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Dev Rocket – Photoshop panel plugin for iOS developers

DevRocket is an iOS development panel plug-in that provides Adobe Photoshop with additional iOS specific tools and functionalities that are designed to assist key areas in iOS app design for all iPhone models including the iPhone 5 and all iPad models. A simplified solution to working between display resolutions, breaking down full ui designs into Read more about Dev Rocket – Photoshop panel plugin for iOS developers[…]

Jumpstart Platform

Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 12.27.41 PMI haven’t used this, gotten the trial nor benefit in any way, but wanted to mention it b/c I think people might benefit from it since UI/UX is such a challenge to take from vision to reality.

Let me know if you have any thoughts on it especially if you’ve used it.
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Fit4Today – Fitness App

No In-App Purchases – one price you get it. A simple tool to track your 400 rep workout. Randomly generated 4-move workout. 10 reps, 10 times. 400 reps. Great for a quick, at-home workout. A variation of the deck-of-cards workout but with out the variation of 2, 3, 4 reps – it’s all 10 reps. Read more about Fit4Today – Fitness App[…]

iOS Email Aliases for From field

I have several domains and a) want to check them all from 1 account and b) want to be able to write from them using that one account.

This isn’t tough w/ web clients (I use Yahoo!) but for my iOS devices it has the added challenge that I want to use the native client. That way if an app kicks me to the email UI, I can carry on as usual.

So the other emails are just forwards to my Yahoo account. No problem. But to have them as options to write from is different.

I found a couple sites that helped me figure out how to do this…
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iWatch: Apple working on smart wristwatch, rumors suggest

Possible Apple iWatch… It looks like Apple thinks it’s time to dive into the wearable computing market. The company is reportedly working on a Bluetooth smart watch, complete with call integration and a 1.5-inch OLED screen supposedly manufactured by RiT Display, a Taiwanese manufacturing company. Read more: FoxNews.com Also at Wimm.com they’ve posted that they’ve Read more about iWatch: Apple working on smart wristwatch, rumors suggest[…]

Manning: iOS in Practice – RELEASED!

iOS in Practice is a hands-on guide with 98 specific techniques to help solve the specific problems youll encounter over and over as you work on your iPhone and iPad apps. Youll dig into the practical nuts and bolts of applying views, view controllers, table views and cells, audio, images, graphics, file structure—and more. Examples Read more about Manning: iOS in Practice – RELEASED![…]

Remote Workers More Engaged, Committed

Nice little article about communication with remote workers versus on-site workers: I agree the many people assume that being on-site (visible) means they are controllable, engaged, focused, etc. but I think it’s far from true as a rule. What I mean is, it’s not a given. It depends on the person, the job, the environment, Read more about Remote Workers More Engaged, Committed[…]

iOS Dynamic Method Resolution

Apple docs on Dynamic Method Resolution UPDATED FOR ARC BELOW. If you want a class to respond to a given method w/o knowing what that method is when coding, you can use Dynamic Method Resolution. In my case, I wanted to store some values in a dictionary not knowing what would be stored there (JSON Read more about iOS Dynamic Method Resolution[…]

App Developers Signal Apple Allegiance Ahead of WWDC and Google I/O

Some great content, quotes and charts in this article comparing analytics from iOS vs Android… For every 10 apps that developers build, roughly 7 are for iOS. via App Developers Signal Apple Allegiance Ahead of WWDC and Google I/O. Another good quote from the article… “For every $1.00 a developer earns on iOS, he can Read more about App Developers Signal Apple Allegiance Ahead of WWDC and Google I/O[…]

Launch Action Feature – Todo4Today iOS App

Todo4Today‘s new Launch Action feature allows you to set an action for the reminder time of the item. The four options are Call Text Email URL Once you have the app and purchase the Launch feature (Settings>Additional Features), you can add an Action to a given todo item. For calls, text and email, you can Read more about Launch Action Feature – Todo4Today iOS App[…]

