Make simple and useful mobile apps

When I look at my iPhone and list of apps that I use, list of apps that I most frequently use, the thing I see is that they are all simple apps that make one thing great. I don’t want to spend much time on my iPhone working on/with apps, I want to take it and in short amount of time get things done.

Clear is great example of simple app that helps you make things done:

Most of apps that I made, in about 5 years that I have been making iOS apps, are simple apps with focus on one thing, one useful feature.

That is why I decided to (part inspired by experiment a bit with iOS SDK and make few simple but useful apps in upcoming months. I really like playing with iOS and iOS SDK in my free time and I see this as a great chance to experiment with it and maybe make a hit app. :)

Some of the books that I really like and had a lot of influence lately on me, on my view on development and business are Rework and Getting Real by guys from 37signals (now just Basecamp). I recommend them to all of you, they are easy and fast to read and give you instant benefits especially when you are small or one man team trying to make something (they are also useful in other cases).