My side of the story of selling Apple iPhone apps on Apple App Store while doing day job…!!!

I am selling apps on Apple App Store since 2012, Tried free apps with the good sale but no revenue or no Apple iAd revenue or very little. I kept doing that for two to four years. Then I removed all of my apps from the sale and kept my account inactive with no apps on ready for sale for almost one or two years.

Then with Swift language introduced with support for Unicode while watching Apple’s Keynote presentation, I got an idea of Learning Devanagari Script apps with support for Marathi, Sanskrit and Hindi Languages.

It got almost 3 months of the year 2016 for me to record 500 audio samples and videos with proper code to get to the level of MVP i.e. Minimum Viable Product.

Next three years I finished recording audios, designing videos and the vector illustrations. So it was a total of 700 Audio Recordings with statements and alphabets (Vowels, Consonants and Barakhadi), 422 animated videos for stroke by stroke guide. Then almost 500 vector and raster illustrations.

With Covid and Corona Epidemic and with forced leave from March to November I finished and upscaled all of my apps with visual and performance quality for my Mudrakshar, Swarakshar and Chitrakshar apps.

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Apple Music Error [Solved] – Some items, including “Song’s Title”, were not copied to the iPhone “John Appleseed’s iPhone 11 Pro” because they could not be found.

After I started syncing my Apple Music to my iPhone via Finder app there was an error that I was getting over and over again.

The error was ‘Some items, including “Song’s Title”, were not copied to the iPhone “John Appleseed’s iPhone 11 Pro” because they could not be found.’

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How to programmatically identify if Apple iOS (iPhone) device has a notch or safe area

Since iPhone X, Apple is releasing various sizes of iPhone with a notch.

So Identifying new iPhones that have a notch or doesn’t is a new problem for every Apple App Store App Developer. e.g. Apple has just released in 2020 with iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max and Mini that are not similar in screen dimensions of previous generations of iPhone 11.

After reading and surfing the web I found two helpful articles on the web that will guide you to solve this problem one post was on Stack Overflow and another article by @cafielo.

But code shared in above both articles were not compatible with new Apple iOS versions 13 and 14.

So I rewrote those code that may be compatible with Apple iOS 13 and 14 operating system.

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How to import iTunes Music Library into Apple Music after a clean install of macOS Catalina on your new computer while keeping intact play counts and star ratings for respective songs and albums.

After the release of new macOS Catalina or any other Mac operating system I sometimes prefer clean install of the latest operating system on my iMac / MacBook / MacBook Pro or Mac Pro.

I back up all of the current user home folders on external storage or external hard disk or external solid-state drive.

Once the operating system is installed on ‘Macintosh HD’ and admin user account created on Mac now it’s time to start transferring data from the external drive to Mac’s user home folder.

Once you are ready with account already setup then follow these steps to transfer music.

Step 01: Copy your old ‘iTunes’ folder to your user’s Music folder located at e.g. User > Music > iTunes

Step 02: Hold down the ‘Option’ key while opening the Apple ‘Music’ app from the dock or application folder. You will be presented with a dialogue box called ‘Choose Music Library. Now click on button ‘Choose Library’.

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Here is a fix if your Mac is dropping TP-Link Router’s Wi-Fi Network Connection intermittently

I know it happened with me when I purchased new TP-Links’s brand new router. But after setting up the router with my ISP (Internet Service Provider) my Mac / iMac / MacBook / MacBook Pro / MacBook Air / Mac Mini started dropping connection intermittently every 5 minutes or every 2 minutes or so.

After trying everything here is a list of settings that I used to get a stable connection from my router to my Mac.

Step 01: Sign in to your Router’s Admin Page

Step 02: Navigate to Wireless or Advanced > Wireless > Wireless Settings

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Here is a solution to resolve the ‘Invalid Domain’ error when you are trying to add a site to Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a good web service that provides CDN, Caching, HTML – JavaScript – CSS Minifying and also provides security from DDOS attacks at free of cost.

But use this service you have to add your domain to Cloudflare.

Interaction is simple at your dashboard’s top navigation bar there is a prominent button called ‘Add Site’, it transfers you to the next page where you can copy-paste your website’s URL.

If you are getting error like ‘Invalid Domain’ while adding your website to Cloudflare then use this trick to bypass this error.

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Here is how to stop email notification for WordPress Theme and Plugin Update

With WordPress 5.5 release you may have experienced new random daily emails you may have been receiving for every WordPress’s self-hosted theme and plugin updates.

Here is how to stop email notification for theme and plugin update:

Copy below code in your domain theme’s functions.php file… It will look something like this…

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In-depth Review of Matrimony Website by Suyog Ranade Vivaha aka Shree Suyog Vivaha Mandal

Here I have written complete in-depth review and analysis of Suyog Ranade Vivaha or Shree Suyog Vivaha Mandal Matrimony website that I used for 6 to 7 months that was mainly on WhatsApp groups because of bad user experience on website format. I reported the following issues to them but they were not ready or in the right frame of mind to accept it.

So I just unregistered myself from their portal and get out of their WhatsApp groups.

Following are the points that I noticed about their matrimony service:

Point 01: No or Failed Business Model. Matrimony section mainly runs on WhatsApp Groups of 250 people. The group is unmanaged sometimes people post their profiles multiple times some peoples even post a political or comic forwards. Because of all members in open WhatsApp group, there is no contact number security or number privacy. Sometimes admins or business owners posts repeated WhatsApp Messages to asking every user to register and pay a fee to use WhatsApp group or website. Admins even warn users they will remove everyone who never pays matrimony section fee which showcases the main point that there is no thought behind Successful Business Model or Revenue Generation.

Point 02: No Privacy or Security: Because of the open group with visibility of contact numbers to everyone users are prone to scammers and fake profiles or spam calls

Point 03: Suyog Ranade Vivaha had a loss of complete user profile data and even registered accounts data three times while upgrading their website and also transferring the website to their new domain. They had to ask every user individually to reregister for their website again and again. A failed system.

Point 04: Website owners had to change Web Domain as similar web domain was used by its competitor with small name difference. It shows no thought about branding or company structure. Because of this duplicate domain by competitors, Suyog Ranade Vivavha’s Matrimony users were registering wrongly to competitors website thinking competitor that they are original company. This sows loss of identity and company branding. And a loss of revenue.

Point 05: Even you can see in screenshots website structure is broken and faulty with buggy coding and development.

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Here is how to fix if Google Hangout’s camera or microphone not working on Apple Mac’s Safari Browser. This steps will also fix every issue for any website on your mac.

If you are having trouble while using Google Hangout or any other website that requires microphone and camera access. Then you can use the following steps to enable microphone and camera access to your respective website.

 
For example purposes we choose Google Hangout Website:

 
Step 01: On Apple Safari Browser, First sign in to your Google Hangout using this link – https://hangouts.google.com

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How to Repair Permissions for your Mac’s User Home Folder

I will explain how to repair your Mac / Macintosh’s Home Folder Permissions, It will fix any annoying repeated Finder, iTunes / Music or any application issues you are having on your Mac.

 
Follow these steps to reset permissions:

 
Step 01: Turn on or restart your Mac and immediately press and hold ‘Command (⌘) R’ to start up from macOS Recovery.

 
Step 02: Enter the firmware password or administrator password if prompted of your Mac.

 
Step 03: When you see the macOS Utilities window, choose Utilities > Terminal from the menu bar.

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