Discussion on Rebeloper Messages - iMessage App in Swift 3, iOS 10

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Good one. But android version will be too or no?

Hi,

We are an iOS-only developer company, so unfortunately there will not be an Android version.

Let em know if you have any further questions.

Can you create categories or search for stickers

Hi,

Thanks for reaching out.

For now I don’t plan of adding these features into the code. However they are good suggestions. Have added them to the update roadmap.

Follow me on CodeCanyon and you will see when it is updated (if you do not buy it than you can check in the description at Changelog)

Regards, Alex

Does it contain a tutorial on how to create it from grounds up too? Because I would be more interested in learning it while the implementation happens. If it does, then I would buy it right away.

Cheers

Hi,

Thanks for reaching out.

For now I don’t plan of adding these features into the code. However they are good suggestions. Have added them to the update roadmap.

Follow me on CodeCanyon and you will see when it is updated (if you do not buy it than you can check in the description at Changelog)

Regards, Alex

I didn’t request for adding any features in the code. Just wanted a pdf or video that explains step by step creation of the app you have put up for sale.

Cheers

Sorry, posted my answer to the wrong question LOL. Unfortunately there is no such pdf or video. However you can reverse engineer from the source code you will be given. Also you can learn a lot from the 2+ hours long video documentation on how to set this specific source code up and how to submit it to the App Store. Let me know if you have any further questions, Alex.

Hi, do you have a link to a live versions of this in the AppStore?

Hi, yes.

Rebeloper Messages is available on the App store as “Black Cats Messages”. Download it form here: https://itunes.apple.com/ro/app/black-cats-messages/id1175306843?mt=8

u mind giving me the imessage app template under the table my card only lets max 25$ online

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What’s the point? There’s no need to code anything to release and sell a pack of messenger stickers. Care to explain what you’re selling here??!

Hi, Good question. Let me tell you the difference between this template and a sticker app (that you can easily create like you said). The point of this template is that it has In-app purchases. Why is this a big thing? There is a huge trend that started about 2 years ago that shaped the App Store forever. It is called ‘Free to play’. Till that time developers either charged a flat price upfront for their app or they created 2 apps (one for a flat price and one for free but with fewer features). The idea was that users can try out the free app than go and buy the other app. In-app purchases had drastically changed this business model with the ‘Free to play’ approach. With ‘In-app purchases developers now need to create only one app, sell it for free (witch means more donloads and free tryouts) than ask for money only after the user knows that the app is great without leaving the current app and the need to download another app. Now this is where Rebeloper Messages shines! If you wish to create a sticker app (which is quite easy and requires no coding as you said) you have the option two options of pricing it : free or for a fee. This is the old way of doing business on the App Store and is outdated, it will not make you a lot of money. The smart way of making money today on the App Store is to follow the Free to play’ business model, which requires In-app purchases, which in tie does require coding. With Rebeloper Store users have the chance of downloading your app for free, tr it out (with a few free stickers) and than buy the other stickers with an In-app purchase. Coaching!

Hello just bought your app! I really like it although- its is offered for free on UDEMY? This sucks. Just paid 25$ for a free app.

Hi, No, it is NOT offered for free on Udemy. The course (with source code) on Udemy is priced for $195 currently. You are able to get the course for free from the link in the Documentation because you have bought the code from here at CodeCanyon.

Ahh I see. I apologize then, although on my other computer I still see the course offered at a discount price of $12. So I still paid more, but no big deal. Love the app :)

That is probably Udemy giving their discount. Thanks for purchasing, it keeps us working on even more and better projects for you. I’m so glad that you love the app. Would you mind rating it? You can do it here: https://codecanyon.net/downloads Thank you. If you have any further questions just contact me and I’ll help ASAP.

Does this give you access to the videos on Udemy? Kind of confused on which I should buy.

Hi, yes. You will get a special link that will give the Udemy course for you for free. It doesn’t really matter where you buy. You get the same source code, video documentation, support and updates on both platforms. Choose your favourite :) Let me know if you have any further questions.

Do we need to have a developer membership to upload to Apple Store?

Can we add any type of stickers? Categories will be nice…too to have.

Also can i work on a windows computer to do this? I only have iphone 7 plus, but nothing big screen.

Thanks,

Hi, In order to upload to the App Store you will need to enrol in the Apple Developer program that is $99/year. Enrol here: https://developer.apple.com/programs/enroll// You cannot build iOS apps on a Windows environment. You need to have a Mac or run a Hachintosh on Windows, or run Sierra with a Virtual Machine (ex. Parallels) on Windows, or have a mac in the cloud from https://www.macincloud.com/ Let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks for that info.

Also:

“Can we add any type of stickers?Like different designs instead of that cat thing…:)) Categories will be nice…too to have.”?

Thanks…

Hi, Most certainly! You HAVE to change the stickers. Apple will not allow two similar apps on the App Store. Categories are not yet supported, but it’s on the roadmap for future updates.

Pre-Purchase Question: I’m assuming this is an iMessage App (not a Sticker App) since there you’re offering in-app purchase capabilities right? ...and if thats the case, is this code compatible with audio and/or video? Can I add assets like an animated video with sound?

