A better SeekBar for Android

Still working on Part 2 of my Android development retrospective but I thought I would put this out here real quick. One of the smaller pain points in developing for Android was the SeekBar object. The SeekBar is a UI widget object that is roughly analogous to the UISlider in Cocoa Touch. The UISlider has … Continue reading A better SeekBar for Android

So long, App-A-Week challenge. Hello, App-A-Month challenge!

Hello, dear readers. I have some news. You haven’t heard much from me lately because I recently (like 3 weeks ago) got a really kick-ass job doing mobile app development with a really cool company. That means I have far less time to work on my own iOS projects. BUT, I still intend to work … Continue reading So long, App-A-Week challenge. Hello, App-A-Month challenge!

NSString Concatenation (Category)

Hi folks. Just got back from a trip but I thought I would write you and tell you about this thing. Sometimes, you just want to concatenate a bunch of strings together. There are several ways to do this. You can use stringByAppendingFormat with NSStrings or you can use append with NSMutableStrings. You can also … Continue reading NSString Concatenation (Category)

JSON + iOS 5; GO! (Tutorial)

What is JSON? JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. It’s a super lightweight and human readable data format. Go check it out and run back here. iOS 5 includes classes to deal with JSON natively. Which is awesome. Let’s do this! Twitter has a service that gives you recent tweets in JSON format when you … Continue reading JSON + iOS 5; GO! (Tutorial)