App-A-Week Challenge: Week 4

Another week, another app! Here’s the one I’ve been working on for a few weeks now. I finally got it all nailed down and it got approved by Apple! It’s called BrewTime and you can get it right here! Let’s take a look-see: What did we learn about for this app? UITableViews, NSTimers, UILocalNotifications, etc. … Continue reading App-A-Week Challenge: Week 4

AVCaptureSession + vImageBoxConvolve_ARGB8888 = FUN;

Hey kids, just a small update today. Here’s what I’ve been playing with: It’s an iPhone app for devices running iOS 5+ that takes video frames from the front camera and performs a vImageBoxConvolve twice to simulate a gaussian blur. It does this in realtime (well, ~15fps) and the slider sets the blur radius. The … Continue reading AVCaptureSession + vImageBoxConvolve_ARGB8888 = FUN;

App-A-Week Challenge Update

Here we are at week #3 in the App-A-Week Challenge! What have we for this week? Nothing too terribly exciting. Just updates to apps already on the store. Here’s what we have: Pizza Pal┬áhas been updated to 1.0.1 (adding support for armv6 processors and thus the iPhone 3G and the 2nd Generation iPod Touch The … Continue reading App-A-Week Challenge Update

Do free apps increase sales of paid apps?

Some of you might remember my crazy idea of pledging to publish an app a week. I thought that this idea would be a good way to force myself to learn a lot about iOS development and actually get things done. And it has! But one thing I did not consider was how downloads of … Continue reading Do free apps increase sales of paid apps?

Possible bug in UITableViewCell didTransitionToState:(UITableViewCellStateMask)state

I’m putting this out here on the internets because I was pulling my hair out about this problem I had. Let me see if I can explain the problem and how I ended up solving it without turning this into a super long story. I’m working on a new app that is basically a brewer’s … Continue reading Possible bug in UITableViewCell didTransitionToState:(UITableViewCellStateMask)state

New app! Also: Xcode + iOS + iPhone 3G tip. Also: insane idea.

I have a new app on the iTunes App Store! Allow me to introduce The Beer Nerd’s Olde Volume Equivalence Calculator: It’s a handy little app that lets you compare equivalent prices for different volumes of beer. Interesting? Maybe. In all honesty, I whipped this app up real quick for the following reasons: It uses … Continue reading New app! Also: Xcode + iOS + iPhone 3G tip. Also: insane idea.