How to Become a Programmer (even when it’s too late)

With technology burgeoning and career prospects becoming increasingly lucrative (~$60-120k+ starting salaries), many have asked me how they can begin programming and switch careers. What’s great is you can start coding right away on your 5 year old laptop for free – one of the lowest barriers of entry as far as careers go. Read more →

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” - Prophet Muhammed (S)

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” – Prophet Muhammed (S)

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Apps Can Now Be Transferred From One Developer to Another

Got the following great news from Apple in my email today:

Apps can now be transferred from one developer to another within iTunes Connect, for example after an acquisition or when a distribution deal expires. Transferring the ownership of an app does not affect the app’s availability on the App Store. All ratings and reviews will be transferred and your customers will continue to have access to all available app updates.
To transfer an app, go to the app’s App Summary page in the Manage Your Applications module on iTunes Connect and click Transfer App. Make sure that:

  • Your account is active
  • You have accepted the most current version of your contracts
  • Your app has at least one approved version
  • Your app is in the Ready for Sale, Invalid Binary, Rejected, Developer Rejected, or Developer Removed from Sale state
  • Any associated In-App Purchases are in the Ready to Submit, Ready for Sale, Rejected, Developer Removed from Sale, or Approved state
  • You know the Apple ID of the recipient’s Team Agent and their Team ID.

For more information on app transfer, see the video tutorial on iTunes Connect. To find answers to common questions about app transfer, see the FAQ on iTunes Connect.
The App Store team

Sendy Hosting & Advanced Set-Up

If you missed my original Sendy review check it out: Cheaper, Affordable Mailchimp Alternative

Sendy Host

After researching many different options I’ve come to the conclusion that Hosthese has the best plan for hosting Sendy. They have created a custom-tailored solution just for Sendy that is ready to deploy and up-to-date with the latest version of Sendy with all server cron jobs and settings in place.

Two main criterion while I was researching hosting options:
1. Cost – The cost of hosting should be minimal. Hosthese delivers in this regard spectacularly – hosting cost for the year is on par or cheaper than most hosting options for any sort of online system.
2. Technical Capability – With Hosthese’s sendy hosting there is almost no technical knowledge needed other than adding a CNAME record for your domain to point to their servers. There are many guides online to help with this quite easy step.

Advanced Set-Up

This advanced set-up portion will be covering the steps taken to increase Amazon SES’s email quota. Amazon SES initially limits you to 10,000 emails per 24 hours. To increase this limit you will need to submit an extended access request.
NOTE: This process typically takes 24 hours. This is in addition to the 24 hours it takes to approve your SES account. Plan accordingly.
There are a few items needed to submit your request outlined here and reproduced below:
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Contact email address
  • Telephone number
  • Website address (optional)
  • Link to your opt-in page (optional)
  • Link to your opt-out policy (optional)
  • Link to your privacy policy (optional)
  • Email message type: Marketing, Transactional, Subscription, and/or System Notifications
  • Anticipated maximum daily sending volume
  • Use case detail
Notice how some fields are optional and can simply be filled with “None”. It is highly advised to fill all fields though as you probably should have implemented the optional fields and adding the information only serves to make your request stronger.
For a privacy policy page it’s best to take a look at other privacy policy pages and pick out the portions relavent to your particular newsletter.