The Kuwait Blogs iPhone App

Posted by Mark

This is the second app that I’m releasing for the iPhone and one that should be very useful to many, its the Kuwait Blogs app. I’ve taken all of my favorite blogs and placed them in one app which is very convenient and practical. I will still be adding more blogs in the next update but for now these are the blogs that are included in the app:

2:48AM
360 Dewan
4th Ring Road
Ansam
Blushberry
Buzberry
Confashions
Frankom
iLSul6ana
P0ach
Some Contrast
Tidbit du Jour
zDistrict

I would have added more blogs but it was very time consuming trying to create an icon, header, footer and color scheme for every blog so that it matches their actual blog theme. So if you’re not in this first release I’m sorry but you might be in the next update.

For the Kuwait Blogs icon and launch screen I wanted to use a picture that represented Kuwait but didn’t want anything cliche like the Kuwait Towers or flag so I ended up going with an abstract shot of the Ice Skating Rink which I had taken a few years ago for Miskan. I love the design of the Ice Skating Rink and thought it would represent Kuwait very nicely.

To install the app search for Kuwait Blogs in the App Store on your iPhone or install it into iTunes by click this [Link]


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  1. Ed says:

    Mark,

    Quick question. Who makes these apps for you?

    Thanks.

  2. Mark says:

    I do. It was going to cost me like $4000 to have someone do it for me so I ended up getting a developer account and doing it myself.

  3. Frankom says:

    Excellent !!!! Mark you are the ONE !

    Thanks :**

    is this is the first kiss ?! okay consider it April’s fool buddy :>

  4. جهد جميل تشكر عليه

    don’t forget my blog in next update :-)

  5. Garooh says:

    all of your ideas and the work you do online are spectacular.. I really think that whatever you do here will reflect on “others” and most of them will either try to inaugurate your stuff or challenge, begrudge and disdains you..
    I congratulate you on behalf of all of them.. and wish you the best.

  6. Mrs F says:

    Thanks for having us on the list!! and I love the little icon you made for us :)

  7. iLSuL6ana says:

    Thanxxx ;)

    No Blackberry version e7m e7m :P

  8. Abdullah says:

    Mark ? I swear im speechless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you rock !

    I owe you big time (you know that)

    Peace, love & respect !

  9. Great Job Mark :) great idea, great app will it be updated ? more blog to be added ?

  10. N says:

    Excellent Mark, I was planning something similar but you beat me to it :)

    Thanks

    Hope we make it in the next update :)

  11. Abdullah says:

    plus, i just realized that you did an excellent job on the page’s layout and everybody’s icon button, LOVE @ first sight !

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT !

  12. iLSuL6ana says:

    LOL did anyOne download it :P a5af April Fools

  13. Abdullah says:

    la la kahoo, my friend yousef is downloading it now !

  14. Abdullah says:

    I just tested it, it works perfectly, I even took a screen shot check it out here.

    http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/3738/photoxs.jpg

  15. Yousif says:

    Great application, MUST be rated 5 stars on iTunes!

  16. Mark says:

    It’s not an April Fools prank. I hate April Fools, whatever I post today people will think its a prank!

    N: You app was going to be in this launch version but you had the same theme as tidbit and i had put her blog in and then when it came to yours i didn’t know how to rework it to look different so i just left it out. Then I submitted app to the store and next day you launched the redesign lol

    Abdullah: The hardest was actually Ansams blog, someone needs to redesign her blog, I didn’t have much to work with when it came to the header, footer and blog colors.

    I was going to leave Some Contrast out because there was a post of his that was crashing the app but decided to leave it in since that post will disappear and everything will work fine. Currently if you go into somecontrast and scroll down to where the older posts are the app will crash and quit.

    Q8 Black Market none of the posts were showing up since I think he has his RSS feed as just headlines or something.

    Some blogs was having issues with the arabic copy getting centered, some like frankoms works fine.

    Not sure when the next update will be, i am working on another app now (Lebanon related) and still have a few things to fix on my 2:48AM app, 2 blog redesigns (my two Lebanese blogs) and I still have my blog to update daily. With work finishing at 7 and gym 3 times a week I am barely managing to find time for dinner yet alone all the above…

  17. mOseQar says:

    MARK !!
    Bravo man :) ..

  18. DarkWolf80s says:

    This is great! Mark, do you happen to have a forum in which bloggers who would like to be added to that Kuwaiti app list of yours? If so, could you please post an update on it.

    Thanks.

  19. Mark says:

    well there is only a limited amount of blogs i can add to the app before it becomes over crowded and unpractical to use. So at the moment I am only putting the blogs i check daily.

  20. M.Lari says:

    congratulation on the app but how did u got the developer account

    >>M.lari

  21. DarkWolf80s says:

    @Mark. Ah that’s understandable. Hopefully the future list will have more addition to it. Great stuff man. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    Cheers.

  22. Marzouq says:

    Nice Job! As always clean work!

  23. elbadeel says:

    great job well done !

  24. Brownsuger says:

    Dude that’s AWSOME! Thanks for having us as ur favorite <3

  25. Q8path says:

    That’s really great job Mark.

  26. Abdullah says:

    well you can count on me on whatever you want.

    I’ll help you out ;D

  27. Jacqui says:

    Great job with the new app can’t wait to see it but I might not get it as I am not mentioned there :P

    Just kidding

  28. Muhammad says:

    السلام عليكم البلوق كويت ممتاز
    أتمني يكون فيه اماكن للتنزه او للتسوق ومتى المهرجانات إلي تقام في الكويت وكذلك اتمنى يكون العلامه logo من تراث الكويت هذا فقط من وجة نظري
    ارجوا تقبلوا هذا الاقتراح ولكم جزيل الشكر

  29. 3BDaLLa says:

    since am new to your blog I didn’t know you had an app before and all of a sudden you have two! GREAT JOB! I have them both in my iphone and I’ll sure be more into your blog now that your evrywhere in my life :’P

  30. YK says:

    Bug found: when I open some contrast blog .. after 2 seconds, The app quits

  31. Mark says:

    yeah i’m aware of that one. Its one of somecontrasts posts thats causing the crash.

  32. Confashion says:

    Thank you mark soooo much for the great surprise. You really made my day :)

  33. Az... says:

    Nice app I just downloaded it, I’m just wondering why q8blackmarket aren’t included in the app. With there be any updates?

  34. Yousif says:

    Hope you create a compatible version for the IPAD.

  35. Adnan says:

    There is something wrong with 4th ring as well it dosnt load new posts

  36. meenakon says:

    يعطيك العافية

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