I'm a fairly decent web designer. I'm not great by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm not really visually creative. I tend to express my creativity in the apps I build, as well as in my writing. So given the fact that I'm really proficient in CSS and HTML, I can make simple web applications look … Continue reading Most blog templates suck
Last night while watching TV I had a conversation with my wife Deanna that made me realize that she is, as far as I'm concerned, a Jedi Knight. I never really have that much of an appetite, and it's not uncommon for me to skip meals altogether. Since yesterday we had a late lunch, I … Continue reading This is not the toast you are looking for…
While developing myDrumPad, I came across an interesting problem for my in-app purchase support. The app allows users to download additional packs of sounds (referred to as "sound packs" in the app) that they can use to tap out songs and rhythms. The sound packs themselves were a collection of CAF-encoded uncompressed PCM audio files, … Continue reading Using Amazon S3 as your iOS app’s server-side
Today, I'm proud to announce that I'm officially a Canadian Citizen! I've lived in Canada for 7 years now and almost all of my family lives here, but since I was born in California, I've technically been an American for all that time...until today. No longer will I have to sheepishly explain myself when US … Continue reading I’m now a Canadian Citizen
I've been working recently on getting more exposure to my existing apps, especially myDrumPad. It's a fun app, and I have a few more updates that are in the works when I get a couple of free weekends, but frankly I'd like to see its sales figures climb a bit higher than they are now. … Continue reading Showing Apple my app via Facebook
I've been considering starting a new project recently, and have been torn: Should I create my project using Three20, or should I use UIKit directly? I know Three20 is supposed to help by making applications easier to develop, but what does it really buy me as a developer? In my experience, most of my time … Continue reading New application: Should I use Three20 or raw UIKit?
Because of my friend Chris Simmons, I'm going to try my hand at NaBloPoMo, the National Blog Posting Month. As if people didn't write enough drivel on the Internet when they have something substantial to say, people are encouraged to blog even more with nothing at all to motivate them. Okay...I'll bite. I've been meaning … Continue reading I’m trying to blog every day this month