I ran into a small issue this morning with UITableView‘s registerClass method, introduced with iOS 6. iOS 5 added support for registerNib, which allows for code like this:
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Last night I had the opportunity to speak at CocoaHeads NYC in Manhattan’s West Side. I’d like to thank Andy Lee and the rest of the group for providing me the opportunity, it was a lot of fun. A couple of people asked me about the source code for my project, MBTileParser, so I’ve made [...]
The other day, I found this this Stack Overflow question about iOS 5′s UIAppearance protocol. One of the things that the poster was looking for, was a list of classes that support UIAppearance proxies. Is there a list of all classes that are manipulatable with the appearance property?
JewishMusic Stream is a website that streams what’s known as jewish music. I released an app which plays music from that website a couple of years ago, as part of my initial foray into the iTunes App Store. It was a success.
And so it ends. I’ve been back in New York for a few hours, and I’d be remiss (and nobody wants to be that) if I didn’t write a bit about my experiences last week in California. I say experiences and not experience, because each moment was something to see. I’ll start in chronological order [...]
Well, I’m sitting here on American Airlines Flight Number 179. It’s been a really long morning. In fact, it began yesterday afternoon. As soon as shabbat was over, I came home from synagogue and started packing. So far so good. I had planned on going to sleep at a decent hour, but it didn’t happen. [...]
It is my firm belief, as an iOS developer, that RIM is not dead yet. If things continue the way that they are going, this may indeed be the case in six months from now. However, most people miss a very important point, which I’d like to try and explain if I can.
Over two years ago, I began writing apps for iPhone and iPod touch. My third app was a little utility called “Sefira”. I distributed a few copies, and it was fun. However, a few copies is hardly a living, and I entered into talks with a well known software shop to sell what would become [...]
Ever gone in to Starbucks and seen those iTunes gift cards with a single use promo code on it? Perhaps you know a developer? Maybe you’ve followed one on Twitter and managed to grab a promo code for Angry Birds Space. Whatever the scenario, you’re going to want to use that promo code to download [...]
I’ve been using the new iPad for a few days now. I didn’t buy the iPhone 4S, so this newfangled voice dictation is still very cool to me. (I wonder how speech therapists can use it, by the way. I’ll bet it can be done with a little hackery.) Voice dictation isn’t quite Siri though. [...]
On Friday, I went to the Apple Store SoHo, on my way to work. As I walked there from the train, I saw the long lines. People were queuing up. There must’ve been about 50 people waiting outside. I thought I would be smart and buy new iPad at the SoHo store because everyone would [...]
Winter break is over on Friday. My first class is on Monday. Time flies when you’re having fun, and indeed I did have fun. While many of my friends were in Israel or Florida, I was sitting on my chair, writing apps. It’s been quite an experience. Back in December 2011, I challenged myself to write [...]
Yesterday was the ninth day of forty days of winter break. I made a lot of progress, polishing up two apps and adding functionality to another one. What are you working on? Great question. One app is still super secret. Aside from that one, I’m working on a bug tracker. I’m also working on a [...]
Yesterday was the second day of my 20 app challenge. I added a large bit of functionality of my super-secret app. The interesting thing is that the same code will be used, Gd willing, in an update to one of my existing apps. Additionally, I’m coordinating the release of the other app from Day 1 [...]
So UPS just knocked on my door asking if they could leave a package for the neighbor. The delivery person asked me to sign a confirmation. Being “high tech”, the delivery person hold out this enormous device. It sports a too-small-to-fit-my-signature (resistive?) touch screen and resembles a bad combination of a calculator and a telephone. [...]
Uncle Fred 1.5 is out! This update makes use of iOS 5 Twitter integration, and updates the graphics and app icon. I am surprised at how many downloads it received yesterday. Thanks for the support!
Zmanim for iPhone is due for an update. The previous version felt a little bit hacked together, especially since there was a performance issue with the scrolling of the table view. Additionally, a friend pointed out to me that there is no reason not to display the Hebrew calendar date as well as the Gregorian [...]
Ultimate Omer 2 is now live. Please go ahead and get your copy, just in time for the Omer.
Yesterday, I’ve submitted an update to Apple. That update was for an app currently known as “Sefira”. Sefira, like other similar apps, has the text for the Sefira prayer. It also updates automatically, to reflect the correct Hebrew text for the current day. The update offers some serious enhancements. For starters, Ultimate Omer 2 is [...]
Nippon has been updated. Nippon 1.1.0 adds more locations to travel to, a beautiful UI for iPad and more! Additionally, this release fixes a bug on older iOS devices which broke high scores. Additionally, Nippon Xtreme has been released. Nippon Xtreme offers ten day gameplay, following the same principles of Nippon. You have ten days [...]