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)
This is just going to be a little post on sales. I hate talking about money and marketing. But it’s sometimes necessary. So here we go. Item #1: iAds. I added ads to three of my free apps. They are not high traffic apps and don’t have a huge level of engagement. I’ve made maybe … Continue reading A small note on sales.
You thought I forgot about you. I didn’t. I have apps waiting on approval. I have new apps that are *this* close to being done. I have other app activity. App app app. So, yeah. App.
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?
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
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.
I’ve been working on subclassing and improving the venerable UISlider class in iOS’s UIKit framework. Here’s what I was thinking: UISlider is a great way for the user to enter numerical values within a certain range very quickly. It’s immediately responsive and by default gives continual updates as to its value. The problem is that … Continue reading How I Falsified My Most Cherished User Interface Hypothesis
Yes, I know it’s December already. I’m still working on updates to Lens•Lab. It’s going to be cool. You just need a little patience. One thing I’m doing is creating a single Xcode project for both the iOS and Mac versions of Lens•Lab. This is going to be cool in the long run as substantial … Continue reading Tiny Update
My entire adult life has been spent immersed in technology for work and for play. For almost 20 years my favorite technology company has been Apple. I was there for the transition from 68k to PowerPC, the Newton experiment, the clone experiment, the NeXT acquisition (and the return of Steve Jobs), the iPod, the Intel … Continue reading On the passing of Steve Jobs