Todo List Item via Email – Todo4Today iOS App

Todo4Today‘s new email feature let’s you send an email to create a todo item in your todo list. Once you have the app and purchase the Email feature (Settings>Additional Features), you can email 4TodayApps.com using these guidelines: Email Address For Time: For todo’s without a time, just send to todo@4todayapps.com. If you want a reminder Read more about Todo List Item via Email – Todo4Today iOS App[…]

Saving JSON to Core Data | Cocoa Is My Girlfriend

Tom Harrington post on CoreData/JSON conversion… You may know me as @atomicbird on Twitter. Just a few days ago my book Core Data for iOS: Developing Data-Driven Applications for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch (co-written with the excellent Tim Isted) was published, and Matt invited me to contribute some Core Data tips to CIMGF. Read more about Saving JSON to Core Data | Cocoa Is My Girlfriend[…]

OrderGuide App – Inventory By Touch

OrderGuide Inventory app on the App Store Anyone or any employee can run inventory now (iPhone/iPod/iPad)! Add your inventory items and the order criteria and anyone can walk thru the shop and take inventory! Synced with iCloud so all your devices have the same data. Start inventory on one device, finish with another! Distributors: Order Read more about OrderGuide App – Inventory By Touch[…]

Apple Mac App Store Gatekeeper and Developer ID

From Apple… The Mac App Store is the safest place for users to get software for their Mac, but we also want to protect users when they get applications from other places. Gatekeeper is a new feature in OS X Mountain Lion that helps protect users from downloading and installing malicious software. Signing your applications, plug-ins, and Read more about Apple Mac App Store Gatekeeper and Developer ID[…]

iPhone Development: Using Core Data with iCloud

A couple of good, similar posts about getting your Core Data database in iCloud for apps… iOS How-To : Using Core Data with iCloud – Une goutte d’eau dans la mare du web. http://timroadley.com/2012/04/03/core-data-in-icloud/ These steps/methods are pretty much cut-and-paste but require some Provisioning Portal steps, etc. I had to remove the dispatch call… dispatch_async(dispatch_get_global_queue(DISPATCH_QUEUE_PRIORITY_DEFAULT, Read more about iPhone Development: Using Core Data with iCloud[…]

ToDo4Today – Virtual Assistant

New features: – Todo via Email: Add emails by sending email! – Launch Action: Launch Call, Email, Text or URL from your todo and as part of the reminder! Today’s ToDos – create new events (including reminders) and import today’s events from your calendar – sync with iCloud across devices. Feel the satisfaction when you Read more about ToDo4Today – Virtual Assistant[…]

Draw Something Email

If you play Draw Something, you may have received the email below from March 24th. I believe in a fairly short email, there’s a lot to notice… It starts w/ love They use humor, pop culture and informality (friendly) They quickly point out features they’re going to add which basically answers the questions users’ have Read more about Draw Something Email[…]

MacOSX 10.7.3 Update Breaks iOS App Validation

This was tricky… I kept getting: iPhone/iPod Touch: Icon.png: icon dimensions (0 x 0) don’t meet the size requirements. The icon file must be 57×57 pixels, in .png format (-19014) I found the fix here: MacOSX 10.7.3 Update Breaks iOS App Validation. Thanks Manbolo! Basically, get the latest version of Application Loader, run it and Read more about MacOSX 10.7.3 Update Breaks iOS App Validation[…]

How to Build an App: iOS Background Audio Controls

Allowing your app to receive remote audio control events is pretty easy. The gist of it is to just tell the OS you’re interested in being told of the events. Then you just have a callback for the events and you can act on them. For the view controller that’s playing music, you can declare Read more about How to Build an App: iOS Background Audio Controls[…]

How to Build an App: TestFlight – Testing Apps by Users

  I added a new category called ‘how to build an app‘ and this is a great post for it. It’s certainly not the very first step in how to make an app, but it’s important. TestFlight is a great, free service that allows you to send builds to testers for use on their device. Read more about How to Build an App: TestFlight – Testing Apps by Users[…]

imageNamed is evil « Under The Bridge

UIImage imageNamed is nice that it caches, but w/o being able to control when it clears the cache, it can be trouble. However, as this example (below) shows, there’s an easy way to avoid the imageNamed cache, create your own references and clear it when you’d like. via imageNamed is evil « Under The Bridge.

