It’s About The Value

January 31, 2015

Marco Arment’s recent post regarding the revenue story of Overcast seems to have opened up a new chapter of realism in the dialogue about the indie software business. Excellent commentary regarding Marco’s post can be heard on the Release Notes podcast episode #89, and I’d like to take that discussion a few steps further.1 The App […]

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iOS SDK Tip: NSDictionaryOfVariableBindings

January 28, 2015

As someone who once punched cards, I am constantly amazed and delighted at what I stumble across in the iOS SDK.  I’m sure NSDictionary of VariableBindings is old hat to many, but it was fresh any new to me this AM.  Very cool:

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Paletton Color Scheme Designer

January 26, 2015

From the ColorSchemeDesigner blog: When designing web pages, computer applications, or house interiors, we need to find good color scheme — a set of colors producing the best impression. For every tint there are colors which it can coexist with, and which it can’t. Some combinations are uncomfortable, or disturbing, while others are more pleasant. […]

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Find Your iOS Simulator Files: SimPholders

January 22, 2015

This morning I had to once again go spelunking the file system to find the iOS simulator files for my current project. With the release of Xcode 6, this has become a real time waster, and quite frankly, time I can’t afford to waste. Happily, I just found SimPholders.  It runs as an item on the […]

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Handy Xcode Debugger Commands

January 21, 2015

As originally provided by Daniel Jalkut here.  It’s nice to keep you hands on the keyboard rather than have to mouse around the debugger GUI. n – step over the next line of source s – step into the first line of source of a function ni – step over the next instruction of assembly code si – step into the first instruction of […]

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Implementing Adaptive Layout – Preface

December 11, 2014

My app business presently does not supply a large portion of my income – my day job does that as well as fully occupy my days. So when new technology like Adaptive Layout rolls out at WWDC, I’m typically not an early adopter. I can’t be. My 90-minute/day (at night) limit forces me to focus […]

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The Fallacy of Android First

April 7, 2014

An important article substantiating what my gut has always told me about Android. Some interesting assertions from the battle-scarred author: Google’s tools and documentation are less advanced, and less stable, than Apple’s. Android’s larger install base doesn’t translate into a larger addressable market. Even when you don’t support older Android versions, fragmentation is a huge drain […]

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For the Color-Challenged

March 27, 2014

I need this site…badly. ColorHexa  

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Bash Shortcuts

January 14, 2014

I’ve often wanted these in one place where I could reach them quickly. I started with the base list I found in an old post on Alan Skorkin’s site, and then just reordered them roughly in importance to the way I use the shell. Command Recall Up Arrow or Ctrl+p  – previous command in history  […]

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Getting a Feel for Display Sizes

January 13, 2014

A handy visual from David Smith: Visualizing Display Resolutions

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