The next project

So I have made a little progress with my 3rd app last night, programming some of the logic behind my new game.

While it is still a while from completion and still very much in an Alpha state, here are a few details of what it will support...

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Joke Shake - 2 weeks later

So its been a busy 2 weeks, a major firmware update for iPhone & iPad along with the launch of the new iPhone 5!

I have been busy with a little contract work, however once that was complete, I soon got to work on getting Joke Shake fully updated for the new iPhone, along with some extra features thrown in for everyone else. It has been submitted to the  App Store for review, so expect it in the next week or so. 

Since it has been live for just over 2 weeks, I thought I would post some of the stats, although numbers and stuff can be a little boring, so I made this infographic (thanks to to share.

If you havent picked up Joke Shake yet, grab it at


EDIT: Under In App Purchases section, I have incorrectly stated that 'Doctor Doctor' were the top selling pack, it was actually 'Yo Momma'... No more proof reading at midnight!


A breakdown of my iPhone 5 homescreen apps

Since getting my iPhone 5 a couple days ago, I have spent a little time to reorganise my apps.

Here is a breakdown of some of the apps sitting on my homescreen.

iTunes Connect - Free

This app is mainly to keep track of any sales through my app store account. It seems to be the only app so far Apple hasn't updated for iPhone 5.

Analytiks - £1.49

A great app that creates a simple infographic based on the stats your google analytics account.

Clear - £1.99

My favourite 'todo' list for iOS. The style is very elegant and minimal, while its quick & easy to use.

Feedly - Free

Links into my Google Reader account and great for consuming RSS content.

Tweetbot - £1.99

This one was recommended by my good friend Tim from The Next Infinity. In my opinion, this is the definitive twitter app for iOS. Very feature rich while maintaining great simplicity with an industrial inspired design.

Alien Blue - Free

The best app to browse reddit with. Not the best app to use when you want to be productive!

Jasmine - Free

Created by the same developer as Alien Blue and named after his daughter. It is an alternative YouTube app with a flawless interface. It is in another league when compared to the standard YouTube app. 

Joke Shake - Free

Couldn't resist putting my own app on my homescreen. Although the main reason it is there is to test my developer builds. As always, Shake your phone, receive a joke!

A few others (minus the stock apps) I have on there is SquareSpace for updating this blog, Google Chrome in lieu of Safari, Instagram to oversaturate my photos & AVPlayer HD that seems to have disappeared from the App Store in the past few weeks, but it was a great video player.

Is my courier using iOS 6 maps?

So its no secret I am a little excited to get my new iPhone 5 today, however while tracking the parcel through DPD it seems to be taking quite a strange route, with all the critique floating around at the moment Apple's new iOS 6 Maps app, I am starting to wonder if my courier is using it...

My parcel started off in Leeds which is around 60 miles away from me, however it seems to be taking a  368 mile journey around England before I sign for it. 

  • A: Starts off in Leeds, 60 miles South from me.
  • B: Travels 120 miles South to Birmingham, 180 miles South from me.
  • C: Travels 206 miles North to Newcastle, 40 miles North from me.
  • D: Travels 40 miles and gets delivered.
iPhone 5 Delivery Map

iPhone 5 Delivery Map

DPD Web Tracking

DPD Web Tracking

print "Hello World"

So this is the first post.

My name is Dean Murphy, I'm originally from London, England, but currently living in the North-East of England with my Wife and Daughter.

I have dedicated myself to almost non-stop programming the past 3 months in both Python and Lua.

Since starting to program I have released 2 iOS apps under my brand echo(echo).

My third iOS app is currently in development for a client who hired me after I was assisting him on a forum. This is slated for release within the next 6 weeks.

This blog is mainly a place where I can document the progress I am making, post tutorials and example code, give opinions on trending topics, explore marketing & analyctics and maybe you might see the a review of any apps, games & gadgets I discover.

Enjoy ^_^