UITableView backgroundColor always gray on iPad – Stack Overflow

[myTableView setBackgroundView:nil]; via UITableView backgroundColor always gray on iPad – Stack Overflow. I ran into this problem where the view backgrounds were always gray. Confusing! As the post stats, try one of these:

Mac 101: Capture your signature using OS X Lion’s Preview app | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Mac 101: Capture your signature using OS X Lion’s Preview app | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Lion’s version of Preview comes with a built-in signature scanner that makes signing documents far simpler. In the Annotations toolbar you now have an option to create a signature from your Mac’s built-in iSight camera. All you Read more about Mac 101: Capture your signature using OS X Lion’s Preview app | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog[…]

Stack trace or more info on unhandled exception in Xcode/iPhone – Stack Overflow

A friend sent this to me and it sounds great – I’ll have to try it. If you do, let me know what you think… If you add two breakpoints, you should be able to debug these exceptions. To do this, go to Run | Show | Breakpoints and create two global breakpoints (I do Read more about Stack trace or more info on unhandled exception in Xcode/iPhone – Stack Overflow[…]

Dev Juice: How do I autocomplete in Xcode 4? | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Dev Juice: How do I autocomplete in Xcode 4? | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Creating your own custom snippets and naming them with shortcuts is just as easy. Select text in the Xcode code editor. Click and hold for a second in the selection and then drag it over to the library. It Read more about Dev Juice: How do I autocomplete in Xcode 4? | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog[…]

iOS 5 beta update iPhone/iPad

I do it every time! The beta of the new iOS comes out, I update to it and regret it. Every time.

Every time I do it, I can’t remember the reason I regret it and so I do it again the next time. I need to write it down… here?

[UPDATE: I also always forget that the betas expire… and never at the right time. Like a smoke alarm beeping in the night.]

So I updated to iOS 5 the other day. Regret. Actually, this time it probably wasn’t as bad as usual…
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Drawing to the screen. – iFans – iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Fans forums

This is a useful tutorial on how to draw to a UIImageView. via [Tutorial] Drawing to the screen. – iFans – iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Fans forums. I made some changes to the code (not to say you need to): I… subclass UIImageView change drawImage.image to self.image added to init: self.userInteractionEnabled = YES; made Read more about Drawing to the screen. – iFans – iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Fans forums[…]

code signing – iPhone Entitlements problem with XCode 4 for Ad Hoc distribution – Stack Overflow

via code signing – iPhone Entitlements problem with XCode 4 for Ad Hoc distribution – Stack Overflow.

petewarden/iPhoneTracker @ GitHub

This open-source application maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn’t record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer. via petewarden/iPhoneTracker @ GitHub.

ShareKit Account Setup Needs

For the sharing, you’ll need to create accounts (or use existing accounts) for facebook and twitter. Facebook: 1. Create an account (unless you want to use an existing account): 2. Go to http://www.facebook.com/developers 3. Click on ‘set up a new app’ You’ll need to validate the account w/ a mobile number (it will text a Read more about ShareKit Account Setup Needs[…]

Amazon launches ‘cloud locker’ music service

It’s not what lala.com was, but it’s something… Amazon announced Cloud Drive and Cloud Player for the web and Android, a new web-based service that lets you store your music and other files in the cloud and access them on the go. Streaming music is possible using a web-based player compatible with the Mac and Read more about Amazon launches ‘cloud locker’ music service[…]

A Better Finder Rename 8: The Batch File Renamer for Mac OS X

I “broke down” and bought this a while back for a project. Every time I use it, I feel like I did something pretty smart… A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That’s why, since 1996, thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses alike depend on A Better Read more about A Better Finder Rename 8: The Batch File Renamer for Mac OS X[…]