A little while back we launched Shine – our infographic CV/Resume creator app for iPad. We had spent a long time working on this project, and when Apple told us they were going to feature it on launch we were super excited. It was great to know that they got it. We’d shown it to a lot of people and pretty much all the feedback was good, but you never quite know until it’s out in the wild.
Being featured is a huge bonus and also a bit of a lottery. You can do things to help your chances (like making a really great app, of course!), but unless you are one of the big boys, the chances of being picked are slim. So you can understand our excitement when earlier this month Apple featured Shine again in the US App Store, under a special ‘Grow Your Career’ category.
Around the same time Shine was featured by iPad Today (check it out here) – a popular review & discussion show on TWiT TV. They highlighted exactly the kind of feedback we’ve been getting about Shine so far: they love the app’s concept and the designs, but some people need more flexibility from the CV templates. And that’s good news for us, as it’s something we can address with the next update that we are currently working on. This will include new templates, as well as tweaks to some of the more ‘marmite’ (love it or hate it) sections. For example, we’ll be adding a lot more ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’, but we’ll also give you the ability to create a CV without any dislikes on it. The ‘If I were a…’ section has probably been the most discussed section of the app, and we’ll be adding some alternative options in this area too.