Author: Chip

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Handling Saved Photos in your iPhone App

By: | Post date: January 16, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Cocoa
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I’ve had sporadic reports of flipped and distorted images within TalkBubbles. I thought I had these fixed, but thanks to one persistent customer, discovered otherwise. Now, with version 1.2.2 submitted to the App Store. I can say it is fixed. Read on to see how to overcome this in your own code.

Talkbubbles 1.2.1

By: | Post date: January 6, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Cocoa
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Talkbubbles version 1.2.1 is available for purchase and updating in the App Store (link).

Practice Problem 2

By: | Post date: December 29, 2008 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Cocoa, Erlang
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As mentioned in my previous post, I want to keep my skills fresh by working on simple, defined problems and solving them in both Objective-C and Erlang. Here is the second problem.

Practice Problems

By: | Post date: December 22, 2008 | Comments: No Comments
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I’ve got plenty of ‘real’ work to do, but also want to‘sharpen my saw’ so to speak. To do this, I’ve played with Code Katas, but have found the problems there are not necessarily the real algorithmic thinking I want to develop. Instead I’m going to take a look at Project Euler and see what […]

Talkbubbles 1.2

By: | Post date: November 13, 2008 | Comments: No Comments
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Talkbubbles version 1.2 is available for purchase and updating in the App Store (link).

iPhone App Pricing

By: | Post date: July 3, 2008 | Comments: No Comments
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There has been much speculation and discussion around the fairness of Apple’s pricing policy in the iPhone App Store. What I haven’t seen are the numbers underlying much of the discussion and what it means to the indie developer. So, being an analytical business type in my day job, I decided to take a closer […]

Image Uploading

By: | Post date: April 12, 2008 | Comments: No Comments
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One of the features that has always been planned for MagicBrush-Photo has been the ability to upload or publish images to Picasa and Flickr. Right now I’m in the midst of incorporating this feature into the release plan. The GData APIs for cocoa are making this straight forward enough, but the tricky part is making […]

Moving Toward 1.2

By: | Post date: April 9, 2008 | Comments: No Comments
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MagicBrush-Photo was stalled slightly at version 1.1.5. I knew what I wanted to add by way of features, and had a development branch working, but unfortunately my “paying job” was consuming more of my time and energy than I planned. An Aside I should probably caveat that I’m not your typical programmer (at least I […]

Updating Philosophy

By: | Post date: April 9, 2008 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Cocoa, Strategy, Uncategorized
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Developers are told repeatedly to “ship code to real users” and get feedback. How does this translate into the customer experience and their update cycle? What do you think? I’ve decided recently to move away from packaging up point releases and instead ship more frequent updates via the Sparkle+ framework. This will allow me to […]

Software Concepts

By: | Post date: January 23, 2008 | Comments: No Comments
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I’ve been in a little rut lately, with insufficient time to make major changes to MagicBrush-Photo, though I believe that will change soon. At the moment, driving to and from my paying job is about the only time I seem to have to think about the programming. I’ve got a few new features to implement […]