 11 percent and Canada at 6 percent. None of the percentages differ greatly from the sales percentage on September 19th. Let us look at Non-US sales numbers by themselves.

    iOS8.Sales.Numbers.September.2014

    The U.K.’s marketshare has increased by 5 percentage to 34, up from 29 percent. Germany’s marketshare has decreased by 3 percentage points to 21 percent. Italy has passed by Canada, to take 9 percent, to Canada’s 8 percent; these are up 3 percent and 2 percent respectively. Japan’s share has dropped by 3 percent to 6 percent overall. While Greece, whom also has 6 percent previously, has dropped to 4 percent.

    So there it is, the percentages have remained largely unchanged. The biggest surprise, to me, was Japan. I did not expect such a high percentage of Non-US sales to originate from Japan.

  • iOS 8 e-book Additional Sales Information

    iOS 8 e-book Additional Sales Information

    While waiting for a couple of UPS deliveries, I thought I would look into some things on the Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle sites. I found some interesting information.

    iOS 8 for Users and Developers is Currently #2 in the Amazon Kindle store under “Computers Operating System” category. It is also in the “Hot New Releases”.

    Amazon.Hot.New.Releases.Comp.Tech.09192014
    Amazon.Hot.New.Releases
    Amazon.iOS8.Sales.09192014.1245

    On the Apple side, it is currently #1 and #8 Paid books in the “Computers & Internet” category. The #1 is the ePub edition and #8 is the iBooks edition.

    Apple.Computers.Internet.Top.Paid.09192014

    If a user clicks on the “Computers & Internet” category, under “Top Charts”, you will also see the ePub edition as the “Top Paid”.

    Apple.Top.Chart.Paid.09192014

    For this, I would sincerely like to thank everybody who has purchased the book. If you purchased the book, and found it useful, please recommend it to others.

  • iOS 8 for Users and Developers Sales

    iOS 8 for Users and Developers Sales

    I thought I would provide percentages for sales numbers for my e-book, iOS 8 for Users and Developers. It has been on sale since Wednesday, September 17th. These are sales percentages for just two days, and this does include 16 days worth of pre-orders. This chart is comprehensive between both Amazon and Apple. Here are the links for purchase Apple (ePub), Apple (iBooks), or Amazon (ePub).

    iOS8.Book.Sales.09192014

    As you can see the United States has purchased the largest percentage of the e-books. To make it easier to see percentages, given such a disparity, I’ve created another chart.

    This is a chart with percentages not including the United States. Hence, the percentages for this graph are based on 20% of total sales.

    iOS8.Book.Sales.Non.US.09192014
  • iOS 8 for Users and Developers Now Available

    iOS 8 for Users and Developers Now Available

    My e-book “iOS 8 for Users and Developers” is now available from both Apple and Amazon. Here is the description of the e-book.

    iOS 8 for Users and Developers looks at all of the new features for iOS 8 including Family Sharing, Health, Spotlight, iCloud, Extensions, Custom Keyboards, Handoff, HomeKit, Changes to Messages, Safari updates, and Mail changes.

    Specifically for developers We look at Handoff, HomeKit, extensions, Custom Keyboard Security, Touch ID API, Sprite Kit, Scene Kit, CloudKit, PhotoKit, WebKit (WKWebView), Universal applications and Size Classes, switching to Modern Objective-C, Visual Debugging, the basics of Swift, and how App Bundles will affect developers.

    To purchase the e-book for $3.99, click on any of these links. Apple (ePub), Apple (iBooks), or Amazon (ePub).

  • iOS 8 for Users and Developers

    I posted that my iOS 8 for Users and Developers e-books were available for pre-order. These books still are available for pre-order. However, the release date has been moved up from October 1st to September 17th. Get your copy now.

    iOS 8 for Users and Developers Cover

    Pre-orders are available from Apple (ePub), Apple (iBooks), or Amazon (ePub).

  • New Books Available for Pre-Order

    I’ve spent the last three months working hard on writing two new e-books. They are “iOS 8 for Users and Developers” and “OS X 10.10 Yosemite for Users, Administrators, and Developers”. These are available in two different formats, iBooks and ePub.

    iOS 8 for Users and Developers Cover

    iOS 8 for Users and Developers looks at all of the new features for iOS 8 including Family Sharing, Health, Spotlight, iCloud, Extensions, Custom Keyboards, Handoff, HomeKit, Changes to Messages, Safari updates, and Mail changes.

    Specifically for developers we look at Handoff, HomeKit, extensions, Custom Keyboard Security, Touch ID API, Sprite Kit, Scene Kit, CloudKit, PhotoKit, WebKit (WKWebView), Universal applications and Size Classes, switching to Modern Objective-C, Visual Debugging, the basics of Swift, and how App Bundles will affect developers.

    Pre-orders are available from Apple (ePub), Apple (iBooks), or Amazon (ePub).


    OS X 10.10 Yosemite for Users, Administrators, and Developers

    OS X 10.10 Yosemite: for Users, Administrators, and Developers looks at all of the new features of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, including Handoff, SMS Relay, the updated look, Extensions, and changes to Safari and much more.

    For Server Administrators we look at the ability to customize connectivity globally as well as on a per-service level and the implications of some configurations. Also discussed is the new “Reachability” feature and security.

    For the Developers we take a look at the new Frameworks available with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the changes to Xcode, and a brief look at Swift.

    OS X 10.10 Yosemite for Users, Administrators and Developer has something for all users of OS X.

    Pre-orders are available from Apple (iBooks), Apple(ePub), or Amazon (ePub).


    One section of the OS X 10.10 Yosemite for Users, Administrators and Developers has also been made into a separate e-book. That e-book is titled “OS X 10.10 Yosemite for Server Administrators”

    OS X 10.10 Yosemite for Server Administrators

    OS X 10.10 Yosemite for Server Administrators looks at all of the new features of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, including Handoff, SMS Relay, the updated look, the ability to customize connectivity globally as well as on a per-service level and the implications of some configurations. Also discussed is the new “Reachability” feature and security.

    Pre-orders for OS X 10.10 Yosemite for Server Administrators are only available from Apple. The two versions are iBooks or ePub.