Unfortunately Rebeloper Messages cannot be customised to support audio & video. A brand new project needs to be created from scratch to support other asset formats. A little background: Rebeloper Messages uses the so called ‘MSStickerBrowserViewController’ that does not allow assets like audio or video. One would have to create a new ‘CollectionViewController’ to accommodate new types of assets. That would mean a total rewrite of Rebeloper Messages.

How Much?

I can do a custom job for you. Contact me at support@rebeloper.zendesk.com and we can discuss the price.

Hi! I want to buy. What i recive if i purchase 25 usd license? Can I get the template with code app?

Hi,

Yes, when you purchase the Regular Licence you will get the code and the rights to publish the source code with your own reskin (change images) ONCE. If you want to use the source code to publish multiple reskins than you will have to purchase the Extended License. I would suggest to buy the Regular Licence first and make ONE reskin. If you want to make more than you can upgrade any time to an Extended Licence.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank You for quick respond! I will buy it today

Welcome. After your purchase make sure that you Enrol (for free) in the video documentation course and watch it carefully to learn how to reskin the code. It’s a step by step / all you need to know documentation. And if you still have any questions feel free to ask it here in the comments.

Hello,

I just figured out that even stickers locked can be sent, they are just sent with the locked picture.

I think it shouldn’t be like this, but it should not allow to send the sticker at all.

Can you please check it out?

1. Currently it is not possible to not send the sticker at all.

You have 2 options:

Use an alternate image (unworthy) of sending, though if someone wanted, they could still send it. I’m thinking like a Lock Icon overtop the image or animation.

Or you can intentionally make the APNG over 500kb, in which case it won’t send. The only issue there is you’re adding to the file size unnecessarily if you do that for every animation. Will people notice? Probably not though.

My suggestion would be to make one over-size 500kb image and use that as a placeholder for every locked sticker. Doing that is Apple-approved by the way.

Hi there, I’d like to create .apngs for re-skining this template – can you recommend software to do this?

Good to hear that :) You are welcome and be on the lookout for more.

Any chance you might create an iMessage app, that has a game and IAP? A bit like Game Pigeon: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gamepigeon/id1124197642?app=messages

Hi, yes I am planning to make iMessage games too.

Im a bit unhappy that this is a basic project from Apple opensource and also available on Udemy for free, with IAPS. However, your IAPS are not working..

REBELOPER: purchasing… These products have not been purchased for [“com.xmasmessage.unlockall”] (Consumables are considered unpurchased since they can be bought multiple times) found products Optional(“com.xmasmessage.unlockall”) Optional(0.99) Transaction Failed Program ended with exit code: 0

Ok so it works like this..

You have to press the Purchase All button twice to get to the IAP payment popup. A user can still post the locked sticker. You need to change this so that the locked stickers will bring up the IAP payment popup and not post into the chat. You also need to fix the Purchase button so it brings up the IAP payment popup without having to press it twice. This will not sell any IAPs as it is.

Hi, Sorry to hear that you’re a bit unhappy. I’m here to help with any issues. The Udemy course is not a free course. It is $195. You get access to it with a Promo Code because you u e purchased the code here. Pressing the “Purchase All” button does start the purchase process. You are experiencing lag because of network connectivity or Apple Servers. However this is not good on the user experience side so I’ll look into it and post an update shortly with an “activity indicator” that informs he user that the app is working and processing the IAP request, it just takes time to process. You will get an email notification when the update is ready. Currently it is not possible to not send a sticker. You have 2 options: Use an alternate image (unworthy) of sending, though if someone wanted, they could still send it. I’m thinking like a Lock Icon overtop the image or animation. Or you can intentionally make the APNG over 500kb, in which case it won’t send. The only issue there is you’re adding to the file size unnecessarily if you do that for every animation. Will people notice? Probably not though. My suggestion would be to make one over-size 500kb image and use that as a placeholder for every locked sticker. Doing that is Apple-approved by the way. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Hi, When I go to download your update (1.0.1 – (20.12.2016)) – I am still getting the old version. Can you help? Thanks.

When I click on the links to iOS and Android in the overview, they default back to the Udemy course page.

Hi, you can download it from lesson 5. See image: http://tinypic.com/r/2u91xm8/9

Great, thanks.

Can you tell me which package you used to create the frames for the animated PNGs? Photoshop, or something like Adobe Character Animator?

Hi, I have created all the pngs in Photoshop and than created the apng with PNG Animator: https://itunes.apple.com/ro/app/png-animator/id899480442?mt=12

Cool, thanks.

Would it be possible to take these features over into my current Sticker App which I already made and have on the App Store? I want to be able to have a background and in app purchases in my app

Yes. Just take this source code; add your stickers, set up In-app Purchases etc. The most important part is that the Bundle ID has to be the same as the one in the app you at updateing (the old one) Also, you will need to create the In-app Purchases inside iTunes Connect again for your old app. Let me know if you have any further questions.

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Great! Is it possible to have multiple in-app purchases in the app? For instance, a “Winter pack” and a “Summer pack” each with their own set of stickers they unlock?

Currently this is not possible. We can do a custom job for you and add these features. Contact us at support@rebeloper.zendesk.com

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