During what is a time of already great change, I am now saying goodbye to “ZachApps”…

Such is the name I’ve gone under when developing apps for the App Store up until now. It was a fun little name to ‘hide’ under for many years, but now I’ve decided I’m more than happy to use my real name. I operated an @ZachApps Twitter account for many years, with updates on new products, features and services. However it isn’t a very active account, its logo is horrible and I don’t want to continue maintaining it. This account will be deactivated shortly, along with the “ZachApps” Facebook page that I once ran.

The second part of this announcement relates to my apps on the App Store. Being a young and eager developer many years ago, I released a handful of games which, while they were fun to make and play at the time, are now evidently of poor quality. I am a huge advocate for only keeping good quality, well maintained and up-to-date apps on the store (looking at you over there, yes you, the one who hasn’t updated for retina displays or 4″ screens.) None of the three games I have on the App Store at present have been updated for the 4.7″ and 5.5″ screens of the larger iPhone(s) we have today, and I have no intention of updating them in the future. For that reason, it is my responsibility to remove them from the App Store. As I’m not much of a gamer myself, it makes sense that my game designing abilities were poor. In an already crowded market, I don’t see the need to have my apps compete with the thousands of great games already out there. Farewell Jumping JellyBeans, JumpTouch and Launch it!. They will be removed from the App Store shortly, probably by the time you read this. 

I will be leaving the two apps I’m most proud of on the store, as they are still receiving active development. You can check out Daily Steps and Freedom at their respective places on the App Store. 

In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter, or keep an eye on this blog for all future updates and announcements related to my apps. I have some interesting updates planned for existing apps, as well as some unique and exciting new projects I will begin working on shortly. Stay tuned.