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This is the start of a new series here on 148Apps. A series where we interview people from all areas of the app development process. From developers, to designers, even management. Looking to help others gain insight into what works, and what doesn't work in app development and sales. - Editor
App Store Insider: Corey Johnson, Probably Interactive
Contact: contact <at> probablyinteractive.com
Bio: Programming professionally since 2000, unprofessionally since I got a used Commodore PET in 1987. Sports a striking beard. Happily married.
Work Status: Self-Employed, Available for contract work
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Interview with Corey Johnson: [audio:http://www.148apps.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/CoreyJohnson.mp3]
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Corey tells us how he made the transition to developing for the iPhone, and tells some stories about the pitfalls of working within Apple's strict guidelines. Overall he has been enjoying the experience, and relates that Apple's tools and services for developers keeps getting better. Corey comments that Apple still has a ways to go toward helping the programmers communicate with their users and get useful feedback.
Lastly, he tells us about some of the apps he has in the AppStore and how he came to create them. His app, Movie Brain, required some lateral thinking to get his app to be a self-contained, searchable database of all movies. He also introduces a new app coming soon, just in time for Oscar season. The app is called "And The Award Goes To...Oscar Edition" and will be able to display past Oscar winners as well as the nominees for the upcoming Oscars. In addition, the app will allow you to cast votes for you favorite movies and compare them to the votes of other users of the app. Corey hopes this will be the basis for other interactive apps he has planned for later.
Links to all of Corey's apps are below. Let us know what you think of the interview and any feedback for Corey on the apps.